Vagabonds RV Club—On the Road Again

Henry Morgan

The Vagabonds’ latest adventure found them in Willcox, Ariz., one of the neatest little towns in southeast Arizona. Did you know that the Willcox area produces 75% of Arizona’s wine grapes? It is a vibrant vineyard and winery area. Of course, the Vagabonds did winery tours led by David and Jill Riker. Stops included Carson Creek Cellars, Zarpara Vineyard, and Birds and Barrels Winery. Visiting flat land vineyards is a real treat.

The group split up and visited several other main attractions. Some of us ventured to the Chiricahua National Monument, which contains large volcanic rocks eroded into spiral-like pinnacles called hoodoos. Hiking in the various canyons was enjoyed by campers with upclose views of the rock formations. Way back in the Dragoon Mountains is the Cochise Stronghold. In the 1860s, the charismatic Chiricahua Apache leader, Cochise, adopted the rugged canyons that cross the midsection of the Dragoon Mountains as a refuge for himself and his people. A spirited ATV tour took several members to the Council Rock area used by Chief Cochise. Again, what an exciting area full of Arizona history. No visit to Willcox is complete without a trip to the Rex Allen Museum and shopping at the many thrift stores in old town Willcox. And what is an RV rally without a round of golf. Several golfers took in a round at the Twin Lakes Golf Course, an interesting little course with some challenging fairways and greens.

The KOA host set up areas for us to enjoy evenings at the campsite. We enjoyed a pizza night with giant Jenga blocks (this is becoming a Vagabond regular activity). It is kind of neat to see “active adults” having fun at games! Several nighttime at the rig gatherings furthered the fun and camaraderie.

If you have an RV and are looking to camp and meet some very interesting folks, consider joining the Vagabonds. We host several rallies each year from October through April to places of common interest. It’s a great way to see new areas and make new friends. For more information, email Henry Morgan at [email protected].