Rocking and rolling in Arizona

January 22nd, 2010

Whew! The weather has been pretty nutty around here lately. We spent a couple of days in Quartzsite putting up fliers for freecampsites.net and got rained on every evening. One mid-day shower caught us while out on the scooter. Fun!

Quartzsite is just not our scene. Two days would have been more than enough even if the weather had been great.  It was pretty crazy to pull into the BLM area the first night and see rigs lined up awning to awning just like a commercial campground. We had to go about a quarter mile deep into the area before we found a spot where we could get a mere hundred feet from a couple of neighbors. The next morning, we found out why the area was so ‘sparsely’ populated as the kids in the converted school bus had breakfast and blasted the MTV version of the Grateful Dead over the world’s crappiest PA system. Ah, well… at least it wasn’t polka.

This morning, we got up ‘early’ to try and make it back to Slab City by dark. Apparently, I was still on California time and not really adhering to Jenn’s schedule. Still, we got out at a reasonable time and then sat in mid-morning traffic at Quartzsite while the rain started splattering. The wind had not stopped in at least 24 hours.

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Bike Week Wrapup

May 22nd, 2008

Thankfully, we made it through Bike Week… well, more like bike week and half when you consider we were selling food for nine days, cleaning for two half days and hauling concession stands back to Columbia for another day. I have been considering some sort of event vending as a way to make money, work our own hours and keep traveling.

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Fred Sanford’s Bike

May 13th, 2008


As I’ve mentioned, we’re working at Bike Week in Myrtle Beach currently. If we don’t post too much, it’s because we’re just too busy and tired. Wednesday was a light day, only about eight hours of setup and cleaning the concession stand. Thursday was mostly free, but starting Friday, we’ve had thirteen to fourteen hour days one after another that will continue until next Saturday.

We’re taking lots of interesting pictures, but for now, here’s a few shots of my favorite bike. Yes, you need to see it from this many angles, and yes, it plays ice cream truck music.

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