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Jan 19, 2012 - Blythe, California

1/19 – 1/22 Our next stop was the Blythe Bluegrass Festival in Blythe, California. It was only a 30-mile trip (SR95, I-10) with a stop along the way to join up with David Ewoldt and Dianne Parrott. The festival was excellent with a number of excellent bands. The best included Spinney Brothers, Kenny and Amanda Smith Band, Mark Phillips and 3rd Generation, Cody Shuler and Pine Mountain Railroad and Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper. In addition to the 11 groups, there were other exciting events at this festival. During one of the...

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Dec 12, 2011 - Desert

12 Dec 2011 It is a chilly and rainy day…. Wait isn’t that similar to the worst opening line in a book? This is a wet and chilly day in camp. It’s been some time since I added an entry. Nancy made note of that since she’s never received an email update for this blog. It took her 4 months to sign up for update emails. While I told some of you that I wanted to explore Calif. I really wanted to find BLM or forest land for cheap rent. I lucked out on that score. It was by chance that I wanted to bake in the desert to get rid of the cold someone...

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Knomad in America

Apr 28, 2011 - Blythe, CA

Having the brake repair finished we were off the next morning, feeling a lot better about the Flex being able to stop without the terrible noise and a great deal more efficiently. Plus think of all those reward percentage dollars on our Visa card, we are sooooo lucky. We went for fuel and really appreciated the new truck / RV access pumps that had opened since our last time filling up here. Last time it was really tight getting back out of the gas station from the regular pumps. I won’t even tell you how much we added to our Visa card at...

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Crossing the Country

Jan 16, 2011 - Blythe, CA Bluegrass Festival

We left home on Jan 10 and we drove to the Fairgrounds in Blythe, CA. Since Susan still cannot put weight on her right foot and she can't get into the truck, she followed me in her car. It was a 5 hour trip and Susan had no problem. We showed up early for the Bluegrass festival so we could park close to the stage. It turned out we parked directly behind the stage so we couldn't have had a better spot. The weather for the festival was just fantastic and the line up bands was great. All of them were great. One Mandolin player in a band looked...

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Dec 26, 2010 - OTRA - CA - Blythe

12/26/10 Yesterday at the Christmas dinner, Clyde (Santa Claus) gave us a good route to avoid some of the construction work on I-10 where we join up with it again. We were going to go straight north from here on SR 85 to I-10 west of Phoenix but he said there’s a lot of construction going on there so he said to go north on SR 85 to a traffic light, turn left on W. Baseline Road, right on W. Salome Highway and right again on 339th Street. Then to I-10. Worked out just fine! We saw more desert, more mountains, more and more green fields with...

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Nov 20, 2010 - Day 20

Day 20 - San Carlos to Blythe Starting Odometer: 34940 Miles traveled today: 620 San Carlos is beautiful! Last time through, we arrived too late to see it. Catching the sunset last night and the sunrise this morning was a real treat. The Sea of Cortez is peaceful and calm and the rocky bluffs, silhouetted by the low sun, contrast beautifully. There was just enough cirrus this morning to add a glow of warmth to the scene. It’s cold this morning so we layer up and through the course of the day, add more. The morning desert air is crisp and...

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Nov 6, 2010 - Travel Day to Blythe

We said good-bye to the neighbors on both sides and rolled out of Pahrump about 9 o’clock. When there’s more than one viable route to the next destination, we usually put our heads together, roll the dice, and hope for the best. We usually take into account how easily it might be to make rest stops since Foxy can get pretty demanding if we don’t stop within the first 50 miles. Not sure what it is with her, but after that first stop, she crashes out and goes to sleep. It’s like she needs assurance the world is still spinning on its axis...

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Nov 1, 2010 - Day 1

Day 1 - Chico to Blythe Starting Odometer: 28810: Miles traveled today: 700 Left home at 6:10 a.m. to meet Pete at 6:30. On the road shortly after. Gas: Stockton, Buttonwillow, Victorville, Chiriaco Summit Dark, cold and clear. Hit patchy, thin fog just south of town. Beautiful sunrise. Bad timing - traffic in Sacramento - poor working stiffs! South on I5 to Buttonwillow, then over through Bakersfield on 158. Through Tehachapi to Kramer Junction, then on 395 to Barstow for...coffee! South to San Bernadino then east on I10 - peeling layers...

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Jun 9, 2010 - Phoenix and Blythe

MAN IS IT HOT!! Glad we have a good air conditioner. We made the downhill run from Jacob Lake to Phoenix, or so we thought....I forgot that Flagstaff is close to the same altitude as Los Alamos so it was another day of downshifting and going uphill. I really think that Arizona is shaped like two funnels, one with the spout over the grand canyon and the other one with the spout over Phoenix. We stayed at Queen Valley RV Resort since we are considering wintering there. A golf partner has been telling me about this place for two years and we...

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May 24, 2010 - Blythe, CA

Today we drove 305 miles from Tucson, AZ to Blythe, CA which is just actoss the Colorado River, just inside of CA. WE MADE IT TO CALIFORNIA!! It started out 62 degrees and got up to 84 degrees with only a slight breeze. It was a perfect day for driving through the desert. Lots and lots of flat land filled with cactus and alot of nothing between the mountains. Once in a while there would be and area that was irrigated and crops were planted. Sometimes 35-40 miles between any kind of services(gas, food, etc.) Almost no housing was seen in the...

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Mar 9, 2010 - Mining is HARD work

Into the boondocks southwest of Blythe found us mining again. This time for rare Fire Agates which we had never heard of but are so beautiful. They are very rare and only found in SW California, Arizona and Mexico. They were created over 2 million years ago during a volcano. We spent a couple of days chipping them out of the rocks as they are small veins that were created by the gasses from the volcano. I have included some photos but we don't even know what we have at this point as we have to take them to someone to have them evaluated. A...

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Feb 26, 2010 - Grocery shopping

Headed to Blythe, CA (about 20 miles west) today to do some grocery shopping and pickup our mail. Quartzsite grocery choices are just not there. Have spent the week motor home cleaning inside and outside. We have the time and the weather is cooperating. Also getting a good amount of reading done. There can be some pretty sunsets here!!

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Winter Wonderland

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