RV Day #9: Time to move from Capri RV Resort to Quail Ridge RV Park. We jumped on I-8E and have a 3-4 hour drive. With colder weather approaching, we had researched a good location to stay that wouldn’t have temperatures below freezing and would allow us to explore somewhat North Arizona with the Mini Cooper - Red Rocks of Sedona, Bearizona, Montezuma Castle, and the Grand Canyon.
Depart: Nov.15 (heading to Mesa, AZ)
~244 miles from Yuma, AZ to Mayer, AZ
Drive Day Forecast: Mostly Sunny - High 82°F
14246 S. Highway 69
Mayer, AZ. 86333
It's a huge cattle ranch...
Best Western Space Age Lodge – 401 E Pima St, Gila Bend, AZ
We didn't stop to eat here... just passing through as we have a long enough drive.
"The Best Western Space Age Lodge, a Gila Bend landmark, was one of five futuristic-themed lodges opened by Al Stovall, a friend of President Eisenhower and supplier of metals and plastics to the Federal Government during WWII. The Lodge opened in 1965 and was the fifth Best Western establishment in Arizona." –ArizonaGuide.com
Dinosaur in Gila Bend, AZ (off Hwy 85)
Snapshop passing by from the highway - where the Phoenix Cardinals play.
We're really starting to spot the sea of cactus around...
View of the entrance and a few lots.
That's the office.
To the left and downhill is their Clubhouse open 24hrs - showers, bathrooms, laundry, and cable TV. We used and enjoyed their shower facilities. We've made a habit of showering after setting up the RV. It feels good washing off after a long drive.
There's Bill getting ready to setting up the RV. He's getting the routine down:
– hook up electricity & sewer
– turn off electricity in the RV before turning on the 50amp/30amp
– position the jack pads for gravel terrain
– take down the portabote and surfboards
They had a few empty lots and allowed us to walk around and choose which spot we wanted. We chose the one farthest from the highway and with a view of the valley. We had more long-term neighbors on both sides. The RV park has a middle–of–nowhere feeling, privacy, peace & quiet and currently only $340/month to stay here (electricity not included).
[UPDATE: As of August 10, 2021 – Monthly Rates: $551.00, Standard Rate / $498.00, Discounted Rate]