Sunday, October 27, 2013

Our fridge is on the Ritz,……………. no, no, on the fritz.

Yep, we need a new or rebuilt fridge.  We will rebuild ours at the cost of over $1330.

Gerald, too bad this did not happen in the summer, we could have given you the business.

Guess it’s one of those things, these trailers are not built for full time living so we have to do repairs once in a while.

Monday, October 21, 2013

We are at our winter home

We have arrived.  Good to see our winter friends. (the few that are here already).

We had a concert by the coyotes at Quartzsite last night. 

And today, saw a couple of our favorites:  Burros.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

70 miles to go.

Slept at Wells, Nevada on the 18th Thursday, it was freezing there,  in Alamo, Nevada last night and tonight, we are in a BLM campground at Quartzsite, Arizona.  Tomorrow, we will head out to our final destination: Imperial Dam.  Just checked the temperature and it is 29 C.  Not bad at all.  Can you say shorts and flip flops.  All the windows in the trailer are open.  We are happy campers.


Our first visitor, while we were enjoying a beverage.

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In our back yard.

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David, this one is for you.  A 1940 Chevrolet, Business coupe.


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Just moving on.

Had a great day on Tuesday leaving BC.  Sailed from Victoria to Port Angeles on the MV Coho.  Our friends, Lynn and Wayne were to take the same ferry as us, but missed it by one vehicle.  Good thing we had a reservation.  We waved to them as we left on the ferry.

We stayed at Walmart in Port Angeles after getting off the ferry.

Wednesday, drove to The Dalles, Ore. stayed at Big K Mart.  Today, Thursday, we are at Walmart in Ontario, Ore.  There are several RVs in the parking lot, presumably all going to Arizona.  Tomorrow, we are planning on driving as far as Wells, Nevada.  Will know better by next blog.

We were here just about 5 minutes and our friends from Prince George that we met in Yuma last winter came for a short visit.  They are also on their way to Arizona for the winter.  They are staying at a motel, since they are travelling in a car.

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Went being tourists before taking the ferry on Tuesday.  here is the Empress hotel and parlement  building


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The Coho

Sunday, October 13, 2013

On our way in the morning (Oct 14th)

We will be on our way south tomorrow, so no internet for a couple days.  We will get our US jet pack running on the 15th when we are on the US side.

Had a great gathering here.

Great evening here on Friday with 2 old friends and 8 new friends from Quadra Island.  Had a big campfire and absolutely tasty food and a lot of bullshitting.

MJ & Kathy Jello and Leona5

Kathy & MJ                                Gerald and moi, and Feather in background.


Kwazy me.

Last party before we leave tomorrow, on Monday.

Saturday, October 12, 2013


Correction to my second last post.

Campfire should only be 1.5 feet by 1.5 feet or 18 inches, not meters.   1.5 meters would make it nice and huge.  So, my fire on that pic was huge.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

5 more sleeps to US

Getting closer and closer for us the head down to our sunny Arizona.

BUT, with the US government shutdown, who knows what will happen.  With the shutdown comes closures of all lands where we can camp for free.  We may have to rent a spot at some RV park for a while.  Only time will tell.

Monday, October 7, 2013

OK, enough with the rain.

Thank God for small mercies, like a nice big campfire to keep us warm when it rains.  We don’t like staying in the trailer for too long, so the fire helps to keep us sane.  Right now, I’m typing this blog outside, in the rain, under a canopy.  How nice is that?


Campfire should only be 1.5 meters wide and high, maybe, just maybe a tad bigger.  IT’S RAINING, WHO CARES………..


Mr Heron perched in a tree behind our site.


Sea gulls for day.


What are these two cormorants talking about?



Gorgeous spider webs during a foggy day.


My master pieces.


Don’t laugh, it isn’t funny.  I’m trying to fix a hole in the black water tank.  Yep, here I am in a hole that even a small child would have a hard time crawling into.  This has been ongoing all summer.  Take advice from 20 different people and you get 20 different answers.  We are about to try the 21st tomorrow.  GRRRRRRRR.


Different Mr Heron


This is Thomas fly fishing in the passage, no, nothing today.


Yes, it can be very nice when the sun comes up, ( and goes down.)



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