My first night was spent in the parking lot of the dealer. La Mesa RV. They close at 6pm so I bought a cold sub at Quiznos and ate that for dinner. They did have water & electric hook up.
The solar system installation was finished late the next day. I attempted to rent a car that day to do my shopping, but found out that my debit/credit card was not acceptable so I spent most of the day at the dealer waiting for them to finish.
I spent the next three nights at the KOA around the corner. Pool, hot tub, laundry, showers and even a basic restaurant & bar on site, where I ate the first night.
The next day I disconnected and finally went shopping for much needed basic supplies and food. I cooked my first dinner in the RV of steak, veggies, salad using my new charcoal grill. Very gratifying.
After three days at the KOA resort, I headed West to eventually meet up with my friends George & Suzie. Spent three days at a quiet, small park in Ajo, AZ. Relaxing, quiet, low key time spent there.
Some things I’ve learned about RV living.
- Wi-fi while camping is erratic as is cell phone service
- The counter space for meal prep is extremely small, demanding a lot of creativity to get a meal done right. This is especially true when using the propane stove top inside
- It’s very easy to fall asleep in the desert air
- I’ve got a lot more learning to do about the RV & all of its functions, upkeep & problems.
- There is something very gratifying about being out in the desert air, living in a shoebox & cooking satisfying meals while enjoying the cool desert atmosphere.
- It’s always easy to meet friendly people
- The solitude can also be enlightening
- It can also be lonely
- It’s what we make of it that counts