The morning was somewhat overcast and a check of the Weather Channel confirmed rain and maybe snow was headed our way. What to do? We decided to make it to Williams, Arizona, which is near the western edge of the high country. If the weather got ugly, it would be downhill all the way to Kingman, Arizona.
We drove along a very well-maintained I-40 all day long through high desert. We made very good time through this vast, open region. The scenery included open rangelands, mesa-looking desert and pine covered mountains. Around Flagstaff, we saw snow by the side of the road, which was a reminder of how cold it can get around here. The highest point of our journey was just west of Flagstaff at 7,335 feet. The coach made the pull just fine with surprisingly good fuel economy considering the altitude.
We pulled into a KOA near Williams, Arizona and checked in. Without going into a lot of detail, the KOA really wasn’t set up for big rigs. It was hard maneuvering into the campsite and I have no idea how we’ll get out. The hookups are in the wrong spot, the roads are muddy and badly rutted and there are too many obstacles for a rig this size. I would have expected better from a KOA. It was very disappointing. At least we got satellite TV reception. At an altitude of 6,557 feet, we won’t be doing our workout.
We grilled some chicken for dinner, which was a welcome change. During the rally we had been eating out for convenience and we were tired of it.
After dinner, we set things up so all we had to do was pull the power cord, retract the levelers and pull in the slides to be on our way. We watched some TV before falling asleep.