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
Thursday, January 20, 2022, La Posa West LTVA, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 41 - 0 Miles, 3,765.5 Miles for the Trip
Well, the Big Tent Madness has hit Verizon. It was usable up until this morning, but listening to the Phoenix NPR station KJZZ dropped out repeatedly after 7:00AM. Reading forums was very slow, and anything with images near dead.
I managed to upload the thumbnails of today's photos, but still waiting for the larger images to reach my ISP. I tried switching to AT&T but that wouldn't even connect to the ISP. I'll probably be doing text entries for a bit. Eventually, loading the larger images one at a time worked.
Lots of new neighbors. A Casita moved in across the road, as well as a bunch of Class B vans. Two 5th wheels moved in next to me, one a bit closer than I'd like, but outside the 15' limit. Both of the new neighbors have Razor ATVs & generators. My quiet location is no more! They have a 3rd trailer arriving soon - just so I have enough room to hook up & tow the trailer to the dump station. I can't wait to see what the line looks like during the weekend. Actually, on Saturday, opening day, everyone might be at the Big Tent so the line might be short. Then Again...
|The Casita||The Vans||Next Door Neighbors|
I drove to the Coyote Market for a chicken leg quarter, but they didn't have any. The truck would be in in an hour or so with the chicken, so the butcher suggested I stop back. I went back around 3:00, and while the truck arrived, no chicken quarters & nothing had been unloaded. This is the difference between a small store butcher and a chain. The butcher went out to the truck, selected a whole chicken, and cut me a leg quarter. A bit smaller than what one got with a normal quarter, but fine for one person. I wonder how he will sell 3/4 of a chicken?
I spent most of the day sitting outside listening to Mike Chen's Hear & Now & Then. An interesting time travel "book" with a twist.
Dinner was a salad and the remainder of the blueberry pie & Tillamook Old Fashion Vanilla ice cream, one of my favorite ice creams. In the past I had to wait until I hit the west, or at least west of the Mississippi, before I could get it, but out local (Oswego) Price Chopper now sells it. Speaking of Oswego, while it hit a high of 32°F today, the prediction for tonight is -1°F with a Friday high of 12°F. Most of next week in in the single digits overnight and below freezing during the days. I don't miss it!
Until Tomorrow -
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