Saturday, January 20, 2018 – Location: Mittry Lake near Yuma, Arizona
Around 3:30 last night the winds came to Yuma. Not terrible winds, but enough to hear them rustling through all the wind tunnels of the MH.
This morning, I caught an early photo of the sunrise, and I was going to look again just a little later to catch the full beauty, but I got distracted and forgot. I do that a lot. Get distracted that is.
Yesterday morning, I put waffles in the oven and I went outside to secure the antenna for the coming wind while I waited. Well, I forgot, but luckily when I came back in I could smell something burning and I remembered the waffles. Luckily, they weren’t burnt too bad and I do like my waffles crunchy.
The wind was quiet when I woke up and I thought it was over, but not to be. Towards mid-morning they came back as a steady blow. When Yuma and I went into town to shop at Walmart, the whole town was one big dust bowl. It is not fun to live here when there is wind.
Here’s what it looks like on the lake with the dust in the background masking the mountains.
I had seen a MH advertised on Craigslist and it was located in an RV Park not far from the store so I drove by and as Yuma and I were nonchalantly walking by and noticed the For Sale Sign, an elderly Canadian gentleman stepped out of the MH.
Harvey invited me and Yuma inside to look around to his wife’s dismay. Her name was Shirley and they were the nicest people. I asked questions and took some photos. They had photos out on Craigslist but I took some anyway.
As you expect, since I gave them no notice, their home looked lived in. Not all setup for show.
It is a very nice 2008 Holiday Rambler Vacationer XL diesel pusher and the price is very good I think. Well below the average price on NADA. He even dropped it $4000 when I asked what his bottom dollar was. Told him I would think about it.
He is too old now to drive it safely and has back issues. They bought their neighbor’s park model and are just going to drive from Saskatchewan each winter and spring and not be burdened with driving a MH.
There has been gunfire off in the distance again today. Poor Yuma. I took him for a ride up to the Imperial Dam area this afternoon, but as soon as he got out of the Jeep, off went some rounds and he wanted back in the Jeep.
We’re heading towards those mountains over there. Looks like storm clouds with rain but the rain never reaches the ground.
Those are ATV trails ahead as I found out. Didn’t have the interest to try them with the Jeep. Probably would just kill myself. Years past I would have been up there to see if I could follow them.
Finally found the Imperial Dam. We got right up to it, but Yuma would still not get out of the Jeep.
Took this one from the bridge on Imperial Dam Road as we were heading home. Rain clouds are all gone now.
Nothing exciting today, but there is always something to take photos of around here.
By the way, I have been doing great on my data usage. I think I’m going to make it without being shut down and not buying their one time 5 gig offer for ONLY $35. I’m wondering if I didn’t get a big Windows 10 issuance downloaded behind the scenes and that is why my first five days of the billing period I used 5 gigs.
See you later.