Making Friends

First fast food in two weeks!

First fast food in two weeks!

The 14-day time limit was up at my Cottonwood camp so I packed up and moved this morning. Where I am now is only about 15 miles away, but it is in another national forest so I should not be bothered for a few days. The weather for this weekend is still too hot to return to the valley but I’m hoping next week will be more normal.

I really enjoyed my stay at the Cottonwood campground. A couple of days were pretty warm, but for the most part it was lovely weather. Remember that I have been in the mountains of Colorado and New Mexico for the last month, waking to freezing temps every morning. For the last two weeks, it has been good to soak up some Arizona sunshine.

I met some nice people while camped in Cottonwood. When I take walks in the evening I sometimes stop and talk with people I meet along the way. I follow a blog called Me and My Dog and My RV,, and one evening I met the owners of the blog, Barb and Katie(a cute little K9) by their motorhome as I was out walking. We saw each other several times during the time we were camped together and always had great conversation whenever we would meet. She introduced me to Dean, another camper living the lifestyle we share. We will all be in the southwest this winter and hopefully see each other down the road.

I plan to be here for the weekend and then head back into Phoenix on Tuesday or Wednesday. Richard has been exploring some dispersed camping areas near Usary Park and I hope to stay there for a few days. It will be good to see everyone again.

3 Responses to “Making Friends”

  1. Hey Dale! Thanks for the shout out!

    Well, I made it safely to Quartzsite for a one-night stay. I snagged a site, but will leave it this morning to head to San Diego for annual appts. I hope it’s still here when I return. I did leave some things showing it was occupied, so fingers crossed.

    I miss you guys!!! That was such a good time, hopefully we’ll do it again soon. I’m posting your photo in my next blog post. It’s really good! 🙂

  2. Dale says:

    It was nice meeting you too, Barb. I’m sure your checkup in San Diego will be fine and you can get back to Q soon. I’m camped off the 525 on a nice spot below the model airplane runway. It was a little noisy this morning with all the planes flying around but it only lasted a couple hours. I talked with one of the pilots and he offered to teach me to fly his plane. He has a dual control so he can take over if I get in trouble. Sounds like fun, I may try it tomorrow.

  3. Donna says:

    Glad you got to meet Barbara and Katie. I hope to meet her someday. I’ve been following her blog for a few years and I think we’d be good friends.

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