The railroad runs roughly E-W over there.
The freeway run parallel over there.
In between is the Navajo-owned FireRock casino, with a huge level well-lit parking lot with regular security patrols. Friendly security people who suggest where to park. A regular shuttle to take you over to the main casino building. For parking lot boondocking it doesn't get any better than this.
That's where I am, getting ready to head out for Tucson via Holbrook and Show Low and Globe.
It'll be a long drive -- I'm guessing about 7 hours -- but I'm in no hurry. Google estimates about 6 hours, but I'll stop more frequently and won't be running as fast on the I-40 segment as they assume.
I walked over to the casino. It's like a casino. Had dinner there... I figured I'd put a little money into the tribal coffers as a thank-you, even though I have a well-stocked larder in the Beast. Food was adequate. Sweet two-spirited young server.
The trains and the traffic noise faded into the background and I slept like a log. Eating morning oatmeal as I type, then on the road. Should be there by mid-afternoon.
The excitement of heading out is one thing; the excitement of heading home is another. Both are very real. It's been a good trip.