Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wed. Jan. 18th A Productive Day

Thanks for joining us in our journey of North America 
in our Holiday Rambler, since August 2006 

 Where are we Today ?
Quartzsite AZ.

        Another perfect desert sunrise to start a bright warm day with beautiful blue skies.
cool jet streams
        First issue was I had left my laptop on all night and the battery was dead. Need to plug it in before I could turn it on. So we fired up our generator, charge computers, watch tv, turn on electric heater and use our electric coffee maker to make a pot of coffee. The generator needs to be exercised under load once in a while so this was a perfect time. After a while we could smell something (smoke), a quick check showed it coming from our generator. So shut it down and checked things out. The small oil leak we had last week has grown slightly and engine oil dripping on the exhaust caused a lot of smoke. I found an Rv repair shop that specializes in generators. There is lots of generator and solar places here, the main source of power for probably a million or so visitors every winter. After consulting the technician about the problem I set out to investigate and it looks like the oil pressure sending unit is the culprit. So after many trips back and forth to their shop, he will see if the part is in stock and I will check back tomorrow.
relaxing in the shade
        All that fiddling and running around kept me busy for a large part of the day. Occasionally chatting with neighbors that always stop by to see what you are working on. Finally a chance to relax in the shade for a bit with our books and enjoy the clears skies and view of "Q" mountain.
Q mountain

        Now today we had arranged with our friends that we had hung out with at the Hot Springs in Holtville to meet at Silly Al's for Happy hour and their Famous Pizza. We had a reservation for 3:30 and a good thing we did there was 14 of us and the place was pretty full as usual at this time of year. Well we had a great time, the beer was cold (1/2 price), the pizza, fresh hand tossed dough, and hot, the conversation lively and we all just had too much fun.

our table
 Oscar wearing my hat
awesome pizza
        The great meal and social time taken care of we returned back to home dirt and sat outside with our books for a bit and enjoyed another nice sunset. Then inside for a bit more reading and tv and call it a night.
another great sunset
        Lets see what kind of trouble we can into tomorrow. The internet here is very slow due to the number of people accessing the one tower in town.
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