Hello from Quartzsite. We did 283 miles today from Amado to here. Stopped once for gasoline at the new Pilot on the I-8 about 30 miles before/east of Quartzsite. $2.55 a gallon. Up 22 cents from southern Arizona. Took us 5 1/2 hours including stopping for gas.
Our campsite in Amado. All the time we were there it was kind of gray and cloudy. With Wednesday raining quite a bit of the day. And cold even for me. I wore a sweatshirt and long pants yesterday.
Leaving this morning. A bright blue sky, but temps down in the low 50s.
Traffic was about usual, maybe a less then normal going through Tucson. They have some of the nicest overpasses. Managed to get pictures of some of them.
For the first time ever going this way for years we did not stop at the Denny's at the Flying J in Eloy. Don't know if it was open or not.
So soon we were on the I-8 heading west. Love the scenery in Arizona.
The roads were really good all the way. But just as you enter Maricopa County - They had a big sign up saying Maricopa County. The road went from very smooth pavement to this. It did not ride as bad as it looks. In fact hardly felt the patching. But I think if I lived in that county I'd want to take the sign down instead of bragging about it.
Just more scenery. So nice to have blue skies with puffy white clouds and no wind.
The yellow flower bushes lined both sides of the highway for almost the whole trip. Beautiful. Just make you feel good and want to smile and forget all the craziness going on.
So here we are in Shady Lane RV in Quartzsite. For some reason neither Bill nor I can get our WiFi to work with the parks set up so am using our Verizon Jetpack, which is probably faster anyway. $22.58 a night. Good electricity and water, pull throughs and level. We usually stay here. Today they met us outside of the office, handed me paper to fill out and took the money - cash only. Did not get close. We con't plan on going any where. Just hunkering down inside.
I had no intention of taking the picture of our RV when I went outside But just as I was getting ready to take the picture below the owner came outside. And I thought our paint job was weird. Can you imagine the optics when it is rolling down the road passing you.
Speaking of pictures, since we pulled out from the front of our home in November till today I've taken 8655 photos and videos. Aren't you glad I didn't share all of them. Well that also included all the bad or out of focus ones too. Those I have deleted from my storage.
Tomorrow we'll be home. Usually look forward to things returning to normal. Guess we won't have that this year. No idea how things will go. We will have to make a grocery run in a day or two. Need some basics that we used up over the winter. Hopefully we'll get lucky.
Now that we have regular satellite TV I don't want to watch it. At least at home we'll be able to get On Demand channels and will have the DVR movies. Might even try Netflix again, didn't give it a fair trial last time. To lazy to get to figure it out.