Lost Dutchman State Park
Apache Junction, Arizona (near Phoenix)
Shopping: 4 miles to an awesome grocery, Fry’s
Signal: 1-2 bars Verizon LTE
Cost: $20 per night/no services | $30 per night/water and electricity
Services: Potable Water in campground, showers, flush toilets, full hookup sites, dish washing station, hiking, ranger-led hikes and lectures
Awesome campground right outside of Phoenix! The signal is so-so… a little draggy here and there, but totally worth it for such a great stay! Tons of trails, lovely views, close by groceries, water/ice at the ranger station, and tons of special programming and sessions like morning medicinal plants walk.
It’s September and Jeff and I are heading back east, having recently celebrated an important #vanlife milestone… August 22, 2018, was our six-month anniversary of heading out to live on the road in our converted Honda Odyssey mini-campervan (take a tour!).
Since we ventured out, we’ve definitely learned a few lessons. We’ve relaxed on a few non-negotiables (see also: how much dust on one basset hound am I capable of overlooking?) And we’ve probably gotten more uptight on a few topics that used to be taken for granted (how much drinkable water and usable wet wipes are on hand come to mind).
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Yesterday, Jeff and I were tickled to scroll through Facebook and see that a recent photo we had taken of our Honda Odyssey set up with our canopy had been chosen as the header image in a minivan camper group that we are in on Facebook. Scrolling through...