Our Location: American Girl Mine Road, California
(2nd post today)
Decent overnight temperatures but still over cast skies didn't bode well for a nice day. A chat with Jason yesterday at CJ’s RV repair in Yuma had us packing up and heading into Yuma to arrive after lunch THEIR time.
|In case any one wants this information.
We stopped on our way to empty our tanks at the Chevron Station located at the Pilot Knob BLM land. The dump fee is based on length of rig. We paid $15 for our 35 foot unit. It wasn’t necessary to dump at this time but when we move on in a week or so we want to be able to just continue on down the road. They also have an easily accessible air pump as well.
|Apparently leaving the hood up stops Kangaroo Rats from gnawing on wires, or so some think. He also had flashing rope lights under the hood.
We pulled into CJ’s Rv repair on Tiffany Lane about 12:30 pm Arizona Time. Jason was at his desk doing what ever it was he does there. Introducing myself and reminding of him our conversation yesterday he smiled and came with us to the Igloo. We discussed numerous things and he checked the batteries saying they read fair to good and no need to replace them. We couldn’t really find any issues but we discussed our usage differences in the past little while. Riley and I don’t usually watch TV although we have of late but only during the day time when the batteries are charging. Jason pointed out that perhaps the batteries aren’t being fully charged in that time with the draw of the tv at the same time. I’m not convinced that’s the issue but we’ll give it a try and see how it works. He did change a few settings for the charge controller as well. It should be a sunny weekend so hopefully everything gets charged fully and things get back to normal. If not I’ll be heading back to try something else. Jason spent about 30 minutes or so with us but in the end there was no charge. I was shocked and pleasantly surprised. Thanks Jason and CJ’s RV of Yuma.
We tried on the way home to find a place to park at the Walmart to pick up some produce after yesterday’s discussion with the Agriculture check point fella but we were just too big to fit comfortably in the busy lot and so we just headed home and will go back in at a later time with just the Dogsled.
|A dark overcast sky yesterday.
A stop at the Agriculture Inspection station had us being checked by a younger woman who asked if we had any fruit of any kind. Yes we have two red apples. She closed down the lane, took our two apples and didn’t care where we bought them. Hmmmm….glad it was just a couple and not a bag. So there you have it. Most every one says you can bring groceries with you but not all of the inspectors agree. Kind of an iffy call if you buy lots of fruit. I suppose I could have lied but I don't like doing that. Honesty is the best policy.
|The view of the mountains from our current spot.
We arrived back at Ogilby Road and moved to one of the other spots I found on a walk in the area. We are currently sitting pretty much on our own although we can see others around us. Temperatures reached about 72F/ 22C but a chilly wind blew all day from the north east. Our overcast skies became sunny and hopefully they remain that way for a number of days.
|With no zooming in, the same picture as above.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed your visit.
|Our side yard.
|Some nice barrel cactus.
Until next time…. take care, be safe,