This morning I moved the Arctic Fox from my boondocking spot out in the sticks to a place closer to the highway. It's more crowded here and since I'm only about 200 feet from Interstate 10 it's also fairly noisy. But I'm only gonna be here overnight so the crowds don't bother me. And the roar of tires on the highway has never been something that would keep me awake, I've slept in too many Walmart parking lots and truck stops for that to be a problem.
I changed locations because I'm heading for Phoenix in the morning to finish up my motorcycle stuff and I figured that just in case I woke up before the sun came up and decided to leave early I wouldn't have to drive through the desert in the dark.
I'm only planning to stay in Phoenix for two or three days at the most, but of course the last time I said that I was there for about a month. That's what happens when you make decisions each day based on how you feel when you wake up in the morning.
I'm going to try Ben Avery's gun range and see if they will put up with me for a few days and if for some reason that doesn't work I'll try Plan "B"..... as soon as I can think of a plan "B".
The only thing that concerns me about the Phoenix trip is the flu is still raging there and I will have to be around people, which I've pretty much avoided ever since I left there almost 3 weeks ago.
I gave some more thought to having things mailed to me General Delivery but from the looks of the post office here in Quartzsite, to pick up my mail I would have to be around more people and be closer to them, for a longer period of time than I would grocery shopping at Walmart.
I don't remember in the past having this much trouble getting around in Quartzsite during the Big Show. But this time getting from one part of town to another is becoming a bit of a problem.
Yesterday afternoon I thought I would get some fuel before I left here and I went to two different gas stations and both of them had long lines at the pumps. Reassessing the situation I figured I would just make do with what fuel I have.
The way things are going I will be glad when the Big Show is over and things can get back to what passes for normal during the winter in Quartzsite.