|AT CASTROS AUTO SERVICE CENTER IN PARKER ARIZONA|
|AT CASTROS EARLY WAITING FOR THEM TO TELL ME WHERE TO PARK THE RIG|
|A TIGHT FIT BUT THEY WIGGLED ME IN|
|QUITE THE INNOVATIVE MAIL BOX AT CASTROS|
|KELLY TALKS TO FABIAN CASTRO THE GARAGE OWNER|
|HEAD MECHANIC RICK SLIDES UNDER OUR RIG LOOKING FOR THE LEAK PROBLEM|
|DIAGNOSING THE PROBLEM AS A LEAKING HYDRAULIC LINE HE REMOVED THE FRONT WHEEL TO GET AT IT|
|YOU CAN SEE THE FRAYAED HYDRAULIC LINE TO THE RIGHT OF THE BLUE SHOCK|
|RICK SPENT A LOT OF TIME IN THIS SMALL SPACE UNDER THE RIG PUTTING A WHOLE NEW HYDRAULIC LINE IN|
|HAVING TO DO THIS KIND OF WORK IS TOTALLY UNIMAGINABLE TO ME|
|OUR HEAD MECHANIC KELLY CHECKS TO SEE IF CASTROS HEAD MECHANIC RICK NEEDS ANYTHING LIKE A HAMBURGER OR SOMETHING|
While sitting in the coach waiting for the hydraulic line to be repaired we asked ourselves the question, 'do we want to drive the 26 miles back to Bouse, stay a few more days then drive the 26 miles back through Parker and cross the Colorado river into California?? Or do we want to maybe find us a nice spot along the river somewhere. In the end we decided to return to our quiet spot near Bouse.
|THIS IS ABOUT HOW WE SPENT NEARLY SEVEN HOURS TODAY|
|FOUR LANES OF TRAFFIC ROARING BY A FEW FEET AWAY SURE MADE FOR A LOT OF REALLY ANNOYING NOISE|
|AND IT WAS THESE ANNOYING NOISY THINGS THAT HAD ME SEEING RED|
It was about 2:30 when we heard the mechanic putting our front wheel back on. The hydraulic line installation was finished. Kelly went in to pay the bill while I and the rig headed for Parker's south end at the Running Man Gas Bar to wait for her. She had ordered a pizza while the mechanic was finishing up and had to go get it. Twenty minutes later in the 'BIG' cemented gas bar parking area we chowed down on a 'meat lovers' pizza. Kelly had also picked up a couple chocolate milk shakes to wash the pizza down. Been many years since I had last had a milkshake.
|FROM DONINOS PIZZA IN PARKER|
Traffic coming into Parker was heavy and I was sure glad we were rolling the other way. Pheebs and Kelly were following in the Jeep. We were back in our scenic Bouse parking spot sometime around 4 A Facebook message from John camped near us said he was pulling out in the morning heading for Alberta. He was over at Bill's (Wandering Willy) so we hopped into the Jeep and drove the short distance over there and had us chin wag before John headed back to his rig to finish packing up. Doctor's verdict on Brenda's broken ankle was not the best so a return to the southwest and John was out of the question for her. With a windy wet weather front rolling in tomorrow we may very well move down the hill Saturday morning and move into John's vacated spot. Easier for us to keep an eye on wild Bill from there. And John said he really does need an eye kept on him too:))
|JOHN BROWN FROM ALBERTA CANADA|
|BILL (WANDERING WILLY) FROM BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA|
|JOHN HEADS BACK TO HIS TRUCK AND FIFTH WHEEL THINKING ABOUT HIS EARLY MORNING DEPARTURE|
- Blessed are those who hunger and thirst, for they are sticking to their diets.
- “I lift weights only on Saturday and Sunday because Monday to Friday are weak days.”
- "I've taken a vow of poverty. To annoy me, send money.
Years ago when my two girls were small, they were taught how to say their blessing before eating their meal. One night as I was busy scurrying around the kitchen, I told them both to stay their blessings without me. I took a moment to watch them as they both squeezed their eyes tightly shut over folded hands. As my 4-year-old finished, her 3-year-old sister kept on praying. Another minute or two passed before she lifted her head, looked at her plate, and in an indignant voice said, Hey!!!! the peas are still here!!