Thursday, April 4, 2024

Hole in the wall.....

7:42 am - Thursday - April 4th - Yuma, AZ - 56° F, humidity 53%, wind 4 mph out of the east by northeast.....crystal clear, blue, sunny skies today with a forecast high of 86° F.  On this date in 2015 TLE and I arrived at Goosenecks State Park in Southern Utah near Mexican Hat....$10/ of our all time favorite boondock sites...what a view!

Day three at the Quechan Casino began like the other two with crystal clear, blue, sunny skies, and temps in the high 50' wind. For the first time since I hurt my back last Saturday TLE and I took a walk.  When we've stayed here in the past we usually walk two loops around the casino which equals about 1.8 miles.  We managed to average around 3.3 mph, and my back felt great....

....notice the blooming Ocotillo on the left in the picture above.

We had no plans for Wednesday morning, but we had made plans to meet Marnie and Rich (managers from Ramona Oaks RV Resort) at a hole in the wall Mexican place called Las Palapas Taco Grill in Fortuna Hills, which is east of Yuma, and about 22 miles from the Quechan Casino.  We left in the Beetle around 12:15 pm to make the 22 mile drive, arriving without incident around 12:40 pm.  Marnie and Rich invited former Ramona Oaks Residents Bill and Debbie to join us.  Marnie and Rich winter in Fortuna Hills each winter, and Bill and Debbie were here all winter, also, and will not be departing until late's going to be hot by then!......

Left to right: Moi, Rich, Marnie, Debbie, Bill and TLE

Marnie always likes to take a 'footie' whenever we meet up in our travels

.....we talked, laughed, and enjoyed great Mexican fare for the better part of 2 hours before deciding it was time to bid our 'until next times'.  We had a great time reminiscing with everyone about our time at Ramona Oaks RV Resort which will always stand out in my memories as one of our favorite long term gigs in our 12 years of nomadic wanderings.

We still had a moderate shopping spree to attend to at the local Fry's grocery store and fuel station.  By the time we paid for our purchases, and I had topped off the VW gas tank it was 3:30 pm, and the day was fast coming to an end.

The high temp for the day was forecast to be 85° F, but it only go to 83° F....nice.  Thursday will be the warmest day of the week at 86° F...if it gets there...and then it will dip into the 70's on Friday, which, if all our ducks line up, will be our departure day (afternoon).  If the ducks fail to cooperate, then we'll be departing The Quechan Casino Saturday morning.

We spent the rest of the afternoon reading, and enjoying the coolish breezes wafting through the Newell windows.....thanks for stopping by!

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