2 December ‘08
We drove 187 miles yesterday to arrive here just after noon at the Pilot Knob Campground (Pilot Knob is located 6 miles west of Yuma on Hwy 8). The drive from Ramona took us through some beautiful areas of rocks. These rocks reminded us both of the rock fields we saw throughout the Baja…HUGE… They stood like sentinels on the mountain and hill sides with some as large as a house. When we were checking in at Pilot Knob we asked were the best prices where in Yuma for diesel as we were getting a little low. I thought we might full the tank before setting up. Boy, we were blown away when we heard what the prices were. The high for diesel was $2.34 and the low…$2.12 !!! I must say, we are getting a little excited at these prices and hope that they will hold, at least for awhile. This morning the campground had a “garage sale” for all of us that wanted to set-up a table in front of our RV’s. Louise started digging in the closets and cabinets inside as I was digging through the basement. We knew we had things to sell, but putting our hands on them took a little effort. Finally we found most of the items we knew we wanted to put on the table and placed them beautifully on display. I even set up the kayak to see if I could find someone that might want to place an order for one of those too. Well when all was said and done, we took in a grand total of $3.50… Well it could have been worse, but then again, it could have been a lot better too. After putting everything into the basement, and ready for next Tuesday’s garage sale, we drove into Yuma to do some shopping at Wal-Mart. We really didn’t need much but maybe a loaf of bread, some wine, and a couple of other small items, but the surprise came when we checked out…apparently we needed a lot more than either of us knew as it filled the car to its maximum load.