Friday, December 31, 2021

Seven stops......

 7:53 am - New Year's Eve - December 31st - Anza Borrego Desert, CA - 47° F, 82% humidity, wind 3 mph out of the north by northwest....mostly clear today with a forecast high of 66° F.  On this New Year's Eve in 2012 TLE and I were watching one of the most amazing sunsets we have ever seen anywhere.....this one happened to be at Cedar Key, FL.....↴

.....the water at Low Key Hideaway Tiki Bar was so glassy it gave a perfect reflection of the sunset.

We had plans to make another trip into La Quinta to run our last major shopping foray of 2021, but we were awaiting notification from Amazon that our recent order had been delivered to the Amazon locker in Coachella.  That notification came around 11:45 am, and within 15 minutes we were in the VW headed east on S-22.  We had a large bag of trash to offload, also, so we stopped first at the Salton City Travel Center only to find their dumpsters locked, so it was on to the Red Earth Casino to try again, and get fuel.  Their dumpsters were not locked, however, the fuel station was packed with New Years revelers fueling up for a long weekend of playing in the sands of Ocotillo was at least a 20 minute wait so we pressed on to the Arco Travel Center in Mecca where we found things much less crowded a the fuel pumps.  Within another 20 minutes we were exiting US-86 at Dillon Road to pick up our Amazon package.

In all we made 4 more stops in La Quinta.....the Home Depot to return some of the SharkBite fittings which were the wrong size, then onto COSTCO, followed closely by Stater Bros. and Trader Joe's.  With our seven stops in the bag we were back on the road home by 2:50 pm, and in spite of the heavy New Years traffic arrived home around 4 pm.  Within minutes we were watching another amazing Anza Borrego sunset......

......once all of our shopping spoils were put away we settled in to watch 3 college bowl games. The most interesting game of the evening was the Peach Bowl pitting Michigan State against Pitt (Pittsburgh).  With 8 minutes to go in the game Michigan trailed Pitt 21-16, but when the dust settled 8 minutes later it was Michigan on top 31-21 over Pitt.

As the 21st year of the 21st century comes to a close we are grateful for our health, for each other, for our vagabond lifestyle which enables us to live normal lives during this time of totalitarian overreach by Federal, State and Local governments.  We are not 'locked down', we are not wearing masks inside and outside as mandated by our dear, silly Governor, who continues to ignore the science just like all his totalitarian buddies. We are living free lives unfettered, as much as is possible, by government interference.  We both hope the New Year finds you and yours healthy, happy, and prosperous.

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