Sunday, January 2, 2022

2021 - 2022 Trip To The Southwest, Day 74

 Sunday, January 2, 2022, La Posa West LTVA, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 23

The coldest night of the trip - 28°F at 7:00AM. Even with a cloudless day, the best the afternoon could do was 54°F. I wore a coat and knit cap for the walk for coffee. 

After breakfast I took down the Clam. While I probably could have gone for stronger stakes that would help hold it down in the wind, I decided not to subject it to another Quartzsite windstorm. When sitting outside, at least for the next month or so, I want the sun, not shade, and while it offers some protection from the wind, it rattles around enough that sitting inside during wind is a bit unnerving.

I called the 76 station & they said no one was doing propane today. I put the empty tank in the truck & headed out and as I drove by, they were pumping propane at the station. Stopped in and filled the tank (4.7 gallons) for $2.80 per gallon plus tax (bringing it to $3.08 per gallon). After that I decided it was time for a shower. I headed to the barber shop & paid $5.00. Other than very little heat in the bathroom, a better deal than across the street. They even have a showerhead that has flashing multicolor LEDs!

All the Travatos left throughout the day, most around 8:30. They are going to do shopping, laundry, and spend some time at Hi Jolly (a 14 day area about 3 miles north of Quartzsite on AZ 95). So, it is back to the two of us, me & Lou & Judy the 5th wheel. By the way, AZ 95 & US 95 are basically the same road sort of. South of Quartzsite it is US 95, while at Quartzsite US 95 heads west on I 10 then turns north on the other side of the Colorado river all the way to the Canadian Border. AZ 95 is physically the same road as US 95 south of Quartzsite, and continues north from Quartzsite to Parker, Lake Havasu City and north to I 40 on the east side of the Colorado river where it heads west, then north to Bullhead City & Laughlin, NV. A bit confusing...

Dinner was a Bubba Burger & the rest of the Knoor's Chicken & Rice.

Until Tomorrow - 

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