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The two RV Gypsies' RV trip
September 7, 2022 - October 22, 2022

The two RV Gypsies have also visited each of these states and actually all of the USA states in past years. Those can be seen using the TOC button above and the choosing USA States, and every page is different.

Each page will lead to the next page in that same state. But at the end of each state section, there may be 1 or 2 other links to any previous visit in that same state, and / or a link to the next state visited on this trip.

This trip began with a time frame to visit family in Arizona and California. The return trip did not have a time frame except for seeing Terry Fator once again in Nevada.

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September 7, 2022 - the beginning of this RV trip


September 7 and 8, 2022 - ALABAMALook Below

bullet Tannehill State Park Campground in McCalla, Alabama

bullet Red Mountain State Park in Birmingham, Alabama

bullet Statue of Liberty Replica and the Distinguished Eagle Scout Memorial in Birmingham, Alabama

bullet Sloss Furnaces - a National Historic Landmark

bullet Garage Cafe Junkyard Eatery - 2304 10th Terrace, Birmingham
a BAR with only 8 tables, and it was dark and dingy inside, so the two RV Gypsies peeked inside and left.

bullet Oddities - Penny the Dog, various murals, U-Haul water tank, and more

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Below: On September 9, 2022 - The two RV Gypsies photographed the Welcome to Mississippi sign and bridge through the window of their moving RV - just a drive-through, no stopping - but scroll down below the sign and bridge photos for Louisiana through Nevada adventures, plus the return trip Arizona through Alabama.

Welc;ome to Mississippi sign
Mississippi river and bridge
bridge over the Mississippi River

Look BelowSeptember 9 & 10, 2022 -LOUISIANA- a multi-site menu -
click here to see all in the order visited
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bullet 101 RV Park in Calhoun, Louisiana

bullet downtown Monroe, Louisiana - painted storks, murals and more

bullet The Biedenharn Museum and Garden in Monroe, Louisiana (plus a 5-cent Coca-Cola machine)

bullet True Heroes Chennault Aviation & Military Museum in Monroe (the two RV Gypsies got a guided, personal tour)

bullet Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Monroe, Louisiana - a hiking place

bullet Restaurant: - The Waterfront Grill in Monroe, Louisiana - good food and a scenic view of the lake

bullet Restaurant: - Below: Enoch's Irish Pub in Monroe was very small and dingy inside.- The two RV Gypsies took one look at the menu and left because it was not Irish food, despite the name of this restaurant. But the two RV Gypsies did like their signs on the building, as shown below.


Look BelowSeptember 11 - 14 - TEXAS - a multi-site menu - click here to see all of Texas in the order visited, OR choose an individual underlined site below.

bullet Welcome to TEXAS - water towers, Lindale, Terrell, Forney, Mesquite, Fort Worth, Baird, Sweetwater and more

bullet Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center in Fort Davis, TX - just a quick stop due to rain

bullet Cactus Rose RV Park in Gordon, TX

bullet New York Hill Restaurant in Mingus TX


September 12 - while their RV was at Cactus Rose RV Park, the two RV Gypsies took a CAR ROAD TRIP from Gordon to Abilene, TX. You can choose any of the below 3 adventures in Abilene separately, or just go right from the the car wash to the ones listed below.

bullet Abilene's Frontier Texas, World's Largest Buffalo Skull, Desert Mule Deer Skull and the nearby Singing, Ringing Tree

bullet Abilene - a walk around downtown where the storybook begins

bullet Storybook Sculptures in Abilene - 3 pages


bullet Eastland murals, a famous quilt in the post office, the Hip Chick Angel and more

bullet Old Rip, the Eastland Civic Center and Eastland Circle Star Park

bullet The two RV Gypsies paid their respects to the military at Grimes Memorial Garden (a cemetery)


bullet September 13 - Oasis RV Park in Van Horn, TX- the junky campground


bullet September 14 - day trip to Marfa TX

bullet September 14 - travel from Marfa to Alpine, TX - lots of murals and art, plus an amazing Tribute to Texas Musicians


bullet September 15 - Fort Hancock water tank and tower, Anthony TX water tower, The Big Red X, plus other scenery

bullet September 15 - Fort Stockton, TX - Paisano Pete (a giant roadrunner), & The Orient Railroad Depot by the Visitor Center


September 15 - NEW MEXICO Look Below

Lee Duquette drove the RV through NM without stopping, but Karen Duquette photographed stuff from the moving RV.

bullet roadrunner statue (not like the big one above), Deming NM water tower, mountains, a Dust Devil and more

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Look Below September 15 - September 22, 2022 - ARIZONA - a multi-site menu - click here to see all in the order visited
OR choose an individual site below:

bullet 9/15 - The two RV Gypsies entered Arizona and took travel scenery photos through the window of their moving RV

bullet 9/15 - Butterfield RV Resort and Observatory in Benson, Arizona

bullet 9/15 - Raceway Bar & Grill with License plates on the walls in the restaurant and old cars outside the restaurant

bullet 9/16 - Benson Visitor center - with decor of railroads and trains - train history and Lee drove the train along its tracks

bullet 9/16 - Tombstone, Arizona and The Mule Pass Tunnel

bullet 9/16 - Bisbee, Arizona - Bodhi Tree Cafe - Bisbee water tower

bullet 9/16 - Trump water tower, Veterans Association twin water towers, and more on a day trip through Tucson, Arizona

bullet 9/17 - Wild West Ranch RV Resort in Maricopa Arizona and a very unique animal water tank

bullet 9/18 - visiting some of Lee Duquette's family in Arizona

bullet 9/19 - Stone & Barrel Restaurant in Sun Lakes, Arizona

bullet 9/20 - Saquaro Lake Marina in Tonto National Forest, Butcher Jones Beach, and Shiprock Restaurant

bullet 9/20 - Lost Dutchman State Park and The Superstition Mountains

bullet 9/20 - Goldfield Ghost Town and Mine Tour, an old wooden water tower, train ride and lots of tourist things to do

bullet 9/20 - Harrahs Ak-Chin Casino in Maricopa, Arizona - just a quick walk-through and a few photos outside

bullet 9/21 - Phoenix Point of Pride Mystery Castleclosed, photos taken from the gate & internet acknowledged

bullet 9/21 - Wild horses and scenery in Arizona

bullet 9/21 - Hole in the Rock Archaeological Site - Amazing

bullet 9/21 - Gold Stallion Restaurant in Gold Canyon, Arizona

bullet 9/21 - passing by Silly Mountain and the Huhugam Heritage Center - Museum - another closed place

bullet 9/22 - travel through Gila Bend and some dinosaurs

bullet 9/22 - Yuma, Arizona


Look BelowSeptember 23 - 29, 2022 - CALIFORNIA - a multi-site menu - click here to see all of California in the order visited, OR choose an individual underlined site below.

NOTE: The California gas stations that the two RV Gypsies used during this trip charges 35-cents to use a debit card. The price per gallon went up 36-cents a gallon in one day. And the prices were higher than in the other states the two RV Gypsies visited this year.

bullet 9/23 - travel day: Arizona to California - lots of traffic, great bridge designs, windmills, water towers, a flat tire and more

bullet 9/23 - Wilderness Lakes RV in Menifee CA - the photos taken in 2022 were lost but here is a link to their stay in 2012.

bullet 9/24 - The two RV Gypsies at Karen Duquette's sister's house with family

bullet 9/25 - Sunday trip to Mount Baldy and riding the ski lift in the rain with family - Ilse, Larry, Emily and Bobbie

bullet 9/25 - Lavender Nights with Karen Duquette's youngest sister Ilse Blahak

bullet 9/26 - shopping with Ilse - Lee helped Greg fix stuff at the house - played games with family - no photos taken

bullet 9/27 - Aquarium of the Pacific with Karen Duquette's sister - several pages

bullet 9/27 - Pumpkin Patch - got rained out but took a few photos, then the disappointed family went back to Ilse's house

bullet 9/28 - playing cards with family - no photos, just fun with family

bullet 9/29 - Balboa Village & Pier, Newport Beach and Ruby's Diner - just the two RV Gypsies because Ilse had to go to work

bullet 9/29 - West Jetty View Park in Newport Beach and some really big waves


September 30 - October 2, 2022 - NEVADALook Below

bullet 9/30 - travel day - Calif. to Las Vegas - passing by Death Valley, Baker, the big thermometer, Primm NV, then Las Vegas.

bullet 9/30 - Hitchin' Post RV Park in the outskirts of Las Vegas and dinner in the campground dining area.

bullet 10/01 - Valley of Fire State Park - a combination of 2012 and 2022 photos - several pages

bullet 10/01 - Lake Mead and Hoover Dam

bullet 10/01 - Boulder City - Karen Duquette got abducted by an alien

bullet 10/02 - Las Vegas strip 2022 and a Flashback to 1993

bullet 10/02 - Terry Fator - the 5th time the two RV Gypsies have seen him in person, but unlike the other 4 times, this time the show was slightly R-rated, but still really great. To see the other times that the two RV Gypsies saw Terry Fator, click here then scroll down to terry Fator.


back button Previously, the two RV Gypsies were in Nevada in 2012 and they went to Red Rock National Conservation Area and Red Springs, Las Vegas. lots of different photos NOT shown here. Plus e a link at the bottom of that page to return here.


Look BelowOctober 3 - 5, 2022 ARIZONA - a multi-site menu
- click here to all of the below Arizona sites listed below in the order visited,
OR choose an individual underlined site below - each one will connect to the next one.

bullet 10/03 - RV travel day to through ARIZONA past Meteor City Indian Trading Post and more

bullet 10/03 - Meteor Crater RV Park, Winslow, AZ

bullet 10/03 - Meteor Crater

bullet 10/04 - Winslow, AZ and Route 66 - Standing on The Corner as in the Eagles song "Take It Easy"

bullet 10/04 - Walnut Canyon National Monument in Flagstaff and a walk down into the canyon

bullet 10/05 - Leaving Flagstaff on Route 66 and heading to Sedona - and some great scenery

bullet 10/05 - Slide Rock State Park in Sedona with a NATURAL water slide - icy cold water but lots of fun


Look BelowOctober 6 - 7, 2022 NEW MEXICO - a multi-site menu
- click here to all of the below New Mexico sites listed below in the order visited,
OR choose an individual underlined site below - each one will connect to the next one.

bullet 10/06 - a long travel day to Santa Rosa NEW MEXICO- no excursions, but some interesting photos and a famous bus

bullet 10/06 - Santa Rosa Campground - Santa Rosa, NEW MEXICO

bullet 10/07 - Santa Rosa State Park Dam and Lake

bullet 10/07 - Blue Hole Park Park Lake, Santa Rosa, NM

bullet 10/07 - Around town and leaving NM


October 8 - 9, 2022 TEXASLook Below

bullet 10/08 - Scenery Arriving in Texas from NM - the leaning water tower, a big cross and more

bullet 10/08 - Overnite RV Park in Amarillo, TEXAS - rained the first night so only a few photos of the campground

bullet 10/09 - Route 66 in Amarillo, TX - visitor center and Historic 6th Street on U.S. Route 66, TX

bullet 10/09 - Palo Duro Canyon State Park in Canyon, TX (a combination of 2012 and 2022 visits)


Look BelowOctober 10 - 14 OKLAHOMA - a multi-site menu
- click here to all of the below Oklahoma sites listed below in the order visited,
OR choose an individual underlined site below - each one will connect to the next one.

bullet 10/10 - Travel in Oklahoma - water towers, Jurassic prehistoric dinosaurs, and more

bullet 10/10 - El Reno, The Mother Road Monument, and The Guardian of the Mother Road 50-foot tall mural

bullet 10/10 - Red Rock Canyon RV Park in Hinton, OKLAHOMA

bullet 10/11 - POPS In Edmond, OK

bullet 10-11 - The two RV Gypsies on the ORIGINAL Route 66 (on the National Register of Historic Places) - Arcadia

bullet 10/11 - Arcadia's Historic Round Barn on Route 66 in Arcadia, OK (Oklahoma County)

bullet 10-11 - Prairie Places in Arcadia, OK - weird, unique, and unbelievable

bullet 10/11 - Oklahoma State Capitol Building - inside and outside

bullet 10/11 - Oklahoma Veterans Memorial

bullet 10/11 - Milk Bottle Grocery in Oklahoma City - a giant milk bottle oddity

bullet 10/11 - Centennial Land Run Monument commemorating The Oklahoma Land Run of 1889 and more in Bricktown

bullet 10/12 - Onapa Campground in Checotah OK & the Onapa water tower

bullet 10/12 - Muskogee OK, Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, Muskogee War Memorial Park, and USS Batfish

bullet 10/13 - Praying Hands in Tulsa, OK - amazing - 30 Feet tall, weighing 30 tons

bullet 10/13 - Riverwalk Crossing and Waterfront Restaurant in Jenks, OK

bullet 10/13 - Tulsa Oklahoma's 11th street bridge (Cyrus Avery Memorial Bridge) on Route 66

bullet 10/13 - The Space Cowboy, The Golden Driller and more in Tulsa

bullet 10/14 - Halloween Festival at The Castle in Muskogee - photos were lost


October 15 - 16 - ARKANSAS Look Below

- click here to all of the below Arkansas sites listed below in the order visited,
OR choose an individual underlined site below - each one will connect to the next one.

bullet 10/15 - arrived in North Little Rock - Arkansas - downtown Riverside RV Park on the Arkansas River

bullet 10/15 - USS Razorback & The Beacon of Peace and Hope Monument, and a drive around town

bullet 10/15 - Arkansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial

bullet 10/16 - Inside Arkansas State Capitol Building, plus surrounding grounds - monuments and more

bullet 10/16 - The Little Nine in Arkansas and a Liberty Bell Replica

bullet 10/16 - The Old Grist Mill, two amazing arch bridges and more

bullet 10/16 - Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Park in Little Rock


October 17 - 18 - MISSISSIPPI Look Below
- click here to all of the below Mississippi sites listed below in the order visited,
OR choose an individual underlined site below - each one will connect to the next one.

bullet 10/17 - Memphis South RV Park & Campground in Coldwater, Mississippi in 2016 and 2022 combination

bullet 10/17 - water tower photos and The small town of Coldwater, Mississippi

bullet 10/18 - Sardis Lake and Arkabutla Lake and Dam

bullet 10-18 - Senatobia and Halloween decor


October 19 - 20 - ALABAMALook Below
click here to all of the below Alabama sites listed below in the order visited
OR choose an individual underlined site below - each one will connect to the next one.

bullet 10/19 - Birmingham South RV Park in Pelham, Alabama

bullet 10/19 - Alabama Veterans Memorial Park in Birmingham

bullet 10/20 - American Village and a Liberty Bell in Montevallo

bullet 10/20- The Longest Natural Bridge East of The Rockies


October 21 - 22 - GEORGIA Look Below

bullet 10/21 - Hard Labor Creek State Park - campground Rutledge Georgia

bullet 10-22- Elder Mill Covered Bridge - - photos were lost

bullet 10-22- the horse statue, a mural then a water tower in Rutledge - photos were lost

bullet 10-22- pizza in social circle and a salad - yuck to all the restaurants here - photos were lost

bullet 10-22- Halloween village by the camp $10 per person - photos were lost - but it was really nice.


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go to the next adventure AFTER you have seen all of the above sites, continue on to Halloween 2022