Today was a long day of driving across the desert through Palm Springs and Indio into Arizona. This is an area of high winds and dust storms and we encountered one minor one. The stripes you see across the roadway are not shadows, they're blowing sand. You can see that one truck has pulled over. We continued along and shortly the sand storm ended.
Once you get into Arizona there are a lot more snowbirds in their great big motor homes. Many of them seem to just set up camp along the side of the road. I guess to avoid RV park fees. Personally I can't think of anything more dreary than living in an RV in a gravel lot beside an interstate.
No amount of good weather in the world would make up for that isolation.
Here's another group. At least they've chosen to camp in an area where there are beautiful mountains to look at.
Tonight we're in yet another Motel 6, this time in Phoenix. We find that Motel 6 is a great place to stay. It's clean, it's cheap, it offers wireless and it's pet friendly. They don't charge extra for the dogs, which many places do. We're getting very accustomed to these rooms, with their iconic bedspreads. By now the dogs just charge in and find their pillows on the floor.
They are very good travelers. Better than we are I think; they don't ever bicker.