Salome is about an hour and half from Phoenix and about four and half hours to Los Angeles. This is a small desert town in the middle of nowhere. Based on the last available census from 2000, the population of the town is 1,690. It seems that the KOA campground where we are staying at is the top attraction. The area is usually sunny and dry. The mild climate attracts snowbirds from the northern states to spend the winter months.
We were invited to join a potluck this evening. J.J. and I took along a couple of containers of chocolate wafers as our contribution. There were about 20 people. We found them to be friendly, outgoing individuals and everyone immediately made us feel welcome.
The main feature of the potluck was baked potato. You take one potato, slice it in half and add toppings of your choice. I added Kentucky chili which has a distinctive flavoring of cinnamon. Chopped olives and relish plus a tiny slice of a cake completed my plate which by the way we were asked to bring our own.
The guests all seemed to know each other as many are regular seasonal residents. A wonderful evening spent with a congenial group of fellow RVers. This would be a good stopping place when the two of us are traveling east or west on I-10.
Here is Charlotte, the activity director with her husband, Derold from Washington State.
Aloha -- Cathi