A rainy day and a pot o’ gold

Tuesday, January 9

Under clouds holding the promise of rain, the crew and I board the Perfect Tow Vehicle for a quick ride into town.  Online tracking tells me my Amazon packages arrived at the storage place in Blythe where I set up an account to receive mail.

The rain starts as we pull into the parking lot.

I run inside, grab the box waiting for me (what fun!), thank the woman behind the counter, and race out the door to the PTV.

We go to the library, I give Reggie and Roger a brief walk-about under the umbrella of the huge cottonwood tree, drop books in the return slot, and then head for home.

The rain is steady on the return to camp.

Gosh, it’s been a long, long time since I turned on the windshield wipers.  It’s a miracle they haven’t dried up and fallen off.  We need this rain.  It’ll tamp down the dust and freshen up the desert.  Clean the mat.  Give the PTV a much-needed bath . . . . 

The Best Little Trailer waits in the rain under cloudy sky.

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Okay, remember our discussion of jumper cables vs. power pack?

I was equally in favor of both choices.  What swayed me to the power pack was something no one mentioned in comments and something I didn’t think of until later, not until ruminating on the subject while walking the crew one morning.

Everybody knows what jumper cables are, even if never having used them.  As for power packs aka jump starters, there are lots of folks who don’t know what they are or only have a vague knowledge that they exist.

Since I write about details of my life to the nth degree (roll your eyes here), you know I’m gonna’ show and tell you about my purchase.

By choosing the power pack, we learn together!

This is the power pack I bought:

DBPOWER 600A Peak 18000mAh Portable Car Jump Starter (up to 6.5L Gas, 5.2L Diesel Engine) Battery Booster and Phone Charger with Smart Charging Port

I like that it has a sturdy zipper case.  

As for the weight, I’ve carried heavier purses!

It may be a while before I take the time to study the user manual and figure out how to operate the thing.  Probably I’ll use it as a charger first.  More about this in a future post.

We’ll see how good I am at keeping it charged, whether I ever have to use it to start the PTV, how long it lasts, and whether it turns out to have been a good purchase.

I’m pleased with the cover and carry bag that came for my new Blackstone griddle.  You’ll see those items in future posts, too.

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Home, home in the rain.

Roger sits on the bed at the back window staring longingly at Skeeter’s RV.  Reggie lies forlornly beside me, chin between his paws, a study in misery.

“I know.  You both want to go play.  Maybe the rain will stop soon.”

It does!

“Let’s go!”

That’s all I need to say and the boys fly to the door.  I open it and Roger shoots out like from a gun and races across the desert.  Reggie, although anxious to be with his pals at Del’s, waits to accompany me.

Due to the damp air and intermittent rain, we go inside.

The big dogs stay outside (They have their own “travel trailer” hooked to the back of the Class A.  Only Skeeter and River, the rat terrier, are allowed inside.  Reg and Rog, too.)

Del and I sit in the front seats and chat.

About time to go home, an enormous rainbow appears!

The crew and I run home so I can take photos.  We’re darting across narrow, shallow washes, dodging creosote, huffing and puffing . . .

I take a bunch of photos, too many to share in this post.

The next pic gives an idea of size.  I think that’s a Class C at the end of the rainbow.


The rainbow is perfect!

It makes a complete arc from that RV in the above photo over to the Big Maria Mountains (below) beyond the main area of Midland LTVA.

The rainbow is so large that I have trouble fitting it in the frame!

Zooming in on the Big Marias . . .

Double rainbows!  

Do you see them?  One on the BLT and one on the PTV!

Look again . . . .

The next shot shows the double rainbows better.

What do you find at the end of a rainbow?

A pot of gold?

Well, I guess you could say that . . . .

You find home!

To be continued . . .



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