High winds and possible rain were predicted to move in this afternoon, so we got an early start to beat the weather. We were on the road by 8:15 am, and had a beautiful drive to Kingman – no wind, no rain, and no traffic!
I was surprised at how scenic the drive was, and was glad Bryce was driving so I could take pictures along the way! We even passed through a Joshua Tree Forest,
so Tom didn’t have to feel bad about missing Joshua Tree National Park this time around. There was a 30-mile section of Highway 93 that the mountain book described as a “roller coaster ride”, but it wasn’t bad at all. There were a few steep areas (6%), but the upgrades were balanced by downgrades, and the overall effect was easy and enjoyable.
After a quick pit-stop in Wikieup, we passed through “the middle of nowhere” and continued on to Kingman.
We were out of the mountains then, and starting to see low, dark clouds up ahead.
We breezed through Kingman, and made our way west a few more miles to Golden Valley.
There were several RV Parks to choose from in the Kingman area, and we went with a Passport America park for our 2-night stay – Tradewinds RV Park.
The folks in the office were really nice, and the park is clean and well-kept.
Our site is a pull-thru right behind the recreation building, and we quickly got set up.
We were all starving, so we made a quick lunch and got busy with work and school. Later, Tom and I took Casey for a walk to check out the rest of the park. There are vintage tractors and implements randomly placed between rows of campsites – pretty cool!
Casey doesn’t mind the old tractors, but she sure doesn’t like the buffalo statue!!
We had a few sprinkles in the afternoon, and the low clouds made for a spectacular sunset . . .
Tomorrow we have some work and school to do in the morning, then we have one more Route 66 adventure planned for the afternoon . . . check back to see where we go!