Monday, February 22, 2016

Picacho Peak State Park, AZ

Site B1 at Picacho Peak State Park
Monday, February 22, 2016, Picacho Peak State Park, AZ, 201.4 Miles, 4336.0 Miles for the Trip

Last night around 5:15, the wind died enough that I decided to make spaghetti. While it took a bit longer than normal to boil the water, it worked. After dinner, I packed most of the rest of the trailer stuff in preparation to leaving in the morning. Had a final chat with my non trailer neighbor during the last week. He has quite a set up in his SUV for traveling roads that my RAV4 wouldn't even think of trying.

This morning I read a few blogs & forums, then headed out around 9:00AM. I stopped to take a photo of one of the cabbage picking machines & crew on my way down US 95 on the way to I8 East. I decided to stop for 2 days at Picacho Peak State Park since it was around my usual traveling distance on the way to Big Bend in Texas. I'm in site B1 (a site I was in during November 2013, on a previous trip.) Electric only for $30.00 per night. Arizona campground costs are going to do some damage to my average camping costs (current average before Picacho Peak is $7.59 per night), at least compared to the last three months. Although tempting, I'm going to pass up the climb to the top of Picacho Peak, something I managed to do in 2013.

One big advantage of a real campground - they have showers. I'll be able to take one for as long as I want & actually be able to turn around. While I appreciate the Escape "wet bath", they do their best to conserve space in their 17B. I just barely fit! Since the nighttime temperatures are going to be in the 40's, I'm going to take a shower this afternoon.

Fiberglass trailers are well represented here at the campground. There is a Casita 17 across from me & a nice lady from Washington State in a Scamp located further down the hill in the same loop I'm in. She was at the Quartzsite Rally, although we didn't meet there - somehow with 185 trailers present, the chances of meeting everyone is almost impossible! We talked a bit about some of our favorite places here in the west. Then it was back to the trailer to relax & do some reading. More photos at today's LakeshoreImages page.

Dinner was an Cheese Enchilada since I can run the toaster oven for the first time in over 90 days.

Until tomorrow -

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