Friday, February 28
It would be dumb to tow today. The wind is increasing in strength.
Our camp is in a good location on Palm Canyon Road. It’s not likely to experience flooding if this weekend’s predicted rain is heavy and/or prolonged.
I break camp anyway.
I hitch up and move us across Palm Canyon Road. Our new camp is on higher ground than our former camp. We are near, but not too close, to a deep wash.
We aren’t far from the road.
This cuts the odds of having to drive through mud when we leave. I also moved because I’m tired of the old camp.
I don’t take down the Wilson antenna for such a short move. I drive very slowly and carefully over ridges and across narrow, shallow washes.
Moving only a short distance — less than a quarter-mile — makes it seem like we’re at an entirely new place!
Three large ironwood trees and a palo verde grace our front yard.
I set up my camp chair, put down a doggie bed for Bridget and another for Spike. The beds indicate to the crew that this is home, so they immediately relax. I read while the wind rustles through the trees. Spike naps and Bridget chews on one of yesterday’s bones.
The Best Little Trailer is positioned so we don’t receive the wind directly on the door side.
However, by mid-afternoon it’s too windy to enjoy sitting outside. We go in and I heat up a bowl of Progresso Santa Fe Style Chicken.
Some days are meant for soup.
I run the XM radio antenna wire out the same window as the Wilson antenna wire. I set the antenna, which is only about an inch square, on top of the spare tire.
I lie down with the Bridge to cuddle and listen to music.
Spike claims the rug. Gusts of wind rock the BLT. Definitely not a good day for travel . . .
I wait for the sun to set.
I want to end this post with another sunset photo. However, no pretty sunset happens because clouds block the sun’s rays, an unusual occurrence for southwestern Arizona.
Maybe tomorrow we’ll have rain!
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