Day 8: Fort McDowell, AZ to Needles, CA

MIles today: 254 / Total miles: 2297

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Desert, desert and more desert, endlessly. Just glad we’re not doing this in a covered wagon…

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Little mini-tornados all day long…

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Gas in the middle of nowhere, and the largest flag I’ve ever seen. Hard to tell from this pic, but it was HUGE.

Needles Campground

It’s memorial day weekend with a great migration to Lake Havasu, not far away, so we were fortunate to find a space at a lovely working-guy’s getaway community on the banks of the Colorado river in Needles.

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Day 7: Overgaard, AZ to Fort McDowell, AZ

Miles today: 115 / Total miles: 2043

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A delightful reunion after 10 years with Jim and Cathy Eide at their lovely home at the DC Ranch golf community in Scottsdale:

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At 71, Jim hasn’t lost the boyish charm that caused him to look 30 at 50…

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The view from the Eide’s delightful backyard patio.

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Some pictures from the Eide’s beautiful club at DC Ranch:

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Plenty of kids having fun, and the eighteenth green just beyond.

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At our campground in Fort McDowell, AZ:

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Our campground at Fort McDowell is on an Indian Reservationa and near a casino. It is open and functional and they have a GREAT hot tub!

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Some friends Chloe spotted just across the fence…

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