Monday, December 15, 2014

A LITTLE RIDE TO BOUSE, AZ

Back pain – shoulder pain etc. etc. etc. prevent me for doing any long distance riding.  So when Pat suggested a little ride to Bouse, AZ for some kind of a motorcycle/car Show I was totally for it.  Bouse is less than 40 miles from Q.

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There was supposed to be a Antique Car/Motorcycle Show & Shine there that day but it didn’t turn out to be much of anything.  Didn’t matter to use though as we enjoyed the ride, had lunch and then headed back home.

There’s Pat leading the way on her gorgeous Harley Davidson Trike heading up Plomosa Rd. which is a very scenic ride.

The ride up Plomosa Rd. to Bouse is gorgeous.

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Sandy has a URAL with the sidecar and she put her Teddy Bear in the sidecar.

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Had to be well dressed as we left at 10:00AM and it’s still cool and even cooler when riding.

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Sandy’s URAL sure got the most attention !

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A few of the cars on display.

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But at least they did collect some teddy bears for the kiddies for Christmas.

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We decided to take a different route home and continued along Highway 72 and then Highway 60, through Brenda, AZ and back to Q.

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

DEFINITELY OVERDUE FOR AN UPDATE

Yup,  This is WINTER in Southern Arizona !

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I decided again this year to get the LTVA Permit $180 for the entire season.  Last year was the first year I did that and it worked out well for me.

I am finding that as each year passes I’m am moving less and less.  Having the Permit allows me to stay at any of the LTVA’s in Arizona and California for as long as I want.

So I’m settled in here in Quartzsite quite nicely.

Now why does my little guy look so unhappy in this pic !!??

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JERI & TERRY blew through Town for an overnight or two so we grabbed BARBARA and all went to Silly Al’s for pizza.

Sure is great pizza there and the company even better !

So far my solar/batteries are doing great without having to tilt the panels.  I ‘accidently’ found that out last year when I was somewhere that I knew I was only going to be for a few days so I didn’t bother to tilt them.  I discovered I was still getting a full charge by early/mid morning.

So I stopped tilting them and everything is great.  Of course it helps that my energy use is so minimal and basically I’m just using the top 10% of the charge.

It’s certainly isn’t a major chore to tilt the panels, however, if I don’t have to then it means one less set-up job.

Other than that I’ve just been puttering around not doing much of anything.  BUT this past week I got Visitors from B.C. so I’ll save that for another post.