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May 16, 2018 - Santa Nella to Needles CA

We left Santa Nella about 6 am and headed to Needles Ca. It was a 9 hour truck, the dog were in the cab the whole time so we did not have to worry about the tempature. Once we got to needles the GPS took me someplace that was not the correct direction, but Donna got me on track. After having he AC on to cool down in the trailer we walked to the river just a stone throw away. Donna was impressed how clean the river is. We have. Some friendly neighbors here at the RV park. It is good to meet some other on the an adventure. Tomorrow we work...

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Pups and US

Mar 20, 2018 - WiFi Woes

We have been fighting an unsuccessful battle trying to get Internet connections while traveling, but I think we learned something today. It seems that our phones are capable of acting like WiFi connectors for our computers. The only trouble is that we don’t have a good enough connection with the phones because the parks are so remote they don’t have cell phone towers. The upshot is that, if we can get the phones working, we should have connections whenever we have good cell phone connections. And we can still use the Verizon WiFi when we...

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National Parks Tour

Mar 18, 2018 - Snow!

This morning we found at least 1-1/2 inches of very fine snow on the ground and more coming down. We decided discretion was the better part and had breakfast in a hurry and got on the road. Highway 64 is mostly two-lane and has LOTS of impatient drivers zooming around slower cars. One nearly caused a head-on collision right in front of us while passing a string of cars, but the oncoming car pulled off the road to let the idiot by. We were apparently successful in getting ahead of most of the traffic and, in spite of the snow-covered roads,...

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National Parks Tour

Jan 23, 2018 - Winslow to California and NO SUB-FREEZING!

I have never been so happy to see the Welcome to California sign as I was yesterday. Certainly not because I could join in California causes and support such inane and absurd things as automatic voting registration when an illegal obtains his driver's license. No, no, I'm not excited about my pals on the other side of our borders who may identify me as one of the crazies. And I can't help the fact that I was born in Berkeley. But yesterday, I was thrilled to arrive because at this particular time in my life, I am finally going to have days...

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Oct 26, 2017 - From 27 degrees to 90 degrees in one day!

We got up at the usual 0630 and got underway at 0830, as today was going to be a long day of travel. Miss Zoey was full of the dickens this morning, she got in the shower after I was done and chased the drips of water, that always makes me laugh! Then we played numerous games of ball, very carefully, as yesterday afternoon she dropped her ball over the side of the bed, when the slide was closed. It is always my fear that one of her toys will get caught under the slide out mechanism. It fell in this void area so I had to just about stand on...

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Nov 30, 2016 - Over the mountains we go

We woke up to cold temperatures this morning. Both heat pumps were running as it was 35 degrees. When I took Miss Zoey for a walk it felt kinda refreshing to me. And I heard a sound I had not heard for awhile; at 5 minutes to 0800 there was the "first call to colors"! And It is nice to be on a Navy base where they greet you by name and rate,it feels a bit like home. As we were leaving the base we noticed everyone had hats, gloves, and scarfs on, I guess this is still California. This is a nice little RV park if you are coming this way. It...

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2016 Travel

Oct 25, 2016 - Day 39, Wednesday October 12

We spent the first part of our day visiting the Grand Canyon Caverns, one of the few 'dry' caverns in the world, which means it has stopped growing. Any stalagmites or stalactites stopped grow many hundreds of years ago. During the 1960's the cavern was declared a bomb shelter. It was equipped with water, hard candy, crackers, medical supplies and toilet buckets (but no flashlights, candles or matches). I don't think I'd want be be down there when the lights went out. The cavern is so dry that three days without water, a person would...

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Apr 19, 2016 - Greetings from Needles, Ca

Our first stop was at Northshore Resort in Needles, California, a lovely spot on the Colorado River. At this time of year our shady spot is very welcome - today's temperature is 93 degrees. Monday the 18th, we decided to explore the area, so we started at Topock and drove north on Historical Route 66 to the town of Oatman, an historical "touristy" town originally formed due to a local gold strike. Burros walk the streets eating anything the tourists will feed them! Many unusual shops and an old hotel dating back to 1902. We found the whole...

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Alaska Trip 2016

Apr 7, 2016 - Needles KOA in Needles, California

Freightliner finished the work on our motorhome at 10:30 this morning. We got everything stowed away and the car hooked up and hit the road around 11. After our semiannual trip back to New England for doctor and dentist appointments, we are back in explorer mode. First, we are heading to Zion National Park in Utah. The most direct route is north through Arizona to Utah. I decided to take a slightly longer route to avoid some steep grades. We took I-10 and I-17 west through Phoenix. Traffic was heavy in the metropolitan area but was light...

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Our 2016 Travels

Jan 11, 2016 - A foggy start

This morning we had a foggy start to our day. It was hard to see the on ramp to 99 South. And what's up with not using your headlights when its foggy? No wonder they have 10 car pile ups in the fog. It is warmer today, so I can finally put away my wool socks, gloves, and dorky hat. I stepped in some really icky mud here while walking Zoey. I took her into a grassy area so she could run off the leash but it was muddy path getting there. And my tennis shoes were stuffed with mud that didn't want to come out. Spike ended up washing them off...

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2016 Travel

Nov 21, 2015 - Needles, CA

Arrived at the Elks Lodge here mid afternoon. Not much to do in Needles but the Lodge was nice and we had full hook-ups for the rig. Jeff the bartender at the Lodge recommended a Mexican restaurant which was very good. Was going to be another overnight but decided to stay until Monday to watch the football games on Sunday. Well worth it as we got to see the Packers beat up on the Vikings.

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Oct 1, 2015 - And away we go

After breakfast we started to pack everything up to check out. I was not expecting for Cummins to be done today, but we had to be ready. At about 1pm I got a call that the motorhome was complete and ready to go, so we packed up the car and drove over. Sure enough it was parked out in front ready to go, so we threw all of our stuff into the RV and hooked up the car. I am still nervous about having problems, but right out of Bakersfield is a big hill up to Tehachapi and she just purred up the hill, running like a champ. We stopped at Barstow...

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