Monday, April 5, 2010

I just wanted to do a short update as we are returning our internet modem this afternoon in preparation for our departure tomorrow morning.

Saturday morning John headed out early to see if he could find a fabricating shop to straighten the hitch bar and after much searching, and finding everything closed on Saturday, he found a place that was open and a guy who said he would give it a try. Thankfully, he got it straightened so we are now good to go tomorrow and we will probably order a new part when we get to the park in Texas where we are going to spend a week. Our new brake controller was delivered Saturday afternoon so John now has that installed and just has to calibrate it tomorrow once he gets the trailer hooked up and on a flat surface.

Late Saturday afternoon we made a quick grocery run to Fry’s and Wal Mart but I think I will still have to make a quick stop when we are out today.

Yesterday was a pretty quiet day, I did a lot of reading and started getting packed up for the road but there was a lot of stuff I didn’t want to do until after we had dinner last night.

We were sitting outside about 4 yesterday afternoon, I had been reading and John had just sat down when the ground started to rock and roll – real scary when you literally see the truck bouncing up and down and the trailer awning going nuts! We realized real fast that there was an earthquake some place close and we sure were feeling it and it lasted about 45 seconds – seemed like forever. We heard something crash inside so I came in, which wasn’t easy with everything bouncing around, and found the pepper mill had been shaken off the table. I turned on the TV and the earth quake was south of El Centro in Mexico, at first they said it registered at 6.9 but by last night they had upgraded it to 7.6, a pretty good earth quake! We heard last night that one person had been killed but they were still waiting to get to the scene to determine what all damage had been done. We felt a few earth quakes here a couple of years ago but nothing as bad or as long as this one, I can’t imagine what it would have been like in places like Haiti!

This afternoon we will return the internet modem, get fuel and propane, do some last minute shopping and then we are going to go out for dinner tonight - I’m looking forward to that.

And so ends a few more great gifts of days here in Yuma and we look forward to getting on the road again and our trek home.

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