TOUR AMERICA, 2020: YUMA, ARIZONA – THE GRAND CANYON STATE

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Places We Have Called Home In 2020

March 7, 2020

Temperature 89 Degrees

The Medicine Is Working

Our First Earthquake

The Second Challenge – Finding Things We Put Away

The Transformation Continues – Some More Small Additions and Changes

What a difference a day makes.  I had a fantastic night’s sleep and the medicine is definitely working.  I feel like a new person.  Yipee!

Last night we experienced our first earthquake.  There was a 5.5 quake in Baja, Mexico that was felt as far north as Phoenix.  What a weird feeling.  We were sitting in our recliners when the whole rig began to bounce up and down and rock front to back.  Everyone came pouring out of rigs up and down the road.  We all had a good laugh.  One thing I know for sure, I’m glad it wasn’t stronger nor closer than it was.

So we are faced with our Second Big Challenge – Finding Things We Put Away.  For instance, last week we decided to have waffles for breakfast.  We have the neatest little waffle maker that makes personal size waffles.  The only problem, we had no idea where it was!  We searched high and low with no success.  Well, last night I opened an overhead closet and there inside our empty chip container was the waffle maker!  No idea how it got there, but I’m sure glad we found it.  This morning we celebrated and had waffles.

Same thing with our supply of batteries.  We always keep a supply of all sizes on hand.  A few days ago I needed four triple A batteries.  You guessed it, our container of batteries was not to be found.  Today I pulled our printer out and low and behold there under our printer shelf I discovered our container with the batteries in it!  I’m sure there are things in here we’ll never discover until we move into our next rig.

Yup, we’re still adding and making changes.

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Our new bathroom towels came today.  The neighbors asked me today if the delivery trucks are ever going to stop coming.  Yup, the day before we leave.

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We put up our State Map today.  We purchased the wrong kind, meaning it can only be put up inside.  So for now, it’s on the inside mirror below Amanda’s picture.

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Look hard and you can see the new faucet aerator that I put on today.  Now we have good water pressure in both bathrooms.

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This one proved to be a two person job.  I had put on new 150 lb prop rods to hold the bed and mattress up in order to access the storage underneath.  A problem appeared almost immediately, the brackets on the under side of the bed were secured with small wood screws.   They pulled out the second time we raised the bottom.  Solution?  Bolts with lock screws.  While Barbara held the mattress up so I didn’t put holes in it, I drilled the holes for the bolts and then installed the bolts and locked them in place with lock nuts.  Let’s see how long this lasts.

Today I also printed out our new fuel log sheet for this year.  Just as important, maybe even more so, I printed out our new departure check list.  I’ve learned to use this religiously before we leave any park now.  Especially since we now have a satellite antenna that needs to come down before we move.

We come now to the end of  yet another glorious day on The Road of Retirement.  Our time here has been good for both of us.  The weather is definitely to our liking.  The whole area is also one that has grown on us.  We going to miss not being here next winter.  We’ll be coming back the year after and probably a lot more after that.  Time now to call it a night.

Thanks for your company again today.  Questions, suggestions, comments we appreciate them all.  Catch you tomorrow.

These are the voyages of  Elvira and it’s two intrepid travelers.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have never been before

See you on down the road!

One thought on “TOUR AMERICA, 2020: YUMA, ARIZONA – THE GRAND CANYON STATE

  1. Wow, you accomplished alot and you found your waffle maker too. Glad the earthquake wasn’t worse. I’d imagine it was scary. Glad you’re feeling better.

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