Fortuna Pond

Last night we stayed at Casino del Sol near Tucson.  Everyone raves about the RV parking there but I didn’t really see anything special about it, just another huge parking lot. I had read that there were electrical outlets on the light poles but that was not true.  I accidentally parked right next to one of the main thorofares in and out of the casino, so it was a bit noisy, especially when the guy with a big diesel truck stalled and couldn’t get it started again, right next to me!  I heard the hood open and slam shut 3 times before he finally got it going and went away.  Other than that though, it was a real OK place to park.  It got down to 25 degrees last night but we kept warm enough with the small heater.  It’s supposed to be 35 tonight here and then going up to lows in the 40’s; that’ll be great!

I decided to move on to Yuma today. Tomorrow I will see about getting a dental appointment over the border in Los Algodones.  I found the name of a good dentist on another blog, so I’ll try her.

We are at Fortuna Pond (or Fortuna Lake) BLM land.

It’s really a pond. But quite a pretty place to camp for 14 days free!  It’s only about 8 miles from Yuma and I’m getting 4 bars on ATT and 3 bars on Verizon, so that’s great!  The rigs are parked fairly close together here, all lined up along the edge of the lake. My neighbors on both sides have dogs too and they’re noisier than Roxie so all will be well, we won’t be offending anyone. It’s all very loose sand here and I probably parked wrong; my door is facing the road where it could get pretty dusty. And the road is less than 10′ away!  Oh well.  I do have a great view out my big side window though, so that’s nice.  I’ll deal with the dust if and when it happens. Seems like people drive pretty slowly along here.


I see a lot of people fishing but I don’t see anyone catching anything.  I still haven’t decided if I’m going to buy an AZ fishing license, but since it costs $55, probably not.  I’d have to catch an awful lot of fish to justify that expense.


Those are two little duckies just landing (above).  I don’t know what kind they are but maybe I can get a decent close-up of them later and someone can tell me.