Lots of boating

Pictures: Couple shots of Lake Navajo, this is a big lake so boating is a big thing here.

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Riding: Yesterday one of my friends and I did a lot of riding and I got a few pictures, so for the next few days, I be sharing 🙂

Weather: The weather is a little warm especially not being hooked to electric to run a fan or AC. I”ll tough it out for a little while.
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Weather Update: Looks and feels like we might get a rain/thunderstorm, that would be good, as it would cool things off. Oh yeah, here it comes.


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Forest, a rock one

Pictures: These from the Petrify Forest, which we stopped at on the way over from NM last fall.
Petrify Log, sticking out of every day rocks? 🙂
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This is a view from along the road that runs through the Petrify Forest.
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Exercise: My walk today …. I walked with MapMyWalk+! Distance: 2.42mi, time: 45:43, pace: 18:56min/mi, speed: 3.17mi/h.

Furnace: Today I replaced the motor in my RV furnace, which I have been needing to do for a long time. I always try to stay in warm places so when I need a little heat the Wave 8 Catalytic Heater is always plenty of heat but ….. I may go early to my summer Volunteer job and if I do I will need lots of heat! We’ll see if I go early or not, thinking on it 🙂

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Mild weather

Pictures: A couple of shots from last year at Joshua Tree National Park.


This shot I took for prospective, can you see the person in this pictures?

Exercise: Short walk today. I walked with MapMyWalk+! Distance: 2.40mi, time: 43:49, pace: 18:17min/mi, speed: 3.28mi/h.

Weather : Well the weather that I’m here for is here ☺ The days are into the 70s and the night around 50° and that’s the cats eye! This is the whole reason that 1000s of other RVers and I are here, the mild weather.

Update 9pm; We got rain tonight, always a good thing in the desert.

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LG Access rooted

Pictures: White wing Dove and Eurasian Collared Dove.

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Email: It seems that my email has been particularly busy of late, ever have one of those time when it feels like your email is filling up way to fast? Most of it is stuff I want which is good, but sometimes I wonder if maybe I should opt out of a few things, LOL. I know that I should some of it because all I do is delete it anyways.

Exercise: I walked with MapMyWalk+! Distance: 2.63mi, time: 49:22, pace: 18:46min/mi, speed: 3.20mi/h.

Rooting : Yesterday I rooted my phone (the LG Access L31L) with the Towelroot app. It went well, the only thing about doing it this way that is bad is that the bootloader is still locked. Which is kind of bad because you can’t flash another rom or do a lot of other things that a custom recovery would let you do. Still I have root and that allows a lot to happen. For me the best thing is the “ops app” app which lets me control a good bit of what other apps do.

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Friend: My friend had some work done to his RV and hit the road to Yuma. Over the summer I stayed busy doing my workamping thing and I have been running steady while my friend was around and now I must find a slower pace. McD’s and Walmart is close by so I do take a trip to there everyday and sat around in McD’s for a good while and then hang out in the Walmart for a bit but after that it is back to the RV for the day. A slower pace will be good for a spell.

Exercise: After getting back to the RV today, I eat and took off for a little walk. I walked with MapMyWalk+! Distance: 2.58mi, time: 01:01:16, pace: 23:43min/mi, speed: 2.53mi/h.

Pictures: A Welton, AZ sunset.
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Somewhere, not sure where 😦
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Another Busy Day

Busy busy: I like it! I don’t work all that hard but I keep busy doing this and that and I have a big range of things I can pick from, I am liking my gig here. Today I mended a fence and did some of the normal chores around the place. All the folks I work for are very supportive and helpful in any way they can be and I try to be the same in return 🙂

Pictures : For today it will have to be something I already have online somewhere, let me look ……. Ok here we go.

One day on a walk to the top of Spring Canyon Mountain the light was hitting this cactus in a way that made it look on fire almost. I call it the Burning Cactus on the Mountain ❗
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This is a picture taken in Pinal County West Park
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Exercise and stretching: I am missing them a good bit lately 😦 Hopefully the work I am doing will make up for it a bit.

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Trip to the city

City: I took a trip to the city today and messed around for a while, did a few chores and I am now chilling out on my day off.

Pictures: A couple more shots from my walk the other day. By the way, for any that may want to know more about the walk I keep refer to, it starts at mile marker 35 on highway 117 and is called the Narrows Rim Trail. Here is a link with some info about the area.

This first picture was taken from the over look where the trail ends. You can see the La Ventana Arch form this over look, as seem in my last post.

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Exercise: Short walk today and I added a little stretching. I walked with MapMyWalk+! Distance: 2.05mi, time: 43:00, pace: 20:57min/mi, speed: 2.86mi/h.

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Nature Walk

Nature Walk: This morning I am off to the nature walk and that will take the morning. I will have the afternoon to get a couple of things done around the camp ground. Hopefully I’ll get a couple of pictures to share with you from my walk today.

Weather: Lucky for me the weather is holding on to some great temperature so far. I don’t expects this kind of great weather to last long but I sure am enjoying it while it does. It will be a fine day for the walk.

Birds: I am surprise at how many Humming Birds I am seeing. They have a big trip coming up and I guess they are gather up their energy. In the morning they are all fluff up staying warm while feeding, fun to watch. I don’t have the mass amounts of them like I did this summer at Storrie Lake but I do have 3 and 4 at a time.

Exercise: A long walk today as a few of us broke away from the group and walk for 7 to 8 miles.

Pictures: Here are 3 or 4 shots I took today and there will be more later on.

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Maybe orientation today?: The one thing one must not worry about is being in a hurry if you are dealing with the State or Federal government, all things take time. So it is ….. nothing I am worried with. Like all government systems this one is under staff too. Odd the things uncle Sam don’t have money for vs the things it does have money for. At any rate I hope to get into something today. Tomorrow I am to go on a nature walk with one of the rangers and a group of people, that should be fun.

Ha, I just got a call and the ranger will be by to show me the ropes today, good deal.

Camp Ground: Man oh man, it is so peaceful and quiet here, I do like it. Of course, here in a few days I will have some stuff(tools and such) to work with and I will be getting busy, and I look forward to that. I am one that likes to earn ones keep 🙂
The host site here in the camp ground is the lowest one and I was worried about my internet connection but it is doing okay with my Wilson Directional Antenna connected to the MiFi device. I still have 2 bars of 4G, mind you it is not top speed but it is so bad either. TV on the other hand is just about out 😦 I do get PBS sometimes but that is it. Should I hook this job for next summer I may consider a satellite of some kind for my TV needs, but for the next 6 weeks or so I won’t worry about TV.

By the way , the solar system here is doing great so far and giving me all the power I need. I am running my Refrigerator, Microwave, Hot water heater and computers on it with no problem so far. The real test will be when it starts cooling off and I try running one (or two) of my small electric heaters on it ❓

Pictures: Here is a couple shot just outside my RV.
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Here is a Rock Wern that came by for a visit today, seems to be a happy little bird 🙂
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Chores today

Slower today: Yes today I don’t have so much to do, so I am chilling a bit. I did do my laundry this morning and a little work around the park but not a lot.

Pictures: A couple of desert plants.

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A scenic shot, somewhere North of Silver City, NM.
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Departing date?: I am starting to think hard on this …… ! Maybe it won’t be long into Sept before I hit the road. (My new Batteries are allowing me more freedom!) We’ll see.

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