Tag Archive: Wind


Blooming Ocotillo in the Sonoran Desert. Saw these all over. They live for 60 to 100 years and can be up to 20′ high.

Are we here yet?

 

Needles Marina Park, lucked out with this spot on the point all to myself 🙂

Yes, Mason, we’re in California now!

Loved this Park on the Colorado River on the California side. Very dog friendly and close to town. The Park is well maintained, with lots of grass, water and room to wander. The weather when I was there was actually perfect (in other words not roasting hot!)  I didn’t use the pool but it looked inviting. I checked the Arizona side of the Colorado where there is another Colorado River RV Park, also very spacious, but more set up for groups traveling together and families and friends wanting to spend time boating.

Sunrise

Beautiful sunrise morning.

Swim time but there were stickers.

“Needles Marina Park located on the Colorado River off interstate 40 and Historic Route 66 nestled right at the Needles Bridge has been family owned and operated since 1976. We are in our 40th year of business. The park owner takes pride in the facility and his love for this park comes through with the way he meticulously maintains the facilities.” 

See how peaceful it is here? That wasn’t going to last only the WIND would last.

West and then Northwest to Northern Cal.  WINDY WINDY WINDY doesn’t show but the last part of my drive was the usual fight against the wind with the addition of sand storms, little twisters and thunder.  

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RV Fiberglass Repair

Should get the LT back next week. Here’s a shot of the last night camping before I headed back to Santa Barbara. This was at a marina not too far from Stockton, River Point Landing Marina Resort on the San Joaquin River. I paid for a premium spot right on the water. I had wanted to camp deeper into the delta but the wind was out this world. Even when I landed at the marina I thought we’d be blown into the brink. I checked the weather and it said the wind would die off at 7 pm…. fat chance I thought but oddly at 7:02 pm the wind died. I was amazed and spent a peaceful night playing with dogs and watching the river.

In the morning after a nice walk I tarried considering staying a bit longer… at 9 am the wind started at 10 am it was nearly a gale. I drove home with heavy wind warnings posted along my entire route. At one point the wind was so strong I could barely open the van doors to let the dogs out for a potty break… we only went a few feet with the air pressure generated force bending me over and spooking the dogs. I didn’t stop again.

Last Night

The view out my RV window

The view out my RV window

I choose Quality RV, the mobile RV Service to repair the damage done to the body of my Leisure Travel. So far am happy, Gabriel put my mind at ease. He picked up my little LT and drove it to his shop in Camarillo. AAA okayed the insurance work. Poor little baby has some nasty scratches.

Damage is along the driver side to the battery door and along the wheel. the fiberglass is flaky along the cracks.

Damage is along the driver side to the battery door and along the wheel. the fiberglass is flaky along the cracks.

Fix me.... fix me...  when it happened it seemed worse than it actually is. Still it's a big job to repair.

Fix me…. fix me… when it happened it seemed worse than it actually is. Still it’s a big job to repair.