Thursday, April 17, 2008
This little burro lives just down the street from the Kingman place. I didn't take many pictures on the way home. I was sort of "traveled out", made the 1150 miles home in a day and a half, then started right in on 'home work'. I have my 97 year old mother in law visiting, and my daughter and her family are coming in tonight, so it will be a busy weekend. Not counting all the "catch up" stuff to do
Guess this will be the last post for this blog.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Suzy is a real pleasure to ride! We had a nice tail wind riding out here from Kingman this morning, but going home, it was a steady 25-30 mph! On a long slow grade the last 10 miles or so, we were riding along at an indicated 70 to 75 mph. A very long Railroad train over took us, and over about 10 miles finally passed with all the flat bed cars..carrying containers with wheels ready to hook up to trucks at their destinations. We also blew by a GS BMW, he had huge aluminum boxes, full traveling gear, and probably a zillion bucks in electronic doo-dads. He was having a hard time in the wind. 2 Vulcans and a little Burgman left him in the dust!
Another GREAT day of desert riding! Now it's time to load up and think about rolling toward Oregon in the morning.
Monday, April 14, 2008
My new favorite place. They have a WiFi signal here. It's not the Ice Cream Shops, but it works fine right here on the tables in front, where I am posting this from now. And, they have sugar free fruit bars! It's after 6 PM, the digital temp gage on the bank at the corner is reading 85 degrees!
I think a bunch of VROC folks should get together and buy this place! Only a few short blocks from where we stay down here. It seemed to do a huge lunch business, cars were there all afternoon, and although we never went by there real late at night, the parking lot was usually packed up until the wee hours. Don't know why they closed up.
There are 4 nice fruit trees on the Kingman property. I think these are plums. There is an apricot, peach, and apple also. And, several healthy mature grape plants, Roses and shade trees. And, my favorite a few cactus plants. The cactus had some small buds that will turn into beautiful flowers in about a month. I've been out riding on the Burgman all morning. It was 78 degrees at 10 AM, going up to 87 today. Sunny, DRY, and just perfect!