Life on the Road: Painted Rock

This is a part of a ‘series’ of posts, sharing pictures and stories from my parent’s cross-country RV adventure. Since November 2016, Mom and Bill have been living life on the road with their dog, Monty. They have no itinerary and no end-of-the-road, save for a summer in Alaska 2017. 

Leaving Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument we decided to head towards Yuma Arizona via Interstate 10. On the way was Painted Rock BLM, it looked like a fun place to explore and spend the night. What we found  was a mound of rocks covered in ancient petroglyphs. No one knows for sure the meanings of images. Some suggest they might be symbols of spiritual beings, carved by shamans for religious reasons. Others think its just ancient graffiti. This spot saw many travelers through the years, Native Americans, Spanish explorers and Mormon settlers to name a few. It was also on the route of the Overland Mail Service, with stagecoaches made in Albany NY.

Taking a stroll in the sun


Made in Albany, NY


Another beautiful sunset to end our day

All photo credit to William Shook



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