7:27 am - Wednesday - November 30th - GNHS - 48° F, 40% humidity, wind 2 mph out of the southwest.....partly cloudy today with a forecast high of 68° F. On this date in 2017 TLE and I drove into Flagstaff from Desert View (Grand Canyon - worked at the General Store there from November to March) to do a big shopping, and have lunch with TLE's sister, Phyllis at the Lumberyard (a micro brewery, of course).....↴
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
8:33 am - Tuesday - November 29th - GNHS - 60° F, 51% humidity, wind 6 mph out of the southwest.....crystal clear, blue, sunny skies today with a forecast high of 70° F. On this date in 2021 was the first day of 2 months of boondocking in the Anza Borrego Desert......↴
.....I love it when a plan comes together....we arrived at the border parking lot at exactly 8:40 am (AZ time), and after a brisk walk arrived at Dr. Urena's office about 8:55. By 9:05 am I was in the seat getting my teeth cleaned, and by 9:45 TLE was in the same seat for her turn. Her cleaning always takes way less time than mine, and she was back in the lobby about 15 minutes later. After paying $35 each ($70 total) for the two cleanings we were on our way walking back to the border, where there was no line.....that is a first for us. When we got into the car at 9:30 am California time.
......we were home a little after 2 pm. Oh, by the way, we both received a clean bill of health dentally speaking....the first time in a few years neither of us has needed any additional dental work, and the first time for moi I haven't needed a 'DEEP' cleaning. So, one medical appointment down, and two to go.
....and thus ended another day at GNHS.....just two days left in November, and Christmas is just around the corner!
Monday, November 28, 2022
4:36 pm - Monday - November 28th - GNHS - 66° F, 42% humidity, wind 12 mph out of the west by southwest.....partly cloudy today with a forecast high of 68° F (already past). On this date in 2013 we had returned home for the first time in 21 months, and were spending Thanksgiving at the home of our daughter Kate......when we went on the road we gifted her the vintage Duncan Phyfe dining room table which is how in the hands of a 3rd generation of Hockwalds......↴
Sunday was a workday, but as workdays go this one was a kickback day.....no rentals booked, and no 'walkup' customers. I washed RZR #2, the one which had been in the accident, and #5, which had been rented Saturday, and fueled them both at our fuel station. After we closed the office around 12:30 pm TLE and I went down to the shop/storage yard to tow the VW sand rail back to our trailer so it will be easier for me to work on it......
5:39 am - Monday - November 28th - GNHS - 50° F, 48% humidity, wind 5 mph out of the southeast.....have no idea if is is clear, or cloudy as it is still dark as I write. This is for Rochelle.....Elaine and I are headed down to Los Algodones this morning for our dental checkups, which are at 9 am Arizona time (8 am our time), so we need to leave here at 6 am (7 am Arizona time) to arrive in time. I will post more about Sunday when I return this afternoon...God willing, and the river don't rise. Love you Rochelle!
Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, November 27, 2022
7:13 am - Sunday - November 27th - GNHS - 47° F, humidity 44%, wind 2 mph out of the south by southwest.....crystal clear, blue, sunny skies today with a forecast high of 71° F. On this date in 2013 TLE and I were at Heroes Restaurant and Brewery....yup, that glass was full when I started....close to 30 ounces of brew.....lol.....↴
....as TLE and I were driving down to the shop to retrieve the KRX we caught this beautiful sunset afterglow that stretched across the horizon.....love the big views here......
......thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, November 26, 2022
7:27 am - Saturday - November 26th - GNHS - 47° F, 40% humidity, wind 4 mph out of the south by southeast.....crystal clear, blue, sunny skies today with a forecast high of 71° F. On this date in 2016 I rode my bicycle to the top of Mt. Rubidoux in Riverside, CA.....what a view!....↴
We began Friday knowing we had 2 confirmed rentals.....a half day (2 seater), and an all day (4 seater). Before the morning was half gone we rented another 4 seater for a 6 hour tour, so it was a good day for COA*. Around 11:30 am I hopped in the COA Chevy van to drive into El Centro to Coyne Power Sports to pick up parts for the damaged 4 seat RZR, so the repairs can be competed, and it can be put back in service. It takes just about an hour to traverse the 57 miles to Coyne, and I arrived there right around 12:30 pm....
.......to find an In 'N Out Burger right across the street....
.....the old one was 5 years old, so it was time to move on.....we really like the quilted look this new one has, and it brightens up our bedroom considerably.
Friday, November 25, 2022
6:39 am - Black Friday - November 25th - GNHS - 52° F, humidity 49%, wind 5 mph out of the north by northwest.....crystal clear, blue, sunny skies today with a forecast high of 72° F. On this date in 2021 the sun was setting, and we had just finished our Thanksgiving dinner at Ocotillo Wells.....↴
....oh, I forgot to mention yesterday that we bought 6 bundles of wood at our favorite Borrego Springs firewood supplier to bring home.....bundles of wood here at GNHS cost $9.50/bundle, and will not fit in our portable firepit, but these bundles are the perfect length, and only cost $6/bundle.....
.....shortly after I took the picture above we got notice that a rental for a 2 seater had been booked, for 11 am to 4 pm, and with that our plans to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with our kids, grandkids, and great grandkids were dashed.....doh! We knew there was a possibility of a rental on Thanksgiving, but we were hopeful nothing would materialize, but it did.
Thursday, November 24, 2022
6:35 am - Thanksgiving - November 24th - GNHS - 61° F, 27% humidity, wind 12 mph out of the north.....crystal clear, blue, sunny skies today with a forecast high of 74° F. We have a mild Santa Ana condition today. On this date in 2016 we were celebrating Thanksgiving with family, in-laws, and friends at the home of Tim (son) and Laila.......↴