I moved about 20 miles south to Box Wash and will probably stay here at least for Christmas and maybe the entire Holidays.
I'm always happy to see Box Wash can still be used for boondocking, after the state of Arizona bought it from the Department of Interior and I'm never sure when the state will close it off to public use, or turn it into a State Park and start charging for camping. That's always the way things seem to go, more and more public land is either taken away from the public. Or fees are placed on the public for its use which is nothing more than yet another tax.
Being here at Box Wash puts me a little closer to civilization. Wickenburg is only about 6 miles away where they have normal grocery stores and restaurants, but no Walmart.
I'm thinking of going to the Vulture mine outdoor museum tomorrow morning. I went there a couple of years ago and it was interesting and also free. Now they've changed the name to Vulture city, and charge $15 to visit. I'm hoping I can now see more of the area than I was allowed to see when it was free, but I guess I won't know until I get there.
I'm not sure what to do about going to Quartzsite. After the holidays is when the RVers start packing into Quartzsite by the thousands and it starts getting hard to get around. There's still plenty of places to boondock, there's so much empty space there that's never a problem, but being able to get some gas, or get a burger at McDonald's becomes difficult and time-consuming and seems to get worse and worse until the Big Show is over.
So I'm not sure what to do about going to "Q" I could just skip it altogether, but I do enjoy being there if it's not too crowded. One good thing about the Big Show is that it draws so many people to "Q" that other RV parks or boondocking areas in Arizona have plenty of room available.
Sunrise at the old Congress Pioneer historical cemetery.
An original grave marker. Their made out of wood so they don't last very long in the desert.
A child's grave.
Cremation urns hidden under a tree at the old Pioneer Cemetery. They look in to good a shape to be old. But seeing what they represent broke my heart.
Rich folks could afford a metal fence around the grave and a Marble headstone.