Friday, July 25, 2008

Widforss Point

We hiked to Widforss Point today - 10 miles round trip. This is the longest hike for us in many years. Lot's of sore muscles!

Widforss Point is at the end of a trail just West of our location at the North Rim. It affords more expansive views of the Canyon. I took a few pictures, but the overcast did not allow any good shots. Take a look at them on SmugMug.

Tomorrow we rest.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

50.8 MPG!

Yes, we just measured 50.8 mpg in Doodle! From the North Rim to Verde Valley (I know, all down hill, but we were loaded with stuff) we have obtained the best mileage yet. I think it's because I added 3 psi to each tire - thereby decreasing the rolling resistance. I'm pretty excited.

Mileage from Verde Valley to home (and some travel around town - I'd forgotten how bad the traffic is) and then back to Verde Valley was only 40 mpg. Still pretty good.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Gold Canyon Trip

It's halfway through the season and we need to clean up a little. So, during our next days off (Friday & Saturday) we're going home. Taking back a lot of things we haven't used and will pick up a change of wardrobe, my better camera, some computer software, etc. It'll be a long trip, but a good change of pace???!!!

The car is now packed and it's full!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Intention Experiment

One of my favorite movies is "What the bleep do we know?". It suggests that our collective mind is a very powerful force, and that everything in the universe is connected. Consequently, I receive email from an associated organization.

This organization has performed experiments that indicate groups of people who focus on solving some problem, do have an effect on that problem. To this end they are trying a much larger experiment. You can read about it here -

Think about participating.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Computer Sold

Sold the Acer 2GB with Vista a few days ago. That helps the cost of the new computer a little bit. Still have an XP HP that I might sell when we return to the valley. Don't know yet. I've always wanted to spend time with Linux (Ubuntu), so may install that first and then reinstall XP to sell machine. Let me know if anyone has any interest in either.

Saturday, July 12, 2008


I didn't get those expensive shoes (mine cost about $100), but I did get some that have a 30 day return policy. That should give me enough time to see if they're comfortable. They seemed good in the store - time will tell. I'm also trying some new socks - Therlo.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

St. George - Again

Last weekend we stayed in the Park - didn't want to get out in the holiday traffic. We are now depleted of many food and supplies, so need a city fix again. It's amazing how little we can store in the RV - even with the extra power cooler (that's mostly used for wine!).

Anyway, we leave tomorrow for another weekend outing. I'm not ready to spend the whole day driving to and from, so we've reserved a room at the Fairfield Inn. We will visit a specialty shoe store in hopes of finding something that makes standing for 9 hours a day a pleasure! Our neighbors have ordered some sort of weird shoe that eliminates their knee and back pains, so we want to see them for ourselves. They are a little pricey at $270!!

It's Here

The computer arrived about a week ago - much earlier than promised. It is very small and with the screen folded over it can be easily held on the lap or in the hand. Still a little heavy. The battery sticks out the back about an inch - something I hadn't realized from the descriptions. It should be very easy to transport and, hopefully, last several years.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Just read a couple of books recommended by a guest (she knew I liked Science Fiction). "Jumper" by Steven Gould and "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card. Very enjoyable. I'll be reading the sequels to Ender's Game, plus the rest of Card's efforts. Gould has a sequel to Jumper, called "Reflex". That'll be on my list, too.

Highly recommended.