From 70ish to 20ish

So warm yesterday and today we did a 7.5 mile hike at 6880 feet elevation and thirty degrees slowly up to 49.  Trailer stays nice and warm you would never know it was cold out.  Lots of deer and elk.  Huge squrils about the size of a house cat with bushy tails.  We will do more hiking tomorrow.

Shinto is not impressed with Arizona.  Either it is Sandy and hot or Sandy with snow.  Where is a girl to go!

I am a passenger and I ride and I ride

Get into the car we will be the passenger we will See the star’s that shine so bright the sky was made for us tonight

We made it to the grand canyon today dad!  We saw the purple evening sky and the amazing stars.

We will stay here for 3 nights. 50 for high d ‘ll be 15 on Friday night.  So amazing.  A little snow.  Shibo was not impressed.  She likes sand much more.

Load the car and write the note grab your bag and grab your coat!

We left Sacramento on Monday and it was 45 degrees and raining.  Never seen that there.  Stayed in Bakersfield last night.

This morning we went running on the trail that runs along the Kern river in bakersfield.  To get to it we had to cross the 75 foot wide river.  Very intense and concerned about Shibo going that far in a river.  Of course there was no water in it!  Very different path for somebody who lives on the Oregon coast.  Ran under a train over a hwy through construction of an overpass past oil derecks an empty river and past a lake you were not to go close to!  We did see a kestrell.

Got as far as needles California for the night.  Drove into the Mojave desert on some of route 66.  Saw lots of nothing with an occasional windmill, made the hills look hairy, and solar panels.  So many solar panels it looked like a lake.  When we got onto hwy 40 outside of Barstow the road sign said 2,545 miles to Wilmington north Carolina.  What?  What?  Who cares.  (I know hwy goes there).  stopped in degget, 20 miles down the road, and at the pump in front of us was a very nice man named victor who is from yup Wilmington north Carolina!  What are the odds.  Too funny.  He was out here working now headed home.

Saying goodbye to California.  Had one last in and out burger.  Moving on to some great Mexican food in sedona.

Where are we

The first night out we stayed in Collins neighborhood next to the park.  Second night out we stayed in corning and had olives for breakfast!

Now we are staying on the “The other side of the tracks” in an exit off of i5.  Saving a lot of money but no internet.  Don has been going crazy not being able to play his dungeon keeper game.

The further we get down the road the more things we realize we left off the packing list.  Oh well.  I did not get to Moab last time because of heat.  May not get to go this time because of government shutdown.  Poop.

Saw dons family for a little last night.  50th wedding party tonight.20180119004831

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