This morning, I was up at 9 o'clock, ready to move eastward. From now on, it will be slowly eastward towards home. I am so thankful the WL has been with me so far. Just maybe, we'll make the whole way together.
Was planning on trying to start the WL at 10 o'clock and be on my way, but Deb and Riley pulled in with their coffee and out came Tom and Deb. It was such a beautiful morning with absolutely no wind and lots of sun, I couldn't resist one more coffee hour.
Went back in and made one cup of coffee and took a chair over and Yuma and I made ourselves right at home.It was getting on 11 o'clock when I finally walked over and started the WL and it started right up. I just may get out of California yet with the WL. At 11:30 all goodbyes for now were said and off we headed.
I wasn't 10 miles down the highway when my red warning light came on. I couldn't believe my engine was overheating again. I have 80 miles to go and I will have to baby this thing. You can bet, I will solve this before heading home. I ended up driving at around 45-50 miles an hour to keep the water temperature down to 222-224 degrees. If it hit 226, the red light came on. Several times, I had to pull over and let it cool down, so I could stay at 45 mph.
We made it to the sand dunes rest area and I decided to shut it down and let it rest for about an hour. I had forgotten to fill my water jugs, so I did that while we rested.
The WL started right up and off we headed the 10 miles to and up Ogilby Road to find a place to live for a couple of weeks, at least. I wandered around following little dirt roads looking for the perfect place to stay. Finally found one way back and away from the madding crowd. I parked facing south with a wash not too far off.
My nearest neighbor is about a quarter mile away towards the mountains.As I was pulling my chair out to enjoy the sunset, I got a text from Eric and Susan, saying they could see us about a quarter mile from them. I couldn't believe it. I had no idea they were even in the Yuma area, much less my neighbors.
Yuma and I took a walk to their place and Yuma played with Kevin, their huge pup, while the three of us chatted a bit.
Wasn't long before we were back to our site sitting in the waning sun, waiting for my nightfall picture. All in all, the day turned out as it should.
Small world, that's for sure!
|Cargo Muchacho Mountains.