Our La Posa South community continues to grow as more and more rigs pull in everyday. With the holidays over and a mere two weeks until the big show starts this week will undoubtably be filled with many more rigs arriving. One of the recent arrivals included Red and Pam whom we had met last year on our way through this area. We had been following each other’s travels all year and it great to see them again. They are parked about 50 yards east of us. They arrived on the 30th which just happened to be my birthday! We had a happy hour at our place with them as well as Steve, Dianne, Ray and Deb. With the exception of Daisy breaking one of Pam’s two remaining wine glasses, we had a great evening.
|It's a birthday bash!|
I was also able to get the drone up this week and get some footage of the rig and surrounding area. I want to take some now and during the peak of the show in a couple of weeks so see how many more rigs show up.
|Our little desert oasis|
|Looking north, that is our rig in the bottom left. Steve and Dianne's rig in in the middle|
|West.....another rig pulling in|
|And finally east.|
|Snows, Canadians and Pintails|
|Mule deer having a snack|
|Coyote looking for a snack|
It had been 10 days since we dumped the waste tanks or filled the fresh water tank. We were getting full on the first and empty on the second. We were going to have to pack things up, put the slides in, hook the rig up to the truck and take it to the dump station and then the fresh water station. However, the next morning Red stopped by and said he was going to the hardware store to pick up a couple of 55 gallon drums for dumping and fresh water. So off to the hardware store we went returning with everything we needed for about $165 which we split the cost of.
One of the barrels had a valve installed on it that we could connect the sewer hose to and we installed a water valve on the other barrel we were going to use for fresh water. Red already had a macerator pump which pumps the contents of the waste tanks from the rig into the sewer barrel, I had an extra water pump that we will use to pump the fresh water from the other barrel into the rig and we both had extra hoses. Having these items saved us about $430. A couple of wiring connections and hose adaptions and we were ready to test it out!
I will save you from pictures of the actual pumping of the waste but here are some pictures of the components and me filling the fresh water.
|This is the waste water tank with the sewer connection|
|Red holding Steve at bay with the macerator pump|
|The fresh water tank with the water pump mounted on a board|
One day we were invited on a 4 wheeler ride with a group of Steve and Dianne’s friends. Bob and Sue are avid 4 wheelers and geocachers and know this area like the back of their hands. They took us on an awesome 5 hour 60 mile ride through both desert country as well as the mountains. We saw a lot of cool things but I think the coolest on this trip had to be the remains of a barracks area where General Patton had his troops train during WWII.
|Barb and Dianne looking for a geocache at an old water tank|
|One of Sue's dogs chill'in in the back of her RZR|
|124th Division barracks location|
|Steve coming up the hill at Preacher's Pass|
|Daisy and I watching Breaking Bad|
|How do you think she sleeps?|
Next week we have more friends showing up and will get into town to check out more of the vendor and local attractions!