Here I am in beautiful downtown Quartzsite. Actually I'm a little on the outskirts. So far the weather has been beautiful, unlike other parts of the country. I even had to change into a short sleeve shirt later in the afternoon. That's a first for this season of traveling.
As always, Cooper and I were up and out at 4 am again. It's fine with me though, because the alternative isn't good. He's got a nose this kid ... and has to stop every two feet to smell the roses on our 8:00 sprint around the park. Weird kid ... sometimes he even digs down to get a better whiff!
Jonathan is hanging in there, though I can tell the traveling is getting a little hard for him. If he just sits there, he'll fall off the perch, so he must hang on for dear life. I do everything possible to give him a good ride. The sign of well being is eating ... and he's still doing that!
After hanging out in the rig catching up on computer and phone stuff, Patsy sent a message. It was puzzle time. Someone finished up yesterday's version, so I brought out my giants puzzle. It's just my size .. and age group, with big pieces, lots of colors and MAYBE easier to assemble.
Did I forget the check engine light? Yes. I was too excited about the microwaved taquitos I was having for lunch. Note to self: Next time try to pack some food for YOUR stomach, and not so much for the critters that it takes up ALL the freezer space, which is minimal at best.
Someone mentioned poker pool, which instantly peaked everyone's interest, even though it wasn't poker pool day. In no time we were hard at it. Well THEY were hard at it. I'm terrible at pool, so I try to get lucky and have them put all the balls in the pockets FOR me!!
We laugh and have a great time missing ... and no one cares. I play so they don't have to lose.
In the middle of that someone mentioned my water hose was dripping. I wasn't going to hook up, but showers are so much better when you do. It's weird, because it wasn't dripping when I turned it on. Here's the thing about this nice RV family. Patsy sent a text to Bill, who went right over and fixed it for me. I didn't even miss one stroke with the pool cue ... well I DID miss the balls, but the game continued. Thank you so much Bill!!!!
At long last I headed back to the rig ... the Austin Texas rodeo finals were on and I had to watch my guys win. And WIN they did!! It was also fun that several of the new kids on the block won also. With so many 19-21 year olds hitting the rodeo road, it's going to be in good shape for years to come.
Another round of oh-so-yummy taquitos kept my stomach at bay, followed up by a piece of delicious with a Capital D ... pineapple cheesecake. Anyone ever heard of that before? Patsy brought over a piece so big I had to cut it in half. YUM YUM!!!
She even brought a piece of Gibbs happy birthday cake for Cooper. He wasn't to interested at first ... he's so persnickety. Surprisingly, since I was enjoying my pie so much, he decided that cupcake was pretty tasty and ate it up. Then he crashed in his recliner. Yes ... he gets his very own chair.
A very nice day with very special people! I completely forgot about checking the oil in my truck. It seemed to me that while pulling hard uphill, the oil pressure was low. I just had the oil and fuel filter changed, so I'll take a look today. Not that it will make any difference, because I have no clue.
In the past I thought that happened because I forgot to hit the tow haul button, and hitting it while moving caused the light. The tow haul was engaged this time, so I've no idea what it is. Just another thing to make my brain work overtime here in the Big Q.
Mr. Ed suggestsReplyDelete
When activated, ( stopped or driving at any point)the Tow/Haul Mode in yours and mine adjusts the transmission's shifting pattern to reduce shift cycling. This gives your Truck increased performance, better control, and additional transmission and engine cooling while carrying or towing heavy loads The light is only there to indicate you’re in that mode you’ll also notice that it doesn’t shift into passing gear as much on a long hill . The oil ,as long as you’re above about 25 psi on the oil pressure your good and your water temperature doesn’t increase beyond xxx in red
I was hoping I would hear from the truck driver! I pretty much figured out the tow haul, but I didn't know the oil pressure. I'm good on temperature ... under 200 going uphill. Still, that lousy check engine light comes on.Delete
Glad you can stay in Q for a bit...in fact, stay long enough and you will miss another Tuesday Bingo night!!! Hope the engine code is nothing serious...much better to have your mechanic in Atwater/Merced work on it than someone you don't know.ReplyDelete
What? I'm going to miss another Bingo night??????Delete
Glad you are doing well.
That cheesecake looks delicious.
Frances ... who would have known crushed pineapple would make a good cheesecake?Delete
I imagine Q is really starting to clear out, just a few diehards left. poker pool sound like fun, I would like that play that someday!ReplyDelete
If we ever catch up, I'll show you poker pool. It's fun because we don't care who wins ... and if you get a ball in, it's probably someone else's ball too. It's a double deck game. It's not too crowded, but lots of tourists coming through now, rather than snow birds.Delete
So fun to have you here again and to puzzle and play pool together. We have to finish your puzzle today!ReplyDelete
Glad you enjoyed the desserts and especially glad Coop ate his cake too.
It's been a blast hanging out with you, Bill and Gibbs. I'm already looking forward to next year.Delete
Sounds like you are really having a really good time in the "Q" nice that it is warmer there. That pineapple cheesecake does look delicious. Keep enjoying!ReplyDelete
It's been a different year, but the people I meet up with make it all worth it ... even the locked doors!Delete