Friday February 28, 2020 Quartzsite Arizona
I left the Kofa this morning not so bright and early, around noon. I stopped to check on Gaelyn on the way out as she wasn’t feeling well when I dropped her off yesterday after our hike.
She said she sleep real well last night and was doing fine so I left and drove over to Rainbow Acres coming in the back way across the desert following the pipeline. I got a bit lost looking for Adele’s place but I found it.
Adele and I shot the bull for an hour or so catching up on stuff.
I drove off from there headed to Quartzsite and decided to try and find the tire shop in Quartzsite. I almost missed it but saw it across the street in time to make the turn.
I needed to get a leaky valve stem replaced on my spare tire as it was leaking badly around the rim. They were real busy but I finally rounded up someone and they said to pull around back to bay 1 and someone would remove the tire for me and fix it.
It took awhile but once they got to it things moved right along and we got er done.
Good to get that fixed. I drove on over to Marty’s place when I left and found him working on putting a splash guard on the door of his big metal shop, a shipping container.
I helped him hold up the piece he wanted welded on for the splash guard and stepped back while he welded it up.
After a break we took a look at his van’s TBI. We wanted to increase the idle just a bit which wasn’t easy but we did get it done.
Working on my van
While he was working on that I put a quart of oil in my van’s engine and checked stuff over getting ready for a big trip next week, the Mojave Trail from east to west.
I’ve been smelling gas when I shut the van off so I was looking for any gas leaks but didn’t find any.
After that I put all my tools and stuff I took out to do the job away and Marty and I sat and had a break for the rest of the day.
That was it for my day. I plan to loaf around Quartzsite for a few days until we take off on our trip on March 3.
Added today. I going back out to Skull Rock to spend a couple days and nights to see if I can watch the mountain sheep some more as I have some time to kill before we go off on our Mojave trip on the third. Posted from Quartzsite, Mr. D’s