We’re at another parking lot style RV park behind a Shell station in Gila, AZ. We were in need of a laundromat, and this is a Passport America park, so for $10/ night we have full hook-ups and a decent place to stay. Luckily we got the back row so at least there is pretty desert scenery behind us and a place to walk. We are on our way to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, about 70 miles south of here on the Mexican border. We chose this place so that Debbie could get her replacement water pump delivered by Fed Ex. They were supposed to have sent it 2 day delivery, so she thought for sure it would be here when we arrived yesterday, but when she called Shur-Flo they said it was mailed ground and is scheduled to arrive tomorrow. So we hung out here another day, which worked out fine since rain was predicted anyway. It never did rain but sure looked like it wanted to all day.
We went into Gila Bend to see what was there. Nothing! It is a very depressed looking town, with a few motels, restaurants, and two dollar stores. We stopped in the only grocery store for a couple things and it was pretty pitiful. Guess the residents have to drive 40 miles to the nearest Wal-Mart near Phoenix to do any real shopping. It’s another one of those places that makes you wonder why anyone would live here.
May be several days before we post again. Looks like there is no Verizon service at all in Organ Pipe so we will be out of touch for awhile.