Sunday, February 26, 2017
Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area
birdered for an hour or so, as the number of cranes grew from a few to more than it was possible to count. By then the crowd of folks who were coming to watch the incoming cranes were starting to fill to full capacity. All kinds of folks, birders, cowboys, old folks and young folks, walked, ambled, and limped to the pond's edge to point and gawk, and photograph. It reminded me of the state fair. We were happy to return to the quietness of our motor home in a parking lot where RVs are allowed to park for up to three days for free. In our ramblings around Arizona this winter several people have recommended Whitewater Draw, and we made time in our schedule to stop here. We love the combination of free camping and bird watching at the same location. It was interesting and we enjoyed it, but once is probably enough. The highlight of our stop actually occurred in the evening when friends Dan and Elaine Scott made a stop here for the night. They are from the Seattle area, and have also been traveling around the south-west this winter, including a short venture across the border into Mexico. It was great to get got up with them and talk RVs.