Organ Pipe National Park

Organ Pipe National Park

About Me

I purchased "Sadie''s House On Wheels "in late 2007 and loved traveling in a motor home so much that I went on the road full time in late 2008. I started writing this blog to help me remember all the wonder places I have been and it allows me to share those places with my family and friends. Summer of 2013 I decided to hang up the keys for a while and moved back into my stick house. After nearly two years, I am on the road again.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Painted Rock Petroglyph Site

Its official. I'm an Elk member! No not the four legged mammal. I joined several other WINs in becoming part of the BPOE Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks. It's a great organization and does a lot of work promoting family and charity. My father and grandfather were both Elks during a time when women were only "behind the scenes" members...i.e spouses. I can remember a a young child attending family functions at the Monterey Elks Club.

While in Gila Bend I took a side trip to the Painted Rock Petroglyph Site. It's not too far from Gila Bend and the road to the site is all paved. I was pleasantly surprised to find a nice campground there. Its dry camping, but it's quiet and didn't seem too crowed.

The site has many dozens of rocks with petroglyphs on them. There is also and nice interpretive walking trail (very short) which is very interesting.

From Gila Bend I headed up to Glendale to have D & R make some repairs on my motor home. I have rain water coming in one of the bays. They were able to determine the cause and repair were the water was coming in. I probably won't know until it rains again or I wash the motor home if it's truly fixed. D & R installed my AGM batteries last year and I needed/wanted two more and they were able to install two more batteries in the coach. Now I have more storage for the energy my Solar panels make and should be able to last a couple of days if I don't have sun. D & R had everything completed and I was on my way back to Ajo by 2:00 to join up with the WINS for the Old Time Fiddlers Contest.

1 comment:

  1. I have a leak where the emergency opening/skylight is over my bed above the cab. Since my RV is so old I bought some EternaBond and I hope that fixes the problem. If I go to the dance rally, I might try to find a "helper" since I'm somewhat of a klutz!

    Beautiful photos of the petroglyphs!