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Wednesday, March 30, 2022
We are presently parked in the High Chaparral RV Park in Casa Grande, AZ. Tuesday when we arrived and today were about removing the dust accumulated while we boondocked in the desert. Though, if you RV you know removing the dust is a loosing battle that is never won and you do not have to be in the desert to have it accumulate. It is part of the adventure and something you learn to live with but it always feels good to refresh the inside and make room for more dust...lol Tom vacuumed and I dusted while our washer dryer combo is washing away. Then Tom moved outside to set up our patio area and wash the Stinger B's nose of the bugs it had accumulated. While he had that fun I defrosted the freezer. I bought a thin plastic placemat to put in the back, a hint from Nancy to stop the frost. I am hoping it works because if there is one thing I do miss about a residential refrigerator is the self defrosting freezer! No pictures today but what follows is Tuesday's trip here and I took way to many pictures.
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
We opened the curtains this morning to a perfect cloud watching day. A little to chilly to sit outside and watch while drinking my morning coffee which was just as well because today is a travel day and things needed to be stowed inside. So I had to be content to watch through the window while I drank my coffee and started doing what needed to be done to pull in the slides and get our wheels rolling. Once we had everything ready to roll I stepped outside and started taking pictures of the views around us. Between the clouds and the wind the views are constantly changing as the shadows dance across the mountains.
|The Stinger "B" ready to take us down the road |
and the new adventures that lay ahead.
I know I say this a lot of the times at the beginning of the blog: fair warning there is a picture overload below. Today is another one of those days between the clouds, which I love to sit and watch on a day like today, and all the wonderful views along our path I took way to many pictures. I always do...😎 I will not be adding a lot of words today because I think the pictures speak for themselves.
|While Tom finished hooking up the Jeep|
I took these last pictures.
We left this spot at 11:15AM.
|Two last stops in Quartzsite. Pit Stop to top off our propane.|
Then the Arco (One 9) to top off our diesel.
Actually, there was a third stop at a Taco Truck just across
from the Arco where we decided to have lunch.
|We merged on to I-10 pointed East at 12:20PM.|
|We passed one vehicle today. |
|As always I-10 was busy.|
|The flag unfurled in the wind against the clouds was beautiful!|
|It looked like this cloud had sunglasses on.😎|
|Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station near Tonopah.|
We stayed at the Saddle Mountain RV Park, near here,
several years ago and some days that steam would
rise up and form clouds that would slowly float by.
Sadly, we have heard that park is now closed.
|Turning on to AZ-85 which bypasses Phoenix.|
Not long and we had a short ride through some construction.
|Then there was green.|
|We have driven by Gila Bend and are now on I-8.|
We are now driving through the Sonoran Desert National Monument. Driving through here on either side of the Interstate you can see Saguaros as far as the eye can see. I took quite a few pictures the first time we drove through here and every time since I have told myself you do not have to take that many pictures but.......I still do.
|The mountain is black on the left and then|
|by the time we were driving by it the shadows had |
moved on and it was now in sunlight.
|We are now close to reconnecting with I-10|
and our destination.
|The Stinger "B" merged on to I-10|
and then took the first exit.
Home for the next 5 nights.
|Tonigh.t's sunset through the palm trees and|
over the RV's across the way. Quite a difference
from the last several months.
Beautiful just the same.