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
Monday, February 14, 2022, Anza-Borrego Desert SP, Borrego Springs, CA - 221.4 Miles, 3992.9 Miles for the Trip
Have (or, since it's already 9:00 on the east coast) hope you had a great Valentine's Day!
While I didn't do my usual morning walk, I did read the usual forums & blogs after breakfast. I headed for the dump station around 9:30. As usual, I managed to get behind a pair of very slow dumpers. The class C took so long that the guy ahead of me & I both dumped before she was done. Fortunately, I didn't need to wait for her to fill her water tank; I beat her to the water stop.
An uneventful trip along I10 & CA 86 to CA78 & Borrego Springs Road. I stopped at the Torres Martinez Casino for gas - $4.15 a gallon, $.60 less per gallon than at the non reservation stations. As long as I was on Borrego Springs road, and early for a 2:00 Check in (I'm now on California time a hour earlier than Arizona), I stopped to take some photos of the metal sculptures.
I still got to the entrance station early at 1:40, and they are strict about no early arrivals. I got a pass that let me park for free at the park nature center & took a couple of photos:
At 2:03 I went back to the entrance station & got my pass. They did have a couple of full hookup sites available because we have predictions for overnight & tomorrow winds of 30 - 40MPH with 70-80MPH gusts and a bunch left early. The problem is I would have to move every day to a new site. While AC sounds nice today, the rest of my stay is in the 60's & 70's. Not worth the trouble, so I'm parked in site 65 next door to the bathrooms. $25.66 per night with token operated showers that cost $1.00 per 2 minutes (hey, we are in the California Desert!) The trailer fits with 5' to spare with the tires against the stop, and the truck squeezes in next to the trailer. All the dry sites are really designed for tents or vans, although there are a few small 5th wheels in the section. A great view across the street from my trailer. Of course with no window, I have to sit outside to appreciate it, but since it is 86°F outside and inside the trailer is warmer (but cooling), sitting outside is a good idea. While sitting outside I found a friend.
By the way, for all those that think the number of bars indicates the data speed, here at the park I have 2 bars, but with the AT&T cell modem set up with MIMO antennas, I have 42Mbps down & 6.7Mbps up. At Quartzsite I had twice as many bars but far less speed.
There is one other fiberglass trailer in the park; an Oliver that is now parked in the full hookup area.
Dinner was a Turkey Bubba Burger & Bush Maple Hickory baked beans with a Walmart Chocolate Mousse for dessert.
Until Tomorrow -
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