There are no "Os" in Tuba
Trip Start Dec 31, 2012
94Trip End May 04, 2013
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Dust In the Wind
We stopped by a Safeway store and got a good deal on our favorite Enchilada Sauce and bought some gas nearby. Then we were off!
The drive with a functioning dash AC was cool. Sorry...but it was, in both ways. As we climbed to a maximum elevation of about 7200 feet, it cooled outside and in. The road to Flagstaff is a steady up and down, with much more on the "upside." We headed to a CG where I stayed last year. Bonito USFS CG is the name. Unfortunately it doesn't open for a week or so. I talked with the NP Ranger who had no sympathy with the situation and then I left. Later he stopped by the coach to visit and that lightened things up considerably. I have no need for another resentment of any sort. I have a limited amount of mental/spiritual energy and have better places to use it.
We headed further up US89 and checked out Cameron, AZ, but couldn't find the campground, as advertised.
We're in Tuba City now at a motel with a few RV sites onsite. There's no water, most likely due to a late spring freeze up. Otherwise it's fine.
Tuba City is on the Navajo Reservation. Both Lynn and I were/are taken by the abject poverty in the area. We got here just about when the kids got out of school and saw several of them walking home. They did look healthy and were friendly. I imagine that they have a Head Start Program here. That's a good thing.
Tomorrow we'll head out early to Mount Caramel, Utah. It's not far from Kenab. We hope to score a campsite near or in Zion NP and check it out again. We were there in '05 when the snow was heavy and didn't have a chance to do any hiking. We're hoping for better luck this time. You will know shortly after we do.