Friday, April 8, 2022

A long day, but a very short post.....

Good afternoon!  We left Fontana around 7 am this morning (Friday), and I didn't have time to post my latest blog post until now....thank you for your patience!

 4:25 pm - Friday - April 8th - Bishop, CA - 85° F, 10% humidity, wind 6 mph out of the southwest.....clear, blue skies today in Bishop....our view right now↴

Tri-County Fairgrounds, Bishop, CA

.....on this date in 2014 TLE and I were touring 'Antelope Canyon' near Page, AZ....amazing slot canyon......

They finished hooking up all the hoses to our radiator, and pouring back in the coolant around 11:30 am Thursday morning, but there was a semi tractor parked in front of us having its radiator replaced, so we could not leave until they finished, which was around 12:30 pm.  We were back at the Elks Lodge by 1 pm, plugged in, and had both A/C's running to cool down the interior on this 95° F afternoon.  Once the interior was cool again, I went outside to finish organizing the trailer for turf and VW insertion Friday morning around 7 am.  

By the by, the total cost to remove and reinstall the radiator, 'rod' it, and paint it, plus a few other things they fixed, was around $1,900....far less than I had expected.  If it had needed a new core the cost could have exceeded $5,000.  Our radiator was last 'cored' back in September of 2006, and it cost $4,000 then, so one can only imagine the cost to do the same today.  All that being said, Sal said we had a very good radiator, and it should be good for years to come.

I didn't finish with the trailer until close to sundown, and then it was time for a long, hot shower.  We were in bed a little after 9 pm knowing we wanted to roll our wheels as close to 7 am as possible to beat the heat out of the Pomona Valley, which was forecast to be 98° F Friday, and we wanted no part of that climbing Cajon Pass which tops out around 4,000'+ elevation....we would begin that climb at 1,200'.

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