2011 Trip across the US
2012 Trip across the US
2014 Trip across the US
2015 Trip to Alaska
2015-16 Southwest Trip
2016 New England Trip
2016 - 17 Southwest Trip
2017 - 18 Trip to Pick Up a New Escape 21 Trailer & More
2018 - 19 Trip to Winnipeg & the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
2019 - 20 Trip to the Southwest
Saturday, January 1, 2022, La Posa West LTVA, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 22 - 0 Miles, 3,765.5 Miles for the Trip
Happy New Year! While we did have a few fireworks go off in the area to the west of the BLM LTVA, they were not very impressive & they did it at 9:00. Of course by midnight, all of us were probably asleep. This image is one from the 2019 SARA Rodeo Grounds Western Winter Blast.
A very windy night, with peak wind at 35MPH. I looked out this morning & the Clam was still up, although bouncing around quite a bit, but the portable solar panel was face down 5' from its original position. I set it back up before I headed to the 76 station for coffee & it was still up when I got back. Still windy with a recent peak of 21MPH. Clear skies and a bit cool at 54°F, and it seems to be getting cooler as the day goes on. The batteries were full by 10:00AM.
I spent much of the morning finishing up new spreadsheets for bank accounts, transferring 2021 balance to the new 2022 sheets, and checking the year end returns on my retirement accounts. I won't know for a couple of weeks what the IRS will insist on me withdrawing because of the minimum distribution rules from my retirement accounts, but even with the required withdrawals for 2021, I made money during the year.
I'm going to need propane on Monday. I asked when I stopped for coffee this morning and the guy who does propane is off today & tomorrow. I could drive over to the Mobil station or one of the other suppliers, but one tank just emptied last night so I'm good for at least 10 days.
That was about it for the day. Not the kind of day to gather around outside, although I did run into a small group of "us" on my was to drop off my garbage at the dumpster. Most of the group has dogs (or a cat) so they do have to get out during the day to let them do their thing.
Dinner was a grilled pork chop and Knoor's Creamy Chicken Rice.
Until Tomorrow -
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