Well we broke our "under 300 miles/day" rule today. We had planned to stop in Needles, but it was only 1:30 pm (we changed time zones at the state border) so we decided to go on to Newberry Springs (outside Barstow) today & then we'll be able to go all the way to Arroyo Grande tomorrow (another 300+ day). Saves us a nite on the road.
Desert, cacti, mountains, trains - our views all day. We did go thru Quartzsite, AZ, where the RVers are gathering. Some just come for a week or two to meet with various groups - Montana owners, Alfa owners, Good Sam members, Escapees members, etc. Some come to spend the winter. Others will drive in from Phoenix, Yuma, Parker, etc. for the Big Tent extravaganza - sales booths, demonstrations, etc. After we left Quartzsite about every other vehicle we met was either a motorhome or a pickup towing an rv - going to Quartzsite. We've been to Quartzsite after the Big Tent show - maybe someday we'll see it.
We're spending the nite at Newberry Mountain RV Park. It's kind of a typical desert rv park except that it has 2 ponds & a swimming pool. Good access from & to I-40 & Escapees discount. A good overnite stop.
Tomorrow we're headed to Arroyo Grande - the end of this trip. More later...