So, the first thing we did when we left was to empty our holding tanks, and fill with fresh water.
We got to the dump station, and there was a bit of a lineup, but not bad.
Sherman, third in line to use the dump station.
Now, I have a bone to pick with some of you RVers out there.
When there is nobody waiting, you can take all the time you please to putter around at the dump station. But when there are people waiting, what is it exactly that you're doing that takes you so damn long to empty your tanks??!!
It should take you no more than 3 minutes. Attach the hose, pull the leaver, wait 15 or 30 seconds for it to drain, shut the leaver, pull the other leaver, wait another 15 or 30 seconds, shut the leaver, put your hose away, and get back in your vehicle. How can that possibly be more than a 3 minute job?
But I'm watching these people, and it takes more than half of them what seems like forever! By the time we pulled out, there were seventeen rigs waiting in the lineup. Glad we beat the rush.
Back on the road.
Not much in the way of scenery on the highway from Quartzsite to Yuma.
92.5 miles (148 kms) by the time we got parked up at Pilot Knob LTVA.
As we entered Yuma, we were a bit surprised by the landscape. A lot of fruit and vegetable farms. Lettuce, cucumbers, cabbage...all kinds of stuff. And someone had mentioned that we should stop by one of the farm stalls, so we did.
And, we were pleasantly surprised by the prices!
So much so, that we have to recommend this one particular place. Gonzalez Produce, at GPS 32.69934 -114.49638 has a great selection of good produce, and most of it was at prices cheaper than the grocery store.
The only things we found overpriced were cantaloupe ($3.00) and small watermelon ($4.00).
Almost like Mexico. Almost.
Apples for a buck a pound? Great price!
Our purchases, for $10.90 ($13.00 CDN).
From there, it was off to Walmart. A few more items to cross off our wish list. First, was our Mr. Heater Buddy. Been wanting one of these for a long time. So we had bought the propane hose and adapter the other day. Not all Walmarts have the heater in stock, and we got the very last one in this particular store.
Here is the one we bought...
However, it is only $79.99 at Walmart! Sometimes Amazon has the best price, but sometimes you have to shop around. :-)
Also bought a nice rechargeable LED worklight for $14.99.
And, now that Ruth has a rideable bicycle I needed to get a new front tire and tube for my bike. But my bike has an oddball size of tire and I wasn't surprised that Walmart didn't have it in stock. So I looked up a bike shop that was along our route and went to get it there. I also wasn't surprised by the price. The tire was $29.95, and the "thorn resistant" tube was $14.95. Yikes. Just spent more money on my new tire and tube than we did on Ruth's used bike!
Made our way to the Pilot Knob LTVA, which is just across the California border, and only a mile and a half (2 kms) from the Mexico border. It's not ideal, because it's fairly close to the highway, and a fairly well used train track.
But, we're here because we can ride our bikes from here to the border at Algodones, Mexico and get Ruth's crown done on the tooth that had a root canal in Mazatlan last month. So, it's convenient.
We always manage to find a spot well away from everyone else.
Not as busy as I thought it would be.
Sherman knows he is the coolest motorhome ever!
So, today...we're off to Mexico! Not the real Mexico, just border town Mexico. Should be interesting anyhow.