Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Jiggling Jello......

7:10 am - Wednesday - May 6th - Flagstaff, AZ - 50° F, 40% humidity, wind 1 mph out of the southwest......partly cloudy today with a forecast high of 80° F.  On this day in 2018 we were in Lockport, NY walking along the Erie Canal.....



.....we were staying at the Lockport Elks Lodge....


.....our view this morning.......↴


We awoke to 32° F temps Tuesday morning in Flagstaff.....how wonderful!   We continue to be asymptomatic, and Coconino County, where we currently reside, has had just 38 Wuhan Flu deaths.....we are in a good place right now, for sure.

When we arrived at Black Bart's Sunday afternoon and opened up the trailer to remove the Beetle I noticed the fluorescent light fixture over the work bench had become detached from the ceiling.  I temporarily reattached it, but it was not going to stay once we are underway once again, so Tuesday morning I set about to fix it.  The ceiling of the trailer is masonite, and it is not very thick.  I originally used drywall screws to afix the fixture to the ceiling, and that lasted 6 years, so not too bad.  Nonetheless, it was time to improve the installation.  This time I cut 3 pieces of aluminum sheet (3" x 6") and screwed each of them over each old hole using two self taping Phillips head screws each.  The purpose of the aluminum sheets is to distribute the load over a wider area.  I then reattached the fluorescent fixture to the ceiling using one Phillips head self taping screw per hole in the fixture screwed thru each aluminum sheet.  A perfect result if I do say so myself......


 .....TLE and I drove over to Walmart to pick up a few things she had forgotten the day before.  The store was not too crowded, but pretty much everyone was wearing a face mask.

Later in the day we drove about 12 miles out of town with Glenn and Laureen to check out a couple of possible boondocking spots, but in the end we were not happy with the choices available.  Most of the really good spots where occupied by other boondockers....



......I've wanted to check out this area for long time, and now we know it has possibilities, but not for now.....it is a little more difficult to find a good boondock site when you are looking for room for two Newell Classics...am I right, or am I right?

On our way back into town we stopped off at the local Safeway supermarket to get a couple more things which had been forgotten....seems like there is a lot of 'forgetting' going on lately.....I, on the other hand, took advantage of the in store Starbucks, and bought myself a grande Mocha Frappuccino.....score!

 Nothing like a Mocha Frappuccino to put a smile on a guy's face

....we were home just before 5 pm at which time TLE whipped up a couple of Cadillac Margaritas for happy hour, while I lit the Sea-B-Que in preparation for the insertion of a tri-tip for our dinner....


......over drinks we decided we would extend our stay at Black Bar's to a fourth day meaning we will be rolling our wheels again on Thursday.....where are we going? It appears that a number of National, and State parks in Arizona, and Utah are reopening in the next few days......the Jello is jiggling, and and plans are being reformulated, so stay tuned!

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2 comments:

  1. I have always been a fan of the National Forest up by Tusayan. The Grand Canyon is still closed...

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  2. Cinder Hills OHV Area has great boondocking with plenty of room. Just north of Flagstaff! Doug and Michelle

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