I was awake by 6:30 and packing to leave. Not much to do, but there is always last minute stuff. Yuma knew something was different and he was excited too.
When I was ready to hook the Jeep to the White Lion I turned on the ignition and let things prepare to start. Then the big test. It fired up without a hitch and I knew I wouldn't turn it off till I reached Quartzsite. But I was wrong!
As I walked around the Jeep, I noticed a puddle under the radiator of the White Lion. When I looked at the antifreeze overflow container, I noticed I missed a spot and it was leaking antifreeze. I didn't have time to Epoxy the crack because it takes 24 hours to dry properly, so I pulled out my handy dandy Duct tape and sealed it real good.
Said my goodbyes to Kay and at 9 o'clock we were heading west towards Quartzsite. I took the 202 Phoenix bypass and hooked onto I-10 on the west side of the city. Missed most of the traffic which was great.
I was supposed to meet up with Deb and Riley outside of Tonopah, but there was a mix-up. I pulled into the first rest area past Tonopah but they were 40 miles further down I-10 at the second one. Deb decided to head on to Quartzite and find the camping location and I would meet them there.
I drove 172 miles and arrived at out camp around 12:45, not long after Deb and Riley arrived. It is only 68 miles to Yuma so I won't be going far for several months.