Change number umpty up. Get this. Carol had the wrong dates for her Line Dancing Rally in Menifee, Ca in March. Hey, she was only off by one week and it was later. The same week of the Escapade in Tucson 19-23 March. Well, no need to say which one we (Carol!) are going to. Priorities, priorities!
What this means now is that we won’t be coming back to California after we go back to Texas to pick up the camper like planned. Now after getting the camper we will head Northwest up to Great Falls, MT and go into Canada via Sweetgrass. We are still aiming for Prince Rupert and the ferry but going up via Canada’s National Parks Banff and Casper if their open (snow?). We got a free pass for the park’s entrances. It will probably be more of a window tour going thru the pretty parks.
We’re not speeding up to the ferry and we’re not on the slow lookey lou drive. We got about 3 weeks or so to cover 3100 road miles. We’re thinking about getting on the ferry the first week in May. Our next goal is to get to Skagway (Dyea NF) about Memorial Day (29 May) for the train ride on the 30th. It’s just a thing to aim for kinda. It’s not a do or die thing nor is any of this Alaska trip. We should be on & off the ferries for just about all of May. Normally it’s about a 3 day trip or so. We will be making all the normal ferry stops and adding some that are a little out of the norm like Prince of Wales Island and Mitkoff Island. More as time gets near.
Meanwhile back here in Quartzsite. It was cold again last night. It got down to 33 degrees out and 47 inside. I slept in till 5:30 AM this morning. Damn this tile floor is cold. But we love it anyhow because how easy it is to clean.
We left our spot about 9:30 and went into Quartzsite to get LP. We stopped at four corners and paid $2.10 a gallon plus tax which is over 10%, On the road again by 10 AM.
The 100 mile trip was a little windy but not as bad as it was yesterday. It was an uneventful trip. Yea…. We arrived at North Ranch Ed & Sandy’s place. Ahhhhhhhhh full hook up. That was so nice after two weeks on the edge of misery due to the unusual weather at Quartzsite. Like I said before, it was the continued worse weather we had been in during the 17 years we went there. No thanks. We’re done. No plans to do it again in the next 17 years.
Ed & Sandy had us over for dinner. The brats were great. We played a game called ??????? I forget. It was a lot of fun. The girls kept crying. It must be because Ed and I are the grand champs.
Quite warm night. It only got down to the low 50’s.
Don D – see your butt in Parker!
Retirement is not having to work for a dumb boss.
See ya when we see ya.