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Driving Miss Donna - what does this mean? Whenever I want to go somewhere, if Don is home he will usually drive. He always says he is driving miss Donna! This blog is for our travels, usually with our truck and fifth wheel trailer, but sometimes in our other wheels. When we are not vacationing check in for updates, although less frequent, about our life at home and our wonderful family:)

Saturday, April 6, 2019

3:10 to Yuma

Haha. Really the Dodge to Yuma but what the hell.
On Tuesday after our visit with Karen and all we headed to Fortuna Pond just north of Yuma. I hope you don’t get too tired of me saying this is one of our favorites, but… this is one of our favorites. It is relatively easy access if you’re in a Dodge (that’s for you Ken as you bump along). Seriously though the road is great but gets pretty washboard after the farm traffic daily. But it is watered and graded frequently, just take it slow. The reward is the opportunity to camp along the pond which is always a great find in desert boondocking.
Just as we were set up Ken and Brenda joined us. As they were setting up a jack on the front of their fifth wheel broke. The guys fenagled it and set the trailer up, and it was beer o clock. Ken was all set to tow it to a repair shop for replacement, but Don (or the RV repair guy as I like to think of him as) was determined Ken and him could do it. Turned out to be a few bolts and I’m sure Don saved them a few hours of labor costs. After a late pizza supper the day was at an end.
So, after determining the jack repair would be done, on Wednesday it was on the phone to find out where to buy one. We have been having trouble with the control panel on our fridge, so it was a perfect reason to make a trip to the RV shop. We found one that was quite knowledgeable about all the parts we needed and hence it was a successful trip to town!
Later in the day we went to Walter and Pat’s for dinner. Of course I picked the Golden Corral – what better place for a bunch of people who have different tastes. It was so great to see Walter and Pat again.
The next couple of days were pretty lazy. Brenda and I shopped on Thursday and then on Friday I had to work. I am so fortunate that I can conference call into my Co-op meetings, but this time due to the heat and my concern over phone connections I wanted to find somewhere more private. I called the Yuma Library and not only did they have a small room I could use – it was free. How often we forget the value of libraries in our communities.
Saturday was my long awaited dentist appointment. I have been going to the same clinic, Oasis Dental in Los Algodones, for four years. This year with a full set of X-rays my bill was an outrageous $35. LOL No need for a dental plan with that. Luckily for me my teeth continue to be healthy. I have a small pin point cavity but chose not to have the work done this year. But when I do it will be at that clinic.
To soothe my pain (not really) Brenda and I sought out some tacos and margaritas. We made friends at tables around us and visited with a few older couples, who I am sure found us or me quite entertaining, but soon it was time to take my flowers and go home.

Sunday was another bright and sunny day and we didn’t want to leave this area before checking out Kofa National Wildlife Refugee. Several bloggers have boondocked there and it is always handy to have a different boondocking spot in your pocket in case the favorite one is full. Kofa did not meet our expectations in that way, but I am glad we drove through and saw the scenery.

On our last day Don and I went to visit my cousin Peter Tomman. Peter and Marla live in Yuma for the winter, and although I was kind of aware of that we had never connected while in the area. We had such a good visit, toured their RV Park, reminisced about my mom, and talked about life in general. Another stop we will have to keep making!
And that my friends ends our time in Yuma!

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