The last few days Carol & I spent time just wandering around here & there. Through the mile after mile of assorted stuff, dozens of food stands, on & on. From everything-for-a-dollar joints to vendors selling quality jewelery.
Carol found a beautiful pair of gold earrings that are a perfect match for the ring she bought at the art show in Tubec,AZ last year. I got a brand new plastic "T" handle that replaces the broken one on the black tank dump valve pull and a flashlight. Mind you, this is not an officially sanctioned by Andy Lazy Daze flashlight. Then again, it only cost $3. Batteries included. We both went home happy with our purchases,
an endless supply of stuff.
A rather unique RV. From British Columbia.
Getting ready to raise the Big Tent.
Roger heard from a number of others who are headed this way. By Saturday, there should be six to eight more rigs. Last night we had a cookout. Everyone grilled their own entree. Linda made potato salad, we supplied a pot of chili and Ann made an amazing, from-scratch lemon cake. A pot luck supper is scheduled for Thursday.
Our RV friend Jim is here. We met Jim at Crater Lake in 2008. Jim's not an early riser. Yesterday, about noon time, we were going to send Ann, who is an RN, into Jim's rig to check his vital signs to make sure he was still with us. :-)
Shortly after that, Jim came wandering out. He said he was awake but working on a project. No one believed that.
We did a little grocery shopping on Sunday. A 1/2 gallon of milk was $4.38. $3.50 for a loaf of multi-grain bread. $7.50 for a 12 pack of TP. The merchants have a short season around here. I suspect they make half, or more, of their annual income in January and February. When we were in Maine a few years back, one of the locals we met was upset with the town grocery store because they really jacked up their prices in the summer. Soak the tourists.
Linda showed Carol a new game for Smart Phones/iPads, etc. It's called Words-With-Friends. Essentially, it's an on-line scrabble game.
Today Gopher and I walked into town together just to poke around. When the RV show starts, we're going to move to the Rice Ranch for a night. Rice Ranch is located just across the street from the Big Tent. They have a large open lot, where for $7 you can stay overnight. That way, Carol will have easy access to the sidewalks so she can go anywhere she wants. We discovered that last year.
We're enjoying ourselves. It's nice to not have to drive so often and to have the company of so many nice people. Everyone that's here, we've met somewhere in our travels.
We'll be here until we head to Tucson in February to meet up with John & Marge.