With my morning Ice Tea in my cup holder, and before 7:00 am, I am on my way towards San Diego. I will miss the new friends I met at the casino parking lot over the last few weeks. As we talked last night, I looked up at the casino hotel room balconies, overlooking the area, and commented that when I used to travel on business over the years I never met people sitting in a hotel room.
I made it to Petroglyphs in Gila Bend or should I say 20 miles northwest of the town with the name the same as the river. It was mid morning before the full heat of the day.
This used to be a state park but is now owned by the Bureau of Land Management under the Federal Government. Those of us that boondock call it by its initials as BLM.
A car with 2 couples inside it pulled up behind me as I drove in the parking lot, and one of the woman said "They said that we probably wouldn't see anyone out here."
I was thinking the same thing, but one more car did stop with two young woman in it to check out a bit of history while we were there.
The two couples were from Minnesota and Wisconsin. With one couple that winters in AZ.
I know it looks like a pile of rocks and it is but for some reason it was used by prehistoric and post historic peoples to leave their mark for the future.
Check out this lizard the 2 couples spotted. You have to look close as it blends on well.
There is a very large solar farm at the exit off I8 where you go to the Petroglyphs.
They are parabolic so the transmit energy to the center collector.
When I arrived in Yuma, AZ it was 97 degrees. The warmest yet for me and it's hot. I stopped at McDonLds again for an afternoon ice tea & a berry smoothie.
I chose to stay at the BLM site in Yuma tonight. They don't charge to boondock. You need to carry out what you use.
It is at a nice pond where a few people were fishing when I arrived.
In the shade there were a few misquotes but at dusk when I took this I had to stay inside the camper.