Krusen with the Kruses travel blog

Lots of interesting saguaro cacti this morning

Typical river in Arizona

Arizona desert mountains

RVers gathering in Quartzsite, AZ

And more headed there

Crossing the Colorado River at Parker, AZ, to California

CA desert mountains

US Hwy 95 in California

Teddybear cholla cacti

Lots of trains along I-40, too

Layers of mountains

View from our dining table at Newberry Mountain RV Park

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...

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