Don on January 31st, 2013

Wednesday: (01/30) Nice sunny day at home. I called and the part for the jeep is in town but won’t be delivered until the afternoon so we’ll go tomorrow. I finally installed the Wilson cell phone range extender and we now have a usable cell signal at our dining table. It isn’t permanently installed yet […]

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Don on January 29th, 2013

Tuesday: (01/29) Opps! I was the only hiker other than the organizer but since I was 20 minutes late, the organizer had gone home. I decided to do the hike anyway. I drove out to the trailhead which was a short way out a 4×4 road then hiked up the mountain. My new head light […]

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Don on January 29th, 2013

Monday: (01/28) Pancakes with smoked pork for breakfast. It was windy all day. We relaxed at home most of the day. Our major task for the day was driving a few miles down to the Bard Post Office to pick up our package of mail. We then stopped at Sun Garden Date Farm for date milk […]

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Don on January 27th, 2013

Sunday: (01/27) Lou made scrambled eggs with onions, peppers, sausage and spinach for breakfast. We relaxed at home most of the morning. We eventually took a walk over to some bulletin boards by the restrooms. We checked on local activities like the music jam that usually occurs on Sunday but it didn’t happen today probably due […]

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Don on January 25th, 2013

Friday: (01/25) We arrived at Senator Wash a little after 4pm. Senator Wash is near Imperial Dam about 20 miles North of Yuma, Arizona on the California side. Officially we are in Bard, California. We took advantage of their facilities to do tank duty before picking a campsite. We checked at Kripple Kreek, our usual campsite area […]

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Don on January 19th, 2013

Saturday: (01/19) We made it to Quartzsite a little after 4pm. Our first stop was for some of their cheap gas, by California standards anyway. Gas was $3.79 in Blythe and most other places on our path yesterday. Here in Quartzsite it was $3.09. We checked in at the La Poza West BLM Long Term […]

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Don on January 19th, 2013

Saturday: (01/19) Corned beef hash and eggs for breakfast then we headed about 20 miles East on I10 to Chiriaco Summit to visit the General Patton Museum. It’s located at one of the old Desert Training Center Army camps used to train troops for World War II. There is a lot of interesting material there […]

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Don on January 18th, 2013

Friday: (01/18) Cereal and bananas for breakfast. We had planned to get out on the road today but Lou wasn’t feeling well so she visited Kaiser to get checked. All well. but the visit took a while so we didn’t leave Bakersfield until 3:50PM. The weather was nice, rather cool but little wind. We made it […]

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Don on January 14th, 2013

Monday: (01/14) We made it to Bakersfield about 3:30 and pulled in at my Aunt Helen’s place. We’ll be here a few days to visit. For dinner we went to Milt’s restaurant for deep pit BBQ beef dinners. I love deep pit BBQ beef! This trip seems to be a dining tour so far. So […]

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Don on January 12th, 2013

Saturday: (01/12) We started the day with breakfast at our local Subway sandwich shop. We were then busy getting ready to leave. I started by installing the new driver and passenger window valences. They do look better than the old stained fabric valences. I then packed my clothes and all my other stuff that wandered into the […]

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