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Footprints in the sand

More Footprints in the sand

Friday, April 13, 2007, we left Lake Havasu City and drove south on highway 95. We drove through some very scenic mountains with glances of Lake Havasu from time to time. This lake although not very wide, it is very long. Any place there was room to build a house in these mountains they put one there along side the lake. About 13 miles later we left the mountains and lake and we were in the desert again. We were driving through an Indian Reservation and there was no sign of life, not even an abandoned building or anything until we reached Quartzsite, AZ. This little town has only a few gas stations, a restaurant or two, and acres of empty, often rather ratty-looking, RV parks. But in the winter months it is a haven for RV'ers. Then in January, RVers from all over the southwest head for Quartzsite. They fill the sixty-odd RV parks in town and fill the desert around the town, boondocking on BLM (Bureau of Land Management) land that has been set-aside for just that purpose. What is the attraction? RV shows, Gem and Mineral shows, Classic Car shows, food cook-off contests, craft shows, swap meets and music shows. These happenings, last until late February when the town goes back to sleep. It was asleep when we drove through but we stopped near one of the BLM sites and ate our lunch in the RV. We continued on south through more desolate land until we arrived at Yuma, AZ., which is another snowbird haven during the winter months. Yuma is the third largest city in Arizona, behind Phoenix and Tucson. Early afternoon we arrive at the Escapees KOFA Co-op RV park, which is about 6 miles south of Yuma. It costs only $15 a night so we stayed there for four days. We needed a little R and R after the last four busy days. The RV Park is nice, but again no trees, just sand and the desert plants. In one of the photos you can see Sadie's footprints in the sand. I washed the RV and did the laundry. Monday we got our mail that Michelle forwarded to us. Tuesday we are heading for San Diego, California.

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