If you’re not interested in staying at a working alpaca farm, then you can stop reading this and unfriend me now. The Wagon Master RV Park was one of the best RV parks we’ve ever experienced, and there are so many reasons why.
Not only did we get a taste of that sweet Texas hospitality, but we also met new friends and pet the alpacas almost every day.
When We Got There
It was freezing! To those of us from the Midwest, this isn’t a novel idea. It’s cold in the winter. But in Sanger, Texas, freezing weather makes for a lot of problems. Combine that with living in an RV with an exposed underbelly, and you have a recipe for disaster.
We spent the first week battling rolling blackouts, water shutoffs, and frozen sewer pipes. There were also very few places that didn’t run out of propane or diesel fuel. The poor staff at Wagon Master RV Park must have been bombarded with maintenance requests and angry RVers.
However, once the weather warmed up, we really got to enjoy the amenities of the park, including the adorable furry friends we made while we were there.
Man, those things are cute! The kids were timid at first, but once they warmed up to the idea, they couldn’t get enough of feeding them, petting them, and laughing at them rolling through the dirt.
They giggled as the alpacas nibbled pellets from their hands and ducked everytime the spit flew. Boy, those alpacas get pretty frustrated when you run out of food.
This was definitely the main attraction. The kids finished their schoolwork in record time everyday and tore out the door to go say hi to the alpacas, whether they were armed with food or not.
As a plus, you can buy wares from the front office that are made out of alpaca wool. It makes a fun souvenir.
If you don’t have a rig with a toilet, shower, or washer and dryer, Wagon Master RV Park has you covered, Their bathhouse is adorable, and they have plenty of space for working, watching TV, using the treadmill, or having a party.
They also have a pool, which we didn’t get to use while we were there, because it was too cold. But from what I hear, they’re planning on making it bigger and adding a playset, which would have been very useful for us.
For as much as we enjoyed it, the cost was just right. They have a $550 monthly rate, which is a little more than we like to spend, but it was well worth it for the fun the kids had. They also offer nightly and weekly rates, if you’re just passing through.
I never had a bad experience with the staff at Wagon Master. Many RV parks are in the business of cramming as many RVs into a tiny space as possible, but that’s not our style, and we didn’t find that to be the case here.
Instead, the spaces are spread out so everyone is comfortable, there are ample shade trees, and the staff is some of the friendliest we’ve met. We’ll be back, for sure.
Not to mention, we met another family staying in the park that we connected with, and now we have some lifelong friends that we have to go back and visit.
Since we were so close to Dallas, there was plenty to do, and we took advantage of it.
If you’re a history buff or you want a great educational opportunity for the kids, you definitely need to visit the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. You’ll find yourself in Dallas on November 22, 1963.
I was surprised at how interested the older two kids were in learning about JFK, and we walked out of the gift shop with no less than one book each.
We all have our favorite gas station. There’s no denying that you intentionally drive past the one you hate to go to the one you love. You’ll even drive past 10 other gas stations, just for the experience. Don’t lie. We all do it.
When we were in Texas, we discovered Buc-ee’s. This place is amazing. It’s the biggest gas station you’ve ever seen. They had no less than 50 pumps, a car wash, and a huge store inside.
We found fresh BBQ, a market with drinks and snacks, housewares, clothes, toys for the kids, games, and all kinds of other goodies that we couldn’t resist. We eventually found ourselves making up excuses to go there.
Legacy Food Hall
Calling all foodies! This is one of the biggest food halls we’d ever been to. We love food halls because we can get whatever we’re craving, and we don’t have to agree. With the variety of choices, it’s so much easier to please a family of 6 than your typical restaurant.
Legacy Food Hall had just about everything you could ever want. There was Asian cuisine, BBQ, chicken in a waffle cone, Mexican, sweets, and several bars. There’s outdoor seating, too.
Just remember, if you don’t want to lose your kids in the crowd, going on a weekday is best.
There’s Nocona and there’s Nokona. One is a town, the other is a baseball glove manufacturer in said town. And they’re both worth visiting. Here’s a bit more about our visit. It was worth the hour drive, for sure.
Ray Roberts State Park
If you’re outdoorsy, Ray Roberts Lake State Park is just a few miles down the road, where you can enjoy hiking, fishing, or picnicking. We didn’t get a chance to visit, but it’s a huge lake with a ton of amenities, so it’s well worth the entrance fee to spend the day.
Y’all Come Back, Ya Hear?
We hated to leave, but we may have found our favorite home away from home. Everything about this trip, except maybe the freezing weather, was more than we had hoped it would be.
Hit me up with your favorite places to stay!!