Brrr! The cold snap has officially hit. It was down into the mid-30’s last night (but my little Coleman SportCat heater kept us toasty) and today’s high will probably only be around 60. Still, it’s a bright sunny day; who can complain about that?! Yesterday was super-windy, 18-25 mph with gusts up to 50!
I have many chores to do now that I got my Social Security check for the month. I was down to only $11 in the checking account so was not able to do any money-spending for the past couple of days. Now I need to wash clothes and Roxie, refill my propane tank and get an oil changed in the car. Funny how I resent having to do ANY chores at all.
We can stay here until 3/31 and I’d like to go to Clints Well Campground (free!) near Happy Jack, AZ next. But the elevation there is 6868′ and they are still having nights in the 20’s and even some snow in the forecast! So maybe I’ll end up going to the free Oak Flat CG near Superior first. The problem there might be that it’s too warm…..the elevation there is only 4050′ so we will just have to keep an eye on the weather forecasts and make a last-minute decision. We have a little over a month before our friend Jeanne joins up with us in Winslow and we head off to “do” Sedona, The Grand Canyon,the five national parks in Utah and Canyon de Chelly.
A friend of Deb’s is on her way out here from Gulf Shores; we think she might arrive Saturday or Sunday. Her new RoadTrek’s windshield got stoned twice so she’s held up in TX getting it replaced. What am I, the Pied Piper of boondocking?? I seem to be attracting quite a crowd of followers; who’ll be next?!!
6 replies on “Chillin’ Out”
Yes – you express reality and make others want to travel along whether in real life or through your blog. You face your challenges, overcome them to the best of your abilities and resources, and move on to the next adventure. Having alternative plans for future campsites is just one example of your resourcefulness……
Thanks Pheisty! I do try to roll with the punches, and if one way doesn’t work out, I just find an alternate.
Let’s go to Happy Jack and pray for snow. I forgot what it looks like.
Deb and Annie
Ummm, I DO remember what snow looks like! And feels like. Did you bring your snowboots?
Thanks for that sentence: “Funny how I resent doing any chores at all.” I thought it was just me. I mistakenly thought housework and paperwork were going to retired along with me. Can’t believe I’m surprised that they didn’t. I went so far as unplugging the phone because, well, how dare it ring!
I agree, I don’t like the phone either. Retirement SHOULD be task-free! I guess the key is to be sure to have enough money to pay someone to take over those dratted chores.