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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Cougar Tracks, Lots Of Grilling, Errands Run and Paraglider Amongst Us.

Our Location today is Dome Rock Road BLM, Quartzsite, U.S.A. 

While I was in the process of uploading the pictures to our Blog last night Kathy was busy checking what animal the Footprint we found yesterday could have been from. I suspected it to be a large cat but since there are so many Coyotes in the area that was what she first checked out. When that didn’t come close she looked up Cougars and immediately had a match. It was weird when we found that print because it was the only one around in a very small patch of mud and the mud was not dry. Next time we’ll be a little more aware of our surroundings. 
The Footprint we found on ur hike yesterday.
We finally got it right when we both slept fairly solid last night. It was a tad warmer then yesterday when we got up by 8:00 MST it was all the way up to 54 F (12 C) but we expected more warmth throughout our day. After having had our breakfast we took the time to see what the rest of the world was up to at the Computers and used that time to enjoy our Coffee/Tea all while the Sun burned off the morning clouds and started adding power to our Batteries. 
That little cloud reminded me of a Hummingbird.
By 10:00 this morning Kathy got things ready for me to start grilling the Bacon on our Weber as well as taking a beautiful Pork Roast out of the Freezer that would also be taking a trip outside. With hardly a flicker of a breeze this morning I managed to get Three Pounds of Bacon grilled on a Grill Mat exactly the way Kathy wants them in just over an hour. 
Three pounds of Bacon off the Weber Q.
In the meantime Kathy had been busy recreating Leftovers we had in the Fridge into Mouth-Watering Dishes that I can barely wait to taste. When I brought in the Grilled Bacon and Grill Mat that I had used her focus changed to repackaging it for the Freezer where she can take whatever she needs and simply warms it up before serving it. 

Since we carry more than one Grill Mat I set the smaller one on the grill to get it preheated and to started adjusting the heat down. Once the Pork Roast was under the cover sizzling away I was about to start packing our outdoor chairs away when Kathy called me to lunch. 
Our lunch.
Since we are trying to cut back on our intake a bit she served a Chicken & Turkey with Provolone Cheese on a Toasted English Muffin. It was more than satisfying and we found we didn’t need anything else to eat.  

When we headed south back in November we had to call Jayco about our large slide binding. Since we were in the Goshen area they recommended we take it to Indiana RV in Middlebury to have it fixed. They had it repaired by the time we got back from our lunch but we still had to hang around over two hours until they got Jayco to authorized the repair. Less than a week passed and we started having another issue, maybe it is the same, with the same slide. There are four small Drive Motors that bring in the slide and the Controller that was replaced at Indiana RV is supposed to make them keep the slide in line. Instead we are getting such a High-Pitched Squeal the sound can be heard for quite a distance. Makes us feel embarrassed to admit that is our trailer. 

Not being quite sure how we should deal with it I called Leisure Trailer back in Lakeshore, Ontario where we bought it. Talking to Stephanie in Service and telling her our delima she got the information of where we are, where we are heading and our phone number to contact us. Within minutes she called back to say we had an appointment next Monday at Quartzsite RV in Mesa Arizona. We both had a laugh about the name and our present location. 

Back outside I closed up the Generator and repacked the back of the truck. Checking the Propane Tanks on the trailer to see how full they were I found one to be Empty while the other was quite full. I switched out the empty with our spare tank. 

Checking the Pork Roast after only an hour the internal temperature was barely 120 F so I flipped it over and closed the lid for another half hour. I continued getting things packed away until the only thing left to do was check the Roast again. Within seconds the internal temperature hit 180 F so it was time to shut things down. While I was changing, my clothes Kathy covered the Roast but left it to rest on the kitchen countertop.  
Leaving our site headed to Dome Rock Road.
When you drive up Dome Rock Road towards Quartzsite after the Stop Sign it becomes Tyson Wells Road. We made our last stop at K & B Tools for this winter season as well as picking up a case of V8 Juice over at the food tent. 
The next stop was at Family Dollar where Kathy went inside with her shopping list while I busied myself filling our Water Jugs with the Reversed Osmoses Water outside. 
Because Kathy had been going through the refrigerator this morning she needed to pick up a few things at Road Runner Grocery Store 
Our last stop was at RV Pit Stop to fill our empty Propane Tank and to top off the one for our Weber Q. Here in the U.S. when topping up a Propane Tank you only pay for what you get. In Ontario, whatever size your tank is they charge you as if it were empty. 

Back Home after everything had been unloaded Kathy busied herself making supper while I did some overdue cleaning on the Weber. When Kathy called me for supper she had Sautéed some Asparagus and cooked a bed of Egg Noodles lightly drizzled with Pork Gravy with slices of Pork Roast on top. It all tasted delicious and you could taste the Smoky Flavour from grilling the Pork Roast on the Weber 
Can't tell we love the mountains.
While Kathy was cleaning the kitchen and the dishes I finished packing the Basement before starting to lower the Solar Panels. While I was on the roof I could hear what sounded like an Ultralight nearby. Suddenly not more then three hundred feet away a Parachute flipped up as the sound increased and there was a Paraglider flying above the BLM. I called Kathy out and she got a few pictures. That Paraglider repeatedly flew over the BLM as well as over the mountains north of I-10 and the Dome Rock Mountain Range. He finally landed back at his site as the last Sun’s Light peaked over the distant horizon. 
Even though we could have stayed here at Dome Rock BLM for fourteen days and we love the peacefulness being surrounded by the mountains brings but we are moving on Tomorrow. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

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  1. Good information to know about the propane tank filling in Ontario. We are hoping to make a trip that way, either this fall, or next. Now we know to leave Michigan with our propane tank full.