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Dec 18, 2014 - Gila Bend,Az.

Headed for Yuma. Decided to see the petroglyphs at Painted rock near Gila Bend and stay in the Park (no services)for several nights. Peaceful. Painted rocks is a large jumbled pile of basault rock coated with desert varnish (weathered rock coating) which was chipped away by harder rock to form petroglyphs by early indigenous peoples. The Anza Trail skirts this site. The Anza Trail stretches from Nogales,Mexico & basically follows the Gila River to Yuma; then North following the Colorado River then to San Francisco. Juan Bautista de Anza...

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road trip-2014-2015

Nov 11, 2014 - test

we had a safe trip home today, nice clear weather...this ends another mcgehee trip, if you followed us all the way, although most stops we've visited before, i tried to photo different things along the way...you must admit that many of you may have never seen this country as shown in our photos, we surly hope you've enjoyed our trips.  if you have looked since our first trip and those since we moved to san diego, you have gone on over 40 USA trips and have seen most of the beauty along the way, free!!! no gas, motels to pay... and mostly...

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DANCE ACROSS AMERICA

Nov 10, 2014 - Day 63 GalaBendAZ

leaving Bisbee we are heading home on the route we always return on, today's photos are just random desert stuff... look at them and enjoy our return home... https://picasaweb.google.com/110611301633645572191/FallTrip2014Day63GalaBendAZ# our today's spots http://fms.ws/KD-Xk/32.93975N/112.67984W http://fms.ws/KDipA/31.97128N/110.31833W

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DANCE ACROSS AMERICA

Oct 10, 2014 - Making Time

Today was spent almost entirely on I-40 and I-17 to make up some time for our delay in ABQ. When we stopped for gas this morning, I noticed that the exhaust pipe extension was loose. It doesn't appear broken, but loose at the last joint. I ma have to replace the clamp. Another casualty of the puddle from yesterday. We made a stop at the Phoenix Camping World to get that sewer extension so I could hook everything up again when we stopped tonight. No more leaking gray water tank. It was a pretty smooth trip except for a couple of long hill...

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2014 Cross Country 2

Apr 2, 2014 - Good Bye California with a Tail Wind

We left California this morning early enough to escape some of the cross winds on the road south to meet up with Interstate 8. After we got on the interstate the wind started but it was exactly what Weather Channel predicted, it was from the west and we had a tail wind most of our journey today. - Right before we arrived at our destination in Gila Bend we passed what looked like one huge solar field. After we arrived I turned the PC on and discovered that it is the Solara Generating Station. It was finished last year and is the worlds...

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ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Feb 22, 2014 - Rocks - Pictures & Parabolics

Feb 22 - Sorry to leave Wellton BLM, and onto Painted Rock Petroglyphs Campground, $8 per night. 10 miles off I-8. The petroglyphs are simple pictures that tell a story, carved onto rocks. In this valley, it was quite lush environment, until the 1920's when there were 5 dams built on the Gila River & flow was diverted, and causing it to have only 1/8 of the annual flows. Just off i-8, on route to Painted rock Campground. The Solana Generating Station is a solar...

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Oct 5, 2013 - Gila Bend AZ - Holt's Shell RV Park

The government shutdown got the better of us and kept us from going to the National Parks/Forests in eastern Arizona as we had planned. With no place else we really wanted to go, we decided to head for Buckeye. We spent the night at Gila Bend first. We needed a rest after the day we had trying to get through Tucson. As we were entering Tucson from the east, we heard a little "pop". When I asked what it was, Rog said we'd just blown a tire. No problem, we were right at an exit and there was a big empty parking lot where we could stop and...

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Retired at Last!

Apr 19, 2013 - Gila Bend, Arizona

While shopping, Reggi toured the town, not very large, only one grocery store, no drug stores, and it has a Elks Lodge (very small), an electric gas station, many murals, a space age theme motel, historic Stauts Hotel (closed) it was the stop off location for movie stars on their way to Phoenix.

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Apr 18, 2013 - Puerto Penasco to Gila Bend

When we left Puerto Penasco, we stopped at Three Guys Fish Market and bought 2.5 lbs of large shrimp, 2.5 lbs of scallops, 2.5 lbs of lumped crab meat and 2.5 lbs of grouper. We drove to El Pinacate y Gran Desierto de Altar north of Puerto Penasco, it is known for its unique physical and biological characteristics, by the presence of a volcano shield, and by the extensive areas of active dunes that surround it and the greatest concentration of Maar craters. The Pinacate mountain range has orogenic features of high interest for its abruptly...

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Feb 22, 2013 - Anza-Borrego to Painted Rock Petroglyphs

Day 39/40, (am temps 47/32.4) Anza-Borrego to Painted Rock Petroglyph site The 21st was pretty much nothing, save for a close-to-home hike to the top of a nearby hill, and taking care of pre-departure errands. The 22nd was expected to be a pretty much nothing day as well, as this was a travel day. Just in case, I did check with BLM to find out about access to the Painted Rock Petroglyph site, in the event I got that far. The majority of my route would take me off of main freeways as much as possible. My preference, whenever possible, are...

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Jan 7, 2013 - Quartzsite AZ

Quartzsite AZ Every year about this time thousands of people from all over the world make a trek to Quartzsite. Many just camp on the BLM Land in the area (Bureau of Land Management). It costs nothing to camp on the BLM. Hard to beat a deal like that. Many of the campgrounds n the area are charging 800 dollars a month for full hook up sites, which makes BLM a good choice. In our case we have things to do in town so we had to camp within the city limits. If you want to know more about Quartzsite do a internet search or just click HERE I will...

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Jan 6, 2013 - Gila Bend AZ

Gila Bend AZ This is just a stop in the road along the way to Quartzsite. Nancy and I usually stopped here at Augies RV Campground but this year it was a little difference. The campground was full and we had to stay in the camps dry camping area. This was not so bad. Lots of space and a great view. We were just staying a few hours so we got some time to relax. I took a couple of pictures of the sunrise and sunsets. When you are in the Southwest the sunrise and sunsets always provide a beautiful picture. Hope you enjoy and thanks for riding...

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