We finally took the long 95 mile drive north from Tucson to new territory and are camped in one of our favorite state parks just east of Phoenix. When we booked in January the park was already almost full and we will have to move mid week from a site with services to one with nothing. It's spring break for some folks and spring training brings lots of tourists as well. When we were here last year the sunsets were awesome, but now the spring flowers add another dimension to the beauty.
Apache Junction, the nearest town, has more campgrounds than any community we know about. If all the campgrounds closed, there would be no one living here. A trip to the grocery store and post office left us with the impression that everyone around here is a geezer. Things move slowly and drivers are erratic on the congested roads. It must turn into a ghost town when everyone heads north in the summer.
Most people in the US lost an hour of sleep last night; we did not. Arizona is in the Mountain Time Zone with New Mexico in the winter and joins California on Pacific Time in the summer. This would be less confusing if the Indian reservations in Arizona did not move to Daylight Savings time. We really have to pay attention to where we are to know what time it is. Maybe it's part of that "don't tell us what to do" spirit that Arizona seems to be so proud of.