A short day’s drive from Destiny RV Park in Goodyear through to our new 3 day home in Tucson. We stopped at the Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch along the way before leveling out our RV at Whispering Palms RV Park. Then we took a quick tour of Fourth Avenue in downtown Tucson and did some shopping.
The week following our holidays in Phoenix was spent getting our bearings around the Destiny RV Park, finding resources, getting the BBQ working and taking full advantage of the hot tub a few hundred feet from our motorhome each night. One side trip so far, to the Apache Trail and the famous Route 88.
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 …
We left Mesquite Nevada, stopped into the Whole Foods in Vegas and then climbed a very long and steep hill as we crossed the mountain range and headed down into Pahrump Nevada, home of Art Bell. After a little shopping for odds and ends we needed (vacuum and new sewer hose), we visited the Pahrump Desert Winery for a tasting.