Had an uneventful (we like uneventful) drive to Gila Bend and back. Just under a 2 hour drive each way. Back in Yuma again now hanging with Linda (whom I’ve now nicknamed Mudder) and her son Jamie.
AN ENGLISH LESSON
First of all a little English lesson for my Canadian friends - Gila Bend is pronounced Heee La Bend ? pffftttt ! I’m still calling it Gila Bend.
A GREAT VISIT
Had a wonderful visit with my old friend Cook. Well, actually her ‘real’ name is Marian but I met her as Cook and Marian just doesn’t roll off my tongue quite right. I can’t remember how she got that nickname but apparently I’m the only one who still uses it.
We had a great visit and of course ‘talked about’ everyone we once knew back in the 70’s.
I had never met Cook’s husband Mike so that was very nice also. Later in the day it was actually warm enough to sit outside – well if you were in the direct sun. Cook enjoyed playing with Bennie and throwing his ‘squeaky’.
CHORES – CHORES – AND MORE CHORES
I spent two nights at Holt’s Shell RV Park because the rate was so cheap. With Passport America it was only $11.99 a night and had full hook-ups. That included having both 30 and 50 AMP.
Took advantage of this great opportunity to get a ton of stuff done since I haven’t had hook-ups since I left B.C. on November 15th.
I did 4 loads of laundry – or probably more as I stopped counting !! The whole sheee-bang got washed.
Defrosted the freezer – that was the first time that was done since I got this rig.
Bathed Bennie – see how happy he is getting his bath.
And of course emptied/filled all the tanks.
IT’S A SMALL DESERT
While I was at Quartzsite a man was out strolling and noticed my license plate and of course having a NL is unusual to see this far West. He knocked on my door and we had a lovely chat. He told me he was 86 years old; was from Creston, B.C. and he and his wife had been coming South for the past 30 years.
WELL, Here I am at an RV Park in Gila Bend and I’m outside sitting on the step. This man approaches me and says “Ours paths have crossed before.”. I didn’t remember. It was the same guy from Quartzsite !! He remembered my rig; where I was from; Bennie etc. What a memory !! And what are the chances !!
SLEEPY – SLEEPY – SLEEPY
I’ve been going through quite a CHALLENGE lately – and that’s trying to stay awake until 9:00PM ! AND I’m failing miserably at it !! LOL Last night my eyes started to get heavy about 8:00PM and by 8:30PM I just gave up the fight and went to bed. UNHEARD of for me. AND I slept until almost 8 o’clock this morning.
Tomorrow (or maybe Monday) I’m gonna head out of here. This spot is great for a couple of nights but is not the kind of boondocking I like. It’s very close to I-95 and a train track and therefore very noisy. A sneak peak at where I might go next….