Well the wind was suppose to die down late yesterday afternoon but as of 11:00 a.m. this morning it is still blowing, but not as bad as it has been and looking ahead at Needles, CA (a half hour down the road) there is no wind, so we pulled up stakes this morning and headed off on our next adventure.
Our site at Silver View RV Resort in Bullhead City, narrow sites but you can’t beat the view!
Today we had a very short drive planned, less than an hour and a half and we couldn’t check into our RV Park in Lake Havasu until 1:00 p.m. so we didn’t need an early start. That also gave Hubby time to do some maintenance on Maxx’s brakes which was nice.
Instead of stopping in Bullhead City the last two days we could have carried on the extra hour and a half to Lake Havasu but we wanted to fill up at Sam’s Club because their diesel was $4.399 a gallon and that is and probably will be the cheapest fuel we see all winter. It is much easier to fill up at Sam’s Club without Maxx following along and we have had a few long, for us, travel days so we were looking forward to chilling for a day as well as not travelling in the wind storm. And just an FYI we have averaged, without our cheap Sam’s Club fill-up, $5.30 a gallon for diesel and looking at our prices for the rest of the trip that is probably where we will end up for the winter … and even including the exchange rate that is still cheaper than we are paying at home for diesel.
The park had lots of metal sculptures throughout their gardens.
We had previously said the worst road, and one we would never travel on again, was Highway 93 from Wickenburg to I-40 near Kingman but it has a cousin … I-40 from Needles, CA to the turn off for Lake Havasu, AZ ranks right up there!
Our destination for tonight was Campbell’s RV Park in Lake Havasu which is a Passport America Park. We have stayed there before and it’s nothing fancy but would be a good place to stay while we visit the Bunker Bar and a few local breweries that we really like. Did you notice I said our destination “was”? Yup when we arrived, and without mentioning PA, we were told that all the empty sites they had sitting there were reserved 😦
We thought about moving on to one of several boondocking sites in the area but they were filled with ATVs and they create a noisy dusty mess. So we decided to drive another hour south to the Blue Water Casino in Parker and do a day trip back to Lake Havasu. Sadly when we arrived at Blue Water Casino we found they no longer allow RV’s to stay.
Goodbye Lake Havasu, hello Parker, AZ
As we were driving to Parker we had discussed just giving up on our visit to the Bunker Bar (a bar out in the desert on a four wheel drive road that is only open in the winter) and moving onto Quartzite or just going all the way to our site in Yuma.
Well Quartzite won out and we are now settled in at our favourite site out in the desert at Dome Rock … enough people for safety but lot’s of empty desert landscape views out our windows.
View out our living room window.
View out our kitchen table windows.
We love how quiet it is in the desert, especially when boondocking, because when we are running off our solar panels there is no electrical hum like you get when being plugged into power.
View out our bedroom window.
View out our non existent nose cap window, but if we had a window there this is what we would see, but this is what we see when sitting outside on our mat.
Today we have a decision to make, should we move on the two hours to our site in Yuma or should we stay in the desert another night, I’m not sure what hubby’s decision will be so check in tomorrow to find out.
View out our kitchen window where you are see our closest neighbour.
Until next time …