Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Wednesday, January 21 - We pulled out of the Pima County Fairgrounds this morning heading for Quartzsite, AZ. We are stopping in Tonopah, AZ, about 90 minutes east of Quartzsite for the night to fill our fresh water tanks, dump our holding tanks, and enjoy l-o-n-g showers before living in the desert of Quartzsite for the next five days. It was pretty windy today, so I think we lucked out waiting until tomorrow to head into the dust of Q.

road to Tonopah

We are staying at Saddle Mountain RV Park in Tonopah, AZ, which is about an hour west of Phoenix. Interestingly, this campground was the former home to the workers building the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, the largest nuclear plant in the U.S., quite a few years ago. They still use the dormitory building (remodeled to suit their needs) for offices, the activity center, woodworking shop, club house, etc.

This is a very nice park. Too bad it isn't closer to Phoenix. The streets are paved, huge level gravel sites with full hookups, there are nice trees and landscape, and we are spread out nicely from our neighbors. If it was a little more accessible to the Phoenix area, we would definitely stay here.

Tonopah Saddle Mt. RV Park

Tonopah Saddle Mt. RV Park

Looking right.
Tonopah Saddle Mt. RV Park

Looking left.
Tonopah Saddle Mt. RV Park

A nice little park.
Tonopah Saddle Mt. RV Park

Did I mention the price is right too! $365/month which includes electric. There is also a pool, tennis courts, pickle ball courts, and tons of activities for those looking for something to do. For sure, Paul would enjoy the wood shop!

After setting up and relaxing outside in the beautiful weather, we were doing a few housekeeping chores around the 5th wheel when a fella' approached Paul and asked him if he was "Where's Weaver." It only took us a couple seconds of eliminating possible scenarios to figure out it must be Bob and Jo, fellow bloggers, former fellow Cameo owners, (They have a new Lifestyles 5th wheel on order.) and frequent blog commenter.

They were in Quartzsite for the day with a couple friends and decided to stop in Saddle Mountain RV to see if they could find our Cameo and visit with us. What a wonderful surprise! It is so nice to meet fellow RVers and bloggers that we communicate with so frequently. Thanks guys for stopping by.

Bob and Jo, How to Love Where You Are and Eat Where The Locals Eat.Bob and Jo

Bright and early Thursday morning, we'll pull up the jacks and run the short 90 miles west on I-10 to Quartzsite. We are staying with a group of friends, Escapee's Class of 09 and the Classless Class. Many of them are already there with others stopping and going throughout the week. We'll be there until next Tuesday, including the BLOG FEST on Saturday. If any of you blog readers/posters want to meet a group of bloggers, stop in on Saturday between 1:30 and 3:30 and say hello! How could you beat that?

Hope to see all our friends at the Blogger Fest!


Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!