Our Location: BLM, Ogilby Road, Winterhaven, CA
A wonderful night’s sleep for me and I lazed in bed until about 7:30 AM just because I could. Today was scheduled to be a busy one and I wasn’t in any hurry to get started. We chatted over breakfast and soon after had the laundry sorted, jugs collected, garbage collected and were piling into the truck to head out for our day in town.
|Organ Pipe Cactus (?) at a fuel station in Yuma.|
|Love the bright colours.|
Our first stop was the rest area on I-8 west to fill up some water jugs, and dump our garbage. From there we stopped at the Chevron Station to fill up our drinking water jug before we headed off into town. The drive was uneventful, just the way we like it. We pulled into the laundromat to find both front and back lot very busy so we opted to return to do the laundry at a later point in the day.
|A view from inside Joanne's Laundromat in Yuma.|
Off we headed toward the Arizona Market Place after a small tour of a few streets that truly had nothing to do with our day. We found the Market Place easily and were surprised at how many cars were in the lot, although the place didn’t seem to be busy once we started walking around. We found what we wanted and before long we were heading back toward the laundromat. We managed to find a Good Will store where we dropped off a bag of clothing that we no longer wanted.
|The beginning of sunset.|
Back at the laundromat we found it almost empty and quickly went about getting things into the washers and before long into the dryers. Four loads, washed, dried and folded within 2 hours. I was happy. We were out the door and moving on.
We found a Fry’s but opted instead for Walmart and within a minute or two were parked and shopping at Walmart. Groceries that hadn’t been in stock when we were there the other day is what we were looking for, but still a few holes in the shelves. After that it was a stop at Wells Fargo Bank to pick up some cash and off we headed home.
|The sky is a mix of blacks and yellows.|
The Agricultural Inspection station was once again an interesting part of the trip. A female inspector asked us if we had any fruit. So using the standard answer I’ve been told works every time, I answered,” yes, we purchased our fruit at Walmart a little while ago.” and handed her the receipt. She then informed me she would need to see the fruit. So as I started to open the door to step out she asked me where I am from. I replied,”Ontario, Canada.” She asked if we were spending the winter in the area. I explained not the whole winter but a portion of it in this area but will be moving on soon. She asked if we were staying at the Dunes and I said no, Ogilby Road area. How much longer are you in the area. Answer, about a week. She then decided that she didn’t want to see the fruit and told me to go ahead. So we drove away more confused than I have been originally over the whole thing. Why would how long I’m staying make a difference? It’s the same fruit it was when she asked to see it. Needless to say I doubt we’ll be purchasing any fruit in Arizona while staying in this area in the future. It’s just too bizarre and confusing.
It was 3:30 pm before we had everything inside the Igloo. After getting things put away we opted for a quick and easy bite to eat and a chance to relax from our busy day. We spent some time with our books and just enjoyed the peace out our window.
Riley once again enjoyed a campfire tonight. She’s getting into the same habit she has in our summer location. She enjoys the campfires there as well. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed your visit.
Until next time… take care, be safe,