Long day yesterday, but I slept okay last night. Woke up this morning and I didn't see Saddleback Mountain but instead it was Q Mountain staring into my bedroom window.
In all the years coming to Quartzsite, it was always for the big RV event and then out of here. Kind of nice to be parked right on Main Street in a free parking lot. Lots of activity going on in this little town.
Took Yuma for a walk and stumbled onto the Hi Jolly Cemetery. I knew it was here in Quartzsite, but never knew where it was. Hi Jolly was an Ottoman subject of Syrian and Greek parentage, and in 1856 became one of the first camel drivers ever hired by the US Army to lead the camel driver experiment in the Southwest. Hi Jolly became a living legend until his death in Arizona. You can do a Google search to learn more. It is a fairly large and well kept cemetery named in his memory.
After our short walk, I started thinking of what I should do about the White Lion's future. This is the list of the great ideas going through my head:
- Call the junk man and take whatever is offered and skip town.
- Buy 5 acres of desert land with pretty mountain views and have it towed there.
- Rent an RV lot that is fairly spacious and have it towed there.
- Do what I did last year and have it towed to Kay's home in Mesa, Arizona and try again to have it fixed over the summer.
I bounced from one to the other. Actually, went online and found a nice 5 acre piece of desert land near Salome, Arizona. It is about 35 minutes from here to the east. We stopped at Don's Cactus Bar for lunch last Friday, and I really like the beauty of that area. Then reality set in. I can't leave the WL in them middle of the desert vacant for 6-7 months of the year.
As for the RV lot, it would have protection while I'm gone, but I can't get myself to want to live in a park with crowds of people, so that is out. Plus, I hate to say it, the WL, being over 10 years old and with a few dents would not measure up to the standards of any nice RV Park. Hope the White Lion doesn't read this. I will be walking home for sure.
The junk man is a last resort. I think I would rather give it to someone to live in that needs a home rather than have it gutted for its useful parts.
Kay reads my blog daily and as soon as she read my predicament, she called offering a helping hand as last year. We talked at length today and texted back and forth. I won't get into the details, but it sounds like this may work even better the second time around. I did get 5 months of winter boondocking, so I can't complain about my decision last year.
This time we know, the WL needs major surgery and we have someone that could do this over the summer months. Plus, if it is determined the cost is prohibitive, I can just stop and make another decision.
I spent a lot of today trying to get a commitment out of State Farm as to how much of the towing bill would be covered by them, so I go into this knowing my towing costs. Should know tomorrow. My agent is in a convention and couldn't get back to me today.
Now you have it. I'm too old for this brain strain, but it must be done. I may just buy a Lotto ticket and then buy a brand new motorhome with my winnings to drive home in.😁
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|Saw this beautiful vacant southern mansion on one of my walks today with Yuma. Just maybe!|