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Trip Report To Yuma and beyond

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While this is quite fresh in my mind, I'll file a trip report.
2/8/13 Left my home in Central Oregon about 6:30AM. Took short breaks at Pilot in K-Falls at the Wal-Mart in Susanville. Got gas again along I-80 east of Reno. Got on US 95 south through Hawthorne. After Hawthorne there were a few snow flurries. As I was coming into Tonopah, it started snowing and sticking. I pulled into the Clown Motel.
The Clown motel had a space heater in the room since the room unit was unpluged.
I checked the dresser drawers to make sure there were no clowns sleeping in them.
I had a good nights sleep. In the morning the temp in Tonopah was 20F.
I continued on US 95 past LV through Searchlight and eventually got to Yuma in time for the pre-event event which was at Waylon's water world (currently dry).
Sunday morning the geocachers 10th annual Mega Event started. About 12:30 the line of 900+ geocachers formed for the free tri-tip dinner.
After all the door prizes were drawn, many of us went on a CITO (Cache in Trash Out) where we cleaned up much more than we brought to the park.
The place that I stayed two nights in Yuma was the Knights Inn (aka Yuma Palms).
On Monday I logged a couple of caches in Yuma before heading east on I-8 to Gila Bend and then south on 85 through Why to the Organ Pipe NM. I drove the 21 mile Ajo Mountain loop. I gathered information for an Earth Cache at the head of the Arch Canyon trail. I went back to Why where I went east on 86 through the Indian reservation to Tucson. That night I ended up in Coolidge south east of Phoenix.
The next morning I drove back through Tucson and east on I-10 all the way to Demming NM. I went NW on US 180 to Silver City. I looked for a couple of geocaches in town while I was doing my laundry the next morning.
The next night I was in Phoenix. I had to stay at the Friendship Inn since the HI Hostel was booked. Next time I will reserve ahead of time. From Phoenix I went to Hoover Dam. After a few pictures, I went up to the parking for the walkway to the new bridge.
I discovered that the state line is 38 feet west of the apex of the arch.
By this time it was time to check into the Hacienda which is just 2 miles west of Hoover Dam. I went down and had the buffet which included both turkey and ham.
For desert, I had some peach cobbler with some vanilla ice cream. With the senior discount this more than I should have eaten meal was $7.51.
Another long day's drive took me back through Tonopah and all the way to Carson City.
I stayed at the Silver Queen Inn which I would not recommend to anyone.
I got up early in the morning to go look for a geocache on Prison Hill east of town.
I drove all the way home via Donner Pass, Yuba City, Redding and Weed.
I welcome your questions about any of the places I mentioned in this trip report

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