Leaving the Boulders OHV staging area this morning.
I woke up this morning and decided I would ease on down the road. I was planning on leaving Monday or Tuesday but I figured, it's the weekend, its going to get more crowded, so why deal with that when I can leave now.
I didn't go very far I just went back to Box Wash in Wickenburg for a few days. There's some good motorcycle riding here, and I've always liked this place, so I figured that I would hang around here for a while and go on to Quartzsite next week.
I'm not in a big hurry to get to Quartzsite because most of the crowds are already there and since I have no plans to visit the big tent at the "Big Show"and seeing as how there's plenty of room to boondock no matter how crowded it gets there's no real reason for me to hurry up and get there.
I'm thinking I might go to a long-term visitor area "LTVA" first and stay there for a couple of weeks so I can dump my tanks and take on some water, or at least what passes for water in Quartzsite.
Every time I go to Quartzsite I remind myself that I should install the water filter under the sink that I bought two years ago and every time I tell myself "I'll do it when I get around to it"and I never seem to get around to it.
Now there's a couple of reasons for that besides my inherent laziness, even though that's the main reason. I also bought a new faucet for the kitchen sink a couple of years ago because as you probably know if you've ever had an RV that RV faucets are junk and should be changed out just as soon as you can get to a Home Depot and buy a real one. But since the water filter project and the new kitchen sink faucet project should be done at the same time I've been putting that off also. My almost superhuman power of procrastination allows me to do that for extended periods of time with no guilt whatsoever.
But the worst part of the whole thing is that working under the sink is going to be very difficult, there's hardly any room, and the sink sits very low and close to the shelf. In a house I would just remove the sink and work under it that way but in the Arctic Fox it appears they installed the sink and then put the kitchen counter on top of it, so you can't take out the sink without removing the kitchen counter. So I'm going to have to install the faucet and water filter the hard way while working in a very small area, which is not a job I'm looking forward to.
But fortunately I have a cunning plan to solve this problem. Since my memory is already so bad I can plan my own surprise parties, if I wait just a little bit longer I will forget I have a water filter and a new faucet hiding under the bed.... Problem solved.