It Ends As It Began

When I was a kid I loved strawberry shortcake. I was once given the opportunity to eat as much as I wanted because it was going to go bad, so I greedily did. I got sick. And I have never liked it again the way I once did. For years after I could not stomach the thought of tasting it. I got my fill of it, you might say.

To wrap things up, after visiting Colorado and most of Utah until late August, I traveled back through northern Arizona and its mountains, ending up in a Prescott campground and then shooting down the mountain very early in the morning to beat the heat to where my motorhome was in storage north of Yuma, Arizona. That was on the 21st of September. It’s been very hot but also quiet and ever so relaxing without UTVs raging around, generators going all night long, inebriated/drugged youngsters literally howling at the moon, neighbors sharing their taste in music with me. Loudly…

Both in Utah and particularly in the Arizona mountains, it was crowded as all get-out. Even weekdays. Like nothing I’ve ever seen in my nearly ten years of full-time RVing. The only obnoxious behavior I avoided, blessedly, was campfire smoke due to the strict fire bans everywhere.

The annoyances were magnified by having no insulated walls between me and my fellow human beings. Living with a hammock as my only sleeping quarters got old. To the point that I felt like screaming. Thus my early return to the hellish heat of Yuma, AZ, where it’s been an average of 105° every day. No air conditioning.

Today it might drop below triple digits for the first time since my return. Or close to it. This weekend—Sunday—it might get down to 90° as a high. What a relief!

Anyway, complaints aside I’m glad I did the nearly 5 month motorcycle camping tour. Had I not, I would have always wondered what it might be like and the itch would never have gone away. I can’t say I’m as sick of it as I was of strawberry shortcake, but I certainly have had my fill. It’s back to full-time RVing for me, gladly, and the end of this blog. Thanks for reading, all three or four of you!