Well, the cell service has been pretty bad here in the campground. The phones were working okay, but the data was very slow.
Unfortunately, our satellite internet has also been very inconsistent. I don't know if there is some type of border electronics interfering with it or what, but we certainly haven't had the usual reliability.
Due to our lack of internet or very slow internet, we haven't been able to communicate as we normally would. So, if you've been waiting on emails, we apologize and will get back to you shortly. We've got a good two days of catch-up work to do.
Oh, our friends Ken & Martha at RV Navigator just posted their most recent podcast - Episode 95. It includes one half of their interview with us done during the Boondocking Rally. We were not at a loss for words, so they had to split it up, and the second half is supposed to appear April 1. :)
Thanks Ken & Martha for a great interview and your very kind words!
In addition, we've had a rash of last-minute registrations for our 2013 Spring Rally in New Mexico later this month. It will still be small, but it's getting closer to the size of the Fall Rally last September in Oregon. Due to the recent interest, we're keeping registration open until March 5 when we have to provide final numbers to the venue.
On with the day.
Last evening was one of our warmer nights and that transitioned into a warmer morning. After our beautiful hike yesterday, today was pretty much a "chill out" day.
We headed to the Solo Cafe for breakfast. Jim was leaving this morning and Gina and DJ are heading out tomorrow. So today was the day to cook everything that was left - a full smorgasboard of breakfast items. :)
After breakfast, I watched the Louisville-Syracuse game which came on at 10:00 Arizona time. I missed the last game they played and Louisville lost - it was my fault. :) This time they won .... which just reinforces the superstition.
Then it was sort of a mish-mash of getting ready for tomorrow's departure, relaxing, and visiting. The leisurely afternoon continued as we sat in the shade of Steve & Esther's truck camper.
Joel and Claudia came by a little later with some travel information and a sample of the Buffelgrass that the Organ Pipe volunteers are trying to eradicate. The exotic grass was introduced in the U.S. in the 1930s as forage for cattle. It crowds out native vegetation and there has been a long-term effort to get rid of it in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.
We said goodbye to Joel and Claudia as we prepared for dinner. I grilled some burgers and we sat outside and had a nice little dinner in the twilight under the stars.
Tomorrow, we'll be making the 190-mile drive to the Escapees SKP Saguaro Co-Op in Benson, AZ. It will be nice to be on full hook-ups after three straight weeks of boondocking. We'll take a couple of days to get caught up on emails, get the registration open for the Fall Rally, and complete February financials.
Then we'll spend a little time in the wonderful New Mexico State Parks before heading up to Elephant Butte for the Spring Rally in the middle of the month. Can't wait to see all of the new folks at the Rally! :)