Monday, January, 15, 2018 – Location: Mittry Lake near Yuma, Arizona
Got a good night’s sleep and I needed it for some reason. Didn’t wake up until nearly 8 A.M. I guess you know I’m not normally an early riser. I like to get up after sunrise, so I usually miss the beautiful ones.
First thing was to take Yuma for a walk. This is the canal north of our site in the kinda early hours of the morning.
After breakfast, Yuma and I decided to take the short drive down Imperial Dam Road to the lake turn-off. I drove slowly, like 12 mph and the road wasn’t bad most of the time and I didn’t kick up dust. About two miles in I found a beautiful site just off the road that I really liked.
Here are some of the views as we drove along the lake.
I went back to the secret spot along the canal and quickly loaded up and was unloaded and in camp by 2 P.M. As for leaving my previous camp, I just don’t know if I’m allowed to camp there for weeks at a time. There are no signs prohibiting overnight camping, but there is probably a reason there is no one there.
Oh well, I do like my new location on the lake. Thank goodness the wind usually blows to the east because I’m not far off the road on the west side. Dust from the occasional truck, car or ATV doesn’t get to the RV. At least, not today.
Actually, there are only reeds in my location. Here’s a view from my doorway.
The actual water is more to my south, but I can see it. I am going nowhere for the rest of this nice warm and sunny day. Just lay around with Yuma and relax.
Here’s the Imperial Dam miles to the north and a zoom in on the Yuma Proving Ground base to the east.
Off in the distance is Castle Dome (one in the center). Several years ago, I tried to climb it but ran out of daylight before reaching the top and had to turn back. Here is the post for that adventure.
I wish I had the strength this year to try it, but I know my limits and climbing it is out of the question, unless I made it a two day attempt. Plus, Yuma is afraid of heights, so I would have a problem towards the top climbing the rock face.
Oh yes, almost forgot. I called Verizon this morning and explained my predicament of needing a Jetpack for my laptop because I have no modem. I only get 15 gigs of data on my unlimited plan using a Jetpack and that is not nearly enough to post and read the photo extensive blogs. They don’t cut me off, they just slow it down to 600 KBS which won’t run anything, much less a blog.
The nice lady explained they offer large data packs but just don’t advertise them. Instead they advertise the Unlimited Plan, because for most people it is the cheapest plan and works well for most. The only problem is I can’t switch from Unlimited to another plan except at the end of the monthly charge date.
So, I’m under a very tight data leash until the 29th and then I will change to a 40 gig plan for only $25 more per month I think. That should take care of the rest of my winter trip’s needs.
No great sunset tonight. Had a cloud cover to the west that covered the sun and any glow it could make.
Time for dinner. Yuma is waiting.
See you later.