Is this going to be a rant about the US Congress? We haven’t written any rants, or social commentaries as we call them, in quite awhile. It would be easy to do this week when the Senate majority party voted by just a simple majority to limit the ability of the minority to use the fillibuster and thereby require a 60 vote super majority for Presidental appointments including judges. The charge to change the rules was led by Harry Reid who just a few short years ago when he was Minority Leader said such a move would be “Unamerican”. Then Senator Obama who at that time said, “You know, the Founders designed this system, as frustrating it is, to make sure that there’s a broad consensus before the country moves forward.” now welcomed the change as President Obama. Shouldn’t a rule change to take away the 60 vote super majority and its 200 years of history require at least a 60 vote majority itself?
Well, this post wasn’t intended to be a rant even though we slipped one in there. This post is about our travels from Kingman to CONGRESS, ARIZONA. On Thursday, we packed up and rolled out of Kingman. We stopped at a Speedco for an oil change which delayed us for 3 and 1/2 hours mainly because of a long wait to get into a bay. Speedco wasn’t too speedy this stop. Fortunately we only had a bit over a hundred miles to go after we got out of there.
Most of our trip was on Arizona Highway 93, the main artery between Phoenix and Las Vegas. The road was generally undulating with wide sweeping curves as it passed through the mountains of Arizona. We started seeing Saguaro catit. And we also passed through an area with a large concentration of Joshua Trees.
Congress, about an hour northwest of Phoenix, is the home of an Escapees (the full timing club we belong to) RV Park – North Ranch. We will be here through at least Thanksgiving and likely until after New Year’s unless it becomes too cold in which case we will head further south in Arizona. We were at an Escapees park last Thanksgiving in Texas and when we called North Ranch to make sure they had space, they asked us if we wanted to sign up for their Thanksgiving potluck before we could even ask about it.