I arrived about 1 pm Arizona time, and was met at the park entrance by Dave. He introduced me to the camp hosts and then we went back to his very large site, where he has a 5th wheel (gorgeous), the Lance, and the cargo trailer. I unloaded most of my stuff into the Lance, made the bed so it's ready for me to fall asleep early tonight. I put a lot of things away but will probably redo much of it when I get my bearings and know how I'll be using everything.
It is small, going from a 5th wheel with 3 slides, to an apartment, and then to the truck camper. It would be perfect for me but I'll see what happens when I have to step over Lady in the middle of the night to get to the bathroom! She appears to really like it here, and there is a gate to the open desert where I can let her off leash. Of course she was happy with that. The bad part for her is that her fur has picked up tons of little sand burrs and I couldn't find her brush. I was certain I had brought it, but it's nowhere to be found so tomorrow I'll have to pick up another one. I pulled off what I could with my fingers but there are just too many, and I know I will step on some when I get out of bed.
I really enjoy getting to know Dave after emailing and talking on the phone for several weeks. He is every bit as nice as I thought he would be - he even grilled chicken tonight and had me over for supper! I have a lot to learn about the systems in the camper - I haven't been in my 5th wheel since last April, and I can't believe how much I've forgotten about living in an RV.
I'm tired tonight and am going to turn in early. Tomorrow is a shopping day to pick up some items I didn't get before coming to AZ, plus stocking up on some groceries. So I will cut this short and try to post within the next couple of days. I also hope to have some pictures - I took a few from the road today but haven't even looked at them yet.
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