Those of us that live in urban areas have become accustomed to paying more for a gallon of gasoline than for a gallon of milk. That gallon of milk can be purchased as fat free, 1% , 2% or whole. As of this writing a gallon of gasoline will be closer to $4.00 than $3.00 and a gallon of milk will be somewhere between $2.00 and $3.00. All that changes when you roll through a small town (settlement may be a better word) in the outback of the Mojave Desert. The correlation of milk to gas wasn’t always the same and the costs weren’t even close! It reached its apex when we rolled into Shoshone, California paying over $6.00 for a gallon of milk (2% was as lean as they offered) and $5.10 a gallon for regular gasoline. Fresh produce? Forget it! The fact that the market shares the same name as a famous “loveable loser” Peanuts character should have been a clue, but since they were the only game in town, what choice did we have? At least there was plenty of land on which to boondock nearby! Paying the price, just another adventure in RVing and better than no adventure at all!
Follow Dave’s RV adventures as he travels the West in search of forgotten and unique places. For Dave, home is where you park it, the more remote the better!