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Old 10-16-2014, 05:55 PM   #1
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Tips for good long term stay park in Rio Grande Valley?

Our plans for this winter might be changing from going for a couple of months to AZ and NM to only one month or so in Southern Texas.

Does anyone have any idea about a good park with monthly rates to stay along the Rio Grande?

Thanks, Adrian
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:33 PM   #2
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Our plans for this winter might be changing from going for a couple of months to AZ and NM to only one month or so in Southern Texas.

Does anyone have any idea about a good park with monthly rates to stay along the Rio Grande?

Thanks, Adrian
My Mom is a full timer who spends her winters (in a massive 5th wheel with three slide outs) in the Rio Grande valley. I'll ask her -- she'll know.
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Old 10-16-2014, 09:02 PM   #3
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The Casita folks stay in a park in Lajitas, Tx in January. I know a couple Escapes who used to be Casitas, were planning on attending (its an initation only Casita rally tho). I think its called Maverick RV park. I investigated the area and was nearby last year. Gorgeous, close to Big Bend, and all the cool Texas towns down there like Marfa, Fort Davis, Alpine, and Terlingua. I think Fort Stockton is the shopping hub and El Paso is a few hours away. A heck of a lot of history and the place fills up with winter Texans so you'll have plenty of folks to watch hockey with.

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Casita In Lajitas run put on by Arizona Eileen? Escape trailers are "outcasts."
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Not entirely true but it'd rather not rehash that again....

She let me in and emailed me that another former Casita owner is bringing their Escape. They only take over a corner of the park for a week, the rest is open. Her rally, her rules but it is very well attended.
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Casita In Lajitas run put on by Arizona Eileen? Escape trailers are "outcasts."
Sounds pretty "exclusive" like the California SCABs!...
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Gregg is right, I just found it kinda funny. Casita really does translate to "little house." Not trying to mix it up. I like Arizona Eileen, truly. She and I communicate a lot on Facebook.
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The Casita folks stay in a park in Lajitas, Tx in January. I know a couple Escapes who used to be Casitas, were planning on attending (its an initation only Casita rally tho). I think its called Maverick RV park. I investigated the area and was nearby last year. Gorgeous, close to Big Bend, and all the cool Texas towns down there like Marfa, Fort Davis, Alpine, and Terlingua. I think Fort Stockton is the shopping hub and El Paso is a few hours away. A heck of a lot of history and the place fills up with winter Texans so you'll have plenty of folks to watch hockey with.

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A correction, if I might. Lajitas, TX is actually close to nothing, except for a couple of very grand State and National Parks and Terlingua (a former mining and ghost town). A round trip to El Paso is probably a 20 hour trip pulling a trailer.

If you are self sufficient and like isolation, desert flora and fauna, Mexican culture & history, frontier amenities, hiking & exploring, then you will love Lajitas. With the exception of some very fancy airplanes that use the landing strip, you will find very few trappings of civilization in Lajitas. Don't count on your cellphone to have coverage - probably varies with carrier. I hope to spend a couple of months in the area next winter - with luck, but it is not for everybody.

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That's right Alan. We love it there because of the quiet and the amazing night skies. Also, it's not the valley, the location inquired about by the op.
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I guess I started that wild goose chase. Not being a Texan, my geography instincts told me the Rio Grande Valley in south Texas might have a teeny bit to do with the Rio Grande River running thru south Texas! Lajitas es muy cerca.
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