Leaving Homolovi behind, it would be about a two hour drive to our next destination, Zane Grey RV Village in Camp Verde, AZ. Rather than heading south on AZ-87, we decided to head west on I-40 then south on I-17. Very pretty ride with scenic views of the snow covered San Francisco peaks as we passed through Flagstaff.
The name Zane Grey rang a bell with me but the best I could remember was Dick Powell’s Zane Grey Theater, from my childhood in the 50’s and 60’s (yes, I know I am dating myself). A quick Google search quickly refreshed my memory! According to Wikipedia, “Pearl Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 – October 23, 1939) was an American author and dentist. He is known for his popular adventure novels and stories associated with the Western genre in literature and the arts.” He was born in Zanesville, OH – guess that must be the reason for his name. His birth name Pearl, may have originated from newspaper descriptions of Queen Victoria’s mourning clothes as “pearl grey”.
When we arrived and parked the coach near the office, a woman came out and introduced herself as Becky. What a friendly person! After going thru her spiel, she told us that Andy would escort us to our site #80 which was in the row behind the office.
It had a picnic table but no fire pit – personal fire pits or propane fires appeared to be permitted as we saw several that night. Due to the trees, we couldn’t pick up all three satellites so we could only watch OTA channels (note there was no NBC). On the day that we left Rob mentioned that if he had pulled forward about a foot satellite probably wouldn’t have been an issue.
We were looking forward to our next destina0tion, another state park that we had stayed at earlier in the year.