We sort of rushed our way from Nogales to Quartzsite in order to attend the "blogger-fest" on January 24th, and since then we've been doing some relaxing and visiting, and attending to some of Sherman's repairs and upgrades.
But we're already thinking about moving along, so we made a loose plan.
So, here's our approximate route over the next few weeks...
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We're currently at (A) Imperial Dam, California. We want to visit (B) Organ Pipe National Monument. Then head to Tucson area (C), where we hope to meet with another long time reader Grace, and visit the Titan Missile Museum. Then head north up into (D) Tonto National Forest. I know, it will be a little cooler there, but we now have our Mr. Heater Buddy to keep us warm at night!
Then, up through (E) Flagstaff and to (F) the Grand Canyon. Maybe we'll hike to the bottom again. We were there in 2006 prior to our RV'ing days. And the towards (G) the Las Vegas area. About 1,000 miles (1,600 kms) in total. Any suggestions of things to see and do along our route?
Yesterday, we did a hike up the Chocolate Mountains.
Woke up to a beautiful desert sunrise.
We set out about 10:00am towards the mountain that we look at out our side window. These two watched us every step of the way!
Yep, we're headed up there!
Some desert flowers starting to bloom.
Looking back down. Starting to get a view.
There's no trail...just scrambling over the rocks.
It was a little steep in places, and with loose rocks. Had to take our time a bit.
We made it to the top in only an hour and a half. Not bad.
Can you see Sherman? He's right in the center of the picture!
Zoomed in. There he is on the upper left, with our nearest neighbors Ron and Cindy, on the lower right.
Coming back down.
We spotted a dead tarantula along the way.
Two wild burros, with the sea of RVs in the background.
On the way back down we stopped by to say hello to our neighbors Ron and Cindy. Turns out they're from Windsor, Ontario and they invited us by for happy hour and a campfire later in the afternoon So we accepted the invite and we had fun chatting with them for a couple of hours.
Today is my (Kevin's) birthday! 53 years young. To celebrate, I'm going to change Sherman's front sway bar bushings. In other words, we're not doing anything special. Just another day. Quite happy to spend it doing what we're doing!