Slept off and on last night, but felt ready to take on the day around 8 this morning. It is sunny with a light breeze and cool. Calling for a high in the mid 50s today. Not what I want, but I'll take it.
|Jeep was zapped by a sunbeam|
Everyone had plans for the morning. Shopping, laundry and I had to start packing for my next journey eastward tomorrow. I had the easiest job, so I started out by lying around in the sun. It actually felt quite warm in the sun as the day progressed.
Only traveling a couple hours tomorrow, but I want to start early, just in case. I need everything before leaving Quartzsite. Propane, water and dump, so that will take at least an hour.
I slowly packed and I also took another walk around the area. I wonder if I will ever be back here again. I'm thinking that at every campsite, but not too worried. I've had a great run and if this is my last trip west, I'm ready to accept it.
|Quartzsite is dead ahead|
I've been coming here for many winters, but this is the first time I took the opportunity to really see the area. Quartzsite is a two exit town on I-10 in the La Paz Valley between two mountain ranges. It is a beautiful place. So different than Bloomington, Illinois.
The hard part is leaving the friends I've made over the years as I've become more sociable. I know my blogging will cease as it has every summer in the past. Hard to write about the excitement of watching corn and soybeans grow.
Poor Yuma. He has really become a social butterfly these last few years. This is the first time we have stayed with fellow travelers for most of the winter and Yuma loves his friends.
Thanks for stopping by.
I hope your MH starts in the morning. You know, you can always stay with your buds a little longer. Either the MH will make it or not. That remains to be seen.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Dolly. I kind of enjoy the many unknowns in this journey. Thank goodness, my life as a boondocker is notc12 months a year.Delete
I hope it's not only the troubles with your RV that have you thinking you might not make this trip again. The WL is only a piece of equipment. PRICEY though. Best wishes, and hope your move goes well.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Judith. I wasn't thinking of the WL when ending my journeys west. It is more my physical and mental abilities that worry me. I'm hoping it is just a temporary fear of getting old and by next Fall I'll be raring to go again.Delete
Oh shoot. I didn't mean to comment as anonymous. That was me.ReplyDelete
If we don't cross paths again this year, I hope you're back next year so we can visit with you and Yuma again! Safe travels, and good luck with the Lion ;-)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Ivan. It will be interesting to see how things turn out over the next six months. I am hopeful we meet again.Delete
Safe travels Doug, keeping my fingers crossed that the WL will make it home.ReplyDelete
Well,only you will know if you’re up to returning but obviously you enjoy the desert & friendship- so hope it works out.Regarding the WL ,make sure to shift down on those long grades- keeps the revs up & fan speed.All the best.ReplyDelete
Those thoughts creep into my mind also, but things are always changing. You never know. Of course we might all pack up and come see you in Illinois. How much room do you have in your driveway???ReplyDelete
Well I hope it's not your last trip out west. Hope the WL runs good for you on your short trip. Good luck.ReplyDelete
We will miss you and Yuma, although I think Deb and Tom’s cookie budget will be much less with Yuma gone. Lol. Hopefully we will see you down the road, if not this year then next. Safe travels as the White Lion roars off today.ReplyDelete
I'm thinking you and Yuma will be missed much! Hoping the WL doesn't fail you and you can get home safely. We hope it's not your last trip west!ReplyDelete
I love the picture of Yuma by Deb's pickup. He's such a good boy. When Jerry and I were at your camp at Ogilby I walked over to our camper. When I opened the door Yuma was there waiting for me. He has such a big heart. Today looks like a good travel day weather wise. May God's angels travel with you!ReplyDelete
Beautiful pictures of a nice day. Safe traavels!ReplyDelete
I know that feeling you have about walking around looking at things and wondering if you will ever be back to see them again. I did that years ago as well and especially so in the last half dozen winters we were there. I dreaded the day I would have to accept that travels to the southwest were over. That day hasn't come yet despite my trying to accept it. And, I know what you mean by the aging thing. In my opinion, traveling doesn't get easier as one ages. Both the mental and physical challenges grow. Younger folks have no way of knowing that but we older folks have learned that lesson oh too well over the long dusty desert roads. Work on the mental and physical things and keep yourself in the right frame of mind for next winter's southwest adventures. Who knows, we might just get a chance to sit around a desert campfire and have a coffee or two:))ReplyDelete