We left Lake Minden on Tuesday and along the way to Bakersfield there was a bad accident.It blocked the whole freeway and involved several vehicles,one being a 18 wheeler.We arrived in Bakersfield after driving 270 mi.and spent the night at the Elks. Not much area for parking but only $10.00 a night and includes electric and has a dump.
Wednesday we drove 284 miles to Needles,Ca. and spent the night at Northshore RV park. This is part of the Colorado River Adventures and a RPI park so it was only $10.00 a night for us. We were close to Laughlin and I told Sam I wanted to go to the River Palms for dinner and to get my gambling fix. Dinner was great and we had Prime Rib for 6.99.Gambling wasn’t so great,I lost.
Thursday we were on our way to Arizona and ended up going all the way to Gallup New Mexico. We drove longer than we usually drive but we shared the driving and went 395 miles today.We ended up staying overnight at Walmart and it cost us $50.00. It would of been cheaper in a campground.We are on our way to Texas and have seen all the sightseeing spots before so we’re not stopping to see them again. This is why we’ve driven farther than we normally do. Going through Flagstaff we saw some snow and the weather was cool.
Friday was an uneventful day. We drove 317 miles to Tucumcari, N.M. and spent the night at the Elks.Water and Electric for $7.50 and 2nd night is free.We didn’t take them up on the 2nd night.
Saturday was a short drive to Amarillo,Tx. only 128 miles. We had to get our safety inspection on our rv and car,as we haven’t been in Texas since '06. After getting that done we went to the Elks for a 2 night stay.$10.00 a night.We are going to Palo Duro Canyon on Sunday.We drove over to see Cadillac Ranch,this is where the Cadillacs are buried in the ground front end down and the rest sticking up. People go there with cans of spray paint and paint all over the cars. It’s a shame because they leave all the cans and tops all over the ground. It really is a dirty mess.I can’t believe people don’t take there garbage with them. There is even a dumpster out by the highway.