After spending a couple of weeks at Quartzsite we were starting to get frustrated with the crowds and rude people. We had a huge rally group park right on top of us and one guy nearly hit our dog (who was on his cable by our rig) with his RV. Time to go!
We decided to head down HWY 95 towards Yuma and decided to stop one night at KOFA wildlife refuge.
After chatting with some other RVer’s we decided to head to American Girl Mine. This is another BLM area on the California side of Yuma.
The first night there we had a low key gathering for happy hour and enjoyed a glorious sunset!
We’ve been big fans of Aluminarium since we started this journey so it was awesome to meet Leigh, Brian and Curtis! We love their website Campendium which provides so much good info on boondocking areas, state parks and RV parks. You can leave a review of any place you’ve stayed as a helpful resource to others.
Leigh was also kind enough to feature us on her blog!! Of course, it could be the fact that we were sucking up wearing our Campendium hoodies too! 😜
While we were there, Jase of Wanderwasi was kind enough to get some great drone footage of us and our rig! This was such an awesome thing for him to do and we so appreciated having this great memory!
There was a lot of great walking/hiking areas including the old mine shafts and tailings.
Just up the road was Tumco Ghost Town. Another great area to explore with a ton of history behind it. Very interesting to see the remains of the old buildings and mining areas.
The desert is amazing in so many ways. It’s so surprising to me that so much can survive there in the extremes of summer.
And of course, the sunsets will blow you away!
We spent nearly a month in the area and while we enjoyed it immensely we were really ready to see our property again! So on February 5th we loaded up and headed to New Mexico. We are currently staying in Santa Fe as the snow is just a little high yet at our place, though with the current warm temperatures everything will be turning to mush and mud soon!
The RV park we are staying at is nothing to write home about, but it’s close to Santa Fe, an hour and a half from our property and is convenient if nothing else. Sometimes this life is not very glamorous but then again it provides a lot more freedom!