First off I would like to ask if you have noticed any difference in the pictures or the way our blog loads. In the last two and this update I have been toying with resizing the pictures. It was mentioned to us that at times our pictures seem to large and created some difficulty in loading and we want to be reader friendly, plus I’m guessing if we downsize them we just might save on data usage and storage space on the blog. Your input would be appreciated.
Friday morning (2/12/16) rolled around and we finished up our 2 day stay with full hookups in Gila Bend. Nothing much exciting happened and that’s ok because we hadn’t planned on anything other than cleaning, making a roast in the crockpot and enjoying full hookups for a couple days, mission accomplished!!!
By 10am (yes I said 10am not 9) we were ready to roll down the road to our next destination. So I pulled into the Shell station at the entrance of the RV Park and filled up the motorhome while Diane went inside to get some milk and we were off on a long 30 mile travel day, yup 30 miles LOL!!
We jumped on I-8 West and drove about 17 miles to exit 102 where we got off and drove Painted Rock Road until we reached our destination at the Painted Rock Petroglyph Site and campground.
The campground has 2 small loops with a total of I’m guessing 40 sites. It’s a primitive campground with no water, septic or electricity and the closest dump station and water is in Gila Bend 30 miles away. And the nearest real shopping is in Buckeye about 70 miles away so come prepared.
Some of the sites here are really really big and it’s a first come first serve system. Even if you don’t happen to get one of the jumbo sites most of them will accommodate about any sized rig and even though many of the sites are right next to the road it really doesn’t matter because there isn’t any traffic in the park. And for the price of $8 per night OR $4 per night if you have the Old Fart Pass!! SCORE!!!
Once we picked a site and got the coach situated but before setting up we walked over to Bob & Karen’s (a couple Canadian friends we met last year while camping in Benson Arizona) to say hello. We chatted for a little while before we scurried back so we could get set up and windows open and awning out. It was going to be 85 degrees and we didn’t want it heating up inside by leaving it all shut up.
Once all set up we just kicked back. There was a very nice breeze the made it very comfortable in the shade. Now if only we traveled with a hammock, I could have had a very nice nap. Hmm, they do make fold up hammocks that just may be something to look into. Hey!!! Looking is ok.
About 4 we walked back over to Bob & Karen’s and visited a while longer with them and a couple of their Canadian friends who I’m sorry but I simply forgot their names right now. Then we all broke up and went our separate ways for dinner.
While we were making dinner (well while Diane was making dinner) a guy stopped outside our coach on his 4 wheeler and started walking up to the door. I figured it was the camp host checking for our sticker showing that we paid but as I stepped outside the guy (who I later found out was Arnie) asked if we liked Tamale’s. Well ok, sure I said, we like Tamale’s to which he said, OK, there is a Mexican lady that comes through the park now and again selling Tamale’s and I though because you are new in the park I would stop and tip you off that she is making her rounds right now.
Well from past experience’s we have found that if you have a chance to buy authentic Tamale’s from a Mexican lady you should jump on the chance so we waved her down and bought the last dozed she had. She normally has beef or cheese and unfortunately she was out of beef so we got cheese.
In a not so fluent conversation I think we decided she was going to come back through Thursday and I THINK I made it clear that we would want a dozen beef Tamale’s so we will see how that turns out LOL!!
Diane was making scalloped potatoes and warming up the pot roast we made in the crockpot the day before so testing the Tamale’s will have to wait until Saturday.
After dinner we went outside and watched a taped episode of Black List and then turned our chairs and eyes towards the night sky and star gazed in the very very quiet surroundings we will call home for, well an undetermined length of time.
Oh, one thing we should mention, generator hours are from 8am to 8pm and that’s a little more strict than a lot of places you might find yourself boon-docking so we thought it might be worth a mention.
By the time we got around to posting this update we have toured some of the Petroglyphs and have had a few friends roll into the campground but updates will come later on all that. But good times are being had you can rest assured.