I tried getting out for some photos nearby but think I caught fall a little too early as the colors seem to be peaking now. However, I am on a trajectory of loading things up for our imminent departure, so no time now. Marc will arrive Thursday night and we hope to be wrapped up to travel by Sunday or Monday.
I headed for Wautoma where the Stoneridge Smokehouse is inside the Piggly Wiggly grocery store and loaded up on their great summer sausage and pit smoked bacon and probably ten pounds of cheese. In addition, I am on a new kick of some Wisconsin brewed dark beers. As Marc commented when I noted I may be running out of fridge space in the RV—we can get regular groceries anywhere but can only get the good WI stuff in Wisconsin, so bring all of it you can!
People around here celebrate fall and Halloween in a big and decorative way and driving through the small village of Wild Rose it seems the town businesses are having a scarecrow contest, which was fun.
Marc is more than ready for the break and is anxious for our time together driving west. He works all the time (including weekends) since he lives at the job site and hasn’t had a day off since leaving here at the beginning of September. Yuma has still been quite warm as well.
We’re enjoying an Indian Summer of sorts so we won’t have to worry about cold storms or not having water as we travel out of here, like last year. I also just found out some good friends of ours from here are due to be volunteering at the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge (near to Yuma) so we’ll be able to spend some time with them this winter. Boondocking is available across from the visitor center on BLM. Having the small rig to take weekend trips will be handy.
Enjoy your Fall wherever it finds you!