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.
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.
Next stop: Quartzsite, AZ
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.
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.
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