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Frances K

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Back in California

Finishing our gallivanting for this year we are settling back in Southern California for most of the winter months. Officially snowbirds! We stopped in Palm Desert (and yes this area really is desert) for a few weeks since we arrived in CA a bit earlier than anticipated.

After leaving Colorado our next planned stop was in Prescott, AZ. Unfortunately when I called to make a reservation they were no spaces available. Tried another rv park and they were full until the end of October. I guess this time of year is their busy season. Good to know for future reference. But that put us several weeks ahead of our scheduled return. So, as we’ve done so often, we made some adjustments and decided not to stop in Arizona, continue on directly to California. Save that stay for another time.

Leaving the Rockies and grasslands of Colorado for the desert scapes of New Mexico our drive was uneventful. Continuing south on I 25, transitioning to I 40 west to Arizona. We stopped for the night at the meteor crater rest stop outside of Winslow, AZ. (And if you’ve never seen a crater before stop at the Meteor Crater during your travels it is an interesting piece of trivia in earths history.

560 ft deep, almost a mile in diameter, definitely impressive)

Very picturesque there at the rest stop , makes for a pleasant stop on the highway. Red rock hills. Native American arts and craft stores dating back to Rt 66 heydays. Some in ruins, some still in business.

Continued on the 40 to I – 17 south, more lovely scenery, at some places one can see the gorgeous red rocks of Sedona in the distance. Hit I – 10 west around Phoenix and the temperature became noticeably hotter and yes, more arid.

My favorite type of cacti 🌵. Always reminds me of the old westerns.

<<<We continued on, coming full circle back to California. For now we’re still in Palm Desert till Sunday, moving to Golden Village Palms in Hemet. That will be our home site until next February. 🌻🌻🌻No specific plans for the next few months other than obtaining regular maintenance for the coach, car and us. Our doctors are still here till we eventually/maybe make a change. In all likelihood there will be few posts the next few months. Chances are life will be mundane, almost boring to write about. But if something pops up, I’ll be back! 🍀🍀🍀Plans are always subject to change but our thoughts for next year are to head north when we leave here. Oregon and Washington beckon, I hear there are some beautiful spots up there. If you have any recommendations please let me know! 😄 🌵🌵🌵After that it’s heading southeast as we have an appointment with Freightliner in South Carolina in mid July. (I know, hot and humid time). From there Georgia then Florida. So far, that’s all I got. We’ll see how it all pans out. I thank you for following along with us this year. 🐾🐾🐾Hope to see you back when we get back on the road. 🐾🐾🐾Take care and wherever the road take you….Safe Travels!!FjK

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