Casino camping was on my never-before-done and must-do list and here I am!
|Casino del Sol|
Earlier today, I met a couple at Saguaro National Park that has been staying here. It is, as they said, clean and almost unbelievably quiet. The RV area is some distance away from the main lot and regularly patrolled by security. It's a very large lot and we all have a lot of space between us. Of course, after dinner, I dropped a couple of dollars into the slots like a good patron.
Another long day in the saddle at 252 miles. I’m ready for a little break from the road. This works out well as my arrival at Quartzsite will be delayed a few days for a couple of reasons. For one thing, even though Q-site’s only 3 hours away, I’m tired of driving and want to stay relatively put for a couple of days. And there is a cold front on the way and the Q-site forecast is not pretty. They could see up to 40+ MPH winds.But mainly, I have some paperwork to complete. I was notified yesterday that I’m hired for the online faculty position! Great news! But …. the downside is that I have to print, sign, and scan multiple documents. So I’ll need a print shop close by. And I’ll have a phone appointment with HR. I’d like to get all that taken care of before Quartzsite.
I got another late start today after a great night’s sleep at WMT. This AM, I counted 14 other rigs that had overnighted. My departure was delayed because I had to print, sign, scan, and upload my letter of offer. Deming is a small town and an internet search turned up no suitable business nearby to aid in this task.So I stopped across the street at the Deming Visitors’ Center and asked the ladies if they could recommend a place.
The office manager then invited me to sit at her desk and use her computer and printer! What nice folks. I left a donation by way of thanks.
Another first: I spotted a road runner! He was, fittingly enough, at the Arizona Tourist Info Office.
The scenery got serious as I neared Tucson.
By the time I got to Saguaro National Park, it was getting late. But I drove the 8-mile loop and marveled at the scenery. It was 72 and the sky was bright blue with cirrus clouds.
|GDB in front of Javelina Rock|
Now it's almost 9 PM local time but it was an eventful day. I’m ready to go to bed and read.