This morning we left Quartzsite and arrived at the LTVA (Long Term Visitors Area) of the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) at Pilot Knob. Interesting - the Pilot Knob BLM is off Highway 8 to the east of Yuma. It is actually in California but uses Arizona time. All very confusing.
We have been here three times before.
Today when we arrived we were shocked. There is no one here. The place we have been for the last two years was deserted. Not one rig.
We have no problem with being alone but we are very close to the Mexican border and on one hand that’s good because Border Patrol is around all the time. However, we will have to leave the rig to go to town and we sure wouldn’t want to leave the rig with no one to watch it.
So we moved - to the road that runs behind the Pilot Knob Resort. We found three rigs in the first compound. We found a lovely spot along the side. We have a tree, a fire pit and a great view of the mountain. Far enough away from the Highway too.
Out the door Our spot
We’ve got 27 channels of television on our antenna. Yeah several are Mexican (boy we need to learn Spanish) but we get all the networks. The aircard has 3 bars and there is a good cellphone signal.
Within a half hour of “landing” , a couple from one of the other rigs came over to introduce themselves. They are full-timers from Campbell River, BC. Hah!
And soon we were treated to a typical Arizona sunset.