American Hospitality

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Day 74
October 29, 2012
This morning I am so tired I can hardly pack my bags. We discover that both our front tires are flat. I laze around on the sofa, reading books left in the recreation room by other campers, while Christof changes them. We load up our gear and now both back tires are flat.
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Christof repairs these, and in the meanwhile my front tire is flat again! Goat heads have thorns so tiny they are invisible and almost imperceptible. Our tires are filled with their prickers, and Christof spends ages extracting them with pliers and tweezers. [Read more…]

Full Moon in Glamis


Day 72
October 27, 2012
Another flat tire early this morning, yesterday’s patch didn’t hold and is leaking. The route across the next stretch of desert can’t be managed in one day. After breakfast in the motel lobby with a middle-aged couple touring around on motorcycles, we plan on riding to a small town seventeen miles outside of Blythe, where we hope to hitch a ride to Glamis, thus shortening the distance to Brawley the next town with services. [Read more…]