Friday, January 9, 2009

Barbara, and Bill Baxter with his "Wonder Dog Buddy". This was taken at La Posa South, a long term BLM campsite in the desert near Quartzsite, AZ. They will be spending the winter here.

Scaddan Wash, a free BLM short term (up to 14 days) dry camp in the Desert. It was a nice place to spend the night.

Entering Yuma County. There are fields of just about every leafy vegetagle you can think of growing here. This is Cabbage harvesting.

As almost always, it's a very healthy crop!

These are some huge heads of cabbage.

There are less farmers every year. It's hard to get field workers. Most white Americans will NOT work in the fields, and it's getting harder to even find Mexicans that want to work. Since Yuma is right on the border, there are many busloads of workers transported over here every day to work, then they go backk to Mexico at night. They are paid well, but it's getting harder to find enough of them to do the work.

You may need to click on this picture to get a good prospective!

This is Rogue (Steven)'s new to him Meanie. He's only owned it for a couple of hours. He surprised us by showing up. He recently moved to Borrego Springs, just West of the Salton Sea.
That's Lanny's beautiful while Wing next to it.

Chunk, Slick, Linda, Rogue, Biglefti and Ed. DD and Pebbles were on the way.

John (Slick) and his new Lady, Linda. She fit right in. But, she likes loud pipes. Definitely not ready for a Gold Wing

Rogue and Biglefti discussing important business.

Ed and Pebbles. She's been on the bike for 5 days and is holding up very good!

Romy and Dave (Pebbles and DD) They are on a mini vacation to the Southland.

John is spinning tales as usual to Chunk and Linda. They're all new stories for her, the rest of us have heard them

Our waitress was excellent. It was a busy evening, but she handled it very well, and went to all the work to split the checks, which always makes it easier.

John and Linda. What a nice looking couple!

I'd never seen one of these before...guess it prevents snarls in the pony tail. Tony D. should have has one of these last year

We stopped in Wikieup on Hwy 93 for lunch on the way down. Chunk, Ed and I were in the van, DD and Romy were riding.

A South African and a Kiwi pretending to be Native Americans! They've been practicing to be Canadians for a few years now:-)

Dave and Chunk inside Lucinda's gift shop and restaurant. We about had "Sticker shock" when we saw the menu. And, the jewlery and other stuff was very expensive.

Nice place. We haven't seen a menu yet, so the hearts are still beating normal. Ed paid $12 bucks for a Pepsi and a Burger. We all had similar prices.

The food finally came. Average to below, Price: very high

Chunk is happy, another meal he didn't miss!

It was fun, and a good break for the "hard riders".

Chunk and Ed.

They had some beautiful pieces. Hopi, Zuni, and Navaho. This was larger and heavier than it looks in this picture. Reminds me of Kawani (She Who Remembers)'s neckless. One that Kokopelli gave her.

A hand carved Kachina. The case was full of them.

Cactus at the gas station in Wickenburg. This place has special memories of years gone by.

Dave is filling up the big VN2000.

Chunk is giving directions. .....Romy is wondering where she'd end up if she tried to follow them

Happily married couple of 6 months. I think this was a sort of "half-year" anniversary.
Most of you know, but if you don't, they were married in Coos Bay, OR during the Oregon VROC rally last July.

Rogue and Lanny are looking at something...Why are you guys so happy?

Chunk, Slick, and Linda

Lanny and Ed. Lanny is looking more like his happy self in this picture.

We all had something different, but everyone liked their food.

Romy gets around a steak, and Dave has a giant Calzone.

John, Liinda, Rogue, Biglefti.

Lanny and Ed. It was a very good evening! Good food and fine friends!

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