23 December '07
Waking Friday morning we found ourselves in the middle of a "Wind Advisory". Wind advisory, hell we are supposed to move on this morning and we are "advised to stay put"... Well we slowly ate our breakfast and waited another couple of hours before going up to the office to see if there was "room in the inn" for another night. The masses have yet to show up in the Quartzsite area yet so the opportunity for us to stay another night was no problem. Later in the afternoon I did meet 3 different rigs that had braved the advisory and they all told me it would be the last time they would do that. It was a "white knuckle" drive for all of them and they did see a couple of big rigs off the road on Hwy 10 as they were traveling from Indio. The wind continued through the night again but as morning came it was a blessing to see that we could in fact move on. After packing up we drove up the hill to fill the fuel tank on the coach and top off the tires with air. With the price of gas being sooo much lower in Arizona than California, and the fact that we were just across the Colorado River from California, and the fact that this was the last "traveling" weekend before Christmas, the lines all 7 pump areas were extremely long. Now that we have a full fuel tank and new air to ride on we headed down Hwy 78 from Blythe Ca. to Yuma, Az. and Pilot Knob, the campground we'll be in for the next week. We called Mark and Susan (Louise's brother and sister-in-law) and told them we would meet them at Applebees for dinner at 5. We'll be with them for Christmas and some exploring around the Yuma / Mexico areas over the next few days. After breakfast this morning Louise and I drove into Yuma and took in the "Flea Market". The wind is still blowing, but not near as hard as it was, and in doing so it was quite cold. Everyone would look for a wind break to stand behind as the sun would warm you up just as soon as the wind was blocked. The wind "is" the topic of discussion around here and from what they say will be for a few more days to come.