If you are on a time budget hauling an RV, never take Hwy. 247 through California’s eastern desert area! This narrower, hilly and sinuous highway, running through several smaller desert towns, can really cause one to lose time and such was the case for us heading for our new project in Bakersfield. Looking at the map and noting much BLM land, I had the mistaken impression that boondocking off this highway would be an easy thing. All the small dirt roads leaving the pavement looked unsuitably sandy and rough and thus we ended up tired and frustrated by the time we reached Barstow.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
Just as the others complete their mass exodus from Yuma, so we’ll be joining the tail of the bandwagon Thursday morning; back to the grind of more Chili’s projects in California. Our first stop will be Bakersfield for three weeks. The company has indicated that they have enough work to keep Marc busy the rest of the year.
I managed to get several yard projects completed, including pepping things up with some vivid paint colors, refurbing some patio furniture, and finally getting my real-honest-to-goodness fountain that I’ve always desired, purchased and installed! Too bad I won’t be around to enjoy it--it is supremely relaxing! Marc finally replaced the water pump in the Travel Supreme so we may be able to boondock once again. Bakersfield is only about 400 miles but that is really more than we like to drive in one day and that distance also becomes very hard on our little boy Rocket since he rides on my lap the entire time as I follow in the car. He does well for around six to seven hours then gets pretty agitated as though to say “Enough already!”