The warm days are just getting warmer! Looking to find somewhere cooler we travel east to the Congress area where the Escapees’ North Ranch is located. We decide to dry camp for a couple of days which turns into four nights!
Beautiful flowers are blooming in the ditch next to our spot.
We spend our days exploring the area, looking at the cute little houses and walking in the desert behind the park. A drive up to Prescott, AZ, finds big trees and, surprisingly, fruit trees in blossom!
David has another doctor’s appointment, it’s time to return to the big city of Phoenix. David’s report is good….heart rate regular! We say good bye and thank them for their excellent treatment.
We have one last week in AZ before it’s time to hit the road. We decide to spend it at Lost Dutchman SP…our very most favorite place!
It gets hot during the week with temperatures in the upper 80’s but we manage to survive without too much discomfort.
One day we drive up to the Tonto NF to visit Phon D Sutton, our favorite parking lot from last year. The forest service has now banned camping and the area is deserted.
I get a real treat…no photos…but there is a river otter playing in the waves, one of the few I have seen in the wild. He’s in the current where the Verde River runs into the Salt and he dives and cavorts..much like a porpoise!
On our last night John and BJ join us for dinner at the campground.
We have a great time sitting around the fire and swapping stories….forget to take photos!
Heading east, we take a new route through Globe and stay on HWY 70 until Lordsburg, NM. We decide to stay in Safford, AZ at a RV park but it is not too appealing and there is a WalMart handy.
The Dream Catcher Escapees Park in Deming is our destination and our current location. We are waiting for the big rain to move out of our path. Meanwhile we are socializing and learning how to line dance!
The plan is to stay at Escapees parks on our way east…but you know how it is with jello plans.
Reservations at Gunter Hill COE start on 3/14/2016. See y’all!