Heading out of town, Sherm stopped at a gas station to pick up a can of his favourite Rock Star energy drink. He got me a can to try as well. Although I regularly use 5 Hour Energy drinks and am not a fan of the Red Bull type beverages, this wasn't bad.
We left town on US 95, paralleling I-8 for a while through green fields and then swung north towards Quartzsite. Sherm tells me that the little town of Quartzsite hosts one of the largest RV shows in the world during January.
We followed US 95 north to mile market 55 and turned off on a paved road. The pavement only lasted three miles and then, without warning, turned to washboard gravel. This was why we were in the car. Had we taken the bikes, the ride would have been rugged and I probably would have spent a week trying to put the pieces back on the Wing. After seven miles of gravel, we arrived at the Castle Dome Mines Museum and Ghost Town.
I checked and recorded the tire tread depths on the RV and, after supper, we visited with Pat and Sherm and had ice cream while I managed to get all my North America maps installed on an external SD card in the Zumo GPS (they were too big to fit in the internal memory). The GPS told me the shortest route home was 2,642 miles but we would be taking a longer route.
Sorry that we would be leaving a nice place and great neighbors in the morning, we turned in about 10:00 PM.
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