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It was a beautiful morning at Meteor Crater RV park. Ten degrees...

The road was clear and the sun was out

They mentioned on the news last night that it cost AZ several...

Elevation was over 7200' across the AZ Divide. (I didn't know states...

Green forests contrasting against the snow makes a beautiful sight

 

Just gorgeous country - a short ways west of Flagstaff

Seeing those signs used to scare me. I feel so comfortable now...

 

 

 

That's Kingman up ahead

I remember Andy Devine! His name was Jingles and his horse was...

 

 

Anyone know what this is? I sure don't

I usually keep it at 60 - I don't want a blowout...

 

 

 

 

The sign wasn't very picturesque but I was sure glad to see...

 

I got settled in Needles KOA then headed off to buy diesel

Drove through Needles, crossed the Colorado River in town and returned to...

Maybe 5-10 cents more than I've been paying across country but...

THIS is why I crossed that river! The AZ station was only...

Why would anyone buy gas in Needles??

Home for the night


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 and nights above freezing! THAT is something to celebrate!!

January has been a miserable month. Well, wonderful for all I got done on the HitchHiker, but not a month to explore or be an RVer on the road. It's been tough. That Ford flatbed was the highlight. ;-)

The GREAT news...I have no leaks. The service dept. in Chanute identified one...they had filled my potable water tank (they filled all tanks to check for leaks) and one drip was from the potable overflow pipes. (I hadn't filled that tank since 2008.) The other we surmise was caused by ice melting after sub-freezing nights and reaching just above freezing in the mornings. I sure hope so. It's 'warm' here in Needles, CA and the ground is dry. No leaks whatsoever.

And I am breathing a big sigh of relief.

Yesterday's drive from Winslow to Needles was beautiful. Certainly the most scenic since I began my trip West. It's hard to be 'pretty' in our heartland when it's grey with winter. My pictures, then, will simply take you another 250 miles west. I'll be leaving

shortly for Bakerfield. It's 'warm' there too!



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