About Me

Lee Creek, North Shuswap near Chase, B.C, Canada
We went full-time Rving in October of 2005! We retired from full time to part-time as of the end of 2015. Our present "small but comfortable" Wagon is a 2008 Camper trailer(TravelAir Rustler), pulled by a 2008 Dodge Dakota, 4X4.l. Our home base is a resort Park, in Oliver, British-Columbia, Canada. I retired in 2005 and my Life Companion, Valerie, retired October 1, 2006 from nursing. We invite you to follow and share our new adventures and mishaps. Life is but an adventure full of dreams yet to be fulfilled!

Monday, November 04, 2013

November 1 to 3, 2013; Desert Hot Springs to Winterhaven/Yuma

November  1, 2013, Friday; To Winterhaven, CA
A very warm night, we were up by 7 am, showered, walked Tucker, dumped the tanks and were on the road by 8:40 am.  Took Dillon to I-10, east to 86 then south to I-8.  We stopped at the Casino, about half way down for coffee and check everything then back on the road.  The sun is shining and it is getting warmer as we are head  further south.  Once on I-8, we headed for Yuma where I stopped at a dealer near the Flea Market and got a quote for a dish on top of our rig.  We decided to go for “DISH NETWORK” which is also compatible to Bell at home.  It is a saving over getting Shaw dish, as there is no guarantees that they will be available in the south of the USA in the next few years.  One network is as good as the next, they rip you off all the same!!!
Anyway, we drove back to Winterhaven just outside of Yuma but in California and booked ourselves at Pilot Knob under our membership R.O.D, which means free camping and we are at site 127.  After setting up, we went to have HH with friends Dennis and Sandy whom we haven’t seen for over two years but have been in contact throughout.  We had a wonderful conversation, catching up to each other’s news, met their friend Tony and Mieke, and saw their new car.  They are headed for El Golfo, mainland Mexico, on the Sea of Cortes.  They were coming to San Felipe but circumstances are dictating different.
We had dinner then relaxed for the rest of the evening!

We travelled 191 miles in 3.5 hrs @ an average 51 MPH
N  32* 44.700’
W 114* 45.888’
Alt 275 ft

 
NOV  2, Saturday, Yuma
Val went to do Tai-Chi with Dennis and I took Tucker for his morning walk.  Later we went to Yuma RV Market and bought some items and a pad for Tucker to lie on while outside (He pretty well ignored it after trying it once).  I also had to buy two new sewer hose as my old ones leak.  I looked at an Osmosis system for our water intake; they want $499 plus approx. $200 for installation!  I am seriously thinking about it.  We stopped at a small pub near the Air Marines Airport for a beer and it was very busy.  We came home and had HH at our place with Dennis, Sandra and Tony.  They also had a look at our coach of course!  Dennis wants one now!!!
I BBQ’ed steaks for dinner and we had them with a salad and toasted buns...yum-yum!!!

 
NOV  3, Sunday; Visiting in Yuma
Same routine as yesterday for both of us in the morning then we drove to Yuma, back to the RV flea market where I bought two sewer attachments and a new “Reverse Osmosis System” for our drinking water.  We returned a movie that we had rented yesterday then drove over to our friends from home, Dennis and Ruth.  They bought a house in Yuma; a three bedrooms, two bathroom home with an Arizona room at the rear.  Very very nice!  Dennis bought my set of golf clubs which I had for sale.  We had a surprise while there when Jeff and Donna, also from home, showed up.  They are only here for a couple weeks then heading back for X-mas with their kids and grand-kids. 
We came home a couple hours later and arrived just in time to have one last HH with Dennis and Sandra, Tony & Mieke.  They are leaving tomorrow for El Golfo in Mexico.  At home, Val cooked a new dish with chicken which was spicy and very good.  We watched a movie in the evening that Dennis had copied for us; as a matter of fact, he gave us three movies to watch.

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