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Old 11-07-2014, 09:46 AM   #761
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Hi Jim,
I really enjoy your detailed posts and amazing pics....going to get out tomorrow and get all the potential winter escapee destinations plotted on the maps. Will email you after I become more familiar with AZ as we have only done drive through on our way to CA. Our daughter lives in CA since 2007 and although we usually fly out for visits....we have taken the more southern route in early December from PA. We have family in NM but we have not really explored the desserts and the past several years I have this yearning to spend time in that gorgeous country.
Many thanks and kind regards. Best wishes in your 80th year, remember age is just a number!
Thank you for your kind remarks.
The Sonoran Desert is realy a grate place in the winter.To me the best time is Fall and Spring.Spring has lots of flowers if we get Winter rain.
In the winter the parks are all very busy ,but Quartzsite always has room its so big.I will be hgoing that way soon I hope.
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Old 11-07-2014, 03:32 PM   #762
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Sonoran Desert Plants

Some of the Sonoran Desert plants
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(1) Chain Fruit Cholla Cactus (Pronounced "CHOH-yah)There are several species of cholla that grow in the Sonoran desert.The spines of all species are nasty to remove from your skin,so AVOID THEM.One species is the Jumping Cholla it will just jump right out and get you if you get to close.
(2) The Jojoba (pronounced "ho-HO-bah")Jojoba oil is used in making cosmerics and shampoo.Humans use the seeds as a coffee substitute and the leaves make medical teas to treat sore throat.
(3) The Palo Verde The name means"green stick" in Spanish.It is called that because of its green trunk and branches.The tree provides shelter for saguaro seedlings.The Palo Verde is the Arizona state tree.
(4) The Mesquite Tree (Pronounced "mess-KEET'}The mesquite tree has tough beans or pods that are filled with seeds animals eat and Humans make flour from.The wood make a grate fires for smoking or Bar-B-Q meat.
(5 & 6) KING of the Sonoran Desert is the mighty Saguaro Cactus (Pronounced"sah-WAR-oh") The flower on it is the Arizona State Flower.Found on dry,rocky slopes and flats.Many animals eat its fruit including woodrats and humans.Many birds nest in the trunk like the Gila woodpeckers that peck holes in the side and build nests in them.After they leave,Elf Owls,Cactus Wren(Arizona state bird and the largest wren in the U.S.) and other birds move in.
The first arms start to grow when the Saguare is about 75 years old.
Arizona is the ONLY place in the U.S. that the Saguaro grows,even if the old western moves make you think otherwise.
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I love this thread

thanks Jimmini !
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Old 11-08-2014, 12:37 PM   #764
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I love this thread

thanks Jimmini !
Thank you for yor kind words.Glad you like it
It is just stuff and places I do and go to.
With Airline for a name you must work for one.I am an A&P AMT with 60+ years experienceon on large aircraft and sill working on them when I can get work at 80 year old.Most of my work is for friends working on C-130 Aircraft.(Photo 1) Me working on C-130 in California.Photo (4) My Maintenace van and I working on a B-747 in Honolulu.
I hope my next stop is the LTVA at Quartzsite AZ.
Next week I have to go in for a cancer operation.It is a outpatient deal so I hope it does not slow me down so I can be in the BIG Q by the end of the week.
( Photos 1 & 2) are of Canyon Lake on AZ road 88 going to Torillia Flat.It is the 2nd lake on the Salt River that hold water for the Phoenix area.1st is Saguaro,3rd is Apache and the biggest is Theodor Roosevelt lake.Roosevelt has some nice camp grounds for only $3 per night.
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Old 11-08-2014, 05:41 PM   #765
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Pack Rat

I know it is hard to see but in this bush (photo 1) is about 3 feet tall Wood rat shelter or middens made from cholla joint that have fallen to the ground.Also known as packrat or trade rat because of it tendency to collect shiny.
If you click on photo 3 & 4 you can the cholla joints in a pile.In photo 4 you can see cholla joint that have not been used yet on the ground.
(photo 5 )Bush on right is just outside my trailer door is where shelter is
. MY flowers are gone.THAT'S ABOUT AS USEFUL AS A TRAP DOOR ON A CANOE.
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Hard going

Well I have been home since the 11th of Nov.
I have had my surgery.Then I ended up a few days later in the ER for a problem hip that was replaced 5 years ago.Now have to walk with a cane.I am now waiting for my pain med to be done so I can get on the road again,most likely to Quartzsite.
My trailer has been parked at my house so long that the HOA is after me to move it but with the Meds I am on I can not drive.
I guess that someone got even with me for my 80th birthday.Hope I can get going again, the man that owned the trailer before me had to give it up to me when he was 80.
(Photo 1) Gone from me at 18 in U.S.A.F in 1953
(Photo 2) To me at 32 in An Khe Vietnam working as a civilian for the 1st CAV.1967
(Photo 3 )To me Working on C-130s at 78
(Photo 4) To this Me at my 80th Birthday 2014.
HOLD YOUR TATERS TILL YOUR GRAVY COOLS.(Meant not to take any action when your .)
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I love the photos, Jimmini. Here's wishing you a strong recovery and a speedy return to your Airstream and the road.

The HOA can wait on the trailer - Once you tell them what's up, I hope they'll deliver support and wishes for better health instead of complaining about the one thing you most want to fix by getting back on the road.
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Old 11-16-2014, 10:40 PM   #768
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Keep fighting the good fight.. If the HOA gives you too much trouble ... Give me a call, I will come and move your trailer for you, my Friend!


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Thanks for such a great thread! I'm still looking and hope to be on the road next year and will have a lot more places to visit thanks to your posts. Best of luck for a speedy recovery. Time flies when you're having fun and is like molasses when you have to wait for the body to catch up. 1953 was a good year - I was born. I guess my father must've got back from Korea before the end of the war He was a Navy airplane mechanic and flight engineer, etc. I got to ride a C130 from Rota when I returned to the states to get discharged. A great airplane. If you're anything like him, he'll give the doctors so much time before he takes the hip apart and fixes it himself using whatever he finds in the garage. And probably do a better job. He's 90 now and can still do more in a day than I can keep up with. Quite the something.

Good luck also with the HOA. Look at it as encouragement to get better and back on the road; a pill that goes down ugly. Of course, if they give you too bad a time, maybe we could put together an Airstream Rally at your place! Thanks again for the great thread. I look forward to hearing about your continued adventures.
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Old 11-17-2014, 05:22 PM   #770
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Hoa

The HOA has given us to the end of the month to move.
Thanks to all for the good wishes and help with trailer.
I will be back on the road.....
DYING AIN'T MUCH OF A LIVING.
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That's good news... I'm sure you will be on the road in no time.. Keep us posted


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Old 11-20-2014, 09:40 AM   #772
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I am doing better since getting shots in the butt.May have to get another latter.
Here are photos of my new 190 watt solar panel.The first one is the auto control panel in the trailer
The second is the panel I have it on 30 foot leads so I can move it to the best sun area.
BE BRAVE,BUT NEVER TAKE CHANCES.
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Thanksgiving

4 days of fun for Thanksgiving with the 4 corners unit at Lake Pleasant AZ.
Like always grate folks here with lot of realy good food.We are having a good time.
Right now a lot of the folks are down at the lake with their Kayaks and canoes.
Having wonderful time wish you where here.
TO TITTLE-TATTLE IS LIKE PLAYING POKER,YOU WIN FROM TIME TO TIME BUT IN THE END ARE ENSNARED AT YOUR OWN GAME.Judge Roy Bean.
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Home

We are home from the 4 corners TG rally.We had a good time seeing old friend and meeting many new ones.
We rejoined the WBCCI/ 4 Corners unit.
I am getting ready to go to Quarzsite in a day or so.
I can not wait to get going.
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Tell what there is of the family compound we wish we were there...feed a gambel and howl back at a coyote...
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Big q

Here we are setting up in the BIG Q.
Nice to be here, not many folks here yet most do not come till Jan.
The weather is good 70s in the day time low 50s at night.
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Suh set BIG Q

Sun set in BIG Q photo 1 & 2
Sun rise BIG Q photo 3
Living life in a boat in BIG Q
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Living life in the BIG Q

Life living in a tent to life in a big motor home'
It is all happens in the BIG Q.
The motor home next to bottom has leather sofas and other high priced furniture out side around the fire pit for a upscale life.
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It was so good seeing you & Min again at the 4CU Thanks Giving Rally... And glad you are back in the 4CU ranks.

So now that you are in Q-Town, does that mean you won't be coming to the New Year's Rally after all? If not, we will miss you, but will toast you as we ring in the New Year!
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We signed up,BUT it is all about the weather.If it is as good as the BIG Q we will come.
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