8 Jan, 2020….I crawled in the sack around 1830 today. I listen to podcast about all kinds of things. Some of my favorites are produced by a company called “How Stuff Works”. I try to learn something new each night. After learning how to counterfeit money I fell asleep. Woke up at 1am and decided to make a cup of coffee (isn’t not having to work or having a schedule nice?). I can drink coffee and then go right back to sleep 🙂 Updated the blog then crawled back in the sack. The Espar diesel heater is quietly humming keeping the van at exactly 65 degrees…the perfect temp for sleeping with my nice fleece blanket.
8 Jan, 2020, 1610 Meet my neighbor Virginia, or “Vee” as she likes to be called. A vivacious lady from Toronto who’s traveling North America solo in her beautiful Ford Transit van she converted herself. That thing is really cool…has sliding doors on both sides…neat!
I’ve been on the road for a little over a year now. I have a gas cooktop and sink combo that works really well. I don’t do a lot of fancy cooking…one pot meals mostly…and also use the cooktop to heat my tea kettle for coffee. Today I decided I better top the propane tank up so I don’t run out of gas later while boondocking in Death Valley. I stopped by the RV Pitstop on Hwy 95 in Quartzsite. Really easy….just pull in and the propane filling station is right there. Friendly attendants too.
I have a large 7 gallon propane tank onboard secured under the cooktop. I didn’t have a clue as how much propane I’d used the past year. The attendant laughed and said it only took 0.8 gallons to top it off. Holy Moly I’d used less than a gallon of propane in a year!!! Cost me $2.55 🙂
Here’s an easy one pot meal I made for lunch today. Ground beef, pasta, spaghetti sauce, a bit of Cholula hot sauce, pepper, and a bit of powdered onion…yummy and easy.
I’m slowly getting back to doing some filming about my travels. I have a corny little Youtube channel with a bunch of vids from the past number of years. I got kinda burned out last year with the filming….lots of work and I wasn’t enjoying the ride. But…I’m getting enthused again so I bought one of the new GoPro Hero 8 cameras. It’s supposed to be the macdaddy of action cameras with super quality video and stabilization. I’d ordered it a number of weeks ago. It arrived at my Florida home after I’d left on this trip so my sister sent it on out to me here in Arizona. Can’t wait to give’er a go!
11 Jan, 2020 0700…Today was laundry day…went to Quartzsite, showered at the Main Street place…lots of folks washing clothes. After my shower I went up the street a few blocks to this little laundry and had a nice quiet time doing my washing. The big front loader washers cost me $5.75 to do everything at one time. Dryer was only 75 cents….that’s good. Nice clean place.