Monday, February 19, 2018

Day 199, Monday, February 19, 2018 - La Posa West LTVA, Quartzsite, AZ

Back At La Posa West for the Night
Monday, February 19, 2018 - La Posa West LTVA, Quartzsite, AZ, 80 Miles, 4,257.3 Towing Miles For the Trip

Last night's fireworks were excellent. Again I took far too many pictures, and them proceded to post far too many as well. If anyone wants to see what individual shells are available, I have the place! Again, we called it quits a little after 9:00, and they continued the fireworks until 10:30. Sure did shake the trailer! I did update yesterday's page with a couple of photos, and the link to the last set of fireworks pages.

Since I did most of my packing yesterday, it was a quick "getting ready for the road" this morning. Glad I did alot yesterday - it was cold this morning. Lots of wind and 51°F.

I stopped at the Parker Walmart for water & a couple other things, then drove across the street to Safeway for a 12 pack of Big Wave Golden Amber beer. Since I probably won't find it in the East, I'm bringing some with me.

I filled an empty propane tank at the hardware store, then drove to the Main Street Laundromat, hoping I could fit both the truck & trailer in their parking lot so I could do laundry without unhooking. While it was crowded, I did find a way.

After doing laundry, I pulled into La Posa West for the night. I'm in just about the area I was in for most of the winter, however I did jocky around until I found an area where the trailer was level without unhooking.

After making the bed, I edited last night's fireworks photographs and added them to the Link to Four Days of Fireworks.

Dinner will be a Chicken Mushroom Pot Pie that is currently in the oven.

Until tomorrow -

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Day 198, Sunday, February 18, 2018 - SARA Park Rodeo Grounds, Lake Havasu City, AZ, Day 7

Fireworks, Day 3
Sunday, February 18, 2018 - SARA Park Rodeo Grounds, Lake Havasu City, AZ, Day 7, 0 Miles, 4,177.3 Towing Miles For the Trip

We (Dan & Chris, the owners of the Bigfoot parked next to me) went to the Sea Scout's Pancake breakfast. Juice, coffee, sausage and, of course, pancakes for $5.00. A lot easier than making them yourself. Just in case you looked at yesterday's page before I added the link to last night's fireworks, here is the link to the updated fireworks page.

Again, many are single bursts rather than a large show display, although there were plenty of them as well. There were long breaks between displays, long enough that many left before the show was over. I left around 9:40, and there was at least one batch of large displays after I hit the trailer.

After breakfast, I processed last night's photos, and uploaded the pages. I really have to get control of the size of my site - it is currently 6.63GB and 62,067 files. The files are a bit exaggerated since some pages uses the Lightroom Web page generator, which makes many small files, but the total size is accurate.

A few RVs pulled out today, but most stayed until tomorrow. There is no difference in the price, so unless you need to be somewhere else for the President's holiday, you might as well stay. I'll be heading back to Quartzsite tomorrow to do laundry, fill a propane tank, etc, then start the trek East.

I'm going to have to check the schedule for the 2019 Quartzsite Fiberglass Rally, hoping that this program is still the week after. As long as we sign up for next year in the next couple of months, we can get the same site, with the option of moving to another with a better view if the people in them don't sign up. A site in the AA row would be nice since you would be able to watch the fireworks out the trailer's back window, but G2 (the one I'm in) is a short walk to the viewing area at the front of the upper deck.

I spent the rest of the day sitting outside reading.

Dinner was a barbecued chicken sandwich supplied by the park.

Again, I'll probably have to add tonight's photos tomorrow if the show gets over too late.

Until tomorrow -

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Day 197, Saturday, February 17, 2018 - SARA Park Rodeo Grounds, Lake Havasu City, AZ, Day 6

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - SARA Park Rodeo Grounds, Lake Havasu City, AZ, Day 6, 0 Miles, 4,177.3 Towing Miles For the Trip

This is going to be a quick post since it is pretty late. I've been taking more fireworks photos & I'm ready to call it a day, even though they are still firing them. Since I took over 400 images, it is time to stop. I'm sure there are quite few rejects, but now I'm just listening to them. This is one of the times I do wish I had a front window on the 21 since it is aimed at the fireworks. I'll process and add tonight's fireworks tomorrow.

Other than putting together a page that links to all the different fireworks nights for this show, and a much belated page for the Oswego Harborfest fireworks, I didn't do much else.

Dinner was barbecued chicken supplied by the park.

Until tomorrow -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Day 196, Friday, February 16, 2018 - SARA Park Rodeo Grounds, Lake Havasu City, AZ, Day 5

An Air Burst

Friday, February 16, 2018 - SARA Park Rodeo Grounds, Lake Havasu City, AZ, Day 5, 0 Miles, 4,177.3 Towing Miles For the Trip

After posting yesterday's journal, I hauled my camera & tripod to the level above the parking lot my trailer is in & found a spot on the front edge that had a pretty good view of the fireworks area. They started firing off shells well before dark. I took some photos with my 70 - 200 mm lens, but would have preferred the 24-70mm for some of the images. I'll try that tonight. Actually, a 50 - 150mm lens would probably be the best from the position I was at, but I don't have such. We will see if the 24-70mm will do.

Last night was mostly individual bursts with a few multiple displays. Here is a link to some of the images. I'm using Adobe Dreamweaver's built in web page generator for the fireworks pages. I don't like it for my general posts since it doesn't lend it self to text all that well, and it is a "pig" as far as the size of the files it generates, but it is faster to put together a page with a batch of photos, and easier to browse through since you can go directly between the higher resolution images, or use the index page to get to an individual image. Since I have little experience with cascading style sheets, I do wish someone would make a template that has the ability to add text windows.

I'll add more as the day goes on, but will probably be a day behind with the photos since they generally start after dark.

Well, it is now after dinner, and I did shoot the fireworks tonight, and processed them after I got back. I quit at 9:00, but they are still going on. Here is a link to tonight's images.

Dinner will be chicken tacos at the rodeo grounds dinner.

Until tomorrow -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Day 195, Thursday, February 15, 2018 - SARA Park Rodeo Grounds, Lake Havasu City, AZ, Day 4

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - SARA Park Rodeo Grounds, Lake Havasu City, AZ, Day 4, 0 Miles, 4,177.3 Towing Miles For the Trip

Another day without photographs. Until they start the fireworks, there really isn't all that much to take photos of. It looks like there is a RC flying area in the park since I've seem a couple of stunt planes flying each day, but they are far enough away that they are not worth photographing.

Another relaxing day. The sun came out, so the solar fully recharged the batteries even though I microwaved breakfast & made a pot of drip coffee. I lent out my portable solar panel to the Bigfoot next door since it looked like his solar panel wasn't working. He went to Quartzsite for a new controller, and while my panel charged his trailer a bit while he was gone, my controller doesn't seem to be working right. Since I don't use it when connecting the panel to my trailer, I have never noticed the problem. I'll probably order a new controller since I like to have the portable panel available to operate with or without a controller.

After my 3:00 eye drops, I started a chicken stew/soup. Hard to decide which it is, but I make it with lots of vegetables, potatoes, canned beans, chicken thighs, & chicken stock. I make enough for one meal plus 2 for the freezer.

Other than that, I spent the day sitting outside reading.

Dinner was chicken stew!

Until tomorrow -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Day 194, Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - SARA Park Rodeo Grounds, Lake Havasu City, AZ, Day 3

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - SARA Park Rodeo Grounds, Lake Havasu City, AZ, Day 3, 0 Miles, 4,177.3 Towing Miles For the Trip

Happy Valentine's Day! Another quiet, cloudy and cool day at Lake Havasu City. A few more RVs arrived, but so far I still have a pretty good view of the Rodeo grounds from my trailer. There are two empty sites between me & the fireworks. As long as low trailers move in, I'm OK.

I spent most of the day sitting inside. I did get out when there was a bit of sun, but it is still fairly cool for outdoor reading. I'm currently reading Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth. A departure from his usual spy novels, but well written and a good read.

If it warms up, I'll head for the showers this afternoon, but if not, it can wait another day. Dinner will be a couple of chicken tacos.

Until tomorrow -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Day 193, Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - SARA Park Rodeo Grounds, Lake Havasu City, AZ, Day 2

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - SARA Park Rodeo Grounds, Lake Havasu City, AZ, Day 2, 0 Miles, 4,177.3 Towing Miles For the Trip

I slept in this morning, but was done with breakfast by 10:00. I walked around the camping area looking for a dumpster for my trash. Found one behind one of the buildings; not sure it was for us, but used it anyway. More RVs arrived today, including a Bigfoot next door that came from the Quartzsite rally. Evidently, there is a "Boomer" group that is camping in many of the spaces in our area. The first to arrive was a bit worried that he was in the wrong place, but now that there are more of them everyone is happy!

I spent the day reading & moving inside & outside the trailer. While the wind died down, there were heavy clouds most of the day. When the sun broke through, it was outside in the chair, enjoying it, then when the clouds hid the sun it cooled off enough to chase me back in. Around 3:30 I headed to Safeway for some supplies.

There was enough sun while I was gone to bring the batteries back to full from their morning low of -31.5 amp hours, even with the panels flat on the roof. To make sure I found my way back to the site (lots of internal turns through parking lots, etc) I "saved" the location of my site using the GPS. While there are paved roads in much of the SARA Rodeo area, on the way back from town, Matilda, my GPS wanted me to turn directly from AZ 95 overland to get to the site. Even after I drove on the paved roads in the park, it wanted me to go back out to AZ 95 and head overland. With my lousy sense of direction, I'm lucky I found my site!

Dinner was baked chicken & deviled egg potato salad form Safeway.

Until tomorrow -

Monday, February 12, 2018

Day 192, Monday, February 12, 2018 - SARA Park Rodeo Grounds, Lake Havasu City, AZ

Site G2
Monday, February 12, 2018 - SARA Park Rodeo Grounds, Lake Havasu City, AZ, 80 Miles, 4,177.3 Towing Miles For the Trip

Not much in the way of sun today. Cool & cloudy at both Quartzsite & Lake Havasu City. It is also very windy here at the rodeo grounds. Since it is all on "dirt" (actually, fine sand) everything feels gritty. They didn't open the gate until 12:00, and there were a bunch of us waiting to get in. Once they started, registration went smoothly & quickly, with a guide to the campsite.

I'm in site G2, a piece of the parking lot that has been taped off to designate sites. Dry camping for $21.43 per night, although there are somewhat nearby bathrooms & showers next to the grandstand. A couple more photos at today's LakeshoreImages page.

I don't know if the fireworks will be visible from the campsite or whether I'll have to walk over to the grandstand. It isn't all that far away, but setting up a tripod would be difficult in the stands. So far, the area between my trailer & the grandstand is clear, but since the campground is sold out, I suspect it will fill. The fireworks don't start until the middle of the week.

After setting up, I wandered around to find where things are located. I haven't found the the barbecue locations, but I have until Friday to find it.

The rest of the afternoon was spent reading web pages, journals & forums. There is both Verizon 4G LTE at -99 dBm & AT&T LTE at -92dBm coverage, both slower than they were at Quartzsite.

It is too windy to cook outside, so I reheated one of the frozen chicken stews out of the freezer. Since the trailer is in the wrong direction for tilting the rooftop solar panels, I am going to try to conserve electricity & not use the microwave when the stove will do.

Until tomorrow -

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Day 191, Sunday, February 11, 2018 - Dome Rock, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 10

Castle Dome City Ghost Town
Sunday, February 11, 2018 - Dome Rock, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 10, 0 Miles, 4097.3 Towing Miles For the Trip

Lots of good byes as people left for home today. Lots of wind last night. This morning I spent some time picking up trash that had blown all over the area, part of which consisted of many pages of Butterfield 8, one of the books that was on my "free" table. At least the table is still there! I made a run to the LTVA dumpsters with my trash, then packed up some of the stuff I had spread around that I wouldn't be using today. I'll fold down the solar panels and fold up the ground cloth as soon as I finish posting today's page.

After breakfast, I headed to the Castle Dome City Ghost Town & Museum. It is about 63 miles from Dome Rock, most on paved roads, although the last 8 miles is good gravel. I took lots of photos, but rather than duplicating all of them here, I'll just link to the page.

So, this will be the last Quartzsite post. Tomorrow it is Lake Havasu City & hopefully, some fireworks!

Dinner was a salad & a turkey sandwich.

Until tomorrow -

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Day 190, Saturday, February 10, 2018 - Dome Rock, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 9

Sunset Over the Dessert Pot Luck
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - Dome Rock, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 9, 0 Miles, 4097.3 Towing Miles For the Trip

A quiet day at Dome Rock. I was up early to put some stuff out for the swap meet. Sold a couple of radios, but the more expensive stuff didn't move. At least someone picked up the entire box of books, so I don't have to take them to one of the dealers in town tomorrow.

I baked the second blueberry pie this morning. It came out a bit better looking than last night's - I'm getting used to how much over the marked setting you have to dial in the oven thermostat, so I'm hitting the right temperatures.

We had the ladderball competition during the afternoon. Since my team came in second the only time I played, I don't want to ruin the streak by playing again; I just take photos, many more of which are at today's LakeshoreImages page as well as the last page of the Rally photos.

After the ladderball prizes were awarded, it was soup time. Everyone brings a can of non cream soup, and they make three large pots; Chicken, Beef, & Mystery. One would thing mixing all the different kinds together wouldn't work, but it does - I had the chicken & it was great.

A couple of us went to try to diagnose a water heater problem, but didn't come up with a good solution, then back to the trailer for a bit of reading.

The dessert pot luck started exactly at 5:30 - there was a line & a countdown. My blueberry pies went over OK, and there was plenty of everything (except blueberry pie). I did get the dregs of one pie pan - a 1" square of crust with one blueberry on it. Next year I'm still going to make two for the start, but keep another one behind for me & the others further back in the line. While I enjoy taking photos, by the time I finish taking the start of the "feast", I end up at the back of the line.

There was a great sunset to finish off the evening. More at the last page of the Rally photos.

Dinner was dessert!

Until tomorrow -

Friday, February 9, 2018

Day 189, Friday, February 9, 2018 - Dome Rock, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 8

The Lagun Table Mount
Friday, February 9, 2018 - Dome Rock, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 8, 0 Miles, 4097.3 Towing Miles For the Trip

Another day of hanging around Dome Rock. I did get a chance to see a couple of Escape 21's that installed a Lagun brand table mount. It is very practical - easy to remove both the table & the support, and it swivels so the table can be positioned just about anywhere. More photos at today's LakeshoreImages.

I didn't do a count of trailers today, but there were not as many arrivals as yesterday. Still, I suspect we are well over 160 trailers. I did add a few photos to page 2 of the rally pages.

I did a bit of work on a broken awning (not mine) then headed to Sweet Darlene's for the Friday Fish Dinner. Excellent, as usual.

The next project is to make & bake the first blueberry pie.

Until tomorrow -

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Day 188, Thursday, February 8, 2018 - Dome Rock, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 7

Dancing Dog
Wednesday, February 8, 2018 - Dome Rock, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 7, 0 Miles, 4097.3 Towing Miles For the Trip

After breakfast I made a loop of the campground, then "helped" with a refrigerator problem that didn't get solved, then headed to Parker for blueberry pie supplies. I had to hit both Walmart & Safeway to find everything, and neither had my favorite wild blueberries, but I made do.

Bach at the campground I tried to do a count of trailers, and came up with 149. Since some have been & gone, and more will probably arrive tomorrow, it looks like a good year. There are little white trailers all over the place!

We made a video for Phil & Katherine, a couple that couldn't be here because of illness. If I find the YouTube link, I'll add it. The new photos have been added at the 11th Annual Quartzsite Gathering, Page 2.

A few more photos of the 5:00 happy hour, then I headed in to post the pages & make dinner, which was a salad & a Amy's Bean & Cheese Burrito.

Until tomorrow -

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Day 187, Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - Dome Rock, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 6

Around the Campground
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - Dome Rock, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 6, 0 Miles, 4097.3 Towing Miles For the Trip

I made a couple of loops around the campground, then packed up the laundry & headed to the Main Street Laundromat to wash clothes & take a full size shower. The big news for the laundromat is blue towels. Now that isn't really all the earth shattering, but they have had brown towels for the last three years, so it is news.

Back at the trailer I fought with the bed (and won) then sat out & read for a bit. I have a "Take or Trade" table I set up for books, but it has also been used to let others get rid of stuff. My plan was to get rid of the already read books, but people keep dropping off ones that I haven't read, so I'm gaining, rather than getting rid of stuff.

I started a second page for the rally photos since the first was getting a bit large.

Five of us went for an early dinner at the Mountain Quail. Wednesday is their Country Fried Chicken special, a huge chicken breast cooked the same way country fried steak is cooked. Excellent, and much approved by all. Now none of us can move, and probably won't need breakfast tomorrow.

Until tomorrow -

Day 186, Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - Dome Rock, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 5

Registration

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - Dome Rock, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 5, 0 Miles, 4097.3 Towing Miles For the Trip

I keep starting the page lately with "What a great day in Quartzsite", but what else to say? I would be nice if it was a bit warmer overnight & cooler at the middle of the afternoon, but after hearing from my son that he had to snowblow again, I'll take this.

Lots of trailers showed up today, and registration started around 2:30 when Earl arrived with the buttons. By 4:30 when it ended, 70 trailers were registered, and there are many late arrivals & some that have been here, but haven't stopped in. It wouldn't surprise me to find there are 100 or more by the official start date of Friday.

I made a couple of loops around the area, taking photos of people & trailers when I couldn't find people, dogs or parrots. The usual 5:00 happy hour, complete with music is underway as I type this page. Again, many more photos at the Rally Page, and today's LakeshoreImages page.

I did want to add a star circle I shot last night.  I like the combination of the circle & the traffic on I 10.



Dinner was a couple of chicken empanadas, the rest of the asparagus, and the last of the Kendall-Jackson Pinot Noir, which I could easily get used to, and probably won't be able to find when I get back east.

Until tomorrow -

Monday, February 5, 2018

Day 185, Monday, February 5, 2018 - Dome Rock, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 4

Happy Hour
Monday, February 5, 2018 - Dome Rock, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 4, 0 Miles, 4097.3 Towing Miles For the Trip

A very warm day at Dome Rock. I made a couple of loops around the campground taking photos, then spent time reading in the shade of my chair. I haven't made a count, but at least 20 new trailers arrived during the day. Tonight is the first of the evening happy hour concerts. Since they are right in front of my trailer, I get to enjoy the music without a long walk to the site. Of course, it I want quiet, that is a problem, but since I enjoy the music, no problems!  Many more photos have been added at the Rally page.

Dinner was Chicken Tacos made with left over chicken thighs from yesterday, coleslaw, and some brisket from Greg.

Until tomorrow -

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Day 184, Sunday, February 4, 2018 - Dome Rock, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 3

Some Early Arrivals
Sunday, February 4, 2018 - Dome Rock, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 3, 0 Miles, 4097.3 Towing Miles For the Trip

I'm going to get tired of saying another nice day at Quartzsite, but when I Facetimed with friends back in Binghamton, NY they showed my photos of the snow on the ground & still falling, so just about anything here is a nice day. 81°F and a light breeze to keep one feeling cool.

I made a garbage run to the LTVA, then stopped at the Roadrunner grocery store for water. Of course I picked up more than that, including a couple of chicken thighs and asparagus for dinner. Quartzsite still seems just about as crowded as ever. Not as bad as during the Big Tent week, but there is still a wait at the dump station, and long lines at the grocery store checkout.

Back at the campground I talked with a bunch of people, helped diagnose a water pump leak & pop riveted a door handle, then read for a bit snacking on Doritos & strawberries (hey, I never said I lived on a healthy diet). A bit later I made a loop around the lower part of the campground taking a few photos. I started a rally page that I'll add to over the week. I usually don't start the rally page until the "official" early start date, but since there are over 40 trailers already here, I started it today. I also posted today's photos at my LakeshoreImages journal page.

As I mentioned, dinner was a chicken thigh & a large bunch of asparagus, and a glass of Kendall-Jackson Pinot Noir.

Until tomorrow -

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Day 183, Saturday, February 3, 2018 - Dome Rock, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 2

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - Dome Rock, Quartzsite, AZ, Day 2, 0 Miles, 4097.3 Towing Miles For the Trip

A nice day at Quartzsite, with overnight temperature of 48°F and a daytime peak of 83°F. Hard to believe it was February. The last time I spent February in Oswego was 2013 & I had to shovel my roof (the house, not the trailer). I also figured out that today makes 6 months on the road. Not my longest trip, but one of the longer ones.

I walked around the campground for a bit, saying hi to some old & new friends, then did some rivet work on a Casita. The trade is I got to learn how to do it while working on someone else's trailer. All went well, although it is definitely a two person job.

After another loop of the campground, it was time for dinner, spaghetti & meatballs.

Until tomorrow -

Friday, February 2, 2018

Day 182, Friday, February 2, 2018 - Dome Rock, Quartzsite, AZ

Dome Rock, Quartzsite, AZ

Friday, February 2, 2018 - Dome Rock, Quartzsite, AZ, 172.3 Miles,4097.3 Towing Miles For the Trip

I got a fairly early start (for me) leaving the campground at 8:45. I should have stopped at El Centro for gas, but seemed to remember some less expensive stations a bit further down the road. Well, as my low fuel light was flashing, I pulled into the Palo Verde Gas Station & paid $4.30 per gallon. So much for planning!

I stopped at the Blythe Social Security office to pick up my 1099SS form to start my taxes. The usual 2 hour wait for a 2 minute meeting, but since they don't do them on line, I don't have much in the way of choices.

I pulled into Dome Rock at Quartzsite around 4:00 AZ time. There are still about 8 large RVs in the area we usually put the headquarters trailers. I talked with them, and while they are nice people, they are planning on staying through the rally. I set up just West of them. There is still quite a bit of room, but it will have to be to the West of our usual location. I now have to get back into the habit of saving electricity & water. Full hookups were nice, but I won't see them for a couple of weeks.

The Goodyear blimp went by, so, of course, I had to take a photo. Photos at today's LakeshoreImages page.

I wandered around talking with some of the other early arrivals, then headed in to make dinner. Feeling lazy, I just made a couple of cashew butter & jelly sandwiches with chips & cottage cheese.

Until tomorrow -

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Day 181, Thursday, February 1, 2018 - Agua Caliente County Park, CA, Day 4

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - Agua Caliente County Park, CA, Day 4, 0 Miles, 3925 Towing Miles For the Trip

I did manage to get yesterday's web page & Blogger posts sent out this morning, but the internet has been coming & going all day. When it is here, it isn't too bad speed wise, but you can't depend on it being available. I lost a couple of replies on forums, and had posting the eclipse images hang until the second attempt. Right now, it is down. I've been listening to XM Radio since even when the internet is up, it is too slow for streaming audio. This morning it was NPR, but since XM doesn't carry Morning Edition of All Things Considered, news is limited. Most of the day was spent listening to the Grateful Dead channel. I never appreciated their music when I was younger; am I the only 73 year old that loves their music?

I didn't do much today other than walk around the campground watching all the new arrivals setting up. I did make another trip to the "spa" then headed for the showers.

I have to say that while the showers are large enough, although the floor of the drying area gets wet, the water conservation showerhead was terrible. They are pay showers, $.50 for 4 minutes, $1.00 for 8. It takes eight, 2 to wash and the remaining 6 to rinse (softened or soft water, I can never tell which). The problem with the showerhead is all it produces is a cold mist, even with the faucet all the way to hot. I might be willing to live with that using free showers, but if I'm paying for it, I expect hot water, and a strong enough stream to rinse the soap off. So, for the first time on the trip, I got out my own showerhead & temporarily replaced the mist showerhead. I had to turn down the hot water, so in the long run, I probably saved them money heating water. In any case, I'm clean & rinsed!

The light both yesterday and this evening is pretty on the hills to the north. I'm holding off on adding the photo here since the Blogger post is very slow posting.  You can see it at today's LakeshoreImages page.

Dinner was a turkey Bubba Burger & the rest of the rice & broccoli.

Until the Next Internet Connection -

Day 180, Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - Agua Caliente County Park, CA, Day 3

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - Agua Caliente County Park, CA, Day 3, 0 Miles, 3925 Towing Miles For the Trip

While it started out cloudy, it cleared up for some good images of the eclipse. Starting at 3:00AM, I sat in the trailer & read, getting out for a photo every 20 minutes. Climbing out of the trailer I bumped the tripod during the "red" images (it gets dark when the moon goes away) & there wasn't enough light to refocus, so those images are a bit soft, but overall, it was worth staying up until 6:00AM to take the photos. Even the temperature cooperated - it was in the high 50's overnight. I didn't get to shoot the end of the eclipse - both the mountain & dawn got in the way.

I went to sleep at 6:00AM, did my 7:00AM & 7:30AM eye drops, then slept until 10:00AM.

You may not get to see these images for awhile. As of last night, the internet went away, both AT&T & Verizon. Both show a connection, with Verizon showing 3G, but no data is available on either.

Thursday, 2/1 - The internet is back, at least for a bit, so I'm posting yesterday's page.  Unfortunately, although the website page loaded, I have not been able to add a photo to today's post here on Blogger, so you will have to go to yesterday's LakeshoreImages page to see them.

Until the Next Internet Connection -