Thursday morning’s temperature at Bryce Canyon NP was 25*! A bit chilly for me. Since we had stowed all the hoses the night before, we were able to just head out without having to deal with frozen hoses. We took US 89 through Page, and headed south through Arizona. We stopped last night, after 228 miles, at Cameron Trading Post RV Park.
What a place that was! Leveling was impossible. It was kind of like one of those fun houses where you can’t walk a straight line because of the tilt. It is the only RV place between Page and Flagstaff. There was lots of construction in the area, and we almost missed the turn over the lumpy cattle guard into the RV area. It’s good for an overnight stay, but that’s about all I can say about it. 30 amp electric only, and no bathrooms. The bathrooms wasn’t an issue for me, but it was for Kurt. We did drive across the street to the Trading Post for dinner. It was a very nice restaurant, and is known for their Navajo fry bread. I’ve never had that before. My opinion? It’s good if you like grease running down your hand.
Because of the change to Arizona time, I was awake at six in the morning. We left shortly before eight. We had only hooked up to electric, but their pull through sites required unhitching the toad. You can get a big rig in there, but you can’t stay hooked up with your tow vehicle.
There was more construction as we headed towards Flagstaff. Looks like eventually US 89 will be a four lane highway. It’s a very busy road, and the four lanes are needed in my opinion, but I think it will take several years for it to be built.
As we continued south, we eventually went down in elevation quite a bit, and that meant the temperatures rose as we descended. By the time we reached Phoenix, it was in the 90’s. I guess I haven’t mentioned that the AC in front has quit working, have I? Kurt was in heaven, and I was sweating bullets!
When we pulled into Casa Grande RV Resort, the temp outside was 95, and about the same in the rig. The first priority for me was to get the electric hooked up so I could turn on the coach AC. It took until 6:00 tonight to bring it down to an acceptable level for me. It will take me a bit to adjust to this climate change.
Once everything was basically set up, I drove Kurt about two miles or so to his house. His pool in his back yard was inviting, but I passed for today. I’ll be here a couple of weeks or more, and I wanted to get back to the rig to settle in.
I’ve never stayed in an RV resort before, and I do have some first impressions. I ended up getting a site close to the dog park. That’s a good thing. There’s quite a bit of road noise here that I’ll have to adjust to after spending most of my days in the peace and quiet of our National Wildlife Refuges. The site is pretty spacious for an RV park, and the pool and hot tub are open 24/7. I was too road weary to take advantage of that today, but I’ll be sure to give it a try.
Right now, I want to take a long shower, do the dishes we’ve accumulated over the last couple of days, and just relax for the weekend. It’s been about a 2000 mile road trip to get here, and I’m tired of driving. Maybe tomorrow I’ll take a few pictures. Emma is already zonked out, and it won’t be long until I will be also.
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy