This morning, I didn't want to get up. Woke up at 8:30 but didn't get out of bed till nearly 10 o'clock. I was able to catch the Gold Rush show late last night so didn't get to bed till late.
Luckily, I had done all my packing yesterday, so all I had to do was hook up the Jeep after breakfast. Got that done and was ready to head out at 11:30, but.....
Remember the problem with the door. Well I got the door to close but I tore up the gizmo that automatically pulls up the steps when the engine is turned on and the door is closed. Finally got the step up, but it would go right back down again when I shut the door. Finally, I just unplugged the motor when it was up and it stayed up. Good. Now I'm good to go and it is only noon.
Took me half an hour to slowly go one mile of really bad road to get out to hwy 86. Then I was on my way. Saw this beautiful boat alongside the road and thought maybe I could use it for Salton Sea adventures.Yuma took one look at it and laughed. It's a piece of junk Dad! So, I didn't buy it and we headed south. In case you're wondering, this area going south along the Salton Sea is flat desert. Good roads, but boring!
Off we went towards I-8 with plans to stop at the dunes rest area and fill up with water and unload our trash. As we neared the dunes, the American Canal popped up out of the desert. That color of blue looks beautiful snaking along the desert sand.There was a line at the watering hole, so I got rid of some of my water by taking a quick shower. Might as well use it before I fill up again. Still had 25% Got the tank filled with water and by this time it is 4:15 and the sun is getting low in the sky. Better get to where I'm going fast.
Luckily, it is only about 4 more miles down I-8 to the Ogilby Road turn-off and another 6 miles to my camp site. As I wandered the desert following the coordinates Shane had sent to me, I saw the familiar Stinger "B" in the distance against the mountains.
Finally, at 5:15 I was parked and walking over to where the Stinger "B" is.But no one was home. Looked over to where Shane and Cathy are parked across the wash and heard noise coming from the big tent out front. So, headed over there. Yuma was already there.
|Left, Shane - Right, Tom|
|Left, Deb - Right, Cathy|
After visiting awhile, I headed back to the White Lion to make dinner. I didn't make that sandwich last night and didn't have a full three course breakfast this morning, so I am starved. Grilled a huge pork chop and half a potato with corn. That hit the spot! Wanted more, but Yuma kept begging for his share 😕
Already almost 9 o'clock, so no TV tonight. Just a little dessert and off to bed. Have a good day and will see you later.
It's too bad about the step situation. Maybe someone will have an idea on it. Glad you made it for the meet-up for the Super Bowl. I'm sure you will all have a fun time in that tent of Shane's.ReplyDelete
Not a big problem. We're getting ready for the Super Bowl, but it is hot today. Glad we have the tent.Delete
Well rats on the step. I'm sure you'll find out how to fix it. Google it if you have to. Meeting up with friends again ... priceless!ReplyDelete
The step is minor and I have ways to work around. Getting ready for the big game.Delete
Too bad about your step. Where's George when you need him, eh? I'm sure he'd help you figure it out. :)ReplyDelete
Nice day and glad you got moved. Looking forward to seeing some hummers after you get the feeder hung.
Thanks Patsy. Got the feeder out and waiting for my first visitor.Delete
Good to meet up with friends for the big game. Go Chiefs!! So will you get a lot of hummingbirds to your feeder? That would be great!ReplyDelete
Thanks Steve. Got the feeder up but no Hummingbirds yet. Hope it's a good game.Delete
Our similar step issue was the screen door magnet Didn’t know the steps were down until I hit a curb. Enjoy the Super Bowl partyReplyDelete
Thanks Jeff. The magnet fell out and luckily I still have it. Taped it in and now it works but can't trust it to stay up.Delete
Our steps did something similar while we were on the road traveling. Did like you & disconnected the motor. Dudn't trust them to stay iDelete
Up so put a tie-down strap around them to secure them. Haven't fixed them yet. Will check into magnet. I learn so much from RV blogs. Thank you!
Been there with the steps. Jerry was always working on the steps. He finally just bought new ones. Love that tent!!!! Have fun.ReplyDelete
Too bad the steps don't just have a lever with up and down. We're glad for a tent on this hot day with a fan blowing 😀Delete
There are always problems that come up with RVs. That's the price we pay for the freedom.ReplyDelete
Be Safe and Enjoy the game.
It's about time.
True Rick. Thank goodness most problems can be overcome 😀Delete
How cool is that you're with friends for Super Bowl!! Gotta feeling there will be some good snacks too! Yeah that's a gorgeous boat you had to pass on :) LOL! Have fun today!ReplyDelete
Thanks Shirley. Wondering when you two are coming down.Delete