We stay at the Point Of Rocks RV Park for a week. I do laundry, get a hair cut, go shopping for food and essentials….and not so essentials too, I guess you would say. Half way through the week Kerry and Annabelle join us here. This RV park was Kerry’s find, but she has some other commitments that kept her from leaving Quartzsite when I do.
This RV Park is right up against Watson Lake, and is surrounded by many trails. It’s a 10 minute walk to the lake and a nice city park, from our front door.
Joy views the lake thoughtfully.
And then they both take a dip with….
the ducks and the geese, who don’t seem to mind too much. Do they understand the concept of extendable leashes??
Rolling in the dry grass after a dip in the lake.
Then Kerry and Annabelle join us and you will never know how hard we worked to get this picture, with all three of the kids sitting, and facing in one direction!
Kerry was able to get this picture of the full moon reflecting on Watson Lake.
After a week by the lake and the park we move on to the forest….Prescott National Forest. Kerry and I caravan to White Spar Campground, only a few miles from town. We find ourselves in a pine forest with towering, slender trees all around us.
And guess what! I backed into this campsite….with much guidance and direction from Kerry, but I DID IT!
When I sit in my chair by WS and look up, this is what I see.
There are no hook-ups here and the water in the campground is turned off for the winter so the price is $10 a night, and $5 a night with my senior pass. The sites are paved, and there is a picnic table and a fire pit with a grill over it at each one. Pit potties are available. Time limit to stay here is 14 days. If the weather holds I plan to stay the limit, but just in case, I pay for one week for now…$35.00.
Trees everywhere! I must say, I have missed trees.
Last night the temperature went down to 25 degrees. Casita’s have an excellent propane furnace but I’ve always limited my use of it to when I’m awake. Last night I warmed us up before bed, woke at 3am and warmed us up again (it was 42 degrees inside at that point), and at 6am I turned on the furnace again. Many people set the thermostat and let the furnace run on and off during the night and there is nothing wrong with that, it’s a very safe furnace, and you just need to keep a window and/or the vent open a bit. There are two reasons I don’t set the thermostat. I’m always thinking about the battery because the furnace fan uses a fair amount of power, AND, well, just the idea of propane when I’m sleeping, even though I just wrote about how safe it is.
So….today at Walmart I purchased a Little Buddy. Yes, still propane, so I won’t run it when I’m sleeping, but at least I won’t worry about running WS’s battery down. The Little Buddy can sit on the table when I need it.
The Little Buddy throws a lot of heat!
But this is the little buddy I see watching and waiting for me when I approach my truck from where ever I happen to be shopping. He helps keep me warm too.