Another new View outside our Window
Trip Start Jan 09, 2012
100Trip End Jun 04, 2012
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We're out in the desert again, near a town of about two thousand souls and lots of cacti. The park is nice, with a swimming pool, hot tub and laundry facilities. Our primary purpose in stopping in the are was to get Lynn's coiffure rehabilitated. As a man with no hair, it's a wonder to me how that all works.
She had an appointment for Saturday at the Yuma Beauty College. Not wanting to spend any time around so many foreign hormones, I walked two blocks to the local Mardi Gras Celebration. It was basic, but nice. I saw no resemblance to our time in N'orleans last year, but there were lots of folks and lots to see and eat. The highlight for me was the Turkish Belly Dancer...go figure
I had an ice cone and that was the second highlight. The sky was blue with little breeze and about seventy degrees. Don't you just yearn for those temperatures?
I returned to the car, which incidentally was parked in the shade. Lynn was finished shortly later and we headed somewhere. Dang, I hate it when...oh yes, we headed to the Flea Market.
This Flea Market was the largest I've ever seen. it covers an area of forty acres. I scored on a piece of RV equipment that I've been looking for, plus a tall doorstop for the BR door. When we're not completely level, we need one. The modified, white duct taped toilet paper roll worked fine, but now we're upscale. The total cost was $11.50 and I offered the clerk $10 and asked if he bargained? "Can you keep a secret?", he asked. "What secret?", I answered... So I goes. My dear, departed mother taught me that all they can say is no. Thanks Bernice!
We left the market and returned to the Tier Drop
Sunday we tried again, in vain, to go to church. On the 'net, I found St. Joseph the Worker Church, near the park. It had a noon mass, so it said. Unfortunately, wrong again. That mass was in another town. God knows we've tried. Is there a message therein?
We headed out and did one geocache before going back home for lunch. It was a good day, in spite of the spiritual setback.
We took off again after changing into our civvies, Lynn, and I into my hiking boots to do some serious cache finding. We tried three different places but had all Did Not Find experiences. I think that the phone is overloaded and we'll have to look for a dedicated geocache GPS. Maybe in Yuma tomorrow.
The sunsets have been great. I'm including a couple of shots, plus a 1939 Plymouth shot from the Market.
All in all, we love the desert and are having a blast! Keep comin' back, we will.