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Published: December 29th 2009
We weren't expecting to see snow!
So, instead of parking in Bakersfield for a week, we decided to motate to Blythe. The drive here was absolutely incredible, for several reasons. Highway 10 on a Saturday turned out to be an incredibly bad choice. Traffic was horrific. We thought there had to be an accident or something, but we saw nothing. After being in a stop and go mess for over an hour, it finally opened up and we were off again. It was a great reminder of exactly why we left the Seattle area. Traffic sucks. We got through Palm Springs (WHAT is the attraction there
people?!?!) and drove through the desert at dusk. The desert scenery was wonderful and the sunset was spectacular! We had chosen a park south of Blythe and had hoped that it would be "the one". We pulled in just after dark - their office/store had already closed. They left no instruction as they said they would, and having to walk through this park to find our designated spot was truly frightening. We hopped back in the truck, turned our house around and hoped that Dori (our prescious Garmin) would find us a better park. She did find us a nice place
Desert sunset 1
This was the start of a spectacular sunset!
about 15 minutes north right on the Colorado river. It was a perfect place to land for the night and possibly longer. Betty, our working camper, and Paul the South Carolinian maintenance dude with the great southern accent, were very helpful and encouraging. We decided the next morning, however, that we would continue to look for some other places before deciding where to stay for any extended time. We headed for Parker, AZ by heading up 95 from Blythe. Once again, a beautiful drive. Absolutely clear skies with just a bit of a nip in the air. Lucy took the trip in stride - Allie on the other hand layed with her back to us almost the entire trip, sighing deeply several times to announce her boredom. We discovered about a million parks amongst the golf courses along the Colorado river on the Arizona side and stopped at several to inquire about prices, stays, availability, amenities and the like. We settled here at LaPaz county park and have paid for a week (Yeah!). We have several things to take care of and there is plenty to do here while we get them accomplished. We may move parks after this week,
Desert sunset 6
This was our greeting in Blythe. Pretty incredible!
we'll see, but it won't be far away. We plan to stay in the area for the Quartzsite RV show (a new neighbor here called it the Kaos show). I told him you have to try it at least once... Bob didn't sleep well last night. He seems to struggle about 3 of every 5 nights, but hopefully we'll settle in and he can relax a little better. Today we will make some much needed phone calls, get our mail forwarded here, do some more reorganizing, and meet some of our neighbors. Lord, we thank you so much for this opportunity to explore and experience the united states. Please continue to lead us and protect us as we discover more and more of this country and it's people. Amen
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