They say that everything is Texas is bigger, and it definitely feels that way when you cross the state from east to west: 870+ miles of endless roads that took one more overnight stop after leaving Lake Medina. Forttunately Sandy, our next door neighbor at Lake Medina, gave us the name of a very nice campground where reservations aren’t required. All you need is to find the Saddleback Mountain RV park in Balmorhea (off of interstate 10), drop a $20.00 in a box, and find nicely leveled pull-through to park your rig. If you read this post, thank you Sandy. No way we would have found this great stop without your advise.
After a night of rest, we finished the last few miles in Texas and decided to tackle the 745 miles to Quartzsite by skipping a stop in New Mexico and leveraging our Harvest Host membership to find an off the beaten path Saloon in Wilcox, AZ, and like the Saddleback Mountain stop, the Cattle Rest Saloon proved to be yet anotther great find in the middle of Arizona desert.
After another long drive, we are finally in Quartzsite, experiencing for the very first time what is like to camp at a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) property. Unfortunately, we arrived to Quartzsite after 4:00PM and the office was closed, so we simply headed to the dispersed camping area to find beautiful spot away from any of our neighbors. Tomorrow we’ll head to one of the BLM offices to find out what we need to do or pay to stay here for a couple of days before we reach our final destination on this leg of our journey: Los Angeles, California!