Bleak, barren and boring—that’s the only way to describe driving through the Mojave Desert. We left Barstow and drove about four hours to Kingman, AZ. It was amazing to see green patches of land as we approached Needles, California. This was due to the Colorado River. As soon as we passed the river, the scenery went back to the three “B’s.”

Getting closer to Kingman, we needed to find a place to stay the night. With our Google smart phones to guide us, we ended up in an okay, but not a place I would recommend, RV Park.

Circle S RV Park is just off the main road that runs through Kingman. Once you turn right off that main drag, you’re in an industrial area. That is where Circle S is. Last night’s staff was friendly and helpful, this manager is not. I’m guessing that most of these RV parks cater to folks who live there and take in the occasional traveler. I’m putting up photos of some of this park. It’s too bad I didn’t have a chance to shoot and post last night’s park. The people who live here are friendly and that’s what counts.

But the RV parks are not why we are making this trip. They are only a means to an end. And today’s end is Kingman, a large city with all the major stores, restaurants and several malls. You could spend money here—in fact, we may just do that tonight. Remember we left some things at home! Tomorrow we journey to the Petrified Forest National Park and Painted Desert. We’ll probably be there a couple of days. We don’t want to be visiting these places during the afternoon because of the midday heat. Hopefully, it will not be bleak, barren and boring!

2 thoughts on “Cross country: Kingman, AZ

    1. Hi Leanne. I think you’re being so kind and wonderful. Our trailer is a ’97 and is showing its age. We’ve fixed it twice since starting the trip almost 3 weeks ago. But, we like the layout and you can’t find it in the newer trailers. Also, it’s paid for and the repairs wouldn’t equal a monthly payment.


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