THREE NEW PALS HEAD OFF DOWN THE TRAIL…. (L TO R) PHEEBS, COFFEE GIRL & PATCHES
About 6 a.m. this morning while typing an email we suddenly lost all power in the coach. Third time this has happened lately but this time our rig’s new engine battery was drained as well & we couldn’t start the rig to in turn start the generator. We were dead in the water:((
Hauled the jumper cables out, crawled under the rig & hooked the cables on to the engine battery located ahead of the passenger side’s front tire. Fired up the Jeep & maneuvered it into position. Luckily we had enough room to do that & luckily the rig fired right up. In turn we were able to start the generator which restored power to the coach. No idea why or what drained the engine battery but the writing is on the wall…..we have to get this problem resolved, Pronto!! Our trip to Solar Mike’s in Slab City may very well be sooner than later.
9 a.m. this morning found us across from Olsen’s IGA in Ajo where we met up with fellow RV Bloggers ED & BOONIE with their dogs Patches & Coffee Girl. Minutes later we drove out into the desert just west of Olsen’s & introduced Patches & Coffee Girl to the Pheebs. Well, with 3 high energy dogs there was a lot of scrambling around with a lot of wagging tails & sniffs interspersed with a few low warning growls here & there. Within minutes all problems & personalities (or would that be dognalities) had been worked out & the 3 Amigo Pals were soon romping together tearing up the desert floor. Had ourselves about a 40 minute loop walk & it was nice getting to know fellow RV Bloggers BOONIE & ED a bit better. Boonie is Coffee Girl’s Dad & Ed is Patches Dad. We just met Coffee Girl & Patches for the first time just a few blogs ago…. JANUARY 17TH
BOONIE, ED, & KELLY….PHEEBS & PATCHES
COFFEE GIRL & PHEEBS NOT ONLY LOOK A LOT ALIKE BUT THEY HAVE MATCHING FRIENDLY PERSONALITIES
From our walk it was back into town with a stop at the Roadrunner Bakery for coffee, cookies, cinnamon buns, & muffins. Had ourselves a good chat for nearly an hour & then it was ‘see ya down the road’ time. Not likely we will see these fellas again any time soon because we have to head to Slab City soon. However, we may very well pass this way again on our way east later next month.
We did stop at Olsen’s IGA on the way home & this time we were able to successfully fax my medical records to my Nurse Practitioner/Doctor back home.
ED & KELLY WATERING THE DOGS
WE SURE HAD SOME THIRSTY CRITTERS WHEN WE GOT BACK FROM OUR DESERT WALK
Bit of an odd thing at Olsen’s IGA today. While Kelly was inside sending the fax, Pheebs & are were hanging out in the Jeep outside. Pheebs was kinda sitting on my lap looking out the window when a fellow with a green T-shirt & red suspenders approached returning a shopping cart to the rack. Pheebs was kinda blocking my view but I am certain I heard the man say, “Hi Pheebs” as he turned & walked back to his white pick-up truck. Only thing I can figure is that he must have been a Bayfield Bunch blog reader. That Pheebs sure has become popular:))
We were back to the rig around noon & shortly after that we saw a familiar looking Casita parked on the road below us. Yep, it was RV SUE AND HER CANINE CREW back from their sojourn to Quartzsite. Wasn’t long & Sue rumbled up the bumpity old dusty desert roadway to her old spot between Rick & the Bayfield Bunch. I never like to bother someone while they are trying to concentrate their efforts on getting parked & set up. Some folks prefer oodles of help but I have found that boondockers & especially lone boondockers are very adept at doing things alone and prefer it that way. I do understand that well.
Noticed after a bit, Sue & the crew had walked on up the hill to have a chat with Rick so Pheebs & I headed on over with a warm & welcoming Hello. Nice to have the Casita gang back in the neighborhood & Pheebs is happy to have a couple old friends back to play with:))
SUE & THE CREW ARE BACK:))
Rest of our day was spent relaxing in our loungers under the awning & just tranquilly basking in the quiet beauty of the Sonoran Desert. I think we just might try to extend our stay here using the generator more to keep the aging batteries functioning. We’ll see how it goes over the next day or two. Not anxious to leave here because we know it just doesn’t get much better for boondocking & weather anywhere else.
Thanks to Rick & Kathy from IT'S ABOUT TIME for pointing out a couple broken links in my Thursday night post. Luckily, I was able to get them fixed right away.
The Last Paragraph: We're just not Happy Hour people. A high percentage of RV Folks love their daily afternoon get together campfire hours with neighbor's, friends, & acquaintances. The ESCAPEE RV CLUB is known for their emphasis on socializing, activities & specialty groups. For anyone wanting to be socially active with a desire to get into the mainstream of RVing, I would suggest the Escapee Club as a friendly group of folks to join. Kelly & I were Escapee members for a year one time but we never did get into the active social side of the club. Last happy hour we attended a couple of years ago was just that.....our last happy hour!! Just not our cup of tea. We are happy going our own independent way just quietly being us:))
SUN COMING IN THE WINDOW WAS HOT SO PHEEBS PUT KELLY’S SUN HAT ON
GROANER’S CORNER:(( So this old man goes to the doctor and the doctor says, “You’re test
results came back and I’m afraid I have some bad news. You have Cancer
and you have Alzheimer’s”. The old man says, “That ain’t so bad, at
least I don’t have Cancer!”
-Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
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