The crew and I leave our camp on Sidewinder Road.
I feel badly leaving neighbor Les and the hummingbirds that are regular visitors to my feeder. It’s Christmas Eve Day.
Hmm . . . I’ll give the feeder to Les and the hummers will fly over to his camp . . . .
The crew waits in the Perfect Tow Vehicle while Les and I sit and share a few laughs. I tell him we’ll probably be back before spring. We exchange a ’til-we-meet-again hug and Christmas wishes. . . .
I turn the PTV westward and drive Interstate 8 about five miles.
At the rest stop near Imperial Dunes, I fill up the fresh water tank and ten one-gallon water jugs. I dump our trash and get back on the interstate and head eastward to Yuma, where I gas up the PTV. Route 95 takes us north toward Quartzsite.
Our destination is the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge.
Not many campers here. Bill and Ann’s travel trailer should be along here somewhere. Well, those people up there found a good spot. . .
I drive closer. Wait a minute . . .
“Hey, that’s Al and Kelly and Pheebs!”
Al and Kelly (Travel with the Bayfield Bunch) are the ones who helped me with my first boondock. One never forgets that!
The sun dips low in the sky, so I head off to find our camp.
As I’m maneuvering the Best Little Trailer into position, Bill and Ann come walking down the lane from their campsite. Sammy and Julie run to greet the crew.
Darn! I didn’t get our Christmas card made in time for Christmas Eve.
Typical! Maybe I can convince Bridget and Spike to pose for a card before the holiday is over . . .
“REAR VIEW MIRROR”
Christmas Eve 2012