This week ended on a high note. A few days ago we packed up and left our campsite in Blythe. We were a bit weary due to the Wind advisory, but we set out in hopes of getting everything done and being at our new location before it caught us. My husband has told me many times to never drive while the wind is blowing hard. The advisory on our phones said to expect wind gusts up to 45 and 50 mph. He was very clear that we should be at our new camp site before the wind came in.
Our window of oppourtunity to move and relocate was beforeThursday night. We received our alert on wednesday night. My husband knew where we were going, but although I didn’t know where, I just knew it wasn’t going to take us long to get there.
When we left our site we needed to stop and get fuel, propaine,food, portable water, drinking water, Wash laundry, and travel on to our next spot. Although it didn’t seem like a lot to do, it took us well over 3.5 hours to do them. (Although we had a timeline we were not in a hurry.) By the time we finished food shopping we were beat and ready to head for camp. We had two options from our nearest Walmart, which was in Parker. We decided on the closet BLM to us and headed out.
We arrived in a small dot of a town called Erp. I only knew the name because I noticed it on the side of the post office. We were now near the Turtle mountains on the outside of the Mohave desert. Getting here did not take long . Just before bed as expected the wind started. We were rocked almost all night. I was afraid we were going to tip over, but I was calmly told that with the full fuel tank, propain tank and water hold, and our engine in front I had nothing to be concerned about. That being said……. I was up all night and watched alot of comedies to keep my mind off the wind.
The wind died down enough the next day that we were able to go for a walk. This place is awesome. There is a gorgeous wash just behind our site. It doesnt get asdark as it did down near Blythe, but we were further away from the city. I think all the lights we see at night is Parker. This particular area has a small rock mountain that is great for Pictures. And since we are still in the desert, there is still an abundance of wildlife. I get my lecture before I leave the RV, (Beware the Rattlesnakes) and then I am off.
Apparently there is a lot of ATV trails here also. I haven’t seen any yet, but the nearby trails are very well used.
When we were driving here that Thursday, I noticed signs along the road noting Be cautious around curves and to watch for Burros. I thought they were all near the Grand Canyon. I was happily delighted this very morning. Coming out of the big wash area near our RV was a small group of wild burros . We were able to watch them while eating our oatmeal. After breakfast I was in photo heaven. There were six in all, one is a shaggy young male. Adorable!!!
We watched them for at least 2 hours before my husband wanted to start working on his projects. We are just purchasing our generator for Pagoda, so he is having a reorganizing fit. I wanted to go on another walk around the trails and near the wash, but I am uncomfortable leaving the RV with them out there. I have been told that they will not bite, but they are wild. I will not chance it myself. My husband moves about outside with no care. They are about 50 yards away from the RV, but I also do not want to spook them. I can wait. I’m sure they will not stay here forever. They were not here when we first arrived.
We have seen a group of people turn in off the road to see the burros from their minivan. The people were very excited. The burros……not so much.
For now we are awaiting word on our generator. When we have it I will write a review on what we initially think about it, how it works for our needs etc. Generally I would say our trip is going very well. We are 1 year ( last month) into owning our RV. My husband calculated we have already made our investment back. So we are doing well I would say.
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