Location: BLM near Winterhaven, California
Set my alarm for 6:30 this morning so I could take the White Lion in for a complete service. It was hard to get up so early. Even watched the sun rise over Pilot Knob Mountain.
|White Lion waiting for servicing.|
The next thing on my agenda was to do my laundry. It has been awhile and today seemed like a great day to tackle this job. Took three washers and two dryers, but got it done and Yuma and I were starving. Near 11 o'clock now. We headed to the nearest McDonalds and I had two sausage egg McMuffins and Yuma had a hamburger.
We had a lot of time to kill, so we took a drive out to Mittry Lake to see if that would be a good place to stay tonight.
|Dead Cottonwood trees.|
We had to stop at the Imperial Date Gardens and I had a large Date Shake. :)) Very popular place.
|Date tree farm.|
We then headed on towards the lake. Along the way, a wash running along side of the road had just had a fire run through it. The firemen were watching for hotspots after it had been put out.
|Fires do terrible damage.|
|Passed Laguna Dam.|
|Mittry Lake is beautiful.|
It was getting on 2:30 and I had heard nothing from the truck servicing company so Yuma and I began driving back towards town. I didn't realize how far out of town the lake was. It had to be at least 25 miles. I won't be able to stay here. The drive in for food and ice would take too long.
I got to the truck service place a little after 3 o'clock. I wanted them to know that if they couldn't finish it today, I needed to be able to stay in it for the night. The young lady at the front desk said it was all finished except they were waiting on an air filter from Napa.
Once they had it, they would install and be finished. Unfortunately, it did not arrive until after 5 o'clock. They usually close down at four but they remained there until it was delivered. That was nice of them. Here is the old one and they said it was filthy and causing breathing problems for the engine. It's huge.
While waiting, a large thunderstorm went just north of where we were waiting.
Finally got the Jeep hooked by 5:30. Glad to have this chore done. The cost was $746. Glad it only needs to be done once a year.
It was late, so I decided to head back to the same BLM land I had left this morning. I will stay there until my Weber Q grill arrives and then be on my way somewhere. We are in the same spot we left this morning and we got here before dark.
I was starving, so I quickly fed Yuma and then made me a wonderful steak and beans and half a potato. Followed that with a yummy salad and after I finish my post I'm going to savor a pudding with lots of whipped cream. Then it's off to bed.
See you later.