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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El Paso, TX

El Paso is in the extreme western edge of Texas and is right on the border with Mexico with Ciudad Juarez on the other side of the Rio Grande.  We have not previously stopped here so I took a drive on Scenic Drive which gives a nice view of downtown El Paso and Juarez beyond.

Next stop:  Wilcox, AZ

Fort Stockton, TX

My New Year’s Eve and New Year Day were spent at the Fort Stockton RV Park.  This was a two night rest stop for me on my continued movement west.

Fort Stockton RV Park

We were here earlier in 2016 on our eastbound trip.  The reason our RV is surrounded by empty spaces is that they use this section of the RV park for short term visitors.  Since it’s right off I-10, lots of people pull in for one night and then continue on their way.  I took this photo in the middle of the day.

Next stop:  El Paso, TX