First of all, David survived his overnight backpacking trip. In fact, he was really quite the happy camper when he got home. I will let him fill you in on the details, and he has some great photos. Hopefully, he will write his own blog post soon.
Today, we started our annual Eastern trek. We first watched the Newcastle United vs Arsenal English Premier League match on TV because Hannah was in attendance. Didn’t really expect to see her on TV, but wanted to see what she was seeing on the pitch. She did send pictures from the sponsor suite, and really enjoyed the VIP treatment. It reminded David and I of our first date in the CalFarm suite at Arco Arena all those years ago. And while Hannah had a chef make her a special vegan entree, David had to settle for a hot dog bun as his vegetarian option at the Kings game in 1989. Certainly is a good example of how eating habits have changed over the years.
We had a lovely visit with our friends Anna and Louis, and got our quick goodbyes in before they headed out for a walk around the lake; David grabbed a picture of them just before we left. They head back to Canada next week.
I gave Anna the last of any soap that I was still holding onto, so I am really motivated to get a new batch made. Perhaps when we stop in Texas…
I have to brag about this couple a little more. Anna made both David and I the most lovely hand warmers. Check them out:
These are going to keep us toasty in Maine, that is for sure! And you notice those jars on the counter? Well, they contain goodies like apple sauce and a berry syrup that I can’t wait to put on pancakes. Yes, I get spoiled by friends on the road, just like I did at home on Markham Way. Life is good, I tell you!
After we visited the dump station and filled with about 60 gallons of water, we headed to Highway 8, and after a short drive (by RV-travel standards), we parked at RoVer’s Roost, a SKP Co-op park outside of Casa Grande, AZ. This no-frills park offers dry camping spots for a deal: $5 for the first night, and FREE for the second. We are going to drive into the Phoenix outskirts to visit some friends for the day tomorrow, and we wanted to be parked someplace secure, so this park is going to be great for that.
Upon setup, we chatted with a lady named Georgia, whom we happened to meet in the dry camping area of another Escapee park called Jojoba Hills. I guess we are just destined to run into people we have met along the way, since we are now in our 4th year of RVing. It does just blow me away by how small the world is, though!
Tomorrow will be a busy day, so I will just sign off with this – dinner was quick and easy, and I really need to get to a Trader Joe’s, Winco, REI…oh, hello civilization! I feel a shopping fix coming on.
I’m glad that we could have this chat,
Our Route Today: