Friday, December 6, 2019
He was nice enough to tell me that the old K-Mart to the east of Walmart was closed and I could stay in their vast parking lot, so I drove one driveway over and sure enough there was a huge empty parking lot except for one MH and four or five trucks.
I had a very quiet and peaceful night except for the train tracks that were very busy. That is also the noise I used to hear at the Walmart, so no big deal.
Woke up early again and we were on the road around 9 AM after breakfast and reading blogs. Only a three hour drive for 216 miles today with my destination being Rio Del Sol in Tucson. Lots of flat desert but also lots of mountains.
There were lots of signs saying beware of sandstorms, but the sand appears to be water. Guess they have had quite a bit of rain recently.
Lots of barren mountains.
The sign says it all.
This was a very long train.
This is a zoomed shot showing the only mountains with snow on them.
When I pulled into the Rio Del Sol parking lot I was shocked to not see any RVs. I did see some up towards the road and I went back out and turned right to see why they were all up there.
I saw a sign saying RV Park, so pulled in and there was a gate that would not open. Walked inside the gas station and asked what was going on. They told me RVs could no longer stay in the parking lot and now must pay $40 a night plus $4 tax. Highway robbery I thought since it used to be free.
I decided to bite the bullet and shell out the money. At least I get full hook-ups and a shower.
I guess everything changes so I need to adjust. Bad thing is it is changing for the worst for RVers.
See you later.