So, that all came together, and it wasn't Amazon's fault, nor was it the fault of the USPS.
And so I quickly installed the new electronics board in our water heater, and as expected it works perfectly. We don't use our water heater very often, preferring to heat water on the stove as necessary. But it sure does come in handy when you want to have a quick shower!
We had decided that if the package showed up, we would head out. So it was time to show Sherman some new scenery. We were heading for Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, and there's a fairly inexpensive campground there.
We said goodbye to Doug, and headed on out towards to the eastern side of Yuma.
The highway exiting Imperial Dam goes right through the Yuma Proving Grounds where they test military equipment.
We're really not interested, so we didn't stop at the information display.
That's a funny lookin' RV!
We made a stop at the relatively new Fry's grocery store on the eastern edge of Yuma. What a zoo! It was too busy for our liking, so we quickly grabbed what we needed. Checked a few prices along the way and it's definitely more expensive than Walmart on an overall basis, although there were some deals to be had if you know your prices. We picked up a top sirloin roast for $3.99 a pound! Oh, and eggs for $0.99 a dozen.
And then we got on Interstate 8, heading east. We went through one low pass, and then it was a boring drive.
Steep downhill coming up.
So, they warn you that its a steep downhill. Then, they warn you that it's a fairly sharp curve. Amazing how many skid marks there were on this curve. I mean, it's not like they weren't warned!
There were rows of this stuff planted out here beside the highway. No idea what it is.
Boring. No wonder we don't like the Interstate. But sometimes there's no choice in Arizona.
Near Gila Bend there's a huge parabolic solar farm.
Eventually, we got onto the 85 heading south. A few more interesting spots. Gotta clean the windshield this morning!
As we approached Ajo, we turned left to head towards their Municipal Golf Course. We had read that you can overnight in their parking lot for $3. But we also saw the sign for their local airport, so we pulled in there first. One guy was in a hangar working on his plane, and I asked if anybody would care of we parked here for the night. "Sure, I don't see why not. Surprised more people don't" was the answer.
Sherman, parked up for the night at Ajo airport.
Yesterday's drive, 165 miles (264 kms).
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