Blooming Ocotillo in the Sonoran Desert. Saw these all over. They live for 60 to 100 years and can be up to 20′ high.

Are we here yet?


Needles Marina Park, lucked out with this spot on the point all to myself 🙂

Yes, Mason, we’re in California now!

Loved this Park on the Colorado River on the California side. Very dog friendly and close to town. The Park is well maintained, with lots of grass, water and room to wander. The weather when I was there was actually perfect (in other words not roasting hot!)  I didn’t use the pool but it looked inviting. I checked the Arizona side of the Colorado where there is another Colorado River RV Park, also very spacious, but more set up for groups traveling together and families and friends wanting to spend time boating.


Beautiful sunrise morning.

Swim time but there were stickers.

“Needles Marina Park located on the Colorado River off interstate 40 and Historic Route 66 nestled right at the Needles Bridge has been family owned and operated since 1976. We are in our 40th year of business. The park owner takes pride in the facility and his love for this park comes through with the way he meticulously maintains the facilities.” 

See how peaceful it is here? That wasn’t going to last only the WIND would last.

West and then Northwest to Northern Cal.  WINDY WINDY WINDY doesn’t show but the last part of my drive was the usual fight against the wind with the addition of sand storms, little twisters and thunder.