There are a couple of bulletin boards here at the Imperial Dam LTVA with flyers announcing items for sale, meeting times for hikes, church hours, etc. One of the flyers caught my eye:
What perfect timing! Just as I was getting a little rough around the edges, here is a FREE class at my disposal. Before I went to bed last night, I put together my bag. I then woke up at 7 am, killed time until about 8:50 am, and then drove the mile or so to the Gravel Pit Ramada for class.
When I arrived, I discovered about 30 people sitting on their mats, following an instructor as she led them through some stretching. My phone said I still had 3 minutes before class time. What the heck? A couple was sitting at a picnic table with their yoga mats next to them. I asked them if the exercise class was starting early, or was I just completely off? They pointed out that even though we are physically in California, Arizona time is honored here. Ugh! I could have sworn that last year California time was followed. Yup, I missed all but 3 minutes of the exercise class today.
And then there was the silver lining. A yoga class runs from 10 – 11 am! And my neighbor from last year (and this year), Anna, was here to introduce me to the instructor. Caroline was pleasant, and this turned out to be one of the most pleasant yoga classes I had ever had. I was in the sunshine, just breathing and stretching, with the slightest of breezes blowing over me. It was really magical.
I gave Anna a ride back home after class, and we had a lovely chat along the way. Once inside, David and I proceeded to change our clock and computers to reflect AZ time. I will not be able to blame the time zone for my tardiness again.
After I ate the oatmeal David had waiting for me, I got to work on this blog site. I was able to add some widgets that I hope will improve your experience here: a “Where Are We Today” section with a map, a link to our Flickr account (where I hope to add more pictures as we go), and a button to “Follow This Blog”. Next up will be a map showing where we have been, along with a couple of other little improvements.
The rest of the day was spent working on projects and doing a bit of cleaning around the RV. Tasks such as sorting through the kitchen drawers, cleaning the silverware tray, stove, oven – fun stuff like that. I binged on episodes of “The Good Wife” while I worked. It was just an easy, breezy day.
As I sat outside enjoying the last of the day’s sunlight, I noticed the new neighbors that pulled in this morning had completed their camp set up. Today’s featured photo shows what I call “ooze” – when the chairs, tables, mat, plants, dog run, etc. all comes out of the RV. This particular camper seems to be a little flag happy. While I get that we are out in the middle of the desert, and there are many, many RV’s around, I would rather see the sunset than flags. What do you think?
Since Hannah is still away in Los Angeles, I was not compelled to make much of a dinner. Therefore, it was clean-out-the-fridge leftovers tonight. I did, however, make desert: Carrot Cake Cupcakes. Again, my go to was Happy Herbivore (http://happyherbivore.com/2008/05/the-famous-carrot-cake-cupcakes/). I am not big on frosting, so they are topless. While those cooled, we sent our resumes to a couple of KOA’s, and even received a response from one tonight. Hopefully, we are that much closer to having a summer job. Oh, wouldn’t that be lovely?
Wrapped up the night with a 60 minute phone call with my sister Bonnie in Austin, TX and a 20 minute call with my Mom in Vancouver, WA. It’s always so nice to catch up – I do feel disconnected from everyone most of the time. That is one of the drawbacks of being on the road. And one of the perks, if you know what I mean.
Looking forward to a long walk in the morning, and who knows what else the day will bring? Hope you get to make the most of your Saturday, too!
I’m glad we could have this chat,