More Lake Roosevelt and good news!
Our week at Lake Roosevelt passes uneventfully. Our time is more precious with the thought that it may be our last week in the desert. There’s a path along the bluff above the lake. We walk it each morning for exercise and entertainment.
Unidentified hawk….possible red tail?
The campground from a small hill…red truck..bottom right.
Four Peaks Wilderness Area is to the west of us….seems strange as the peaks have always been east of where we previously camped.
Although the lake level is down, its beauty still overwhelms us.
The campground allows the winter visitors to stay for months. This makes for some interesting neighbors.
This Canadian has the right idea for simple camping. Notice the smoke vent in the middle of the tent! A good neighbor…very polite.
Found an old graveyard where workers who died while constructing the dam are buried. The Theodore Roosevelt Dam was completed in 1911.
T Roosevelt Dam
Roosevelt Bridge…built 1992.
At the end of the week, on a mission, we leave this peaceful camp. It is time to WASH CLOTHES! This is capitalized due to importance…we have not washed since January 18th…4 weeks ago!.........(Later I realized that I am lying! Completely forgot about using a RV park laundry in Yuma...not a senior moment....a senior two days...so sorry!)
Deciding that we are not able to drive 90 miles, wash for two hours and then drive through traffic to Phoenix in one day, we move closer to civilization…back to the parking lot at Phon D Sutton Rec Area. This way we will only need to drive 18 miles to the laundry. The parking lot is full of a singles group and we move to the next lot. From this position we are able to see the fountain at Fountain Hills shoot up at 6 PM and a bald eagle circling the Salt River looking for dinner!
Choosing to wash at the Superstition Laundry is a wise decision. With the help of an assistant we are able to get everything in one 50 lb. washer! ($5.50) Twenty four minutes to wash and 30 minutes to dry and we are done!!
(Note: we did not go around dirty and stinking…)
This past weekend is spent back at the relatives and we are now, happily, back at Lost Dutchman State Park, near Apache Junction.
And, thanks to my friends and relatives, our house has been cleared of foul odors and brown liquids. No need to go back home early! Hooray!
But the countdown has begun….must hit the road going east in two weeks or less.