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.
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…]
October 28, 2012
We heard the men whispering during the night and trying to restart the generator before leaving for Arizona. Without success. The air is thick and sticky when we wake, and without electricity, there’s no coffee. [Read more…]
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…]
October 26, 2012
A strong wind arises during the night, but because our tent is protected by a corrugated metal teepee, we have no worries.
When I return from showering, I am surprised to find my sleeping bag and pad rolled up, and wonder what’s going on. [Read more…]
October 25, 2012
Today we have been on the road for ten weeks, the amount of time necessary to find a rhythm and adjust to a new way of life. [Read more…]