Wednesday, March 9, 2011 (Travel Day to Parker, Arizona)

We were all packed and hitched up ready to go just after 10:30 this morning. It was another gorgeous travel sky and sunshine...we certainly don’t get tired of that!

We headed north following highway 95 up through Quartsite. Now, that looks like an interesting place...if you like boondocking way out in the middle of nowhere. We understand that it has cleared out a lot...people heading home now that the winter months are coming to an end. But there were still a lot of rigs parked every which way...both sides of the highway for as far as the eye can see.

We weren’t quite sure where to stay in the Parker area, so we started with the La Paz County Campground. They were full but we could pull into the overflow section or the group site...both were just big open gravel parking lots. you think our luck could have been such that there would be an open site big enough for us right on the river front?? way...oh well. So we continued on to Buckskin Mountain State Park. They were also full but she had called ahead and their sister park, River Island State Park, only a couple of miles further down the highway had some sites available. So, off we went.

River Island State Park is fairly small and nicely laid out with 2 rows of pull-through sites down the middle and large back-in sites on either side. The sites are well spaced allowing lots of room between you and your neighbour. At $23/night with water and 50 amp electrical hook-ups, it was reasonable. Again, we just have to watch our water use as our tanks can only hold so much. Mind you we only plan on being here for 4 nights, so we should have plenty of room to have “short” showers in our own bathroom. was hot as we set up! BUT...we are not complaining! So much of the past 8 months has been in cloud and cold/coolness that we are just lapping up all this lovely heat...mid to high 80’s! After we got all set up, including the satellite, we sat outside in what little shade we had in the late afternoon and enjoyed a cool drink. This really is a lovely spot. The campground is nestled between mountains right on the Colorado River...just beautiful! California is on the other side of the river.

A nice site, beautiful weather, no problem getting the satellite signal...what could be better??! Oh yeah...there is absolutely no internet or cell signal...drats! is “almost” good! I probably can’t get a signal because of the mountains...oh much for getting our travel blog up-to-date while here!

No comments:

Post a Comment