Ron & Elena's 2007-2010 Travels travel blog

(Ron Writing) This morning we checked-out of KOFA RV Park and headed north on US-95. This route runs through part of the Army’s Yuma Proving Grounds and along the KOFA National Wildlife Refuge and then to Quartzsite, AZ. The BLM land south of Quartzsite is very popular with “boondockers” who spend the winter months dispersed in the desert living off-the-grid. We saw hundreds of them already and they will be joined by thousands more after the holidays.

At Quartzsite we drove a short distance east on I-10 to US-60 east. All along US-60 many campgrounds have sprung-up in recent years as this area has become so popular with snowbirds. We used to drive this route back in the 1970’s when going to visit my parents in AZ. At that time there was nothing but abandoned little towns that died after I-10 diverted nearly all the traffic away from US-60. Now they have a huge seasonal population.

Just past the small town of Aguila, AZ we took AZ-71 northeast to AZ-89. After going a few miles south on 89 we were back to the North Ranch SKP campground where we spent about 3 months last winter. We checked-in and signed-up for their off-season rate of 4 weeks for the price of three ($301.43 plus electricity for 28 days). We spotted the rigs of our friends John and Marie and were able to get the site next to John and right behind Marie so we are, once again, neighbors just like last year. We had a nice time visiting with John and Marie and Boomer (Marie’s dog) for awhile this afternoon.

We plan to spend a few weeks here relaxing, visiting my sisters, seeing other friends we made here last winter, and paying an annual visit to our doctor in Prescott.

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