Good bye Phoenix, Hello Buckskin Mountain

Out on the Go John Trail -what an appropriate name! 

John and Jean
After 2 weeks in the same place, the longest we have stayed anywhere since leaving Iowa it was time to move on. We did get one last visit in with John’s step-mom Jean and we did a long hike at the park but now it was time to go. Cave Creek is a wonderful park and I am sure we will return.
We headed west again and now we are at Buckskin Mountain State park on the border between Arizona and California just south of Lake Havasu on the river. It is a little different than Cave Creek. The sites are much closer together and not nearly as nice but the surrounding scenery is beautiful. As John would say we are in a little bowl of rocky hills. No TV this week! Even the internet is running slow. There were spots when we got here but really not that many, you can tell this is a busy park.  We finally decided on one, it is ok but most of the really good sites were occupied. John did a great job backing in, I think our communication is getting better and things are going more smoothly that way. We don’t get nearly as stressed out about it as we use to.
Our site at Buckskin Mountain
We walked down to the river to watch the sun set and our neighbor here came by and we talked for quite awhile. Francis and her husband are from Alberta, Canada and are here for the winter, headed to a resort in Yuma.  The other travelers along the way are part of what make this experience so great.  They share about all kinds of things and it is nice to still have “neighbors”. I think we have found Rvers are the best sort of people.
We are also glad to get out of the city for a little while. Next week we will be in Las Vegas so we are going to make the most of this more rural setting. 
Moon over the mountain here at the park
To all our friends back in Iowa, sorry but it is still shorts weather here. Take care and stay warm.
Happy trails..........


  1. Looks like you got a nice site to relax!

    Travel Safe

  2. Meeting people along the way is absolutly one of the joys of this life. Of course, I'm learning to speak to anyone, anywhere, anytime. But I sure am meeting some great people. And can't wait to meet you too!


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