On our last day in Gila Bend we had lunch at the only really interesting building in the town. The Space Age Motel and Restaurant.
Looks like something out of the 50's.
The prices were reasonable as was the food.
We were on the road about 10 on Sunday morning. The trip was uneventful with mostly flat desert scenery. Not too far east of Yuma there is one area where we passed through mountains for a short time.
We arrived at the Yuma County Fairgrounds shortly before noon.
The temperature was in the high 80's. We found a shady spot and spent the time talking to other RVers. About 2:30 they started taking in the vendors and handicap attendees. Then they sought out the smaller rigs that are able to be parked under shelters. We finally got moved about 3:30. That's okay. Everyone was patient and enjoyed the time just sitting in the shade of the rigs and talking. No one was in a hurry and the parking crew was friendly and helpful.
We knew to arrive with our fresh water tank full and gray and black tanks empty as there is no water or sewer hookups. We were also told we would have only 20 amp service. That's okay. We can manage even though our fresh water tank holds 60 gallons and at 6 days that would mean we have 10 gallons a day usage. We can do it.
We were directed where to park.
Our site backs up to a fence and beyond that a side road. We started to hook up our electric to the box sitting on the right side (looking at our rig) when the parking attendant noticed there was an electric box on the pole on the left. Checked in out and it was 50 Amps!!!! EUREKA! If the temps stay high we can have air AND microwave AND tv. How cool is that!
Even though we are across from the airport, we slept sound last night until the winds started early this morning. It has been windy all day with gusts up to 45 mph. The temps are in the 70's but much too windy to hang around outside. The start at the rally starts in about 30 minutes with introductions and then a panel discussion relating to Rving issues.
We are expecting a fun filled and informational few days. Off we go.