Prices are different for everything the same around here!
This morning I woke up around 7am but poor Steve had been up since about 3:30am with a splitting headache. He took some ibuprofen and tried streaming The Grand Tour on the laptop and it worked! He thought maybe our data issue had been resolved but as the morning went on, it just went right back to where it was the day before. As I climbed out of bed and we got some coffee in our systems, we both had some breakfast and started our day. We needed some groceries today so we started getting ready to head back into town. Steve and I had toyed with the idea of driving to Parker AZ about 40 minutes north to the nearest Walmart but decided against it. The fuel it would have cost us to drive there and back for the few things we needed just didn’t seem logical so we decided to stay local. We wanted to explore some more anyway!
Quartzsite is like a giant flea market. We had arrived early compared to what it was going to look like 2 months from now but there were tents and vendors everywhere already! People already had scooters and 4 wheelers for sale too! A lot of the tents had the same items but the prices were different in every tent. It was making it hard to find what we needed for the lowest price. Regardless, we were having fun looking around at everything Quartzsite had to offer. We brought Missy with us to walk around so she wouldn’t have to stay in the truck and she decided to leave a present in the middle of the main tent isle. Thank goodness for poop bags!
In our adventures we bought a pin lock, toilet paper, a few dog magnets and a water bowl mat. Now the real mission was to find a grocery store with reasonable prices. We found ourselves at a Dollar General (which we would later find out, their prices were the best for the essentials we usually buy). There we purchased milk, butter, cheese, ziplock bags, cream, soda and a bath mat. The prices we paid were a little more than what we paid for back in NH but it would do for now until we could do more looking around town.
The last errand we needed to run was to a tent that sells things for you. We were trying to sell our 10,000 BTU air conditioner because we had a 6,000 BTU that would work better for us and we didn’t need 2. Steve went in and talked with the guy running the tent and told us he could sell it for us and that he’d keep in touch. It was a relief to unload the weight that AC had out of the camper and make some extra cash in the end. Homeward bound we went to take care of the groceries and Steve wanted to call T-Mobile again to see if there were any updates. Our data issue was still very much a thing. While he was on the phone, I made tuna melts for dinner, called my mom, dad and grandparents to tell them about our trip and we relaxed the rest of the evening. Another successful day of adventure and we were exhausted. Tomorrow we find a solution for water without moving the camper!