Our Location: BLM Road 801, near American Girl Mine Road
(Today's pictures were also taken yesterday)
A nice night for sleeping but I was awake once again around 4 AM. I just don't seem to be able to sleep past that hour for some reason. No matter when I go to bed, I guess my internal clock is just set to wake me up then.
|Yesterday morning's early morning sky.|
Today was a day of errands. We headed off around 9 AM PST to do a few things. First stop was the garbage at the rest area, second stop was to check out a laundromat on 8th street. The next stop was unscheduled but it was another laundromat not too far from the first one. We will be returning to the second one in the next day or so.
|A decaying Ocotillo Plant, they look like an octopus.|
After those two stops we did another unexpected stop to check out a few trailers with a couple of floor plans that interest us. We aren't buying something new but we are looking toward the future. We spent a great deal more time looking than we expected. We also stopped at their service center and managed to chat with the service manager Jesus who gave me a very definite idea of what he thinks is wrong with our system.
|The rocks are full of holes and cuts.|
We dropped back in to CJ's repair as Jason hadn't returned our call from Friday. He agreed with Jesus when I mentioned the fact that we had a boiling battery late last week. Both gentlemen agreed that it is definitely a battery issue. Tomorrow morning we will haul the Igloo back to CJ's for two new batteries and hopefully that will fix the problem. Even though they both tested fair to good, the gentlemen both feel the boiling indicates a bad cell. The boiling is new in the past few days.
The boiling battery was the reason we stayed in the area longer than planned. I really want to get this issue solved. Hopefully this will do it and we can move on to enjoy the rest of the winter with no worries. I guess time will tell. I'm still not convinced it's the batteries, but think it may be a two issue problem. Again, time will tell.
From CJ's we headed to the 99 cent store for a few little things, then to Fry's for some groceries and finally to Walmart where we needed to return an item purchased last week, and to finish picking up the rest of the things on the list. After that it was a straight run for home.
|The washes are deep in places.|
We pulled into the yard shortly after 3 PST. I carried the groceries to the door, Riley hauled them away from the door and started putting things away while I cleaned up the outside, putting away all of our things for tomorrow's early appointment in Yuma.
|Looks are deceiving, that is still a long walk home.|
We think at this point we will return to this spot for another week but again, plans can change as we all know. We shall see what tomorrow brings. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed your visit.
|I know I posted either this one or one similar yesterday but I love the play of the sunshine on the dunes and the mountains beyond.|
Until next time... take care, be safe,