Lazy days . . .
Mostly the people come here to fish.
As the crew and I walk past people fishing, I ask, “Have you had any luck?” Everyone so far says no. I ask one man what he’s fishing for. “I don’t know,” he replies with a shrug. “I’m down here from Idaho. I just want to catch an Arizona fish.”
License plates show visitors from California, Nevada, Colorado, and Wyoming.
Dale rides his bike into our camp for a visit each day.
The kickstand on his bike is bent. He has to place a rock at the end of the kickstand to keep the bike from falling over. He wishes out loud that he had a straight, metal rod with which to replace it.
I open up the back of the Perfect Tow Vehicle and rummage in my catch-all bin.
“Do you think this will work?” I ask, handing my find over to Dale.
He turns it over in his hand. “This is all-thread. That’s what ya’ call it — all-thread. It might work. It looks the right length. Now all I need is some wire to attach it to the kickstand.”
“Can’t help you with that,” I respond.
The next day Dale pedals into our camp and shows off his remodeled kickstand. He found some wire somewhere. One “kick” and the attached rod holds up his bike securely. We’re both amazed that I had the perfect item for his repair project.
Dale and I sit together watching the coots.
I hand him my Arizona Benchmark Atlas so he can plan the next leg of his journey. “I want to go east of Yuma,” he says.
“Gee, Dale. You’re looking at a long grade over a mountain. Maybe you’d better go around it.” He studies the map and formulates a detour on flatter terrain.
Regardless of my concern, Dale is determined to bike east.
He wants the challenge. Maybe he needs the challenge. I don’t press any further.
Dale is waiting for his medicine to arrive at the post office in Winterhaven. He’s accepted my offer to drive him over there on Monday to pick it up. It would take him several hours by bike, whereas we can zip over there in a jiffy in the PTV.
A couple lives with 25 rescued dogs in California and then they all travel in a Class C across the U.S. to their new home in Maine. An easy read and often humorous book. Thanks, Linda! I enjoyed it very much.
I have to stop now . . .
I need to toss the crew in the PTV and go get Dale. We’re going to explore the area around the lakes. I hope to take some great photos along the way!
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