A Lazy Day Spent at Home

Sunday July 14, 2013 Guerneville, CA.

Thinking about the Jarbidge, NE. trip too

I felt a little lazy today when I got up so I decided to stay home and take it easy. That’s how the day started out. After a couple hours sitting around in the yard, I pulled the grass mower out and took the carburetor apart to see why the float needle was letting too much gas in the carb. I didn’t see anything in the carb to cause the problem and there was nothing I could do to make an adjustment or anything as there are no adjustments on this unit. It’s spring loaded. I put it all back together and put a little gas in the tank and it seemed to work, so I mowed some weeds until it ran out of gas and so did I. :O)

Other than that, I didn’t do much.

I did spend a lot of time thinking about my next trip which I hope to get on with soon. I still have a crown to get installed by my Dentist and I’m waiting for my brother to get the wood in that we need to finish fixing the family bridge with. The dentist appointment is this week and the wood should also be in this week, so I may be able to get out of here at the end of the week if everything goes right.

The trip I’m planning will take me though Quincy, CA, east to 395, from there, east to smoke creek road in Nevada to the Winnemucca area and on up to the Jarbidge area, where I plan to spend a little time. If I have enough time on the way back I plan to head to Oregon and explore the foothills near Port Orford and home from there. I have to be back in the middle of August to see my root cannel dentist who is treating me for an infection in my jaw at the bottom of a tooth. Otherwise, I’d likely stay out longer.

I’d also like to spend a little more time checking out Duck Valley Indian Reservation, which is near the Jarbidge area. I’ve been in and around the area in the past and have always found the Indian people real friendly in this area and I know there is a lot more to explore on their place. There place is real nice and it doesn’t seem overly locked down like some reservations.

There is lots of water and green in the area. It’s high desert which means it doesn’t get too hot, a hot day might be ninety, which is mostly what the people living there tell me is their high temperature for the area. There is usually a nice breeze too.

There’s at least two lakes for free boon docking with free dumps and free non potable water for RV’s that I know of so far. And they have gas and a store, so I’ll need to go there to gas up anyway, as the place I used to go in Mountain City has been closed down. As a matter of fact, Mountain City is all boarded up and looks worse than a ghost town with all the plywood boarding up doors and windows.

I have most of the stuff in the van already to go and I’ll be loading the few other things I need this week and stocking up on some more corn-less food and freshen up all my drinking water jugs too.

That was my day, had a good one too. :O)

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