This morning at 8 o'clock, Yuma was on the floor barking for me to get up. I guess my night is over. He was a little confused when he stepped outside and couldn't see his friend Tom's place up the road.
Yuma had his breakfast and I had my crackers made and when I was on my second cup of coffee we decided to walk up to our neighbors place and have a last visit together in Ajo. We chatted and Deb asked me to come for Christmas dinner this Friday. I said I would hunt them down for a free dinner. 😃
|Yuma next to his buddy!|
|Got his cracker and now bored and wants to go home.|
|The end of our Ajo adventure is near at hand|
I made a stop at Belly Acres to dump tanks and to take on 100 gallons of water, I hope. The reason I hope, is because the last time I took on water in Tucson it didn't go so well. I was at the Fairground RV Park and as I was leaving I filled the tank to 100 gallons and when it hit the overflow I turned off the water and waited for the overflow to stop. It stopped after dumping 50 gallons of water on the ground. What a bummer!😖 Must have been a fluke, so like a dummy I turned the water back on again and it did the same thing! 100 gallons on the ground now.
I decided to worry about the problem later and left with 50 gallons instead of the 100. When I was in Ajo I talked with Tom and he went through his procedures for filling his tank and there were a few steps I hadn't done with my filling. That evening, I pulled out the RV manual and read the part about filling the fresh water tank. I found that after filling, you should turn off the water AND then turn off the fill with city water knob too. I missed that step!
So, when it started overflowing the back pressure pushed out the water until the level was even--50 gallons! I should read the manual more often👲
It was noon when we left Belly Acres heading 40 miles north towards Gila Bend on hwy 85 to connect to I-8.
|Asked me if I was an American citizen and sent me on my way.|
|Before hitting that mountain I turn West on I-8.|
It was 112 miles to Yuma. The road was excellent and mostly flat. I tried the cruise control and it works great on flat land and small hills.
Stopped at one rest area to give Yuma a break and then another stop for diesel. I didn't want to get it in Yuma because it's crowded. Before we knew it we were going through the Fortuna Foothills and down into the Colorado River Valley.
|There's Yuma down there.|
Soon I was at the RV Connections.
It was 5 o'clock when we arrived. Decided to call the nearest Walmart and see if they would let me stay the night and the young lady checked and said it was okay. First time I ever called to check.👆 Only 5 miles down the road and I need lots of groceries anyway.
Drove over and spent a good hour getting $160 worth of groceries and then by this time it was nearly 7 o'clock and past time to make dinner. Didn't want to pull the grill out in their parking lot so I made a great ham sandwich (my standby) for dinner with chips and dip.
I was eating away about 8 o'clock when I got a knock at the door. It was security telling me I couldn't stay overnight. I guess the city has an ordinance preventing overnight camping in the city limits. Glad they didn't wait till midnight to tell me.👨 Well, after dinner I drove back over to RV Connections and hopefully I'm left alone for the night.
I'm finishing my blog at 10 o'clock now and it is time to hit the sack. See you later.