By far my favourite place to boondock in the Yuma area is The Pond. And my least favourite place would be the VFW. I’m at the VFW. And it is PACKED here !!
The reason being is the convenience of easy in, easy out. Staying at The Pond means 3 miles of dirt road in and out on the bike and lots of twists and turns in the sand around the pond. I have no problem doing it and have done it sometimes twice a day. Just not ready physically yet.
The VFW is certainly not a ‘quiet’ place. It is right off Highway 95, right next to the train tracks, and of course lots of generators running.
Yes Folks, I have STALKERS !! While in Q, Lee and I went to lunch. As I went into the restaurant there were a group sitting in a booth. One looked familiar. So much so that I kept staring. I (cautiously) approached the booth and said “Is your name Rita?” She replied “Yes”. I haven’t seen this person since the 70’s back in my days of living in Vancouver !! I mean really Folks – what are the chances of running into someone you knew 30 years ago in the small town of Quartzsite !! We had a short chat, exchanged contact info. etc.
They came out to Plomosa Road to visit me and we did some more catching up.
On my way out of Q I stopped at the gas station and there they were again !! They said they were going to be leaving Q the following week and heading to Imperial Dam. I’m here at the VFW a few days and who do I see !!?? Yup, Them again. Hmmm, I think maybe I’ll need to repaint the rig and change my hair colour…..LOL
Before I pulled in here though I stopped at the Laundromat with the rig. I washed everything in sight !! The bed sheets, the duvet cover, all the quilts, the mattress cover, towels – EVERYTHING ! SICK BE GONE !!
The next day I pulled the rig out again and did a major stock-up at Walmart. Now I was ready to settle in here.
Got the panels tilted. The tilts on the new panel is MUCH better and easier to work with than the first two. Don’t they look awesome. They provided me with everything I need in terms of electricity.
Naturally I can’t do anything without banging myself up !
While I was on the roof I took several different angle pictures of the boondocking area at the VFW.
Yup, Far too crowded for my liking.
See how close the train is ?
SHE’S COMING OUT !
Yes, It was time. This would be the most exertion I have used since getting sick so I did it in stages. The extra ramps that were made are heavy. Did a little bit – rested – etc.
SHE’S OUT !
Later in the day I took a short run into Town to return a Library Book – just to get my riding legs back again. All went well.