We said "goodbye for now" to Laurie and Scott in Las Vegas and pointed the bus towards Kingman AZ to visit Jessicas Aunt Ethel and Uncle Joe.
While the coach leaked oil on their pristine driveway Joe and Ethel took us out to a wonderful Italian place called The Garlic Clove for dinner. It was amazing! The next day we all jumped in the car and headed for Oatman to see the burros.
Nice little tourist town now with a ton of history and interesting buildings to explore.
The burros are all very nice and are very used to people feeding them so be warned, if you have a brown paper bag in your hand, they will follow you around.
We traveled along old Route 66 and even toured one of the last original gas stations that was the inspiration for Radiator Springs in the movie Cars.
That afternoon we said our goodbyes and spurred the coach towards Lake Havasu City and beyond.
About 20 miles from Havasu, the left wiper arm lost it's stabilizer arm and it was pouring rain so we pulled into the first place that looked big enough to turn around.
As it turns out, it was a great place to fix the wiper and spend the night for free.
The next day we arrived in Brenda AZ thanks to a tip from our old friend Dana. He invited us to stay next to his place at Black Rock RV Park for a few days for New Years.
Dana showed us around the park and took us into Quartzsite for some shopping.
And of course, Gem World!