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Mar 7, 2019 - More Time to Explore

Well, I left this story last Wednesday, February 27, with the head gasket replacement still in progress. On Friday, March 1, the big job was completed and Dean, the mechanic, took it out for a test drive. On his return he smelled diesel. Back at the shop they discovered leaks in three of the four injector hoses. No, they didn't have the parts and were searching for them. Got a call near 5 p.m. saying hoses had been located and that the engine was all prepped for their installation which would occur when the parts arrived Monday morning. At...

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Feb 27, 2019 - More Unexpected Pleasures in Havasu

I was expecting to send this update last night along with photos of my repaired truck, but it wasn't to be. My visit here in Lake Havasu City has been wonderful, but it is still minus a remantled (must be opposite of dismantled, right?) truck. Reassembly has not even been completed as of the end of today. I don't mind the wait if I get a good truck back. If I don't, well, I don't want to think of the headlines.... Meanwhile, I fear I am on the list of visitors who over-stay their visit. I - and I'm sure Theresa and Dave - never anticipated...

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Feb 21, 2019 - Fireworks, Super Moon and Truck Guts

Last Saturday night Theresa, Dave and I went over to Bonnie and Gene's for dinner and a fireworks show. They have a great view from their home, and wouldn't ya know, I forgot my camera. Not that I can take good fireworks photos, but my camera does a better job than my iphone did. Still, you get the idea. This was the 30th year that several companies gather and test/show off their creations. It is usually a 4-night affair, but Lake Havasuvians enjoyed the splashes in the sky for five straight nights this year. It was beautiful and very...

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Feb 15, 2019 - My Personal Escort Service in Havasu

Today was a gift. Dave played chauffeur and we had a magical little adventure tour driving south from Lake Havasu City through the areas where Dave and Theresa spent many years vacationing. They always dreamed of retiring in the Lake Havasu area and their dream came true several years ago when they retired and moved here full time. Having sold their home last year, they're now in the process of building another one. We drove over Parker Dam which was built in the 1930s and created Lake Havasu which holds over 210 billion gallons of water....

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Feb 13, 2019 - The World is Mine

This is so beautiful and so appropriate. A friend sent it to me today. THE WORLD IS MINE - Author Unknown Today, upon a bus, I saw a very beautiful woman and wished I were as beautiful. When suddenly she rose to leave, I saw her hobble down the aisle. She had one leg and used a crutch. But as she passed, she passed a smile. Oh, God, forgive me when I whine. I have two legs; the world is mine. I stopped to buy some candy. The lad who sold it had such charm. I talked with him, he seemed so glad. If I were late, it'd do no...

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Feb 12, 2019 - Beautiful Lake Havasu

The photos from the Mexican restaurant were taken last Thursday evening after we girls got home from Oatman. Loved the Mexican restaurant and all its colors. Today, Theresa took me grocery shopping and we also drove to the island in Lake Havasu and walked along the beach for a short ways. Just a beautiful day - t-shirt weather - but a cold front is looming. I even got a flash flood warning on my phone for Thurs/Friday. This has been a horrible year for weather nation-wide. Lots of rain at home and California certainly needs it. Hopefully...

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Feb 11, 2019 - Holding my Breath

It's Monday morning and the EGR repair, which Bud hopes is the solution, will be done this morning. They will take it on a test drive and if all goes well we'll make a trade. I'll give Bud some grocery money and he'll give me my truck. I'll then make my own test drives to Parker and back and Parker and back. And maybe Parker and back once again. The town is 45 miles south and the round trips will keep me on the highway where I can be easily found if...if. No, I don't even want to think about it. Right now, I'm just holding my...

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Feb 7, 2019 - Lions! Tigers! No...No...DONKEYS!!! Oh My!!

Boy oh boy, was this ever my kind of day! Bonnie was the driver and she drove us to Oatman - the town where donkeys roam the streets and you feel you've taken a time machine back to another era. And in many ways, a better era. I remarked that when I get old and retire, I'm going to open a little shop in Oatman and make that my home. I just loved it. We visited every shop but one (one must have a solid reason to return one day) and enjoyed lunch in the Oatman Hotel while staring at easily ten thousand dollar bills surrounding us (pictures...

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Feb 6, 2019 - A Lake Havasu Rescue Mission

I bid goodbye to my Yuma saviors, Trap and Jan, on Tuesday morning and began my short (167 miles) haul to Lake Havasu City. I can't describe how much my Canadian friends helped my emotional state with their support and presence. They gave me advice, comfort, room to decompress and spoiled me with good food and laughter for 7 days. It was time to take off. My Low Coolant Level warning had appeared each time I had driven the truck - sometimes it was low...sometimes not. I had the choice of limping (hopefully successfully) 600+ miles to...

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Jan 11, 2019 - Lake Havasu, Cattail Cove State Park

During the beginning of January we kept busy with some activities and projects in the park in Yuma. Tom took a trip with Herb and Ginger back to the trap and skeet range and shot through one round of trap. It is a new sport for him, and for a beginner he did ok. Another trip back there is in the future. We also took Bentley to his first training class and we have some homework to do. He was so excited to see all the other dogs but didn’t understand why he couldn’t go play with them like at the dog park in our park. And on the down side of...

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Jan 7, 2019 - So! What's New?

So! What's New? The year for one thing. Really, 2019 already? I think I will just have to ramp up my travels because I wanna to see it ALL, baby! And for some reason this trip I have been going to a lot of places I have already been, which is okay when it is a place I like. But what really gets me excited about being on the road is seeing new stuff, and covering those little roads in my Atlas with different colored highlighters. Last week after leaving Ehrenberg and the BLM clean-up, I went somewhere I have never been, somewhere outside my...

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May 15, 2018 - Leg #1: Lake Havasu City, AZ

/// May 14, 2018 Prospectors RV Park Lake Havasu City, AZ The past week has been busy. We suffered through some triple digit temperatures but managed to get things done. Nancy did the hard work while I puttered on getting systems up and running. Closing up the park model was also quite a chore but it goes quickly. You can't really get to most of the closing details until last minute. Anyway, the park model is closed and we hit the road by 9:30 a.m. It was just a short haul of 170 miles north to Lake Havasu City, AZ. This is our general...

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