Nov 10, 2018

Heading just a bit more South

We spent this past Thursday doing some final grocery shopping for Mexico, rearranging the load in the basement and did laundry.  I am very happy to announce that I will not be doing laundry again until April 2nd. So happy that we don’t have a washer /dryer in the RV and that while in Mexico we can get all of our laundry washed, dried in the fresh air and folded for 2100 pesos for the entire four months plus that we are there, about $138.00CAD/$104.00USD.  The laundry here was expensive @ 2.50 per load to wash and it took .75 to dry, 10 minutes for .25cents.  The day was very windy, first time I could not keep my hat on.  Before it got much colder Colin dumped the grey, filled the water tank and put the dish away.

Just a few spaces over from us was this 5th wheel, all decked out in solar panels.

I should have asked if he got a deal on his rent.

It was so cold Thursday night ( it did go down to 44F ) that I put a heater in the bathroom before my shower.

I closed the doors to the kitchen.

…and to the bedroom and was toasty warm when I came out of the shower.  What a treat.

About 6:15PM when it was already pitch dark an RV came in next to us.  He had a difficult time as there was next to no light at all to see where he was.   Colin was talking to Julian the next morning ( yesterday ).  They just purchased their RV in Vancouver in June I believe and have driven East across Canada and have now driven West across the USA.  Next they plan to head South to Patagonia, South America.

Their RV is called “Adventure Taxi” and they can be found on Google which will lead you to their Facebook page and a blog which is not as updated as the previous.   You can find them at  Grete is from Catalonia and Julian is from Australia.  This is part two of their adventure, part one was from London to Bangkok.  They go day by day with no idea where they might be head.  However they do have a tentative route mapped out with a plan.  We just might see them on the Isla in a month or two.  They are traveling fast.  The front basement door is missing!

As we left Kingman we had a 6%downgrade which gave us a lovely view.

Sixty four miles later we arrived at our destination for the next few days.  A very short drive day.  Always nice to get back to Lake Havasu.

We stopped at Walmart.  I have been unable to get a frozen veggie product by Gardein and hoped they would have it here.  They don’t so I am going to have to find a replacement somewhere.  The school bus was being driven by a single woman and she carefully checked the trailer all around once she stopped.  Great idea for a tow vehicle, lots of storage.

Looks like a homemade RV.  Everywhere we have stopped winter clothes are in all of the stores.  I had counted on finding some summer clothes here in Lake Havasu.  Sadly they are featuring winter wear here as well.  I did get one bathing suit top at JC Penney but had hopes for a lot more items.   That will have to wait until we return in the spring.

We are staying at the Lake Havasu State Park.  Our view from where we unhooked the Jeep.  A bit expensive at $35.00 per night but the sites are wonderful and so far apart.

There was only the one site available for this weekend when I booked last August.  We are in site #21 and this is the view from our front window.  We got lucky on this site.

Lots of birds flying at sunset.

Last night for the first time since we left home six weeks ago, I was finally able to start a novel.  Our big adventures and large blogs are over.  Time to relax.




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18 Responses to “Heading just a bit more South”

    • contessa says:

      I was and I am about to resume the same position in a moment.

      • Lucy says:

        Contessa, VONS markets carry @ variety of frozen GARDEIN dinners, I’ll buy them there all the times. Saludos. Lucy.

        • contessa says:

          Thanks Lucy but there is no Von’s here. Nice to hear from you again. Many stores carry the Gardein products but I was looking for the Turkey Cutlets. Our favorite because of the gravy. I settled for the Mandarin Orange Chicken.

  1. Maxx Trails says:

    I have also had trouble buying some summer clothes, especially a bathing suit. So glad I lost weight but I’m having a hard time finding clothes to wear when the weather is warm 🙂 Beautiful sunsets at the State Park in Lake Havasu … and lucky you not having to do laundry, that is a great deal!

    • contessa says:

      Congrats on the weight loss although I think you looked pretty perfect before! Funny how even though we are in sun country they only have winter clothes for sale. Just love the laundry deal.

  2. phil says:

    Try T J Maxx on line clearance store. Lots of summer clothes, at least for men. I assume for women too. And great prices. Watch for free shipping.

  3. Deb says:

    Beautiful view out the window. You lucked out with that site. Enjoy your book!


  4. Upriverdavid says:

    Nice view for sure!…We got our 1st snow of the year up here in your neck of the woods….Just a couple of flakes, but I bet they have relatives to follow….
    Come on April!!…or May….

  5. George Yates says:

    Nice that you moved in down the road. Love Lake Havasu lots to see and do there. We have some rv friends own a house here not far from Walmart and have parked out their property for a few days couple of years ago. Enjoy you relaxing times now and the journey into Mexico.

  6. Funny how places like Lake Havasu that hardly get any winter at all bring in winter clothing. That bus pulling a trailer seems awfully long, likely her home. I would be petrified to drive something that long. Can’t wait until you cross the border – love your Mexico posts (2 months and a few days until we spend 9 days in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo woohoo!)

    • contessa says:

      Yes I thought that it might be her home as well. The overall length is not more than our 58 feet and some RV’s are up to five feet longer. I think that bringing in seasonal clothing the way of the fashion industry nad a great money maker for the stores. People are tricked into buying clothing that is heavier in weight just because of the season.

      48 hours from now we will be in Mexico. You must be happy to be only a few months away from your vacation.

  7. Joan Austin says:

    We found lots of veggie options at a supermarket in Lake Havasu last year. I believe it was Smith’s. Way better than Walmart.

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