What a treat it was to step out of the motorhome this morning & feel the warming rays of the sun instead of an icy wind for a change. I really think the southwestern States should get their heads to-gether & do something about this cold air & wind problem they have down here.AND, THIS IS FILLMORE
Fillmore was at the door early this morning wanting Max, Checkers, & the Motormouse to come out & play. We opened the door & the circus began. Dogs, dogs, everywhere. In the house, out the house, round & round the firepit they went. Lots of barking, dust, & noise. Lots of peeing on everything. Aw yes, sure beats having a bunch of screaming kids running around.
TOBBOGANING DOWN A HILL OF GRAVEL ON A PLASTIC BIN LID
Groceries were getting a little low so we headed off to Yuma around 10. Sure are a lot more RV's parked out in the desert now than a few days ago. This is a real popular area for dune buggies & ATV's because of the Imperial Sand Dunes just a few miles to the west. We could see clouds of dust in the air over in that direction. Now that Christmas is over I'm sure there are a lot of snowbirds headed this way.
Traffic wasn't too bad this morning as we made our way into town. Kelly wanted to try out Cracker Barrel's Sunday only chicken special so that was our first stop. Had to tough out a 20 minute wait but I actually did it. I think Cracker Barrel is probably our favorite place to eat. I had my usual open face hot roast beef sandwich with mashed potatoes & gravy. Love that stuff. We never get coffee or desert so we were able to hold the bill to under $20. Still seems like a lot of money to me though. Course I always figure anything over $5 is totally outrageous!!
20 MINUTE WAIT AT CRACKER BARREL
Yuma is a fairly easy city to get around in & we've only got lost 3 out of 4 times either coming from or going to Wally-World. Streets run one way & the avenues the other so any dummy should be able to figure it out ok. And let me remind you, I'm not just any dummy!!!! WW wasn't too crowded as we zipped up & down the grocery aisles. Headed for the hardware department & picked up some paint too. Yep, we're gonna do some more painting in the rig. Same flower pot adobe color as our living room but this time Al's gonna have a go at the bedroom. Be nervous Kelly, be very nervous:((
We left Wally-World & immediately ended up seeing some more parts of Yuma that we hadn't really intended on seeing, but finally found our way back out to Ogilby road & the rig around 2.
Fillmore popped over around 4 & the circus was on again. Dogs, dogs, everywhere:)) JoAnn walked over later all bundled up against the biting wind followed by Doug in a bundle as well. We sat around the fireless firepit for awhile & toughed it out like true RV'ers watching the dogs flying around all over the place upside down. The sun was just about to dip over the horizon when Doug made a dash for their rig followed by JoAnn. Don't want to get caught out in the open when the sun goes down out here. The cold desert night's start instantly!!
DOGS, DOGS, EVERYWHERE
5 o'clock rolled around as Kelly & I dressed up warm & made the fast 6.3 second dash over to Doug & JoAnn's for supper. Chile Taco Soup with corn meal muffins made for a great supper as we all got to know each other better. Always interesting to hear how people met & the events in their lives that eventually led them to the RV way of life. D & J do a trip journal as well & you can find them here....http://www.mytripjournal.com/ourdream STEP ASIDE......KANGAROO COMING THROUGH
Kelly & I are not late night people so by 7 o'clock we said our "good-nights" & retraced our 6.3 dash for home. Cranked up our blue flame heater & settled in for the night. Time to start on the blog, play with the dogs, grab a coffee, upload some photos to the web album, look up the word metaphysical, put to-gether a double whammy peanut butter & honey sandwich & contemplated the thought of why the little moron cut his toilet seat in half. Hmmmmmm, do you suppose he heard that his half assed brother was coming to town.....................
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