We enjoyed our drive along the Colorado River in Arizona yesterday. It was a beautiful day - sunny but not too hot. We took the bypass around Phoenix & stopped in Gila Bend for the night. We stayed at Augie's Quail Trail RV Park & were checked in by Augie himself. He's now retired & lives in the mountains in New Mexico most of the year but was filling in for his son who now runs the rv park. It's a very nice desert rv park. They've actually planted desert plants thruout the park & the spaces are huge. It was a very nice place to spend a nite. Augie says they fill up during the winter season so if you're traveling in the winter months, call ahead to see if they have space.
This morning we completed the bypass back to I-10. We really enjoyed viewing the saguaro cactus & mountains. It was interesting to see agriculture in the desert, too.
The cactus changed from saguaro to yucca as we moved into New Mexico. Judi drove for awhile this afternoon & that gave David a little rest from driving. We had originally planned to stop in Willcox, AZ, for the evening & nite but weren't tired when we got there so kept going to Deming, NM. We're spending tonite at the Dreamcatcher RV Park (Escapees) in Deming. It's a good place for an overnite.