Although big trucks don't take the day off, Saturday is still a good day to travel the Interstate. There are very few others heading west with us.
I love/hate this section of I-40. Beautiful views all around, with mountains in the distance and interesting canyons and vegetation along the highway. But the road itself sucks. Rather than repairs, they opt for Rough Road signs. As if one doesn't immediately know this :-( Strong cross winds stir up about half way to Kingman, upping the rating to "somewhat challenging".
The winds are leading a three-day rain storm which we've decided to sit out here instead of paying higher rates elsewhere - and then staying inside.
Zuni Village RV Park is a Passport America park with FHUs, decent size spaces on level gravel, and a few trees that don't block our satellite. It's on the east side of town, next to a storage place, with several permanent residents, and perfect for our needs.
Bill contacts our friend Kevin who used to live here (he's on vacation in Hawaii, we have no shame), for a dinner place recommendation. El Palacio in Old Town is great. Good food, and margaritas without labels on the bottom of the glass :-) Very good margaritas.
|A wonderful old building|
|2000 ft elevation change from Kingman, AZ|
|The clouds move in|
|Seven rustic cabins and one log house among the trees|
|Sharp and tight|
|Getting down the mountain as the rain arrives|
|Difficult to see, water covers the sidewalks and is moving fast|
|She's right! And enough for two meals too :-)|
We already have reservations near Zion and in Bryce, and will visit relatives in Ogden, UT. Memorial Day we'll be in Dinosaur National Monument where hopefully the National Park Centennial Celebration will draw fewer crowds than the more popular and accessible locations.
We'll spend June in Colorado, hopefully fishing while staying somewhat cool. Wyoming and Montana will be home through mid-September.
Of course Jello is the name of the game, so maybe we'll do something else :-)
For the next week we're at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area near Boulder City, NV.