Tuesday in Yuma . . .

Jan and I headed out about 2:30 this afternoon to solicit more door prizes for the upcoming Gypsy Journal Rally here in Yuma. We continued to work our way down the list, picking up several more door prizes, and getting a few ‘Come back tomorrows”, about par for the course.

Our daughter Brandi called about 3:30 to catch us up on Landon’s latest antics. Hopefully we’ll be able to Skype soon since we really miss the little guy.

About 4 Jan and I headed back toward the rig, but first stopping off at the Wal-Mart right outside the fairgrounds to pick up some supplies. We’ll probably have to go again before the Rally starts since we won’t have time during the rally.

Getting home a little before 5, Jan got the groceries put away, just in time for Nick to call about dinner.

We decided on Texas Roadhouse, so about 5:30 the Gang of Six, along with the addition of Bob Parker and Donna Huffer, headed over there for a great meal of grilled bovine flesh. Sounds real tasty, doesn’t it.

While we were there, we got to thank the manager for his donation of several gift certificates to the rally. We try to only eat at places that help us out, and it always helps when they have really good food.

On another note, I finally got a chance to take a look at some of the numbers for our trip here from the Texas.

Our best MPG was the 138 mile trip from Tucson to Gila Bend. Our Silverleaf showed 11.2 MPG. This was probably helped by the fact that during the trip we dropped from about 2500 feet down to about 700 feet along the way. It always nice when gravity lends a hand.

Our 116 mile trip from Gila Bend to Yuma gave us about 9.5 MPG, still not bad.

And our overall MPG from Houston to Yuma was about 8.9 MPG.

Pretty good for moving 37,000 pounds down highway at 55 MPH.

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Thought for the Day:

“Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” – Voltaire

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