We left Saddle Mountain on Wednesday and decided to stop in Quartzsite for propane, laundry, and to pick up some mounts for a new solar panel Jim ordered. Still quite a few people around town but nothing like it was a couple weeks ago during the RV show. We still had to get gas and dump tanks, which we did at Laguna RV Park on our way up the road to Mittry Lake. It was just about dusk when we arrived but Debbie had been there for a week and had a spot picked out for us. It is perfect, with a nice palo verde tree and a view of the lake.
Another Lazy Daze friend, Chris, had arrived the day before, then Suzanne came the next day, and Kim yesterday. We have quite a group.
Chris, Jim and I took a hike Thursday morning on the trails behind the camping area. There are trails everywhere and it’s easy to get turned around back in there. I’m thinking Jim needs to be wearing a helmet at all times, not just on the bike.
That evening we had a mini blogger meet-up at Da Boyz Italian Cuisine in downtown Yuma. From left, non-blogger Debbie, Jim, me, Ian and Kate from The Scenic Route, Hans and Lisa from Metamorphosis Road, and Suzanne from Take To The Highway.
We met Hans and Lisa in Sequim, WA last summer but this was our first time meeting Ian and Kate. A good time was had by all, I think.
Yesterday Jim and I got up early for my 8 o’clock appointment with the endodontist in Algodones. Part one of the root canal was fairly painless. Part two happens next Friday, can’t wait. On our way home we stopped at an RV dealer just to look around, Walmart, and the post office where Jim picked up his new Garmin Vivofit, which will hopefully make him get up and move more. Despite all the hiking and biking we do he spends way too many hours sitting at the computer without getting up, not good for veins that want to clot. The Vivofit has an annoying red bar of light that reminds you it’s time to move around. He obeyed it yesterday but we’ll see if it continues to motivate him as time goes on. We know several people with Fitbits who say they really do help.
Turns out cousins of our Iowa friends Chuck and Carla are also here and stopped by to say hello last evening at happy hour.
Mornings here have been cool and peaceful. I enjoy the half mile walk to the trash dumpsters along the lake as the sun is rising. By mid afternoon it’s getting into the 80s. So nice to be wearing shorts in February!