6:30 am - Thursday - November 2nd, Page, AZ - 50º F, humidity 57%, wind 4 mph out of the southeast.....forecast high for Page, AZ today is 71º F, and for our road trip destination, Riverside, CA it will be 68º F under cloudy skies.
After 7 deliciously restful days at our beloved Lone Rock it was time to move the Newell 10 miles south to Page, AZ where we will park her for 5 nights whilst we make our way to SoCal for yet one more wedding. She'll be connected to 30 amp electrical for the time we are gone for a pretty inexpensive price all things considered.
Since the distance to our destination was so minor, and we would be gaining an hour on the clock by moving to a new time zone, we took our time putting things away. Once our stuff was stowed we moved 200 yards over to the local dump station to release 7 days of effluent into the local sewer system, then it was another 2 miles to the local fuel station to 'pay the rent' by topping off our diesel tank with 59 gallons of diesel at $2.79/gallon. It is only another 110 miles to our winter destination at the Grand Canyon so we'll arrive there with almost a full tank.....we won't be paying the rent again for over 4 months.
We arrived at our rented site by 12:30 pm, and were set up within minutes after which we headed out to do a little shopping in advance of our 1,000 mile round trip to SoCal, plus locate a propane station to top off our 60 gallon propane tank prior to heading to the Grand Canyon. Around 5 pm we headed over to a local gastro pub called 'State 48 Tavern' for dinner......4 Yelp stars on 282 reviews. TLE had been doing some research a few days ago and wanted to give this relatively new place a try for dinner.....WOW......we were not disappointed.......
........they offer a number of fine beers on tap....I chose an 'Oak Creek Amber' (Sedona, AZ) and TLE a Scotch Ale. For apps we ordered their beer battered avocados.....OMG! We've only had deep fried avocados once before and that was at Prison Hill Brewing in Yuma, AZ, and these were every bit as delicious. For our main course I had their Rock Fish Taco plate.....once again there was audible 'oohing and awing'. In the background was a large screen TV with game 7 of the World Series playing. Unfortunately for my Dodgers it was not a good night......the game was lost in the first inning when the Astros scored two runs....ultimately they won 5-1. It was a great year, but no cigar this time.
We were home by 6:30 and settling into our evening....we watched a few more episodes of 'Mad Men' and were in bed before 11 pm dreaming about our ROAD TRIP!
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