Another Milestone, someone today will be visitor number 30,000 in the three years since I have put the counter on it.
I never dreamed that I would have so much interest in our Blog that I started it as a way to let family and friends know where we are, now its also a journal of our travels so we know where we have been.
A huge thanks to all who have dropped by to share our travels with us, living our Dream!
Join us as we travel North America in our Holiday Rambler Vacationer,
since August 2006
Sunny and a hot day again today. Coffees, computing, walkabout, showers and pack up our house to travel, chat with the neigbours and by 9:30am we are "on the road again". We getting itchy feet we have been here for a week already, time to move on. We have been waiting to get our coach out of California to fuel it up, so as soon as we got into Arizona put in 56 gallons of gas at $3:02 a gallon (.79cents a litre), ($3:69 a gallon in California) a savings of $37.52 on one fill up.
Now just heading north on hwy 95 the nice irrigated fields of the newly planted crops is a nice sight. Then as we head into the foothills crops are being harvested.
Driving thru the desert we have about 90 miles of nothing before we get to Quartzsite, lotsa dirt, mountains in the distance, dips in the road.
Then about 25 miles north of Yuma is the Yuma Proving Grounds with a sign and two large artillery guns marking the entrance to the area.
|Yuma Proving grounds|
Now continuing north we see more and more RV's, more rv's than cars it appears, on this nice two lane highway. The posted Flash flood area for 10 miles and dips in the road its like a fun rollercoaster ride on a whale. The dips are there so that the water has somewhere to go when and if it rains, the average 3 inches per year.
|flash flood area|
Ok now we are getting closer, we can se the big tent for the rv show and the area we are
gonna camp. La Posa West.
|La Posa West|
Left in thru the entrance, past the office and disconnect our car on the paved area.
Now disconnected we can search for our perfect spot of dirt to stake a claim on.
|we go right|
So we head a few hundred yards north to find a familiar spot of dirt close to the big tent and hundreds of vendors. We assess the areas and settled in a comfortable spot. Tilted our solar panel, set up our satellite dish, put the mat down, bicycles now its time for lunch.
And the big tent is within a nice walking distance, the Rv show does not start until Saturday but we need to get settled in before the crowds start coming.
So now with this done we can get out our chairs, read our books, chat with some of our neighbours, one from New Brunswick , one from Saskatchewan, one from northern Ontario and a whole bunch from Quebec. We open our awning to shade us from the hot sun and are now quite comfortable.
A bit later I can set up our Barbie and start supper shortly after 5:00 then read until its ready about 6:00pm. A BBQ'd chicken breast, some noodles and peas and a tossed salad, hit the spot.
Now that we are dry camping again we use the small paper luncheon plates to conserve water for dishes and reduce the size of portions that will fit on the plates, works for us. Supper done we can read for a bit then some TV and before you know its bedtime.
Notice the controls for this New Map on the left side, you can zoom into different areas of the map and see where we are or have been.
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