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La Paz County Park, Parker, AZ - Day 99

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Monday, January 22, 2024 - La Paz County Park, Parker, AZ, Day 53 - 0 Miles, 3,402.3 Miles for the trip

No rain overnight, but it started around 10:00 off & on throughout the day. The plan was to do laundry today, but with the rain I'll put it off until tomorrow. My friends in the Bigfoot left this morning for Quartzsite & the ham radio gathering. I'll see them again at the Quartzsite gathering, and after that at the Western Winter Blast fireworks at the SARA Rodeo Grounds.

Made some calls to reserve the two stops we make on the way to the Hungry Mother rally in October. Prices are up another $10.00 at the Twin Grove RV Resort in Pine Grove, PA - $70.00 per night less $3.85 with a Good Sam discount. The Creekside RV Park in Edinburg, VA is still the same price as last year at $35.00 plus tax. Creekside doesn't have the "Resort" name and is a bit more rustic (at half the price), but the babbling creek is nice, the bathrooms as nice, and both are just overnight stops.

Around 3:30 the front edge of the storm got as close to us as it was going to get. Light rain up until then; now it is pouring, but radar shows only thin fingers of the storm reaching us. The puddles are now miniature lakes. You would think that since the surface is sand that the water would just sink in. Instead, it settles just under the sand on a hard packed clay like soil that doesn't absorb water. Step on some sections of sand and your foot will sink into 3" of mud underneath it. The radar map showed hat the main body of the storm never reached us, but sat over Yuma for quite a bit. Quartzsite & Blythe was in a lighter section of the storm, but a couple of the washes across US 95 south of Quartzsite were flooded.

Even though it is 68°F in the trailer, I turned up the thermostat on the electric heater to 72°F. The rain makes it feel colder. I have to remember to turn it back to 65°F when I go to bed or I'll wake up in the middle of the night sweating.

Dinner was a Boston Market Chicken Parmesan meal.

Until Tomorrow -


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