A beautiful day today to go running around, get a few things done, and take a couple of pictures. It was mid 70s not a cloud in the sky and humidity in the single digits. Just an average late fall day in the desert.
I drove over to the Avi casino and looked at the available boondocking there. It looked kind of crowded as I was driving up but once I pulled into the area there was plenty of room so it looks like that's where I'll spend a few days when I leave the Riverside casino parking lot next week.
I went to the old gold mining town of Oatman and had a good time while I was there. It's all just tourist shops now and doesn't look like much is left of their history other than some tailing piles where the mines were, a few holes in the ground, and some ruins where the mines used to be.
But this is what happens to old towns in the West, there's no reason for them to be there anymore other than to attract some tourist. And the only way to make money is to cater to the tourist. When I was in the tourist business I used to call them the T-shirt and rubber tomahawk crowd because that was about all they were interested in.
I stopped at the Verizon store on the way back home and talked to the only guy in there that seemed to know what he was talking about and even he had not heard of this new Jetpack unlimited data plan, but he said he would call the powers that be as soon as he had a chance and find out what's going on.
He told me normally they get notified days ahead of time with any changes in plans but nobody in the store had heard of what I was talking about. I showed him the video on the Internet about the new plan, so he believed me, he just didn't know what to do about it. No big deal, there's a Verizon store in Lake Havasu, and another one in Parker so I'll get it figured out sooner or later.