Thursday, March 10
I hitch the Best Little Trailer to the Perfect Tow Vehicle. As the crew and I leave our campsite at Buckeye Hills, I give a parting glance to make sure I haven’t left anything behind.
This was a good camp, far better than I expected!
We wind out of the campground and, before turning onto Route 85, I stop and get out.
I wonder how the new cabinets are.
I open up the BLT and peek around the corner of the refrigerator. Total disaster! All three cabinets are tipped over, the drawers are out, and stuff is all over the place.
What a mess. Oh well, no sense putting it back together now.
Route 85 takes us south to Gila Bend.
East of town we stop at a Subway and I order an egg-and-cheese with tomatoes on flatbread for breakfast. I share it with the crew, of course. Then we go next door to Holt’s Shell Station. I dump the waste tanks and fill up the water tank (both free!). I don’t need gas. The PTV had a fill-up when in Buckeye.
Interstate 8 takes us east.
We pass the exits for Casa Grande and turn southeast on Interstate 10. By now the clear, cool morning has become hot noontime. I pull off at Toltec Road for the crew’s potty break, a drink, and walk-around. I check the blog online and look for an RV park.
Today is a day for air conditioning and a shower!
I can’t bring myself to pay $30-$45 for an RV park.
Instead I take our chances on securing a campsite at Picacho Peak State Park. Only four more exits and we’re there!
At the entrance booth, I pay $30 for one night.
The attendant hands me a map, gives me tags for the site post and windshield, and directs me to our campsite, #1 in the B loop.
Hoo-boy. I hope she gave us a good site.
I find our campsite is behind the restroom/shower building.
The shower is hot and the water doesn’t turn off every minute or two!
What a treat!
It’s nice here at Picacho Peak.
In general, for a short stay, I prefer a state park that’s located near something of natural beauty or interest, rather than an RV park situated on a flat piece of land.
Our site is level. It has a picnic table, grill, electric hook-up. Saguaros and a variety of desert vegetation surround us.
I’m not interested in that. It’s too hot. The BLT’s air conditioning cools our little home in a flash. I don’t use air conditioning much, but when I want it, I’m glad I have it!
“Yes, we’re going out. You were good travelers today. I know you’re anxious to sniff around.”
Later, when the heat of the day cools off, the three of us walk the campground.
We meet a reader of this blog and a fellow blogger! You may recognize the name Micky from her comments on this blog. She travels in a Casita with her canine crew of two Golden Retrievers, Joy and Shiloh.
I’ll let the photos and captions tell the story.
Introductions over, we walk the campground loop together.
Micky and I talk about travels, camps, and plans.
Of course we discuss blogging, too. Use this link to see Micky’s blog, Wandering Spirit.
Another canine camper joins us!
Micky and I point our cameras at another beautiful, Arizona sunset.
The crew and I continue our journey to another camp!
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