Sara Park Rodeo Grounds
We left Casa Grande around 8 am with Jan and Paul Kelpe following us. We made a quick bathroom stop in Gila Bend. We stopped at the rest area in Tonopah and Carlena and Harry were waiting for us. As we were introducing Jan and Paul to them, Sharon called on the phone and said they just passed us. They were going to stop in Bouse for fuel. We left the rest area and stopped at the truck stop to wait for them to fuel up.
I think Dennis and Carol Hill and Mark Nemeth were the first to arrive at Blue Water Casino in Parker. I got a text from John and Gayle that they were in Quartzite. I estimated that we'd stop for lunch around 12:30 and I think we arrived at 12:20. Not bad for a caravan of four.
They had a table for thirteen ready in no time.
Check in was very simple at the rodeo grounds and we were parked in no time. We park backwards in the pull thru sites. This way we have our living room window facing the direction where the show will be.
Our sites are much better this year. We're on the end so I'm sure everyone will be here for the show.
There's a huge crowd here already.
Here's the photos from the Gourd Festival I promised to post. You'll have to make them larger to appreciate the work these artists do.
I love this wall of gourds and the sign that says "secure our gourders". You know you are in Arizona.
The musicians were great.
This gourd birds legs moved with gears attached to the bicycle.
This was made out of six different gourds.