Since I'm leaving Ben Avery gun range tomorrow today has been pack up day.
I know I say this every time I leave somewhere but since it's the truth it bears repeating, I can't believe I've been here for two weeks already, I've enjoyed being here so much the time has just flown by. And I can't point to any one thing that I've done since I've been here that's made it a great place to stay, it's just the whole experience.
Yesterday I started getting ready to go. I had some running around to do so I stopped at Denny's and had a real breakfast for a change instead of a bowl of cereal like I often make at home. I went to Big R and filled up one of my propane tanks at $2.45 a gallon. Now that I'm doing a little heating in the morning and sometimes at night, a 10 gallon tank only lasts about three weeks instead of the month they normally last without my radiant heater running.
I filled up with diesel fuel at $3.26 a gallon, Arizona's always been an expensive place to buy fuel. And since Walmart was right across the street from Big R and the gas station I stopped in and picked up a few things, only because where I'm going there isn't a Walmart.
But the big thing I accomplished yesterday was the laundry. I did four loads at a cost of $1.50 a load and three loads of drying at $1.75 a load. That sounds like a lot of dirty laundry but it actually wasn't. These commercial washing machines seem to get smaller and smaller. And after a summer of doing laundry at my daughter's house where the washing machine will hold a cow and two heifers, commercial machines look even smaller than they actually are.
Today I've done a few odds and ends like loading up the little beta 250, putting down my Wi-Fi antenna, and will soon hitch up. I'm thinking I will hitch up later this afternoon and pull the Arctic Fox over to the dump station and get that done so I don't have to do it in the morning when I leave.
I'm going to Wickenburg tomorrow I'm just not sure where yet. The three possibilities are go a few miles north of Wickenburg and boondock at an Escapees Park so I can get the Arctic Fox weighed this weekend. They have a Smart Weigh system there and for about 50 bucks they will do everything and give you a paper with all the weight information you need to know about your truck and RV.
Or I might keep going down the road a few more miles and boondock on BLM land in Congress, there's some BLM land just outside of town where there's lots of boondocking. And even though Congress isn't much of a town, it caters to RVers.
It's possible I'll go to Box Wash 4 or 5 miles south of Wickenburg, I like staying there. It can get a bit noisy on weekends with all the ATVs running around but I'm fairly tolerant of such things so I don't lose any sleep over it.
The last possibility is I might just do all three, I'm in no hurry, I have no destination in mind, and my only limitation is the two-week stay rule that I've imposed on myself. But wherever it is I'll let everyone know as soon as I know.