|We got sidetracked while we were getting ready to leave this morning. I got to talking with our neighbors and found out they had just started on their first big trip 4 days ago. They are giving it a try to see how much they like it and see if their marriage can survive. He is retired from the Navy and served at the same Navy Base as our old neighbor Frank. Frank was the one who had his motor home all decked out with the pictures. They are going to Branson, Tennessee, Louisiana, Texas and ending up in Apache Junction in December. I told them they will really have to hustle to make it. It sounds like a lot of miles in a short time. I hope they enjoy their trip. I told them we only like to drive 100 to 150 miles and spend at least 2 days before moving again.
We finally left after ten. We drove through farm ground as we started and before too long, we were going into the foothills with brown grass and some trees scattered through the fields. A few had cattle in them. We went up over 4000’ in elevation before reaching the pass and heading down into desert. I can’t believe how much the scenery changed in so short a time. The desert really looks forlorn after what we have been seeing. We stopped in a Home Depot parking lot to have lunch. The sun was pretty warm, but we set our chairs in the shade and had the breeze blowing and it was pretty nice.
We got to the KOA campground a little after 1:00 and started to get set up. It was already in the 90’s and I was sweating pretty good by the time we got done. It was time for another day inside with the ACs running. We are not impressed with the campground and we are wondering why KOA can get away with charging so much. It did cool off by evening and it was nice enough that we could shut off the ACs and open the windows and door. We are only staying one night and heading to Kingman. Carolyn’s brother and sister-in-law live there so we are going to stop and see them before heading to Williams ands some cooler weather. It will feel strange to be back in Arizona again.