Monday, January 14, 2013

Pima County Fairgrounds RV Park

You're wondering why I've called you here tonight. You'll still be wondering when I'm done.

Since we left BLM land, the Prius and tow dolly have been staying with a friend in Tucson. We've been towing the Tracker with its tow bar. HOLY MOLY is that easier! Wow. I would never have imagined it would be so much easier not to tow with a dolly. The hooking up, the un-hooking up, the stowing of the towbar, the EVERYTHING.

The fairground is fine. The public toilets don't flush because the bowls are full of ice (true thing). There's a laundry room with two washers and two driers. It's better than driving 20 miles to do laundry. The park is unbeautiful, in general, although the distant mountains are a plus. It's quiet here. Most importantly, we're all as warm as we care to be here inside the Duck, and that's a very good thing. And, we have clean pajamas, which should satisfy the Health Department's most recent demands.

Next door, a small girl was feeding hot dogs to a cold dog. I was torn between feeling bad for the dog and relieved that the child wouldn't be eating them.

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24 comments:

Russ Krecklow said...

You are in a park? YOU are in a park? You ARE IN a park? YOU ARE IN A PARK???? Forgive me if I seem a tad incredulous here, I know you've been in parks before, and I shouldn't be so...how do you say it...shocked?!?! Must be a weather thing, right? At least you have nice clean jammies.

The Good Luck Duck said...

Russ, you seem to have fully processed the reality of our situation. It is so cold here that we can't keep pipes or cats thawed without electric heat. Plus jammies.

klbexplores said...

What a wonderful post for a giggle! I can't tell you how much I needed that today. I can't tell you how much I needed that today. Oh wait I can't tell you. Anyways, Thanks!

The Good Luck Duck said...

Karen, that makes me feel better. Thank you!

Teri said...

Brrr, frozen toilets not good. Maybe there is a pit toilet around. On another note, do you think you will save gas by not towing the weight of the dolly or was that offset by gas saving with the Prius.

Donna K said...

If you can't keep your pipes thawed, you aren't drinking enough hot tea! Can't help you with the cats...

Allison said...

So happy to hear you have power and heat. Baby it's COLD out there! You guys have really covered the Tucson water front in your quest for warmth. Oh wait, wasn't that a movie? Quest for Fire, or something. Never mind, carry on.

The Good Luck Duck said...

Teri, I think we'll come out behind on gas, overall. The tow savings won't be much, if anything, and the mileage with the Tracker is much less than the Prius.

Okay, Donna, if you say so. Cayenne tea, brewing up.

It's true, Allison - we are burning up the highway for warmth. Remember when Arizona used to be warm? Back in '12.

Lynne (WinnieViews) said...

The unassuming Pima Co Fairgrounds kinda grows on you...I thought I'd just stay 3 days and ended up staying 3 weeks! ($100/wk rate ain't bad for a FHU site). Not as nice as boondocking, of course, but full of interesting characters coming to a variety of fairground events there (gun show freaks were the best-- hysterical and terrifying all at the same time!).

Glad to hear your little Tracker is paddling so nicely behind the Duck! Now it's time to do some off-roading!


JO said...

I camped there twice for a biker event many years ago. It's OK for the price and frozen toilets. Ok not the frozen toilets. But laundry and clean PJ's are a big plus. I hear you will be moving to a nice made for you site in a few days. That was really cool.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

You sense of humor always is so refreshing. Not even ice filled toilets gets you down.

Enjoy the 'lectricity. Being warm is a good thing, and your pipes will thank you. :c)

Gaelyn said...

Next thing ya know you'll be crocheting blue ribbons. Stay warm.

Al Bossence said...

Towing 4 wheels down sure is the way to go alright. Just minutes to hook up & less than a minute to unhook. How nice is that. We've driven by that Pima County Fairgrounds but never ventured in. Pheebs & I are in the rig for a few nights & with 3 heat sources we are very toasty......

Jeanette said...

I always feel bamboozled when I get to Arizona and it's cold. Ha! Enjoy the grounds, it's a nice little place. I think the fair will be coming through soon, right?

PS - we just started towing (4 down) and it was so much easier then we thought it was going to be. Glad to hear your lil' story. cheers.

Grace said...

Ahhh! the Fairgrounds! Why didn't I think of that! Glad you got clean jammies and you're staying warm. Only one more night of this and we'll be warming up quickly. Love Gaelyn's comment. Those ribbons could use a few beads, too!

Private, just for you site, huh! Can't wait to hear about it! I hope that means you won't be migrating too much further south.

Grace (in Tucson)

Rick Doyle said...

Frozen ice in the toilets? Hmmm....that doesn't sound good at all.

Roxanne said...

Rick, the frozen bowl wouldn't have been so bad if it didn't correlate so closely to a frozen seat.

Grace, we'll jazz up those ribbons in no time. Gaelyn, your comment made Annie guffaw. I can't wait to see our crocheted ribbons on prize pigs and champion cows. And, we'll definitely report on the new site!

Jeanette, I'm thinking of complaining to the Chamber of C'mon Out Here. I don't know when the fair starts, but there's a big La Mesa RV show this weekend. Were you towing at all before, or towing with a dolly?

Al, maybe we had to tow two-down to appreciate how great this is. Nice of you to give up your space for someone else, but I imagine it's not all bad at all, right?

Paul and Marti, we're looking next door at an ice floe coming out of our neighbor's basement bay. :/ We lucked out, for sure. Plus jammies.

Isn't that great, Jo?? What a super-nice thing for them to do. We're very grateful.

Lynne, I keep thinking I want to get to a gun show (I can't risk the background check). Maybe that's something to stay around for.

Phyllis said...

Haven't found a fair ground yet with any IT factor. Although most will do in a pinch. Gotta love having a nearby laundramat. Not so much having ice in the john.

Michael Ultra said...

My water was frozen this morning. Too cold, too long. Hey, at least you had hot and cold dogs.

Roxanne said...

I believe it, Phyllis. They're a port in the storm.

Michael, it would have been better if our hot and cold dogs were running, not standing.

Sherry said...

Fairgrounds. You are desperate. I keep telling you to come back to Florida. You can go to Juniper Springs if you want to boondock. It's AEN there too. Or the Everglades it's REALLY warm there plus they are having a python shoot out. How fun is that??
Sounds right up your alley.

Now I have tow envy. Shame on you.

Sherry said...

It's Warm there you stupid keyboard. What does it's AEN mean??

Bob said...

Poor cold ducks.
It's cold here, but we expect it.
I wouldn't worry about the dog eating the dog. They have a better tolerance for "beaks and feet" than little girls.
Bundle up.

Roxanne said...

I guess that's true, Bob. Dogs will eat poo voluntarily, so I shouldn't feel too bad.

Sherry, I'm so glad you came back to explain, because I was going to google "AEN," and after that I was going to be confused still. A python shoot? Wow. Are pythons an invasive species, like Anglos? Sorry about the tow envy. I never knew, and now I've seen the light.

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