I think I’ll be leaving here tomorrow, heading for Anza-Borrego State Park near the Salton Sea in CA. I wasn’t able to get a dental appointment; I read that Mexico celebrates Christmas until Jan. 6 so maybe she’s been out the whole time and that’s why she didn’t answer email or the phone. I’ll try to get an appointment for late next week and come back to Yuma for that, it’s just 2 hrs. drive. I just have to remember not to smile in the meantime.
I’m excited that I’m meeting up with Linda, who I met in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan this past summer! She & Roger have been touring the U.S. since May. Roger has gone back to Maryland for a bit so she’s going to camp with me for a week or so. It’ll be nice to have company and another Human to talk to.
My errands today made me realize just how many Snowbirds there are here in Yuma! I should have gotten a clue from the wall-to-wall RV parks that are here. First I went to get my propane tank filled. There are two guys filling tanks so there are two lines of cars. I was 9th in line on my side….out of the parking lot, waiting at the side of the road. Some of the ones in front of me were big rigs, with big propane tanks. It took 30 minutes just to get up to first place! It sure was cheap though; $2.19 a gallon so filling my 20# tank cost just $10. I usually pay between $16-20 for a fill!
Then I went to Wal-Mart, where the parking lot was jammed with cars. It was pretty amazing! There were no shopping carts available, I had to wait for someone to leave their cart at the door. So of course the aisles were crammed with people and the checkout lines were insane. You’d have thought it was Christmas shopping time or something!!
My next errand was to the post office. The parking lot was full and I had to wait for someone to leave so I could park. When I went inside, there were 27 people waiting in line!! What the heck! I quickly decided not to send the one package, and the other thing was an oversized card. I had two stamps in my wallet so I stuck them on it and just hope it’s enough. I heard someone in line comment that it’s been worse; sometimes the line goes around the building. This is crazy! I just can’t help wondering, if it’s this crowded in Yuma, what could Quartzsite be like?? It’s a smaller town with way more Snowbirds than here (I think!).
It rained off & on all day today so I’m glad I was able to recharge the Kindles, laptop and mobile hotspot in the car while I was running my errands (using an inverter). I didn’t have to drain down the camper battery, since it didn’t get a solar charge today.
And now I’m all set up for heat; I’ll just put the spare propane tank in the camper and use an adapter hose to either of the catalytic heaters, depending on how cold it’s going to be. It’ll be great not to have to use those expensive 1# propane bottles.