Dam it's hot. Too hot. So hot we decided to spend some cash. Penny gets uprooted from her spot and we make the call to head south to Quartzite AZ. On the way through town I pull off at local car wash and give Penny a much needed wash down. The rain from the week prior had splattered sand all over her lower half. Dirt is bad for paint, and wiping it off instead of washing it off makes the situation even worse. A grand total of $10 was pumped through the car wash to spray down the RV, jeep, and enduro. Not a bad deal when you consider I even had time to wash Penny with a soapy foam brush. Is your car at home dirty? Gross. That makes you a bad person. Do your car a favor and give it a bath.
Finally time to move on down the road to RV mecca. Quartzite AZ is known to RV'ers around the country as one of "those" places. This small town is nearly dead for 9 months out of the year. Then after the holidays....BOOM! This place fills up with thousands of RV'ers taking advantage of either nearly free or dirt cheap parking for months at a time. It's an escape from the cold for most of the people who come out here.
We pulled into Hassler's RV park right on the main drag to take advantage of some 50 amp electrical hook-ups. This will spin the air conditioner at full blast during the 90+ degree days that are forecasted through the weekend.
Eli points us west on our first walk of the weekend through familiar territory. It was nearly a year ago that we were in this same town on the back half of our trip. It's a bit weird to be in a place we recognize, but weird in a good way. Now it's time to sit back and take in our new surroundings.