That being said, I'll also say that, although our file says we have 126 Followers, I'm not naive enough to believe all 126 are actually Following us! Some will have come once or twice and dropped out; others will have stayed long, then lost interest. I understand that, because we theoretically follow 34 blogs; in reality, we closely follow five or six, regularly look at a few more, and have come to skip over many of the rest.
Is that bad? No. Is it bad if our new Followers decide to move on? No. Life is too short, and blogs take a long time, both to write and to read, especially if, like us, one of us reads them aloud to the other one. Dip in, savor what you enjoy, forget the rest.
For those who are staying with us, good health, good travels, long life!
A few posts ago, Donna, of Cave Dwelling, asked, "Does Suzy drive that rig, or did I just dream that?? If she does...I bow down to her." Yes, Donna, Suzy does drive the rig; in fact she seldom lets me drive it. With her spinal problems, riding in the passenger seat is too bouny-jouncy; in the driver seat she has the steering wheel to hold on to for stability. Besides, she loves to drive the motorhome! You should have seen her yesterday, however, with fierce gusty crosswinds on a two lane highway with construction barriers. She wasn't really enjoying the drive!
It isn't often that we turn down an RV Park. It has to be the real dredges for us to do that. But yesterday we turned down TWO parks! One was a Passport America park with 20 sites, way out in the boonies. We drove in and drove right back out again. We called another park that sounded a little better.
Gotta back up a little -- just a few days ago we signed up for and downloaded the Escapees Club Day's End listing. Day's End is a 559 page "booklet" that identifies inexpensive or free places for Escapees to spend a night or two. We got the PDF format, and printed out the pages for California, as that's where we'll do most of our travel this summer. As we scanned through the listings, we came across one in Yermo, CA -- where the heck is Yermo? -- that sounded fascinating. It was a parking lot at Peggy Sue's Diner (lots of room, quietest on the west side).
As we were headed from the first place toward the second, we saw a sign advertising, you guessed it, Peggy Sue's Diner in Yermo, just ahead. That took care of the second place. Here's where we stayed.
|All the waitresses were dressed in 50's style.|
|I got to do a number with the Blues Brothers!|
|There's Rosie tucked in for the night next to Peggy Sue's "Diner-Saur Park."|
In our recent post about Hackberry, there was a picture of a sign reading something about 300 miles of desert ahead along US 66. We traveled a bunch of those miles as an alternative to rushing along I-40. Here are some of the things we saw:
|The town of Goffs, CA, established 1883, today's population 23.|
|A small private graveyard outside of Goffs. latest burial, 1920.|
|She was only two when she died.|
|What's left of the town of Amboy, Ca - the cafe doing a thriving business.|
|This swarm of motorcyclists shed their leathers, then posed in the middle of the highway for a group shot..|
|Amboy Crater, an extinct cinder cone|
Before I forget, Suzy wanted me to show you the RV Park we stayed at in Needles. Although the sites were narrow, privacy was assured by tall, thick oldeander hedges. We had stopped at his park primarily because we had laundry to do, and they had a nice little laundry facility.