Apache Junction, AZ to Casa Grande, AZ

Casa Grande Travel Blog

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Re’, we went to the Grayhound Track today so Dave could “have the experience”.  Darn….they went and closed the track 4 years ago, now it is just weeds and bunnies (real ones).   LOL

We stopped at the cemetery where my Mom and Dad are interred then we left for the Tucson area.  We made it as far as the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument.  We were lucky enough to time it just right for the ranger’s tour.  We learn so much when we do that.  This area/state is so rich in its native history.  Prehistoric peoples called the Hohokam lived in this area for centuries prior to the time 1350 A.D.they built the Casa Grande “Big House” as part of a multi complex compound. Around 1450 they abandoned the whole area believed due to drought conditions.

In 1930 wells could be dug here and water found at 10’; todays wells reach 700’ deep before water is expected to be found.  

90 day/60 night temps. Daves warm now!

  

Chevron Gas @ Gilbert, AZ---$2.84 gal---11.82 mpg

 

RV Park: Campground Buena Tierra--3-star--lots of spots, class A friendly, clean, drawback--in the y of 2 interstates. lots of traffic noise. 

 

 

 

 

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