Apache Junction, AZ – Rain and more rain
After leaving Quartzsite we went back down to Yuma. Toni and Doug had saved us our favorite spot out on the BLM 14 day parking at Pilot Knob. Jim had one more trip over the border to see the dentist.
One more beautiful Pilot Knob sunrise.
His appointment wasn’t until 4:00 p.m. and the dentist was running about an hour behind. Thank goodness all he needed was to have the permanent crowns installed. We finally were ready to cross the border about 6:00 and there wasn’t a single person in line ahead of us. In fact, there were only about 20 cars in the parking lot.
While we waited for the dentist, Jim ordered some new frames to replace the ones he had broken. We had to go back on Tuesday to pick them up. Decided I wanted an extra pair of glasses also. We went to Algodones Optical and I ended up with two pairs of bifocals for $210. I, of course, had to pick out the most expensive frame they carried. Hoping next year we don’t have any dental work because I would like to get both of us an extra pair of sun glasses.
Because of my glasses, that meant another trip back across the border on Wednesday. That worked out really good because Karla and Eric had never been to Algodones and we met them at 10:00 to show them how hard it is to get into Mexico – NOT.
Karla ordered new glasses while I picked mine up. Then we met up with Marsha and Paul for lunch at Pueblo Viejo. Toni and Doug recommended this place and it was really good.
From the left: Paul, Eric, Jim, Me, Karla and Marsha. Thanks for the picture Marsha.
We left Eric and Karla in the very capable shopping hands of Paul and Marsha and headed home to the girls.
Thursday morning we hitched up and headed back to Apache Junction. After three weeks in the desert I was really ready for a long, hot shower without worrying about filling up the gray tank or using up the fresh water.
We got back, unloaded all the necessities, and got the Bungalow parked in its spot before the rain started. Sure glad we came back when we did because it has rained and rained and rained. Yesterday AJ got over and inch and a half of rain. And we’re still seeing rain today.
This is our water retention area which is usually dry enough for everybody to play horseshoes. Not so today.
We’re hibernating for a few days. Need to go check on Aunt Happy and catch up with a couple of other folks next week. Until then I’m reading.