Yes, very early . . . 2 am, to be exact.
And to add insult to injury, it happened again at 9:30 am.
The circuit breaker popped. Twice.
For no good reason. The floor heater was the only thing on. All I can figure is that several other things all came on at the same time. The heater, the water heater, and the refrigerator, for example.
Hopefully it won’t happen again this morning.
I tried to go back to bed, but ended up just making us coffee and getting off to a slow and slightly grumpy start.
Then a little after 11 Nick and I went back over to the gun show. I wanted a new holster for my Ruger LCP and I had also seen a disassembly manual for my M1 Carbine that I had my eye on.
Nick didn’t buy anymore avocados.
Right after Nick and I got back, Jan and I headed out on some errands. But as we were leaving the fairgrounds, this Boeing 787 Dreamliner on landing approach passing overhead. I had first seen it a couple of days ago and was curious why it was here.
The 787 is still in testing phase and won’t be available commercially until later in the year. It turns out that the Yuma area is one of a couple of places around the country that has a lot of good flying weather so they’re doing it here.
Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Here’s a better photo.
If you’d like some more information concerning the 787 from a pilot’s view, click here. More 787 Stuff.
Leaving the fairgrounds we first headed east toward the Fortuna area, about 9 miles away.
Fortuna is a very nice shopping area that’s essentially a suburb of Yuma. Our first stop was a couple of the dollar stores looking for some cleaning products.
Then since it was lunch time, we stopped in DQ. Jan had a Chili Cheese Dog and I had a Grilled BLT. Both very good.
Outside in the parking I saw this neat-looking car for sale. It turned out to be a 1934 Mercedes 500K replica, but very well done. At first I thought it might be on a VW chassis, but it turns out to be something much better.
It’s got a Ford Boss 302 engine, automatic transmission, AC, power steering, and power brakes, all on a custom-built frame. Only $26,500 or OBO.
Very nice. I wonder how it would look being towed behind our rig?
Our next stop was right across the parking lot, at Al’s RV Supply. This is a really good RV supply place, with a lot of parts and gadgets you just can’t find at Camping World. Stop by if you can.
Then we walked next door to Fry’s. No, not the fun one, Fry’s Electronics, but Fry’s Grocery Store. But for what it’s worth, they were both started by the same family.
I wanted to buy some lottery tickets and we were looking for some other stuff.
Next it was back in the truck and back into Yuma to the Yuma Palms shopping area. Our first stop was Kohl’s where I was looking for a new vacuum cleaner. Then, when I didn’t find it there, I tried the Target next door, also with no luck. But I did come back to the truck with Cinnamon Dolce Latte’s from Starbuck’s, so Jan was happy.
Our next stop was Sam’s Club to pick up some vitamins and other things. Sam’s can be a dangerous place, at least dangerous to the bank account. If you spend too much time there, you can always find something you absolutely don’t need, but just have to have.
Finally it was down the road a piece to Home Depot to get the Moen cartridge puller tool that I mentioned yesterday. I’ll probably wait till tomorrow to use it since there’s a chance the old cartridge will break coming out and I want to be sure I have time to get a new one before Home Depot closes.
We finally got home about 3:30, and by the time we had everything put away, Nick called to see if we were ready to go eat supper.
Of course! Did he really have to ask?
So a little after 4 pm, Nick, Terry, Tom, Barb, Jan, and I all headed over to the local Golden Corral for dinner. However when we got there the line was almost out the door, and wasn’t moving either.
So Barb called the Texas Roadhouse right next door and found out they had no wait, so we all scurried across the parking lot, (well, some of us scurried, some of us kind of waddled) and were seated in a booth ordering our drinks five minutes later. Neat!
And after a great meal, we got back to the rigs about 6 pm and settled in for the night.
Tomorrow Jan and I will start making the rounds of businesses soliciting door prizes for the upcoming Gypsy Gathering Rally that starts next week.
Busy, busy, busy!
More tomorrow. . .
Thought for the Day:
"Your enemy is never a villain in his own eyes. Remember this, as it may offer a way to make him your friend. If not, you can kill him quickly and without hate." – Robert Heinlein
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