Quick Trip to Tahoe

My driver’s license was due to expire on my birthday this year.  Since I am licensed in Nevada and for this renewal they were telling me I had to renew in person, I had to get to Nevada before my birthday.

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Fortunately, my friend Steve, who has a house in Tahoe, was planning to make a trip up there around early to mid-February.  And, our friend Tim was interesting in skiing and this winter has seen epic snowfall, therefore, the stars aligned so that we could make the trip so I could get my licensed renewed and ski for a couple of days in near ideal snow conditions.

The rain and snowfall in California this winter has been substantial following years of drought.  The drought has not been completely resolved but there has been significant progress.  The mountains in Tahoe have recorded more than 440 inches of snow for this winter.  Needless to say this is most welcome since the skiing conditions during the drought years were sub-optimal.

Anaheim, CA

When I first arrived in Southern California, I parked for a week in Anaheim at Canyon RV Park.  This gave us some time to figure out what we would do with the RV in the near term future.  This park is located just off the 90 Freeway.  It is in a park like setting with large shady sites.

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Since it was clear that we would be here for a while helping to look after Valerie’s Mom we decided to store the motorhome.  We were able to find an available spot in a storage facility close to her Mom’s house in Torrance.

Quartzsite, AZ

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Quartzsite is a unique place.  It is located in the Arizona desert at the intersection of US 95 and Interstate 10.  There is a history of mining in the area around Quartzsite which led to an annual rock and gem show here during the winter.  This grew in popularity to the point where more and more people came for the show, particularly in RVs.

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Casa Grande, AZ

Here I parked at the Casa Grande RV Resort.  It’s pretty typical of the Arizona resorts that cater to the snowbirds.  Casa Grande is located south of Phoenix.  When we came through this part of Arizona earlier in 2016, we stayed in Eloy (south of Casa Grande) and in Mesa, AZ, which is east of Phoenix.

This photo doesn’t quite capture the moment, but this is sunrise from the RV park.

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Next stop:  Quartzsite, AZ

Willcox, AZ

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Continuing my journey west, I stopped in Willcox, AZ.  While here I parked at the Magic Circle RV Park.  Earlier in 2016, we stopped over in Benson, AZ, which is about 30 miles west of Willcox.  From Benson we visited, Tombstone, Bisbee and Kartchner Caverns.

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