In the spirit of “Get me out of this cold weather!” we headed south to Quartzsite, Arizona. This is one of the last places that any of us had been before that we will hit on this leg of the trip. None of us have taken this southerly route to Florida before. MB had been here 12-15 years ago and had fond memories of traveling here. The place has changed. Quartzsite is home to almost one million “snow-birds” between January and March and, true to it’s slogan, is one big Swap Meet. That was fun for a day or two, but didn’t hold our interest for long.
We were able to camp in the desert on public land and we are really appreciating the ease of moving around in this small motor home. We were able to drive into town, park in just about any space, and step out to the Dolphin for lunch or snack or to pick up that extra jacket or camera or ….
MB bought Keegan a slingshot and he had a blast shooting rocks and perfecting his aim. He likes to put it in his back pocket and ask me “Who am I?” (Dennis the Menace, of course). He is working on and perfecting his mimicry and comic routines. And his aim. That cereal box never saw him coming.
This was the first place we saw the awesome saguaro cactus. Plenty more of these in the days to come.