It began about 4:30 am. Just a few marbles dropping intermittently on our roof. Woke us up. Then a bit more and by 5:15 it was a full-blown rain storm. Steady, loud and then sometimes heavy. We were awake for most of this. Hard to sleep when those marbles drop. We checked the rain and the wind speeds for the pass we had to get over between San Diego and Casa Grande. Heavy rain, strong wind with gusts to 50 mph. Oh, boy. And, we’re in this ‘high profile’ vehicle. The one the reports say you shouldn’t drive in weather like this.
We called the desk to see if we could leave Tuesday instead. Sure, they said. And we hunkered down. Here’s a picture of the rain out side our RV.
We then decided to stay in Gila Bend rather than the campground we had planned for Casa Grande. 2 days in Casa Grande and we could unhook the Jeep. We had only one day now since we had stayed an extra day in San Diego and we just wanted to park over night without having to unhook and be on our way in the morning. We took a walk around Gila Bend after we got there and saw this: a sign for the local Jehovah’s Witness church in town - in Spanish.