There's an intersection with a stoplight where I turned into this boondocking area where I'm at now. This building is built on that intersection with the stoplight and looks to me like an almost finished truck stop. One thing I find confusing is on the left side there's a tin structure that looks like a farmers silo, and even though I've spent a fair amount of time, and nights in truck stops, I can't think of a reason for something that looks like a silo at a truck stop.
If nothing else this should point out how little we full-timers have to worry about in our daily lives.
I walked around the boondocking area where I'm currently staying this morning, and didn't see any signs indicating what this land is. Is it BLM, is it private land, or is it school lands. My best guess is, private land will usually have no trespassing signs, BLM land will have signs at the entrance indicating it as such, and there's often no signs designating school lands. So by the amount of people staying here, on both sides of the road and it being physically a lot of acreage, I would guess that it's Arizona school lands which you are allowed to camp on if you have a $15 a year permit, which I do.
Having determined what this land is, and having spent a peaceful day and a quiet night, I've decided to spend another night here even though the weather is beautiful, and the wind is calm, perfect for driving. I figured that anything going on in Wickenburg or Congress is not important enough for me to be in a hurry to get there. After all in the full-timers world "the destination is not the reason for going from one place to another, its to see what's in between."
Part of the boondocking area I'm in. It's a big place with plenty of room for everybody.
if you look away in the back of the picture you can see more boondocker's back there.
This contraption is a Turtleback Expedition and its made in Arizona. You can tell it's built for expeditions because it has knobby tires, and military style colors.
I looked it up on the Internet and this thing actually costs about $45,000 depending on how it's equipped, but mostly it's just a pop-up tent camper with an outside kitchen.
It's sitting about 100 feet from me so I'm hoping These folks aren't already on their expedition because I most certainly am not prepared for an expedition, quest, mission, or even a slight adventure, I'm just living my everyday life eight miles from a Walmart.
But if it does turn out I'm on an expedition and don't realize it yet, at least I'll know where I can get a couple of knobby tires.
This SUV with a tent on top kind of looks like one of those new Ford Broncos, but I can't tell for sure, and he left before I could get another picture.