Moving Day: El Paso, TX To Willcox, AZ

Posted by on February 26, 2013

We intended to hit the road about 9:30 this morning but got under way about 9:15 instead.  That gave us plenty of time to do our travel day chores, have breakfast (breakfast sandwiches), shower & check our email and FB.

We took the scenic route by going over/through the Franklin Mountains via Woodroow Bean Trans Mountain Road.  The truck had to work a little harder than normal but she done did good!  The drive is beautiful and when you reach the top (5280 feet) you have a nice view of El Paso/Juarez below.

Going over the mountain

Going over the mountain

at the peak and heading down...

at the peak and heading down…

We only had about 240ish miles to travel today but planned to stop at the Camping World in Anthony, Texas to exchange one of our club chairs that was broken.  We were there about a 1/2 an hour while someone located one for us and just before we left the parking lot I took the opportunity to deploy a Munzee!

We also wanted to ‘cap’ a Munzee at the I-10 rest area just south of the Texas border that our Heartland friend, Bernie, deployed back in December of 2011.  Unfortunately, we were unable to locate it so we’re thinking it was either removed or painted over.  BUT…all was not lost as there was another Munzee at the rest area that we grabbed and Michael deployed one as well.

We enjoyed watching the changing terrain…desert, hills, mountains and even a few snow-capped mountains once we hit Arizona.

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Can you see the snow?

Can you see the snow?

We stopped at a rest area just past the Arizona border for a quick potty break and noticed that under belly was hanging down again.  Michael put it back up and we were on our way again.  Once we get to Phoenix he’ll have to have to figure out something to keep it in place.  I also deployed a Munzee!

Putting the underbelly up again

Putting the underbelly up again

Great place for a rest area - check out that view!

Great place for a rest area – check out that view!

We arrived at Ft. Willcox RV Park in Willcox, Arizona just after 4:00.   We settled into site 29 and are here for 2 nights.  The park is old & kind of run down but for the $19 a night (Passport America rate) we’ll make do.  We plan to spend the day seeing a few sites nearby tomorrow so we won’t be here much anyway.  The park is for sale….$475,000 and it’s yours!

Ft. Willcox RV Park - site 29

Ft. Willcox RV Park – site 29

Two new state stickers!  We were able to add New Mexico and Arizona to our travel map today.  For our purposes we add a sticker when we travel through it…although others only add a sticker if they sleep/camp in that state.  I say, ‘To each his own’.

New Mexico

New Mexico

Arizona

Arizona

Today’s Heartland Sightings:

Cyclone – 2

Greystone – 1

 

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