Today was worse than yesterday. Katie hasn't really eaten in 48 hours and can barely keep water down. Her fever has gotten worse and she just wants to sleep.
I spend the morning performing my butler chores on keeping up the life. It's normal stuff that we usually split, but I'm going nuts from boredom so it's ok for me. After the RV is cleaned and the dishes are done I go about making myself breakfast. Then it's check on the wife and get out of the RV for a while to give her some quiet space. My trusty sidekick is always up for anything. We hitch Eli's collar up to a leash and hit the road for a walk. Ironically I've also been suffering some sort of ailment. For the last 2-3 weeks my knee has been bothering me. It's fine to walk on but hurts to climb stairs or even walk up a steep hill. At first I thought it was nothing, but it hasn't gone away or gotten any better. I'd compare it to getting punched in the back of the knee a few hours ago and having that overall sore lingering feeling that just doesn't go away. Katie being on the sidelines has given me a chance to rest to and it's starting to help.
I get back to the RV around lunch and check on my bride. She's in the same state and things are looking grim. We're going on day 5 of boondocking and we have to go to town today. There's no more water and our waste tanks are full. I get put everything away and get Shirley hooked up to travel. Katie is forced to sum up enough energy to sit in the passenger seat for the next hour and a half while we drive. This is the way we say good bye to California. It's been a good 6 weeks, but we're glad to see it go.
Quartzsite AZ is our destination. After arriving at the park I get us checked in and find out the RV park has a FREE wash station. You read that right. FREE. Roo has taken on a nice sheen of dirt and I'm way to cheap to pay a truck wash $60 to clean it for me. Katie is already curled up in bed and passed out again. I'm sure she won't mind if I pressure wash Roo while she takes a nap.
The hot pressure wash and soap-down lays the foundation for what I've got planned tomorrow. An hour and a half is what it takes to wash 40' of fiberglass wrapped house. After a night's worth of drying I'll be able to spend the day wiping down the sides and giving this thing the full detail it deserves. Can't wait.
Looking for a place? Do a search below to find out about the area.
I'm just a guy, with a wife, a dog, and three cats. Watch us travel the country.
Months of travel