|You can see the roadway in front of us. |
In the desert valley below, you can see the towns ahead of us.
This view probably covers some 40 miles.
Highway 60 connects Wickenburg to Quartzsite and I-10 so we continued west through Aguila and Wenden before reaching Salone, where we would stay overnight at Desert Vista RV Resort -- which certainly was NOT. It was another gravel pit, this time encircled by a chain link fence without a single tree. Our "site" held a big 4-yard garbage dumpster too! Most of the patrons here are "desert rats" with 4-wheel ATV's and they spend their days hurling themselves through the desert on any of the 256 trails I'm told are in the area. The evenings are spent discussing the ATV speed, condition, operation and the lies of the day's drive. Folks, there's something for everyone out here. I did not take pictures here but probably should have...
We stayed overnight and left the following morning, going again through Quartzsite which we find to be most unimpressive. I suppose the giant RV show changes the town but in mid-March, it's just not much. We filled the coach with fuel as we've heard diesel in California is now well over $4 per gallon. At Arizona's Exit #1, we stopped again to have Mona's oil changed. By the time we got it all completed we'd spent most of the day and opted to stay at one of the local campgrounds. We're at Colorado River Oasis in Ehrenberg, Arizona. The campground is on the Colorado River and California is just on the other side.