Released from Amazon
My release date from Amazon was Wed 12/18. I was going to slack off my last day but I wound up having a great day. I had a better percentage of items stowed then normal. I also talked to a lot of the campers who were leaving on the same day and some that were scheduled to leave later. Many of us are going to Quartzsite in January and we are making plans to meet up there. I can’t wait. I probably met more fun people this year then any of the last two years. Aside from the hard work and the COOOOOLD weather I really enjoyed this year more then any other.
Change in weather
I figured that I would take Thursday to get organized and ready to hit the road on Friday. However this is what I awoke to on Thursday morning.
There wasn’t a lot of snow but just enough to make you slip and slide if you weren’t careful. I spent the day getting stuff organized inside my rig. Even though it snowed the temps were much warmer and by the end of the day a lot of the snow had melted.
I also had running water. HURRAY! Last night while watching TV I could hear the bathroom sink gurgling. Chica was going crazy barking at the gurgling noise. She didn’t know what it was. The sink trap had busted loose and I was finally getting drainage. HURRAY #2!
Great driving weather
I packed everything up, payed my final electric bill at Desert Rose RV park, hooked up the Sami and I was off into the wilderness. It was such a GREAT FEELING to get back on the road. I love the feeling when I am back behind the wheel! Chica curled up in my lap as she always does when we are on the road.
I stopped in Hawthorne at the McDonald’s to give Chica a break but never stopped again except for gas. I finally pulled into one of my favorite RV parks at Beatty RV Park. I don’t know what it is about this park but I usually stop here at least twice a year. The folks here are very friendly and remembered me for the last time I was here ion October just before heading to Fernly.
California Gold (or should I say heat)
Tomorrow I will get up early and head into California where I know the temps are about 70. (Eat your heart out Fernley!) I will be seing my sister and a lot of good friends on Sunday. Chica will also be happy that she can get out and run in the grass.
Glad it is OVER!
It was great having an opportunity to earn a lot of extra money to keep myself on the road. But it sure is great that the time at Amazon finally came to an end. The job is not exactly easy and the weather SUCKS but the money is good. I am glad it has finally come to an end and now I am BACK ON THE ROAD!
I HOPE TO SEE MANY OF YOU IN Q!
It really is a good feeling to be on the road after sitting for awhile. Not that you’ve done much sitting. And Chica is going to be so much happier in lots of sunshine and warm weather.
Your 3rd Amazon Season makes you a veteran Jim.
Your blogs helped us visualize your experience.
WELCOME to So Calif. – it was about 77° here in Brea this afternoon.
Jannette is recovering from surgery to replace the rod in her left femur.
We’re hoping and praying she’ll recover enough so we can join the
Roger’s Half Acre LD Circle at Qsite.
Travel Safely and a MOST MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Jack & Jeannette
I am glad to hear that Jannette is recovering and hope to see you in Q.
I sure hope we do make Q. It is questionable right now. We are still in Red Bay, Alabama and waiting for motorhome repairs. AND Tiffin is closed all next week. So there is no starting the repairs until probably after the first of the year.
I’m happy that you’re back on the road to tell us readers about new adventures and, of course, so you’ll be able to post photos of Chica! LOL
You are tough to have worked at Amazon and endured winter weather in Fernly for three years in a row. We have gotten to where we like staying in one place longer, but we always feel that excitement when we move on down the road. Look forward to seeing you in Q!
Loved the snow! Sunshine in California though! 🙂
I’m glad Amazon is over for you for another year. Enjoy your stay in California – I hope to see you in Q. 🙂
Looking forward to following your road trips again. Hope you have a wonderful time with your family during the holidays. Take care.