Neither one of us slept all that well last night...seems I have some sinus congestion and have been snoring (ME? nah...). Anyway, instead of laying there trying to breath "quietly", I finally got up.
We were expecting Harry and Vicki to arrive at around 8:30, however we received a note from them saying that they were a little behind. So just before 8:00 Steve and I decided to get out for a good brisk walk (out before 8:00! Wow, that doesn't happen often!). Forty-five minutes later, we were back home. It was a lovely morning with no wind but unfortunately, it was cloudy...let's hope the forecast is right and some sunshine breaks through later.
We were sitting outside when our phone rang...it was Vicki, they are at the water station filling up. So Steve jumped on his quad and went to meet them and guide them in to a spot just to the east of us. After big hugs and chatting for a few minutes, we left them to get set up...and headed off to Parker to pick up my quad. Parker Yamaha had called late yesterday afternoon to say that they had found that the differential had been over-filled and the oil was coming from the that. This makes no sense because the last service was in November 2014 and I've put around 1600 km on it with no leaks. Why didn't it leak right away.
Steve dropped me off at Walmart while he went to pick up my quad. It was a quick trip and we were back home at 2:00. After a quick bite to eat, Steve went out to offload my quad while I did some early prep for dinner.
At 4:00 we all gathered around our Campfire-In-A-Can...not much heat for anyone with such a big circle but the "ambiance" was nice.
Left to right, around the circle...Deb, Ray, Les, Sue, Red, Pam, Linda, Gerry, Earl, Harry, Vicki, Tracy, Jim, Barb and me...
Shortly after 6:30 everyone called it an evening. Harry and Vicki joined us inside and we had a nice visit with them, catching up over dinner.
Monday was a chore day...Steve emptied the holding tanks and filled up the fresh water tank while I cleaned inside.
At 1:00 Steve picked up Harry and they headed off into town. Steve needed to get propane and drinking water, so he thought he'd ask Harry if he wanted to go along to help him "get the lay of the land".
While he was gone, I decided to do a little baking. I had a recipe for homemade pizza with a gluten/grain-free crust and thought that it would be a nice change for dinner tonight. So I started by making the crust (almond meal/flour, eggs, mozzarella cheese and spices)...bake for 20 minutes and voila...the pizza crust is ready so all I have to do tonight is add the toppings, bake and dinner will be ready!
At 4:00 Steve received a phone call from RidersWest Magazine...and had a 40 minute over-the-phone interview about our lifestyle, ATVing, etc. Once he was finished with that, we joined the group around the campfire at Lee and Trace's place. What a gorgeous sunset tonight!
About an hour or so later we left the campfire and headed home. Well, I went inside to finish making pizza...Steve decided to have a quick visit with Brian, across the road, who also had a campfire (bonfire) going.
About 40 minutes later, Steve was back...and dinner was ready. Looks pretty good, doesn't it? Well, I thought it was good...Steve not so much. He didn't care for the texture of the crust. Oh well, I now have six slices in the freezer for me!
Tuesday morning Steve got up and immediately said "I want to go for a ride today", so he sent out an email to see if anyone wanted to join us. It turned out Jim and Barb were the only ones available today, so at 10:00 we were geared up and on our way!
Gold Nugget Mine below...
After getting cleaned up, we sat out in the late afternoon sun enjoying a cocktail....ahhhhh....another great day on the desert!