Thursday, November 21
The crew and I leave our Dome Rock campsite in the Perfect Tow Vehicle. We’re on our way to the laundromat in Quartzsite. I also have an empty propane tank in the back of the PTV to get filled.
As I come down Dome Rock Road, I see a Casita being pulled along the dirt lane that runs parallel to the paved road. I bet that’s “kgdan” who comments on my blog!
I step on the gas and the PTV takes off like a roadrunner on a mission. I’ve got to cut them off before they get onto Dome Rock Road ahead of me! I’m gaining on them . . .
Just as they start to turn onto the main road, I catch up, press on the brakes, and block them with the PTV. The lady inside sees and instantly recognizes me in my hat. She throws up her hands with an oh-my-gosh smile on her face. We jump out of our vehicles, run to each other, and hug.
“RVSue!” she exclaims. Kathy greets me like I’m a celebrity. She wants to see Bridget and Spike, so I let out the crew.
I find out that “kgdan” is the pseudonym for Kathy and Gil of Yakima, Washington. They are loyal followers of this blog. We laugh over the fact that this summer the crew and I passed Yakima, made a loop around the state of Washington, came back again to only 68 miles from their home, but instead of going those 68 miles north, I turned south!
Kathy and Gil could see the Best Little Trailer from their Dome Rock campsite.
She and Gil wanted to visit me and the crew, but they didn’t want to drop in. This I learned in the comments section. I felt bad about being so anti-social with such good people, so I’m glad I caught them before they left Dome Rock.
Gil likes to fish and Kathy likes to be out on the water.
They carry a fishing boat on top of their Casita. It’s a Port-a-bote.
Gil explains how he mounts the folded-up boat on the Casita using two straps. One strap wraps around the air conditioner and the boat and the other wraps around the bathroom vent and the boat (at the front of Casita, not seen in photo).
The awning can be used with the boat still on the roof.
If you have any interest in fishing or boating and want to carry a boat with you as you RV, I urge you to click on the Port-a-bote link to investigate this clever option. The website has videos, including one of a man assembling the boat in about three minutes. You can also see the different ways the boat can be mounted on your car, truck, trailer, or motor home.
Now that I know a possible way to mount a kayak on the BLT, I’m dreaming again about a getting a solid kayak to replace my inflatable canoe.
Kathy, Gil, and I have a grand time getting to know each other.
They show me the campsite they used at Dome Rock. Someone had decorated the area with quartz stones, forming paths, a fire ring, a large lizard, a turtle, etc. A palo verde tree grows out of the center of a quartz ring.
They’re on their way to Alamo Lake State Park. (I learn later in a comment Kathy makes below the previous post that they didn’t stay at the state park after all.)
It was fun meeting you, Kathy and Gil!
Before the laundromat and a stop for propane, I pick up a package sent from Laura, one of my blog readers. She sent me a gift . . . a book! I’ll tell you more about it once I’ve finished reading it. Wasn’t that a nice thing for her to do?
“Thank you, Laura! I’m already half-way through it and enjoying every page.”
Friday, November 22
Hmm . . . Today is our 14th day on BLM land. Time to move.
I pack us up and hitch up. Even though it rained on and off all last night, the ground is still firm and we leave the Dome Rock Road camping area with no problems. By the time we cross over Interstate 10 and enter the center of Quartzsite, it’s raining again.
I stop for some groceries and then check to see what Amazon packages have arrived. Darn! No connector! Yay! My KEEN sandals! And they FIT!
More about that in the next post. I want to show you our new camp. . .
It’s a shocker!
The crew and I are camped in an RV park! “The Scenic Road RV Park” in Quartzsite! Where people are “enjoying life in the slow lane.”
An RV park . . . What’s this ol’ boondocker coming to?
See that white building on the other side of our campsite? Know what that is? It’s . . . It’s . . . It’s the . . .
Well, it’s rainy and dreary and more thunderstorms are on the way. The darn connector didn’t arrive. To boondock I’d need to move at least 28 miles away according to BLM rules.
THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AMAZON FROM MY BLOG!
I really do appreciate every order.