We were so flipping happy to get into the lower elevation desert areas and friendlier locales after our experiences in Joshua Tree. We had planned to stay at Twenty-Nine Palms but it’s so darned ritzy that the RV parks (we were willing to pay the prices) would NOT allow any RVs that were more than 10 years old to stay…even for one night! Well, if that doesn’t say it all.
As was our experience all through California gas prices were the highest we’d seen so we were darned happy to say “Buh-bye” to California forever.
We stayed at an RV park in the middle of Quartzsite, Arizona for two days to get our laundry done and run a few errands. Then we were off to our last destination in the U.S., Aho, Arizona which was only a short drive from the Mexican border and rested up for the crossing. We had paperwork and everything else in order and ready and I’d already purchased our FMM visas online a week earlier before we left Gold Beach.
Still, we were very nervous about everything going well and getting a full 180 days for the next leg of our journey down the west coast of north, central Mexico.
The plan was to rest up in Puerto Penasco for a week or two, as long as it took to feel like we wanted to resume the trip.