(this post is about Sunday, March 27, 2011)
Ahhh it’s a Sunday morning in the desert with our friends… but time to say “See You Soon” and head on our way. After some banana bread and coffee, we had the dogs over by Roger and Lila’s bus for one last treat! They are here all in a row, learning to behave -----
(L to R: Lila, Bob, Pam then down in front: Duchess, Duke and Maggie)
except Duchess! Who HAD to go inside to find Roger and look for more treats!!
We made it back out to the first portion of this road and parked in a great location under some tall Ponderosa Pines. We are kinda sharing a pulloff area with a single gal in a motorhome. She is going to be working in park soon, so she is biding her time till then boondocking in the area. She said it was fine to pull in and share the spot with her. She is travelling with a bird and a cat! And she has a kayak on the roof of her toad vehicle too. We pulled in nose first and faced the woods under the tall pines. The solar will still get some sun here, and we are in a comfortable spot. And we are NOT stuck in a mud hole! LOL
Only problem with this spot is that the helicopters and small touring airplanes go overhead all day long… interesting for folks who love to watch them! They fly really low and are pesky like mosquitos, but we will get used to them… all part of the Grand Canyon Experience I suppose!
We got settled in and then dashed off into the park for a bit to get a quick view. We will be here for a few days, so we can go back and explore at our leisure. Got some maps and checked the lay of the land.
Imagine that, traveling 2,500 miles to get AWAY from the snow…
and now they were all excited to see it and lick it and sniff it! Geesh!
We headed back to the boondocking area to settle in for the night. The main furnace and fridge seem to be able to run okay on propane, even though we are above 7,000 ft. But the brick ProCom heater will kick out from time to time when on low or when the hot water heater kicks in. On high it seems to work okay. The book for the ProCom says anything over 4,500 ft it will sputter out on the pilot light, which it was doing. We only run the hot water heater right before we need to use it. I am sure we will be okay. It will be down in the low 30’s overnight, we are going to be snuggled in and cozy warm in our home on wheels.
We settled in to sleep, with visions of the Grand Canyon vistas swarming in our heads… tomorrow would be a new day of adventure---
2,952 miles travelled so far