Monday, December 29, 2008

Why, AZ

On our way out of Gila Bend, we stopped at the Love's to top off the tank before heading to Why ($1.999 per gallon).

We're spending the next 3 days at Coyote Howls West Campground in Why. This park is a nice park in a pretty desert area. The downside is that we have no service on our Verizon or Sprint air cards. There is Wi-Fi here (provided by Wild Blue satellite Internet), but the signal at our site is poor unless I sit in the recliner near a window that faces the office, and even then the speed is extremely slow. If we were going to spend an extended length of time here, I'd have to back to HughesNet!

Miles driven: 56.4
GPS coordinates: N 32° 16.189' / W 112° 44.526'

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Gila Bend, AZ

Before leaving Quartzsite, Earl took the truck down to Love's and filled up with diesel ($2.019 per gallon...up from it's low point of $1.919 earlier).

We're spending the night at the Elks Lodge in Gila Bend, AZ (dry camping, $5).

Miles driven: 130.5
GPS coordinates: N 32° 57.150' / W 112° 41.799'

Saturday, December 27, 2008

December in Quartzsite

Nothing really exciting happened this month. Just the usual...a few trips over to Blythe for shopping and lunch and shopping here in Quartzsite.

Between the Family Dollar Store, Quartzsite General Store, the Roadrunner, and the fresh fruit & vegetable market across from the Post Office, we can find most grocery and household items we need right here in town. There are a few items that we can't find here, so every once in awhile we take a trip over to the Albertson's in Blythe.

Earl got his Passport Card, but somehow the copy of my driver's license didn't make it along with the application, so I had to send a copy to the Passport office. I did receive my Passport Card in the last mail we had sent, so we're all set for Alaska!

The last price we paid for diesel when we filled up early in the month was $2.099; however, we've noticed as we've driven around town that it's been as low as $1.919! Just hope the prices remain relatively low this summer, although we know they'll go up...they always do in the summertime.

We're leaving here tomorrow...yea! Our first stop tomorrow night will be dry camping at the Elks Lodge in Gila Bend and then it's on to Coyote Howls Campground in Why for a few days. On January 1, we'll be at Justin's RV Park west of Tucson.