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Feb 2, 2019 - Happy Ground Hog Day

How did February get here so soon!? Oh yeah, time speeds up when you’re old. Sometimes I forget, but that is because time speeds up when you’re old, plus you forget stuff. So, where was I? Oh yeah..... After my wonderful stay in Farrenberg I traveled south to the Yuma area to one of my favorite RV parks, Sans End. My purpose was twofold: find a cheap campground with a (much needed) shower and a laundry, and visit some dear friends I hadn’t seen in a few years. It was a bonus that Radar was in town too. When I arrived at Sans End, they...

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Born to Wanda

Jan 15, 2018 - New Mexico to Arizona

Yesterday we got on the road before 9:00 because we had planned a 300+ mile day. The freeway & weather were good & we got to Gila Bend about 3:30. The drive was lots of desert, cacti, & mountains but we enjoyed the drive. We crossed the Continental Divide in Arizona - only 4,585' here & in the middle of the desert. So different from Colorado! There's a very interesting area on I-10 called Texas Canyon. It seems more like a pass & guess it's both a pass & a canyon. They have rest areas at the top of the pass so we stopped there for our lunch...

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Apr 23, 2017 - From Rusty's RV to Gila Bend, AZ

Date: April 23, 2017 Tonight’s Location: Gila Bend, AZ Campground: Gila Bend KOA Mileage: End - 11383 Start - 11085 Total Miles for the day: 298 Weather: sunny Temperature: start 56º High 102º Wildlife count: Year List: 294 Birds: On the road by 8:15, we made good time, as all was Interstate, except for first 20 miles. Our concern was wind, as the desert coming across Arizona has been cleared for pecan groves – LOTS of tiny pecan trees with a lot of bare soil between. There were several instances of flashing signs indicated limited...

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Nov 15, 2016 - Heading Home - Gila Bend, AZ, Nov 11

We left San Diego about 9:00 AM – not as early as we needed to. Our route of choice was I-8 because we had never been down that road and were heading to Tucson. San Diego is essentially at sea level but within a couple of hours we had climbed to 4,00 feet above sea level. Pulling the trailer slows us down quite a bit so we were behind at the end of 2 hours. We also had an unhappy cat and we presume it was his ears popping since ours popped several times. When we dropped down into the desert of the Imperial Valley we had an easier ride....

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Mar 7, 2016 - Painted Rocks

Well we stayed a whole week at Gilbert Ray Park because it is a very nice park and so many opportunities to explore the area and go for long morning walks. One morning for 2.5 hours because we got hopelessly lost. Yesterday we found another Calvary Chapel and enjoyed a wonderful time of worship and praise as well meeting brothers and sisters we did not know yet. Today we are on the road and our final destination is Painted Rock State Park. State and National Parks are our preferred camping areas, they might not have all the necessary...

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Feb 16, 2016 - Gila Bend AZ

All good things must come to an end, so our week long stay in Tombstone is at the end. We have enjoyed the Vigilante Days that were held here in Tombstone and our side trips to Bisbee and Sierra Vista. Our day has not started out very well since we can’t get the sat dish to go down. We ended up having one of the young guys get on the roof and manually cranking the dish to the home position. That all takes time but we finally got on our way to the Camping World in Tucson to find out what is wrong with the dish. We arrived at Camping World...

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2016 Westward HO

Feb 8, 2016 - Gila Bend, Yuma

Our month in Benson is over and we are heading southwest to Yuma, AZ. Stopped at the Gila Bend KOA for 1 night (156 miles, 4 hours). Gila Bend is reportedly the 2nd sunniest spot in the US after Yuma. Arrived at 2:30 pm and settle in for awhile. The Wi-fi in the afternoon was great. It got spotty in the evening. We took a drive on the main drag…not much of town. We did make a stop at the Space Age Motel & Coffee Shop for a mid-afternoon snack. We shared an order of extra crispy French fries…really good and hot from the fryer…and a chocolate...

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Feb 3, 2016 - Connecting with Friends

Today we drove to Buckeye AZ just south of Phoenix to meet up with Dave and Nancy for lunch. We found a great little local spot-Cafe 25:35. Had a great time catching up! Afterwards we did a little exploring of the countryside.We are still in desert landscape-unique in it's own way...

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Feb 2, 2016 - Road Trip-heading east

We started heading east today and leaving California behind.We found it to be a truly interesting and exciting journey through so many different and ever changing landscapes and lifestyles! We are beginning to return to a desert terrain today as we entered into Arizona. The green has disappeared and been replaced with rocks and sand! It is unique in it's own way.

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Feb 25, 2015 - Day 1 Augie's

spend the night here... see photos and see exactly where we were w/link below photos poor as they are: https://picasaweb.google.com/117203046488154091240/PhnxrensDay12015# Click the link below to see where I am located. (C&P this link) http://fms.ws/LtZD-/32.93927N/112.67978W"

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Dec 18, 2014 - Gila Bend,Az.

Headed for Yuma. Decided to see the petroglyphs at Painted rock near Gila Bend and stay in the Park (no services)for several nights. Peaceful. Painted rocks is a large jumbled pile of basault rock coated with desert varnish (weathered rock coating) which was chipped away by harder rock to form petroglyphs by early indigenous peoples. The Anza Trail skirts this site. The Anza Trail stretches from Nogales,Mexico & basically follows the Gila River to Yuma; then North following the Colorado River then to San Francisco. Juan Bautista de Anza...

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road trip-2014-2015

Nov 11, 2014 - test

we had a safe trip home today, nice clear weather...this ends another mcgehee trip, if you followed us all the way, although most stops we've visited before, i tried to photo different things along the way...you must admit that many of you may have never seen this country as shown in our photos, we surly hope you've enjoyed our trips.  if you have looked since our first trip and those since we moved to san diego, you have gone on over 40 USA trips and have seen most of the beauty along the way, free!!! no gas, motels to pay... and mostly...

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