Rodeo, New Mexico
January 28, 2007
Though this RV park/campground is mostly shaded by trees, there are several sites (spaces 10 and 21) open enough to receive rooftop satellite, and we had no trouble getting a signal in space 10. Our Verizon cell phones worked as well, 2 bars digital. We’d decided not to camp at Apgar Campground, even though that is in the park adjacent to Apgar Village, precisely because we’d been told satellites and phones don’t work there, due to copious tree-cover. And of course electricity at hookup parks like Sundance is a nice perk. Our nightly fee was $12 plus tax, using our AOR/ACN membership. Without membership discounts, the cost is $20 per night. Tent sites cost $15, and a cabin rents for $35.
Sundance is a friendly, quiet park, with mostly short-term and a few longer-term residents. Melanie and Bill have been making improvements ever since they bought the park several years ago. They are particularly proud of their new shower and laundry facility, consisting of two sparkling clean private bathrooms and a laundry room. We made use of the showers, and one was great, but the other one only ran lukewarm water, due to over-regulated temperature controls. Hey, lukewarm is better than cold, but if you could have hot, well…? By now, this may not even be an issue, because Bill was going to work on it.
Besides the campground, Melanie and Bill run a small camp supplies and arts/crafts and gifts store out of the office. Free wi-fi is also available. Sundance is on the left, just before Great Bear Adventure if you’re coming from the west.
From journal Summer’s End, Glacier West