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Monday, November 23, 2015, La Posa LTVA, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 7, 0 Miles, 3,585.9 Miles for the Trip

Well, one week down, the rest of the winter to go. By the way, the solar panels have been doing a good job of keeping up with my usage. I'm usually going into the night with either full batteries, or down by a couple of amp ours if I worked on the computer after the sun gets low enough to stop charging. By morning, I'm usually down by 14 - 20 amp hours, depending on how cold it was, how long I listened to the radio & read. If I toast a muffin or make a pot of coffee, that eats another 6-8 amp hours, after which the solar panels & sun put it all back even though I'm on the computer several times a day, and listening to the radio (usually an internet station of the iPhone - thank goodness for unlimited data). I haven't gone through a heavy clouded day yet; I expect that will leave me with a deficit.

After breakfast I went to the laundromat & did two loads of clothes, and had a $7.00 shower. Far more expensive than campground showers, although the do supply soap. shampoo, a towel & washcloth. Still, I will more often stick to sponge baths, or, short showers in the trailer.

Since it was lunch time by the time I finished my laundry, I went to Silly Al's for a small pizza. The place has a reputation for good pizza, and mine was excellent. I do wish they had a white pizza, my favorite, but they don't seem to be popular in the West.

After lunch it was back to the trailer to put away clothes, make the bed, and general housekeeping. I read for a bit (currently T. C. Boyle's Tortilla Curtain), then snacked for dinner (I had a "mini" pizza for lunch that is quite a bit bigger than Pizza Hut's individual pan pizza and quite filling).

I did take a couple of photos as the moon rose, both yesterday & today, as well as an interesting group of fence posts next to my location. Can you tell I'm getting bored?

Moonrise 11/22 The Fenceposts Moonrise 11/23

Until Tomorrow -

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