Saturday, November 23
One look at the dark sky this morning and I’m writing a check for a second night here at The Scenic Road RV Park in Quartzsite, Arizona. Too cold and too drizzly for me to look for a new camp.
The crew and I stay inside the Best Little Trailer most of the day.
I look out the side window. Hmm . . . Looks like we’ve got a neighbor pulling in. A truck camper parks between our campsite and the shower house.
Turns out my new neighbor is Janet Carter, a reader of this blog, a long-time full-timer, and a professional writer of RV-related articles. If you’re a reader of Escapee and other RV print material, there’s a pretty good chance you read an article of Janet’s.
Janet travels with her feline co-pilot, Scamper.
You know how it’s said there’s a first time for everything? Well, for the first time ever someone asks ME for technical advice.
Yep, you read that right. . . RVSue, the technical consultant.
Janet and I set ourselves up inside the BLT.
I move my back table so it runs lengthwise in the aisle. This allows Janet and me to sit on the bed, along with Bridget and Spike, of course, with a tabletop in front of us to share. Janet has an iPad and I have my PC.
Well, I’ve never used an iPad or anything with a touch screen, for that matter.
Janet is building her own blog and I’m going to teach her some of the features of WordPress. When I point to something on her iPad screen, I accidentally touch it and screw things up. This happens repeatedly. What a riot! We laugh our way through my bumbling WordPress tutorial, and the afternoon passes quickly.
Sunday, November 24
“Where will you camp?” she asks.
“I don’t know. I’m going to head toward Yuma and see if I can find something in the Kofa Wildlife Refuge.”
Highway 95 is a straight shot south to Yuma.
The next road going into Kofa is a wide dirt road which looks a little too muddy for me to chance it. Meanwhile the sky overhead is a clear blue with cumulus clouds. The darker clouds hang like veils over the mountains.
We keep going.
I turn right onto Imperial Dam Road and head west.
We pass the U.S. Army Proving Grounds. A sign directs us to take a left turn toward Mittry Lake. The road is washboard and damp, but I see cars coming and going so I figure we’ll be okay. The road follows alongside a canal.
Bridget and Spike wake up from their nap.
“We’ll be home soon, Bridget. Just a little bit further, honey.”
A wildlife refuge is a wonderful place to camp.
The rules are more restrictive which means you don’t have to put up with a lot of stupid, human behaviors. Camping here is limited to ten days in a calendar year.
I let Bridget and Spike out and we walk the road along the lake.
I want them calmed down while I look for our camp.
We drive further and campsites appear! They’re far apart and bordered by thick reeds, brush, and cattails. Privacy!
First thing I do after basic set-up is put out my camp chair and a bed for Bridget at the water’s edge.
This is the view from our door and the BLT’s side window. Our camp is on a lovely cove.
I grab a bag of potatoes and sit in my camp chair to peel a few for a late lunch/early supper. I make a vegetable plate of potatoes, steamed zucchini, and corn with whole-berry cranberry sauce on the side.
That’s it for today’s post. We’re going outside. I hear coots calling!
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