Getting gas at the Flying J yesterday was quite the event! You can definitely make the assumption that gas is cheaper on the Arizona side, rather than the California side! When we left the hotel gas in Blythe was $3.79 for regular. We drove less than 10 miles down the road, across the border into Ehrenberg, AZ and gas was $3.19!
Definitely worth the drive and the wait! After waiting for a good 20 minutes for a spot, we got a front pump...for an easy out. I looked back at all of the waiting cars and saw that there was now a traffic director, this place was no joke! After getting our full tank pumped and out of all of the madness, we pulled over to discuss where we wanted to go from here. We were only about 3 miles away from Bob and his flock so we decided to drive over and catch up with the gang...maybe even stay a while. The spot was real easy to find (he has a map on his blog telling their whereabouts). We pulled right up, talked to a couple of people we hadn't met yet, then went over to say hi to Bob. He and Homer are all set up.
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We talked with Bob for a while, I met a nice lady named Trisha and then we drove over to "The Man's Camp" aka Camp Ironwood, where Bryce, SoulRaven (Steve) and Joey are camping. It was awesome to finally meet Joey (we've been keeping in touch due to the blog) as well as meeting Bryce, we've heard about him! haha All good things of course, wink wink! It was really nice to see Steve & Zeke, the mountain dog again...haven't seen them since Shaver Lake! It's like walking into a very small family reunion, it's a nice, warm, fuzzy feeling! Awwwww....
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We sat around their camp for a little bit and chatted it up, then decided to go find ourselves a spot before the sun set, to get situated with being level and the antennae and internet and all that jazz. Even though there are a bunch of peeps out here, there's still a ton of room, so finding a spot wasn't that hard.
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I think we'll be sticking around until everyone moves over to Quartzsite, no reason not to. It will be a nice change to be around people, if you want to visit you can, if not you don't have to. There are a few people that are in the camp that we haven't met yet but that's all in due time, everyone is on their own schedule...one of the best parts about this lifestyle. It feels nice to be around great people again and it will be fun to meet new faces and hear new stories. Savannah is even getting a little more freedom being around more people and dogs, which is great for her heart and pot belly!!
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Here is to being with "family" again, meeting new purty & furry faces, and Freedom!
Hope you get your dose today!