Friday, February 15, 2019

Day 38 -

63°F, partially sunny, no rain... What more can you ask for? This morning, we went back to Fort Mohave in AZ for fuel and some groceries. We noticed that even though there are a lot of people living in Needles, there really aren’t very many stores or large grocery stores. I’m sure you can guess why. The same reason most people just go across the river to fill up their car. At the Walmart gas station, a class A motorhome pulled in and started to fill up his 75 gallon gas tank. He said that he was sure glad that he made it into AZ to fill up. His savings from California to Arizona was over $150. If you look up river, there is almost no development on the CA side of the river while the AZ side is full of housing, farms and ranches.

This has been a pretty slow week. The video below was a test of time-lapse on the iPhone while I was enjoying the pool. Nothing exciting.


12 comments:

Bluekat said...

Time lapse on iphones now - wow! I really like time lapse clips, but I don't have the patience to create them.

SonjaM said...

Following the move of the clouds is mesmerizing. I have to check the function on my iPhone.

redlegsrides said...

Truly amazing isn't it, the difference in tax amounts in CA vs AZ!

RichardM said...

Time lapse used to be a hassle as cameras such as the GoPro just took jpegs that you then needed to turn into a movie. The iPhone has made it simple. Select time lapse and press the red button. There is no control as far as time between frames as far as I can tell.

RichardM said...

They’ve made it very convenient, When I originally decided to try it, the clouds were more interesting but I didn’t like the foreground (roof of a building).

RichardM said...

It really is. In the case of that class A, the dollar difference is significant.

david R said...

enjoy watching the river roll by

RichardM said...

Very peaceful watching it go by...

Trobairitz said...

Wow, I didn't realize there was such a difference in pricing/taxes between CA and AZ. We used to do that living in southern BC, we'd drive down into Washington for gas and groceries.

RichardM said...

Regular gas is $4.849 in Needles, CA. Go across the bridge to Fort Mohave and it's $2.249. In both cases, it's just at an independant mini-mart. Chevron and Shell were higher in both places.

Lynne Goebeler said...

Wow, what a huge cost difference! Will definitely keep that in mind in our travels.

RichardM said...

The difference is ridiculous. I'm not sure why people put up with it. The normal response seems to be "It's worth it to live here". I'm not sure I'd agree with that statement...