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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Driver With No Common Sense, Getting Chores Done and Enjoying The Day Out.

Our Location today is La Posa South L.T.V.A., Quartzsite, Arizona, U.S.A.

Having added a couple of hours to my day yesterday I knew there would be some kind of payback and it happened this morning. We had planned on getting an early start this morning instead we didn’t wake up until nearly 9:00 MST. That Fifteen Minute Snap I had yesterday didn’t help at all and really set us behind this morning.

With the 41 F (5 C) outside temperatures there was no doubt that we cycled the Furnace in order to get the chill out of the air this morning. We would welcome that Second Cup of Coffee/Tea while catching up on our morning reading on the Computers.

With the recent short-lived Government Shutdown, we are certain some would try to take advantage to stay for free on LTVA land. Anyone that has ever been to the LTVAs around Quartzsite would probably remember seeing a 15 MPH speed limit sign along the paved roads but they should also post signs indicating Common Sense as Your Speed on the other paths to keep the dust down. Around 10:00 as I was about to start my chores I looked out the window in a southerly direction to see a huge cloud of dust heading our way. It was a black Pickup pulling a Travel Trailer on the gravel path doing close to 30 MPH. Minutes later the Ranger’s pickup slowly cruised by but we would still taste the dust in the air for the next couple of hours.

By noon we had all our inside chores completed, I’d sorted the Laundry and Kathy had already made lunch. The Soup she made finished taking the chill out of our bodies.

By 12:30 we were heading out of La Posa South headed into Quartzsite. I didn’t even attempt to take Tyson Wells Road past the Vendor’s Area because traffic on that road were sticking into the intersection at Arizona 95. Instead we drove up to Main Street and even with the long line of vehicles turning we were on I-10 within Five Minutes. 
California Welcomes You.
After having experienced busy days at both the different Laundromats in Quartzsite we were warned about trying to use them when the Big Tent was open. Along with other errands we planned to do our washing while in Blythe. 
The Highway is dedicated as a Pearl Harbor Memorial.
Kathy actually went to Pearl Harbor.
With the Highway Construction now completed we were in Blythe in Twenty Minutes. Our first stop was the Ace Hardware where I needed to find new “O” Rings for our Drinking Water Jugs. I had hoped to find slightly thicker ones then we presently had but ended up walking out with the same size. 
Inside the Blythe Laundromat.

We finally arrived at the Laundromat where I was quite surprised to find lots of Washers and Dryers available. In no time everything was being washed and I had already checked out the Dryers. Kathy was starting to feel tired just sitting there so I suggested she walk over to Dollar Tree across the street. She walked the entire store as we normally did but walked out Empty-Handed. She arrived safely back at the Laundromat minutes before the Dryers were scheduled to stop. It was past 4:00 MST by the time we had loaded all the Folded Clothes back in the Truck. 

With more errands to do we stopped at Denny’s to have supper before continuing. Kathy had a hard time determining what she wanted. Our waitress Melissa had to come back a few times before she was ready to order. Kathy had their Pot Roast while I had the Country Fried Steak. Both meals were Tasty and Filling but we were comfortable when we left. 
Country Fried Steak

Since we came down with “The Crud” a couple weeks ago Kathy hasn’t totally cleared up and has been having to continue taking the Generic Mucinex once in a while to clear the Sinus Congestion. Since we are nearly out we found the Blythe Pharmacy and looked to see what they have. They had the actual Mucinex which is a stronger Instant/Time Release Tablet so we are hoping this will finally clear her up once and for all. 
Mural on a Church Wall.

We did a little exploring back into some of the neighbourhoods and found that most homes are clean and well kept unlike the ones that are seen from I-10. We circled around until we arrived at Albertson’s where Kathy needed a few supplies. I dropped her near the door before going to the Auto Zone store at the corner of the parking lot. I just felt someone would have the perfect “O” Rings so I checked with the manager. The only thing he had was a kit with Ten “O” Rings, Four of which were exactly what I was looking for and for less then the ones from the Hardware Store. By the time I met Kathy in Albertson’s she was just on her way to the Checkout. 
Leaving California.

We were back on I-10 by 5:45 MST and the Sun was just starting to set. We wound our way around the paths at La Posa South LTVA with a bit of Twilight still guiding us along. Once all the Laundry was put away we could finally relax.

Tomorrow we don’t need to go anywhere so watch, we’ll probably be awake early. Thanks for following along, feel free to leave a comment and click on the pictures to enlarge them. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Words of Inspiration

We are happy when for everything inside us there is a corresponding something outside us.

William Butler Yeats, Irish Poet and Playwright

Monday, January 22, 2018

Getting Stockpiled, I Lost Kathy and Hot Pizza On The Grill.

Our Location today is La Posa South L.T.V.A., Quartzsite, Arizona, U.S.A.

As mentioned in last night’s Blog it was to be the coldest temperature since we headed to the Southwest back in November. Since I was unsuccessful at running the Propane Line for our Blue Flame Heater the only thing we could do was to cycle the Furnace before going to bed and then repeat the process as we ate breakfast this morning.

Also mentioned was that with the Government Shutdown things were going to change here as well with the services being affected. The sign by the front gate stated that the Water (Fresh and Non-Potable) would be shut down as of 11:00 MST this morning.

Being that Kathy and I have never experience this kind of thing there was a little concern as to what we would do for Fresh Water, Trash disposal and Waste disposal. Knowing how long it takes to fill our Waste Tanks the only concern I had was stocking up on Fresh Water. 

I woke before 6:00 this morning partly because I was cold and second because I intended to take care of our Water issue. Having left my clothes purposely in the Living Room last night I was dressed and out the door in minutes. Since there was still Twenty Gallons of Fresh Water in our Barrel I set up the pump to fill the Fresh Water Tank in the Trailer. That gave me time to get things ready in the back of the Truck. With the Empty Barrel I was soon off to refill it. 

It was close to 6:30 when I arrived at the Fresh Water Fill Area and there were others ahead of me. I managed to pull up to a Bib and immediately start filling our Barrel. Looking across the road there were RVs dumping their tanks while others were filling their Fresh Water. Suddenly just like a few days ago Cars, Trucks and RVs were forming lines to fill Tanks, Barrels, Jugs, whatever would hold water in an effort to beat the shutdown. 

Back at Home before 7:00 I was confident we would be able to ride out this Shutdown. The Temperature Gauge in the Truck showed 1 C (34 F) and even with the layers I was wearing it could be felt. I left the Fresh Water Barrel in the Truck and went inside out of the breeze. 

Instead of waking Kathy so early I got a real early start to reading my E-Mails, the News and Blogs on my Computer. When it dimmed due to a low battery I knew it was time to get things ready for breakfast and to wake Kathy. She kept herself snuggled in the warm Blankets and was shocked to see it was past 9:00 when I shook the covers.

Kathy’s hot cereal hit the spot and the Double Cup of Coffee helped me to lose some of the chill from my early morning. Around 10:00 Wayne came over to make certain that we knew about the Shutdown of services. It must have been cold because he was wearing Long Pants and a Jacket.

Our plans for later today was to check out the few vendors we had missed but with the Fresh Water Barrel being too heavy to take out of the Truck I tied it in with Cargo Straps. I also replaced a Propane Tank that was nearly Empty with our spare. 

We wanted something different for lunch so Kathy made us Peanut Butter and Jelly on Bagels. They were filling but didn’t leave us full and it had been quite some time since we’d had that for a snack let alone a meal. While we were eating I saw the Garbage Truck leaving the LTVA then a Front-End Loader and a Tractor with a Back-Hoe heading into the LTVA. Thinking that was strange since the Shutdown meant there would be no services. Kathy would later read that the Trash had been picked up and the Loaders had cleaned what was on the ground around the Bins. 

We headed down to Tyson Wells Road where we needed to find a certain vendor that’s not open on the weekends. With the traffic crawling along I dropped Kathy off while I went to park the Truck. Ten minutes after dropping her off I was parked and heading into the Vendor’s Area. I managed to find the vendor but Kathy wasn’t there. She has a habit of getting turned around so I tried calling her four times on her phone but she didn’t answer. I finally walked up and down every aisle in the Vendor’s Area twice before heading back to the Truck in case. Just then Kathy calls me on the phone wondering where I was. I just told her to stay put. Kathy liked a certain tone on her phone but you can’t hear it in her purse. She now has a different tone that everyone around her can hear. I didn’t let go of her hand until we were back in the Truck.

We checked out the other Vendor’s Areas before heading to RV Pitstop to refill our Empty Propane Tank. We then drove to Herb’s Hardware where I couldn’t find the “O” Rings I need but found the Electrical Boxes and Faceplates that are needed for another project.

The traffic had thinned by the time we headed Home. The temperature reached 59 F (15 C) and we even opened most of the windows for a while. I wanted to get started on replacing the Reading Lamps at the rear of the trailer but the early start to my day and my panicked search for Kathy left me drained. I needed a Snap in my recliner and when I mentioned that to Kathy she joined me. 

Shortly after 4:00 I went outside and prepped the Weber to cook up a Store-Bought Pizza. After it was lit we got the pizza ready and a Half-Hour later we were enjoying Fresh. Tasty, Hot Pizza. 
Amazing how zooming in changes the picture.
After all our concerns about the Government Shutdown Kathy read this evening it is temporarily over for another month. We’ll be better prepared for that one. Thanks for following along, feel free to leave a comment and click on the pictures to enlarge them. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


You Might Be a Redneck If

You can get a haircut, a tattoo and a transmission rebuilt without leaving home.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Cold Winds, Making A Luncheon Date and Government Shut Down Causing Changes To Plans.

Our Location today is La Posa South L.T.V.A., Quartzsite, Arizona, U.S.A.

Last night was our coldest night since we arrived in the southwest. With not too much planned for today we felt comfortable to stay under our warm winter bedding for a while longer this morning. It was past 7:30 MST when I stumbled downstairs to start opening the Window Shades. Looking outside the Flags and Windsocks were all flying straight with barely any flutter. 

I’d barely gotten things ready for breakfast when Kathy came down stairs. Even though I offered to cycle the Furnace she didn’t want to waste the Propane. (If you are freezing, you’re not wasting Propane to keep warm.) Our hot Coffee/Tea helped keep us warm up while reading at the Computers. 

Since it was a slow day we kept lunch lite by having a bowl of Split Pea Soup, a Cheese Stick and a Yogurt for dessert.

Since mentioning in the Blog the other day that we had gone out to visit with Gordon and Sheryl Six but hadn’t found them due to the fact there were so many Escapees Groups that we didn’t know where to start. A longtime friend of theirs had found our Blog on the sidebar of Travelwith the Bayfield Bunch and has been following us for some time. Doug kindly contacted Gordon and verified we had met them at the New Christy Minstrels Show and got information we needed. For that we Thank You Doug.

Lots of people attend Church Services on Sundays then like to go out for a Brunch so we waited to call well after lunch. Gordon was happy to hear from us but passed the phone to Sheryl so she could schedule us in on their Calendar. Since the Wind was still quite cool and the Outside Temperature was only 55 F (13 C) with cold Winds we set up a luncheon date for this coming Thursday when it will be warmer. As soon as I was off the phone Kathy wrote it on our Calendar to make certain we wouldn’t forget. 

For supper Kathy wanted something a little more filling so she made the Chicken Croquettes along with Sautéed Asparagus and a Salad. It was again a lite meal but since we weren’t very active today it worked perfectly. 

With this Government Shut Down we might have to modify our plans until it’s resolved. Thanks for following along, feel free to leave a comment and click on the pictures to enlarge them. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


The World's Great Proverbs

The eyes are the window of the soul.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Checking The Big Tent, Boxed In and Roller Coaster Weather.

Our Location today is La Posa South L.T.V.A., Quartzsite, Arizona, U.S.A.

We had the alarm set for 7:30 MST this morning so we could have breakfast and be out the door for shortly after 8:00. Even though Kathy is not keen on being caught up among large crowds our intention was to join those gathered here in Quartzsite to visit the Big Tent. 
Heading out of La Posa South.
Wishing we had gotten up just a little earlier after following other vehicles into the entrance marked RV Show we slowly wound our way past the already filled parking lot back into the Wash area where almost everyone was being parked. Even though this area hasn’t seen the rainfall they had last winter as soon as we made the turn into the loose gravel that is laid to absorb water the front of the Truck just sank right in. Knowing what to do I went out and locked the Front Hubs switched the Transmission to 4X4 Low and just drove to where I was first in the middle line. 
Pulling in to the RV Show.
We stood outside the gate to the main event in comfortable 59 F (15 C) temperatures until the attendants allowed everyone in. There is not too much we really need so we basically were there looking. Some of the Vendors were selling things unrelated to RVing but they paid their fees so we wish them the best.
Everyone waiting for the tent to open.
We saw a few of our Friends at a distance but they didn’t see our waves. After making our way around the Tent for the second time we ran into Bill Richards from the blog On Our Way. We compared Symptoms of the illnesses we each had and he suggested the problem I was having with running the Propane Line was probably a Cross Member. Since we’ve been sick we didn’t want to give it to anyone else but now we’ll be able to visit. 
Inside the Big Tent, Elbow to Elbow people.

There were a few things that gave us ideas for changes to our traveling in the future. By 10:30 with all the walking we had done we were getting hungry and tired so we stopped at one of the Food Vendors and each got a sandwich. That would tide us over until it was time for supper this evening. 
Other Vendors surrounding the Big Tent.
Even though we plan on revisiting one of the Vendors on the north side of Tyson Wells Road we figured we’d just get out of the elbow to elbow crowds for today. As we were walking back to the Wash where we were parked we had to watch for drivers that didn’t seem to care if they ran into you. When we finally made it back to our Truck we had another problem. Last year they had Volunteers directing you where to park but not this year. After having started the line in the middle of the Wash we later got Boxed-In. 
Boxed in from the rear.
There were at least a dozen vehicles that others parked Behind and in Front of. The “B” class RV parked next to us was furious. Guess you can’t change Stupid. She took the License Number of the vehicle behind her and us and headed back to the Big Tent. Minutes passed and we watched other stupid acts of driving in the Wash before the people behind us showed up. As they pulled out Kathy had to stand in the empty spot so we could back out because others wanted to pull in. 
Boxed in from the front.
With vehicles still coming in to the area there was only one way out and that was to drive through the Wash until we came out on Tyson Wells Road. We left the Truck in All Wheel Drive until we had to stop before exiting the Wash otherwise we would never have gotten out of the deep gravel. It took another Ten Minutes to drive up to Arizona 95 before heading for La Posa South. 
Even with large gatherings there is still lots of space.
It was nearly noon by the time we got Home and the wind was gusting up to 25 MPH. Checking the Weather Forecast they showed the temperature was cooling down. We had a few Windows and the Door open for a short while but eventually had to close them. 
One of many Motor-Home gatherings.
With our getting up early and all the walking Kathy needed a long nap. I busied myself getting caught upon the reading I didn’t do this morning. Around 2:00 the sky was filled with Black Clouds and the Wind had increased. By 3:15 we were getting Rain for the second time since we have been here. Unlike the last time, this rain did not make puddles but mainly stirred the dust.
Clouds filling the sky.
We were starting to feel hungry around 4:00 but didn’t know what we wanted to eat. We couldn’t use the Weber because of the high wind and rain so we took a gamble and headed back to Quartzsite. The Outside Temperature showing on the Truck Dash was 11 C (52 F) which was cooler then when we left the Tent. There was very lite traffic and we arrived at Taco Mia by 4:30. 
Raining over the Mountain.
We had no trouble finding a seat but there were no Waitresses to take our orders. Instead I stood in line for nearly twenty minutes until I reached the Take-Out Counter where I ordered and paid for our Meals, got our Drinks and went back to the table. While I had been in line Kathy had spoken to a Waitress who explained that for the next week they will be so busy that this will be the only way they can keep up. I had noticed Six People working in the Kitchen compared to Two on our previous visits. When our Meals were ready they were delivered to our table. 
The white speck in the upper center is the Moon as the Sun sets.
After eating we drove over to Family Dollar to walk off some of our meal. Kathy wasn’t able to find a replacement Hairbrush she needed so we drove over to Dollar General. This was the first time there since last spring and this store is always in a mess with Stock piled on the floor and most of their shelves empty. Kathy didn’t find her Hairbrush there either. 
You can see it better in this cropped photo.

By the time we got back Home the sky seemed to be clearing, the wind had calmed down and the Temp was back to 59 F (15 C). It’s not often I get a picture of the Sunset and Moon in the same picture. Around 9:00 it was down to 50 F (10 C) and is supposed to get colder. Thanks for following along, feel free to leave a comment and click on the pictures to enlarge them. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


You Might Be a Redneck If

Laundry day is an annual event.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Early Water Run, Missed Visit, The Quartzsite Madness Begins and Supper In Blythe.

Our Location today is La Posa South L.T.V.A., Quartzsite, Arizona, U.S.A.

We both managed to sleep quite comfortably with the moderate temperatures outside last night. That surprised me because I had plans to get up early as soon as I saw the Sun starting to appear. Lately when I even consider doing that my sleep will be broken to the point that I should have just stayed up the entire night. 
The morning Hues lighting the sky before the Sun appears.
This morning I was out of bed before 7:00 MST and changed my clothes in the living room where I had put them last night before going to bed. Minutes later I was slowly driving back to the Fresh Water Faucets here at
La Posa South LTVA. Since the number of RVs that converge at Quartzsite for the Big Tent was up by 30% from last year the Bureau of Land Management has started rationing the Fresh Water. I managed to pull up to a Hose Bib as another RV was pulling away. The couple next to me informed me that the Notice that was posted at the Office said that each day after 14,000 Gallons of Water would be dispensed the Pumps would be shut down. They didn’t do that last year and ran the Reservoir nearly dry.

After filling our Barrel as soon as I moved away from the Bib someone from the line that had formed behind me took my spot. With over Four Hundred Pounds of Water on the rear of the Truck it rode very smoothly back to our Trailer. I managed to hook up the pump and start filling our Fresh Water Tank before the Sun even crested the Mountains in the east. When I went inside to check the Tank Level Kathy was sitting at the table with breakfast already served. 
Filling our Fresh Water Tank before 8:00 this morning.
Kathy felt like she was relapsing with “The Crud” so she didn’t waste any time taking a Generic Mucinex to help clear her up. We did our usual Computer reading and inside chores all before noon. I also took the time to close up the Pump, Water Filters and Fresh Water Barrel before we had lunch. By the time we had lunch Kathy was feeling much better. 

As soon as we had eaten lunch we got in the Truck and headed off in the direction of Plomosa Road. We had planned a couple of short visits for today but we were looking for the “Needle in the Haystack” for both. We had been invited to visit with Rolland and Sheryl Six who we met at the New Christy Minstrel’s show last Saturday. They were with the Escapees group but we came across Six different groups and since we weren’t sure what their RV looked like we struck out.
We finally saw the sign to the Montana Owners Association and after finding our way around the washes finally found the group. We spotted what we thought was the proper Truck and Trailer but weren’t sure. We asked a group of Montana Owners that were having an early afternoon social and they confirmed we had been at the right unit. After knocking on their door and getting no answer, we figured they were out checking the local Vendors in Quartzsite. We told the Social Group who we were and headed back towards town. Bill and Jan Mains returned home just minutes after we left according to their Blog. 

In town Kathy went inside Family Dollar while I tried to fill our Drinking Water Jugs. The machine gave the guy ahead of me change back and showed the message that it was Empty. I went next door to the General Store where I managed to fill One Jug before that machine gave me change back and showed it was Empty. These machines process the water fed to them on the spot and can only do so many Gallons Per Hour. I walked back to Family Dollar just as Kathy was coming out. She said it was jammed full of people inside. 
Leaving the Montana Owners area on Plomosa Road.
We planned to go back Home since it was too early to go for supper. When we arrived back at La Posa South LTVA there were RVs parked on both sides of the road after the Office as people were lined up to go inside to register and there were morRVs coming in directly behind us.
RVs waiting to register at La Posa South LTVA today.
We got some late afternoon reading done before heading back to Quartzsite for supper. It didn’t matter where we went, Grubstake, Taco Mio, The Yacht Club, Family Times Three Restaurant along with all the fast food places, people were lined up out the doors. This mayhem will continue until after the Big Tent is gone. It helps the local economy but is pure madness. 
More RVs trying to register as we are leaving Two Hours later.
We headed down I-10 and went to Denny’s in Blythe. It felt good to sit in a restaurant that wasn’t jammed full of people. Kathy enjoyed the Salmon Sizzler while I had the Gouda Chicken Sizzler. Both were excellent choices. Before leaving Blythe, we stopped at Albertson’s and picked up added supplies for our Freezer so we can avoid the Traffic Congestion and Crowds in Quartzsite. 
Taken through our windshield as we drive to Blythe.
It was past 7:30 by the time we did get back to Quartzsite and thinking further to avoid the upcoming crowds we stopped at the Chevron to top off our Diesel. Being tired it finally dawned on me to go back to the Reverse Osmosis Machines. Sure enough the machines had plenty of Water to fill our Containers. I also went inside to buy one more case of Bottled Water for Kathy. The same case of Bottled Water that was selling for Two Dollars last week was now marked at Five Dollars. (It stayed on the shelf.) 
Salmon Sizzler.
Back at La Posa South LTVA since there was a cloud covering it was pitch dark. Driving the safe way Home after dark we noticed a lot of RVs filling spots that had been empty earlier today. A van that had just pulled in before us moved to let us pass by then followed us until they got to their RV. Must be new to the neighbourhood. We were lucky to be able to see our Trailer off in the distance with all the lights wrapped around our Antenna Mast. 
Chicken Gouda Sizzler

Tomorrow we’ll get up early to make our only trip to the Big Tent for this year. We’ll let you know how that turns out. Thanks for following along, feel free to leave a comment and click on the pictures to enlarge them. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Words of Inspiration

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

Marcel Proust, French Novelist

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Backseat Driver, Great Lunch Out, Checking More Vendors and No Water.

Our Location today is La Posa South L.T.V.A., Quartzsite, Arizona, U.S.A.

Even though we went to bed tired last night at 3:00 MST I woke up and spent the rest of the early morning Tossing and Turning. Since crawling around under equipment is no longer part of my near daily routine since my Retirement my body kept me awake reminding me of yesterday’s activities. I was probably dozing on and off but nothing solid. If I could have gotten to the medicine cabinet and taken a Tylenol I would have probably slept like a rock just like Kathy. 

My back finally told me it was time to get up at 7:30 so I had everything ready to greet the day before turning on my Computer. Kathy sensed my absence and she was downstairs minutes before 8:00. Even though we are expecting cooler mornings in the next few days it was quite comfortable and with the Sun blazing brightly we even opened the Window Shades upstairs to help warm the trailer.

We had planned a lazy day of checking out Vendors that we have never checked out before so we took our time reading everything we needed to on our Computers before finishing our morning chores. It was nearly 11:30 when we left to go to town. 
Sheepdog sitting quietly seconds before
being tossed from his seat.
As we approached the first traffic light at Tyson Wells Road and Arizona 95 we spotted the old Land Rover that we’ve seen many times and recognized it because of the large English Sheepdog that sits quietly in one of the rear Jump-Seats. Traffic was Bumper to Bumper today heading to the Vendors and Downtown area. As the Owner was approaching the intersection the Traffic Light suddenly changed and the poor Sheepdog got tossed to the floor. Instead of just getting back on the seat he stood there barking at his owner complaining about his improper driving skills. He finally sat back down when the Land Rover started back up the road but as soon as he slowed for the long line of traffic ahead the Sheepdog started barking at him again. For a Backseat Driver I think he got his point across. 
Cowboy Nachos with homemade chips.
Since this was Thursday we had planned on having lunch out at the Mainstreet Restaurant because they have a dish that is only served one day of the week. We ordered their Cowboy Nachos special. It has caught on so well that they have a helper for the Cook just making their Homemade Chips for him. It is unbelievably Tasty and within a few minutes of leaving the table you would hardly believe that you had eaten. As we were being served many new customers to the Restaurant were stretching their necks and asking the waitresses what that was and ordering it. 

We had a slight problem as we were leaving the restaurant and had to go back Home to La Posa South LTVA for a short while. Once everything was taken care of we headed back to town. 

We have explored many different vendors areas but there was a section on Main Street that we had never been to even last winter. Driving just past the Yacht Club we found a large parking lot to leave the Truck. We started walking through one store after another where we found plenty of interesting things to look at but only a couple actually followed us Home. Since we have not been getting out and doing much hiking this was the perfect way to get some Walking Exercise in. 

After getting back to the Truck Kathy wanted to stop at the Grocery Store just to see what they had in stock. She figures that once the Big Tent opens on Saturday the shelves might be very empty so better to stock up. Since we had never been to the General Store that’s where we went today. They didn’t have the variety that the Road Runner grocery store has but you could get by with what they had in a pinch. We found a few things to help tied us over as well. 
Lots of RVs checking in today
at La Posa South LTVA.
Back Home we scrambled to open Windows and Roof-Vents to let the heat out. While I changed to working clothes Kathy nuked some Corndogs in the Micro-Wave just by using the Inverter. It wasn’t much but it was enough for our supper. 

It seems that there are more and more RVs showing up everyday in anticipation of the Big Tent. This is now causing long lines at the Dump-out and Fresh Water Stations so I figured I would get one last Dump and Fill until the crowds thin out again after the Tent is gone. Our Tanks weren’t as full as the last time so I had all the Tanks emptied with less then a barrel full of Waste.

On the way to empty the Waste our neighbour Wayne waved me down and said there was a notice at the gate saying the Water Pumps would be shut every night at 5:00 until the crowds diminish. The reason for this is there are Thirty Percent more people then last year so they are trying to Conserve the water. He also told me that so many people had stopped at RV Pitstop for Water that their Wells ran dry. 
There were only Two RVs ahead of me when I reached the Dumping-Station. Since I saw them pull into position I used that time to walk the Trash across the road. All the Dumpsters were beyond Full but I managed to stick my bag under the lid. When I finally got to emptying our Waste Barrel I found even the Non-Potable Water had been turned off so the Barrel didn’t get flushed out today. 
Pulling up to the Fresh Water Faucets people were struggling to fill Gallon Containers so I didn’t waste my time and just headed back Home. Kathy couldn’t believe the Bureau of Land Management would do such a thing. I’ll just have to be an early riser tomorrow so I can fill our Fresh Water Tank

Got some beautiful Sunset pictures tonight. We’ll be going Visiting tomorrow so we’ll have something different to show in tomorrow’s blog. Thanks for following along, feel free to leave a comment and click on the pictures to enlarge them. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Joke of the Day

Latest survey shows that 3 out of 4 people make up 75% of the world's population.