Sunday, April 26, 2015

Quartzsite to Wilcox, Arizona

March 26 - 28, 2015

Thursday (26th)

We left our spot in the desert, picked up a package at the post office and turned onto Interstate 10 and started our trek East.

We ended the drive today at the campgrounds behind the Holt Shell Gas Station in Gila Bend. Where we both took nice long showers and enjoyed having the air conditioning on as it was in the high 80's.

Friday (27th)

We left Gila Bend on Interstate 8 reconnecting with Interstate 10 after about an hour. Drove through Tucson and ended the drive in Wilcox, AZ at the Ft. Wilcox RV Park.

 This is the day we said goodbye to the majestic Saguaro.
This picture, along with the two above, do not even begin
 to do justice to the number of the Saguaro Cacti we could see.
 For as far as the eye could see on both sides of the highway
we could see the Saguaro.
Then we were back on Interstate 10 heading towards Tucson.
Really like how they decorate their overpasses and ramps.
After we drive through Tucson the scenery changes and now we see mostly the Ocotillo, which of all the plants we have seen is my favorite, the Prickly Pear Cactus, and what I believe is a Cholla Cactus.
One of the things we had missed on our way West was the Dragoon Rest Area which is the northern tip of the Texas Canyon. By the time we turned the corner and saw what was there it was to late to stop. So has we made our way East we knew to stop this time, take the time to get out, walk around, and see the large boulders balancing on each other.
We ended the day by parking in the Ft. Wilcox RV park.
We will be here for three nights. During this time I will catch up on laundry and Tom will get some of the desert dust out of and off of the truck. We will also take a ride to the Chiricahua National Monument but it deserves its own post. 

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