Monday, October 5, 2020

Back to Arizona

 Apache Junction, AZ   High 109  Low 81

It was time for us to pull up the jacks and head south. We left Billings on Wednesday, September 10. It was hard to say goodbye to Todd and Michaela. We enjoyed their company so much. 

This was the view out of our window as we headed west. The snow is beautiful on the mountains as long as it stays up there.

Our first night was spent in Twin Bridges, MT at a quiet, pretty rest area. Well, it was quiet during the night. We had a semi, a few cars and a truck camper for company. As we were getting ready to pull out the next morning, a political rally arrived to take over the whole rest area. 

Thursday night we spent at the fairgrounds in Malad, ID. Another free stop but please call the county if you want to camp there. We had thought this was also going to be very peaceful but I need to warn you, you may hear cannons going off. We were watching some TV when all of a sudden we heard this horrible boom not far from us. I got a little worried but nothing else happened. About 30 minutes later another boom. That did it for me. I had to know what was going on so I called the Sheriff's office.

The view at the fairgrounds.

I explained to the women who answered that we were camped at the fairground and I was wondering what all the noise was about. She started to laugh and then explained there was a football game at the high school which was just across the road from us and every time the home team scored, they shot off the cannon. I figured they must have won the game because awhile later there were lots of cannon booms. Then all was quiet.

The next night we made it to Blue Cut RV Park in Helper, UT. We have stayed there before and it was perfect for a one night stay. Pull through and did not have to unhitch. 

A touch of fall color.


Saturday we headed further south into Utah. The southwest scenery is just incredible.

 Spent the night in Bluff, UT at the Coral Sands RV Park. 

After leaving Bluff we headed down Highway 191 through the Navajo Nation. A work of advice - don't go down this road. It is a very rough, roller coaster road and sometimes we could only do 35 mph. I was afraid to go into the trailer at the end of the day cause I wasn't sure anything had survived. 

The Navajo Nation has been hit extremely hard by Covid-19. They have implemented curfews and strict mask wearing. I called to make sure that we could stop and get gas in Chinle on Monday and they told us that they would be open. Signs everywhere stressing the importance of masks, the curfews, and absolutely no visitors. Everyone was wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing at the gas station. 

We finally reached St. John's AZ and pulled into the St. John's RV Resort for three nights. We have a specific reason for being here and that will be my next post. It has definitely warmed up.



  1. Other than the road, sounds like this trip is going better than the one north.

  2. Yes, we took that road through the reservation last spring on our trip back to Montana--never again!

  3. It sounds like it was a mostly good trip. I look forward to hearing your reason for your current stop.

  4. Other then the road conditions glad the rest of your trip went well.
    Looking forward to your stop over.
    Be Safe and Enjoy the warmer temperatures.

    It's about time.

  5. Sounds like our return trip is working out pretty good. Be safe and yes keep wearing your masks.

  6. It's bad enough all the political adds on TV and the media, sad that there was a political rally at your rest stop. Talk about shoving politics in your face, eh? Nov 3rd can't come fast enough to put all this behind us, whoever wins.

  7. That's pretty nervy to take over an entire rest stop. They have a purpose and it's not that! We like Bluff, it's sort of a wide spot in the road, but it's pretty.


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