Stepping out with Pheebs in the pre-dawn morning I saw a number of stars overhead and knew skies were clearing. We were west of Quartzsite Arizona overnighting just off Dome Rock Road. Same place we had stayed the night before. After Thursdays rain we had a sweet smelling desert.
|WESTBOUND I-10 TRAFFIC HEADING FOR BLYTH CALIFORNIA|
No hurry to be anywhere but somewhere around 9 we were finally westbound on I-10 heading towards Blyth California again. This has to be a record for us in regards to crossing and re-crossing the Colorado River. In Blyth we slipped back off off I-10 picking up Lovekin Blvd heading south out of town for the Cibola Wildlife Refuge.
|TRICKLING DOWN FROM THE SOUTHERN EDGE OF THE PLOMOSA MOUNTAINS WEST BOUND I-10 EARLY MORNING TRAFFIC ROLLS ACROSS THE PLOMOSA PLAINS INTO THE EASTERN EDGE OF QUARTZSITE ARIZONA|
|WESTBOUND ON I-10 THROUGH THE DOME ROCK MOUNTAINS HEADING TOWARDS BLYTH CALIFORNIA|
With another beautiful morning unfolding around us we leisurely made our way through the green growing agricultural belt along the Colorado River. Reaching the Cibola Refuge we went straight away to the spot we had just left a couple days ago. Slides out, chairs and tables out......then we packed everything back up and went back to Blyth. What??
|I'VE LOST COUNT THE NUMBER OF TIMES WE HAVE CROSSED THE STATE LINE BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN CALIFORNIA AND ARIZONA THESE PAST COUPLE WEEKS|
|ON NO NOT ANOTHER 'CROSSING THE COLORADO RIVER' PHOTO|
While walking around the coach I noticed our passenger side dually tire was low on air. With confusion lately over valve extenders, etc we decided to head ourselves straightaway to a tire center and get things straightened out.
|THIS LOOKED LIKE IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN A FIELD OF CABBAGE|
After reading tire facility reviews we picked the Good Year Standage Auto and Tire on Blyth's main street and as it turns out we were glad we did. The tire was down to 35 pounds and the problem once again turned out to be the 'valve stem'. Tire was removed, valve stem repaired, valve extenders reinstalled and all tires checked. Total cost, nothing:)) They didn't charge us anything. Well how nice was that. Two big thumbs up for Blyth California's Standage Tire and Auto facility:)) And they also specialize in muffler work as well.
With our happy RV faces on we popped over to McDonalds for a couple coffees to go and headed back to the Cibola Wildlife Refuge and the spot we had just left a couple hours before. By the time we got settled again we was totally whupped. Where we will be tomorrow is anybody's guess but we are contemplating another move.
|FIELD WORKER'S TRANSPORTATION BUS|
|HARD TO KNOW WHAT THESE FOLKS ARE PICKING|
|THAT'S QUITE A PEOPLE PICKING MACHINE|
|'A-HA'.....IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY AT THOSE BOXES YOU WILL KNOW WHAT IT IS THEY ARE PICKING|
Southern California sure got hit hard with recent heavy rains and one of our readers on my sidebar got tangled up in it. Cheryl from Deep Canyon had quite a time with her car in the swirling waters around Palm Springs. We heard a couple main roads near Borrego Springs have been re-opened. Sure must have been quite a rain they had there. That should make for some pretty fantastic flower blooms in the desert now.
GROANER'S CORNER:(( During a performance for the high school talent show at the local theater, a hole was cracked in the stage floor. Subsequent acts managed to avoid the damaged area until little Freddy, juggling bowling pins, accidentally stepped through the hole up to his knees. He apologized to the audience for his clumsiness. But a heckler in the back of the theater shouted: "Don't worry, Freddy! It's just a stage you're going through!"
“Did you hear about the dog who ran two miles to bring back his master's stick? Personally, I think it's a bit far-fetched.”
Two friends are chatting..."I will give one million dollars to the person who will fulfill my wish." "What is your wish?" "That somebody would give me two million dollars."
Q: What did the baby digital watch say to the mommy analog watch?
A: Look Ma, no hands!
I think that is the repair shop RV Sue has used a few times, she has been very happy with them. Glad they got you roll'n again. BeckiReplyDelete
Wow, some busy days for you folks from Bayfield. Glad things all worked out well for you. Love the pictures of the crop pickers. Tough, tough work they do. Safe travels where ever you may end up.ReplyDelete
Nice that you got the valve stem repaired and you are good to go once again . Nice those roads at Borrego are open again in time for this long weekend. Travel safe wherever you may go.ReplyDelete
Well, that's certainly a positive plug for that repair shop. Hard to believe they charged you "nothing"? But, maybe they figure it's worth it to treat a HUGE blogger such as yerself to a freebie?ReplyDelete
Um, my tongue might have accidentally slipped over to a cheek on that one.Delete
Yep it's true Bob, they didn't charge us a thing. One fella did all the work while 4 other fella workers stood around looking on. They were all Mexican chaps.ReplyDelete
How fortunate that you spotted the problem in the first place and then you day only got better.ReplyDelete