After a short trip on xmas day, we arrived at Destiny RV Park in Goodyear Arizona; the RV resort that was to be our first month long camping spot. After a quick walk around the park to find the laundry facilities, the pool, hot tub, gym and rec room, we toured the surrounding area and then settled in for the night together.
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It was a short travel day today, from Pahrump Nevada to Kingman Arizona. Rob took a tour of the Hoover Dam as we crossed over it, and we spent Xmas Eve in our motorhome, a little closer to our first full on camp site in Phoenix Arizona.
Due to high winds in the area, we kept the motorhome parked in the RV park and waited it out. Having heard of wind storms near Phoenix causing deaths on the highway, we felt it better to stay put that risk it. As an added bonus, while waiting out the wind, Dar won $99 in video poker at the casino.
Touring Death Valley for the 2nd day in a row, we wanted to see more of the sights. Today we first climbed the 15% grade up to Dante’s View at 5600+ feet where it was hailing, then down to Bad Water at 284 feet BELOW sea level. It’s not supposed to rain in Death Valley, but we were in the middle of a full on rains storm. We waited it out and then drove back up the road to the Natural Bridge just before sunset. Dinner was at the Death Valley Junction Cafe where Rob had to have the Death Valley Junction Burger and coleslaw.
The day started early at 7:30am and it was a little nippy in the RV to say the least. It was about 66f when we went to bed, and prayed we’d have enough propane to last the night – NOT! It was a balmy 46f in the morning and Dar was only saved from freezing […]