Tuesday, March 4
The crew and I stay one full day (two nights) at our camp west of Yuma. Other than the ocotillo in bloom, there isn’t much that interests me to photograph. I want to camp where it’s warm, and also where there are plenty of photo opportunities.
Before getting on Highway 95 to head north out of Yuma, I fill up the PTV’s tank ($3.39 a gal.), grab a rotisserie chicken at Wal-Mart, fill up water jugs, and dump trash. It’s a good feeling to set out for a new camp with everything taken care of: a full, fresh water tank, empty waste tanks, full drinking water jugs, full gas tank, and a very well-stocked pantry.
The only thing not full is one of my propane tanks. We have plenty of propane, however, for the fridge, for heating water, and for the little bit of cooking I do.
We stop along the road for a PTV picnic. After gobbling up rottiserie chicken, the crew settles down for naps as I drive us northward.
Our destination is BLM land on King of Kofa Road.
We’re still in a holding pattern waiting for temperatures to climb in other places before setting out on our journey for 2014. The Kofa area is so darn pretty, it calls us back!
I find a nice campsite far from the road.
At this time of year in the desert, I’m not looking for a cozy campsite. I usually like to nestle the Best Little Trailer among bushes and trees, but not now, not here. This campsite is in the middle of a flat area with “open” vegetation.
In other words, Spike doesn’t have much to hide behind.
More importantly, it makes it hard for a coyote to sneak up on our campsite. Same with snakes. This site is very clear and clean. Several open paths lead away from the site for the crew and I to walk. The ground is softer for paws here than at our Sidewinder or Palm Canyon Road camps.
The photo above may look like a contradiction to what I just wrote, but Bridget and I pass by in an open area when I see this shot.
Spike doesn’t come with Bridget and me on this little photo excursion. When we first arrive, he wears himself out excitedly exploring around camp. When we leave in search of photos, he chooses to lie in his doggie bed on the mat, guarding our home with sleepy eyes while waiting for our return and, of course, for suppertime.
About my Amazon income . . .
I was beginning to think the heydey of my Amazon earnings was over as sales began to drop. Then the comments feature breaks on this blog, blocking anyone from commenting. On the very same day I’m happily surprised to receive the highest total of commissions in one day ever! Wow!
Hmm . . . Does that mean when my readers can’t chat, they shop?
I APPRECIATE YOU SHOPPING AMAZON FROM MY BLOG!
Thank you very much for thinking of me and my crew. Here are a few of the items recently purchased:
Optima Batteries BlueTop Starting and Deep Cycle Battery
Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale, White
Mozaic Twin Size 6-Inch Futon Mattress, Black
1000 Dog Pet Poop Bags (Black)
Kindle Fire HD 8.9″, Wi-Fi, 16 GB – Includes Special Offers
Fridge Freezer- 50 Quart