Saturday, April 7, 2012

I guess it's where they dig up those dolls.

American Girl Mine Road, Winterhaven, CA
American Girl Mine boondocking.
This is precisely where we've been living for the past two weeks.  Really beautiful, windshield full of mountain and sky, periodic air shows.

Exit 164, one exit away, has good well water for $3/≤55 gallons, at the Shell station.  Go around behind,  next to the dump station.  Don't get these confused:  the dump station is the one that smells bad.

We're on our way to visit our friend Sue, and to stay a little while in her desert.  

Do you use a calendar?  Sometimes we get curious about the date or the day of the week, and our computer tells us that, but I forget things like what day did we empty the toilet?  or when did I start wearing this outfit?  That's why I think a calendar might be good.

We just went through 1000 yards of Hell.  Pretty this time of year.  East of Yuma on I8 is a short stretch of OH MY GOD SLOW DOWN where I squeezed out all excess moisture through my palms.  Palms.



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17 comments:

Bob said...

ooooh! First one to comment. Too freakin' bad I got nothing to say.
Never fails.
Don't be sweatin' them palms too much.

The Odd Essay said...

It's those periodic airshows I'd be concerned about.... these aren't the proving grounds, are they? Is that mine active? What DID/DO they mine? I wouldn't worry about that outfit unless it stands up by itself in the corner at night.

The Good Luck Duck said...

Well-done, Bob!

Sharon, I thought the maneuvers would annoy or frighten me, too, but instead they're just entertaining. Mostly helicopters. Proving Grounds are probably 25 miles away, as the chopper flies.

The mine isn't active, but it's for sale. It has been a gold mine, off and on, for a few decades. And, standing up is okay with me, it's the walking around that creeps me out.

Soaring Sun said...

I forgot to tell you that the last time I headed from Gila Bend to Ajo, a hot dog jet pilot decided to buzz my motorhome. One of the scariest moments of my life, seeing a jet heading straight at me. You didn't need to know that, did you?

Re: toilet emptying and outfit changing...if ain't nobody complaining, is it an issue? I like to change to a different pair of pants when I start recognizing which meals I've eaten over the past few days from the stains.

The Good Luck Duck said...

Sue, you also didn't tell us about the pants-changing road into our current site. But, so pretty!

Sherry said...

Two weeks in one spot, now that's fine!

BEWARE the google calendar. They will then know your every move and maybe every thought while they erase your blog from the universe.

Gaelyn said...

If I don't write "it" down on my calender I'd never do or remember nuthin'. And that calender Has to have BIG squares to handle "it" all.

Keep the rubber down.

Donna K said...

You really do need a calendar - Palm Sunday was LAST week!!! Now go dry your Palms!

Diana said...

My granddaughter loves those dolls and I always wondered where they came from!

The Good Luck Duck said...

Sherry, you're scaring me harder than the road did. I drew a calendar on a piece of paper - I hope Google can't see it.

Good idea, Gaelyn *makes note about big squares*

Donna, I hope we made up for it by driving even easter today.

Diana, I'm glad I could clear that up. Of course, they're not all cute like that when they come out of the mountain. There's a lot of clean-up and meltdown first.

Janie and John said...

Calendar? We often have to get the phone out or check the computer to figure out what day of the week it is. As for clothes John says if they don't stink they are good for another day and I am the only one who knows he wore the same thing yesterday (or maybe even the day before), and I don't count. :)

TexCyn said...

Oh, my phone tells me what day it is & it has a calendar. I have a clock that is a weather station & it tells me what day & date it is. I have a computer that I can check if it's on. I have a wallet calender in my purse. I have a regular calendar on a clipboard. I never know what day it is...or date...but I usually know what time it is! And I check expiration dates at the grocery stores. Thank goodness for my phone so I can check the date! ;-) That is...when I can find the phone...

TexCyn said...

I probably should go to bed...calendar/calender. Buwhahaha!!! I don't know why, but I am seriously laughing my southern side off now.
My post is an idiot. Say goodnight Gracie.

THE BAYFIELD BUNCH said...

We have some great memories of the American Girl Mine road. Spent some time on Christmas Day a few years back looking for gold around there....http://thebayfieldbunch.com/2008/12/rock-scrambling-gold-hunting-christmas.html

paintyourlandscape said...

We use the calendar on our computer to track when we dump. My husband is obsessed with tracking things, dumping, budgets, you name it.

The Good Luck Duck said...

Cyn, you're so funny. And, predictable. You always know where your southern side is! Goodnight Gracie.

Janie, we do those same things. I remember where we were boondocked by what I was wearing in the pictures. Annie says "I remember when that shirt was pink."

Al and Kelly, I have to go there and read if that's where you made your Cali-fortune!

Paint, that's a good idea. We're obviously a little too unobsessed.

Contessa said...

Yup..we track on a calendar, real one and use a pen, to track our dumping, mainly because you might not be somewhere you need to be when you need to dump then you are in trouble! If careful we can go 10 days without dumping.

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