I left Yuma this morning and headed east on Interstate 8 bound for Ajo Arizona. After driving an hour or so I came to the little spot in the road called Dateland and remembered the delicious Date milkshake that I had the last time I came by here and pulled off the highway into the gift shop to get me a milkshake.
After getting my Date milkshake I saw a sign at the cash register that said, RV Park full hookups $18 a night, And I thought to myself I've been on the road for an hour now and I think it's time to stop for the night, it was 9:30.
The main reason I stopped for a night with full hookups is I hadn't dumped or taken on water at the Escapees Park in Yuma. They wanted to charge me $10 to dump because I was dry camped and not camped at a regular hookup spot. And they said the water was free but was really hard. So I decided to mosey on down the road with an almost empty water tank and mostly full holding tanks.
The campground here at Dateland is okay, the big problem so far is there are train tracks a couple of hundred yards away that are receiving an amazing amount of use. I'm hoping that won't continue all night but even if it does, I've slept through worse.
Dateland's claim to fame is, surprisingly enough, Dates. This is a huge Date farm, or Date Orchard or Date ranch, whatever they call it. And there brand is Medjool Dates which I've bought at the store before so it's kind of neat to see where there grown.
I only paid for one night so I'll be on my way tomorrow morning, I think if I stayed here much longer than that I could very easily become addicted to Date milkshakes and soon would be unable to fit into my truck.