Krusen with the Kruses travel blog

Crossing the Colorado River at Needles

Needles - near Needles

Lake Havasu

Along the Colorado River

Bill Wiliams River flows into the Colorado

It was beautiful on the Colorado River today!

A BLM campground in Quartsite was our lunch stop

Desert mountains are so interesting

Just add water & the desert grows crops - this is a...

They were growing cotton near Picacho Peak

David liked this saguaro cactus - wonder why

Judi loved this art at Augie's Quail Trail RV Park

Saguaro cactus covers the desert & mountains

The desert & mountains are changing as we near New Mexico

The last time we were on the Continental Divide we were in...

A rest area in NM - cute little adobe picnic shelters

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.

More later...

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