Yesterday we got on the road before 9:00 because we had planned a 300+ mile day. The freeway & weather were good & we got to Gila Bend about 3:30. The drive was lots of desert, cacti, & mountains but we enjoyed the drive. We crossed the Continental Divide in Arizona - only 4,585' here & in the middle of the desert. So different from Colorado!
There's a very interesting area on I-10 called Texas Canyon. It seems more like a pass & guess it's both a pass & a canyon. They have rest areas at the top of the pass so we stopped there for our lunch snack. Rocks & rocks & more rocks - it's a pile of huge rocks. It was interesting to sit there & look at all the different rock formations.
We drove thru Tucson without any traffic to speak of - probably because it was Sunday. Noticed that they're setting up the big tents for the Tucson Gem & Mineral show that takes over that city later this month & into February. We missed it by about 10 days.
We're staying in a KOA in Gila Bend. It's a little pricey but we've done Passport America & Escapees for the past 5 nites so could afford to splurge a little. Ha! It's a very nice park & it's not next to a freeway or train track so it's pretty quiet.
This morning we did our laundry before heading over to Buckeye to see our Canadian friends Erick & Kathy Furst. They're spending the winter at Leaf Verde RV Resort - where we spent a month in 2012 prior to attending the Good Sam Rally. They have a new 5th wheel since we saw them 2 years ago - a beautiful, front-living Grand Design Solitude. We had a good visit. It was a beautiful day so we sat outside & their friends/neighbors Ron & Donna joined us for awhile. Late afternoon Erick & Kathy took us to Saddle Mountain Brewery for dinner (they know what we like!). Erick & Kathy & David agreed the beer was excellent & we all enjoyed the food. It's the #1 rated restaurant in Buckeye & we would agree that it's a great place to eat & have beers. It was a short visit but at least we got to see them & get caught up. Not sure when or where but will surely see them on the road again.
Tomorrow we head northwest to California. More later...