View of the sunset for my campsite at the Homolovi state Park Winslow, Arizona
I had an easy drive today to Winslow, Arizona, I don't even know what the distance was but the time went by smoothly and stress-free, which is more important to me than actual distance.
There seemed to be a lot more RVs on the road today, they were everywhere. Maybe it's getting cold somewhere, that will often send RVers scurrying to Arizona, after all, that's my excuse.
I'm camped at the Homolovi state Park whose claim to fame is the ancient Indian ruins located here that are thousands of years old. Nobody's sure why the Navajo people suddenly picked up and left this area but my best guess based on a fair amount of experience dealing with the state of Arizona, and a basic knowledge of the cultural anthropology of indigenous peoples, would suggest that the Arizona state Park entrance and camping fees got so high they could no longer afford to stay.
I'm only a couple of hours drive now from Camp Verde Arizona where I was thinking I might spend a few days, but since I've never seen the area I won't make a decision until I get there. Camp Verde is on the north side of the mountains that you have to go over to get to Phoenix. And the north side of those mountains is always 10 or 15 degrees cooler than the Phoenix area, so that should put the temperatures at Camp Verde just about right.