Seeing the USA in our Chevrolet travel blog

We drove the short 94 miles from Lake Havasu City to Brenda in just a couple of hours including several stops to let the resident canines do their thing outdoors. The weather was absolutely perfect for the short journey, traffic was fairly light and road surfaces decent enough for government work.

While setting up our rolling home at a huge space at Black Rock RV Village in Brenda, we were approached by long time travel friends Ron and Gloria. We last saw the two good folks at Red Rock RV Park in Island Park, Idaho during the summer of 2010. After getting the rig set up we joined Ron and Gloria at their very nice park model unit for an afternoon of conversation. We had a lot of catching up to do.

Black Rock RV Village is REALLY out in the desert. There is nothing around that resembles a town and the nearest decent shopping is in Blythe, California and Parker, Arizona...both quite a distance away. The nightly price here is $30 a night for all the usual amenities. As mentioned above, the lots are huge.

All interior roads and sites are gravel that is wetted down every morning to hold down the dust. The park is well vegetated with Sonoran Desert plants and dry desolate rock pile mountains rise in close proximity. Except for the remote location, I like the place and would have no problem returning for a visit of a week or two in length. As far as a winter season here...I don't think so.

This afternoon we also met up with more recent travel friends Pat and John. These folks spent the summer season of 2011 with us at Port Orford RV Village in Oregon. They pulled up to our site in their ATV just after we finished dinner and we had a good long chat about everything imaginable.

We plan to join Ron and Gloria for dinner at a restaurant in Salome and hope to see John and Pat again before we leave Saturday morning.

Our departure this morning was briefly delayed by a mechanical issue. One of our front landing legs on the fifth wheel trailer had somehow jammed at a point with some weight still on the leg. I put a couple of wood blocks in front of the dual rear wheels on that side and was able to pull the leg off the ground enough to clear the jam. Hey, it worked!! I think I caused the problem when I put a little too much extension on that one leg when we arrived in Lake Havasu City. All seems to be working fine now.

We hope to check the local area out tomorrow and might even have a photo or two for the journal. Until then.............

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