Wednesday, December 23 . . .
We spent the second night of our trip at Valley of the Sun RV Park, which is located less than a mile off Interstate 10 in the small community of Marana, Arizona, just north of Tucson. This is far enough off the interstate to eliminate highway noise, but close enough to be convenient. The park is a 55+ park, which I enjoy. Interior roads are paved, but sites are gravel. As with Boot Hill, there is no cable TV. Although we were just on the outskirts of Tucson, we were only able to pick up 3 or 4 TV stations on our antenna, and 2 of those were Spanish language. And as seems to be the case with many RV parks that advertise WiFi, we were unable to connect at this park. But, we were tired after our long drive, so all we wanted was to eat some supper, shower, and crawl into bed.
There are quite a few permanent residents in this park, and about a third of the spots are dedicated to mobile homes. Sites are placed close together and are rather small, so it can be difficult to back in. I would not recommend this as an overnight stop. But it could be a nice long-term destination for seeing Tucson and the surrounding area. We paid $34.50 for the night. The monthly rate is $430, plus stadium tax and electricity.