Happy Thanksgiving from Quartzite AZ! Heidi and I have been enjoying our stay in the area so far! Up until today we had been boondocking quite a ways from town where it has been very peaceful, with the coyote above our only visitor. He seems to have located the only trash we have seen since we have been here. The area is very clean overall, much different than many other places we have been.
For Thanksgiving, we decided to stay at an RV park in town where we could utilize shore power and not put the extra draw on the battery bank for all the cooking this holiday entails. Heidi slaved away in our tiny galley making chicken, stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, and green beans. This small but wonderful feast was enjoyed by her, myself and Remi, a nice, fellow VanTramp who showed up in Quartzite late last night. We were glad to finally get to meet him and share a meal! See his blog here --> Cajun Gypsy
Taj picked our arrival in the desert as the appropriate time to suffer a failed coach water pump. The picture above was taken during my attempt at repairing it with a new pump head. That repair turned out to be a waste of $25 and a lot of time. I really am not known for JUST repairing stuff anyway. Time for a long planned upgrade! We had been wanting to setup a water filtration system anyway so this just forces my hand to start that project a little earlier. After I do a little research and find the best filter system to use, that and a variable speed FloJet pump will get installed to replace the old noisy SureFlow. I will detail the process in another post hopefully before long.
At the end of the day, as I sit and finish off this post, I really am thinking of all the things I have to be grateful for. Our family and our friends, which includes you reading here as well, are at the top of that list! Life as a Vantramp really is an amazing, adventurous journey! Thanks to you all sharing it with us!