We hit the road out of Las Vegas just after 9 am and enjoyed a beautiful sunny day all the way to TT Verde Valley near Cottonwood, AZ, arriving at 5 pm. We followed Hwy 93 south to Kingman. Driving across Hoover Dam in PP was wonderful and gave us a much different view than what we had from the Vue a week ago. We did have to submit to a security search before crossing the dam, but traffic was very light and after opening our storage bays for the security officer, we were on our way.
Our first stop was at the Flying J on I-40 near Kingman, AZ. The prices were good but this Flying J is in sad shape and very difficult to navigate when you are over 60 feet long. Potholes everywhere. We fuelled up using the commercial truck pumps but still received the RV fuel discount. Commercial fuel price was $2.849/gallon and we paid just $2.729/gallon, so quite a saving. We wanted to top up our propane as well. That involved having to drive into the car side of the station, across the front of the store, and then making a very tight 90 degree left turn, just to squeeze into the RV and propane lane. Again, not easy given our length, but we managed…..only just. The left tag axle wheel rolled up the edge of the fuel island an inch or two, as did the left rear wheel on our Vue. The staff were impressed we got into such a tight lane…and to truth be told…..so were we. We were on our way within 30 minutes and ate lunch as we drove east on I-40.
Next, it was south on AZ 89 to Prescott and then northeast on 89A at Chino Valley, before veering right on Fain Rd to Hwy 69 where we again turned east toward I-17. Once on I-17, it was a short 8 miles to the Hwy 260 turn off to Cottonwood and TT Verde Valley. About 230 miles in total, 6 hours driving including the 1 hour lost switching from PST to MST. We are all setup in site C-1, not too far from the pickleball courts. Hoping to play in the morning.
Temps are a little cooler here at night than in Las Vegas. We’ll be close to freezing tonight and were told by the ranger to leave our grey tank valve open and a tap dripping, to help prevent freezing. Wonderful mountain scenery on the way in to TT Verde Valley. Hoping to get some great photographs while we are here.