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Desert Captain

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A week from today will be our 50th anniversary and I am still trying to wrap my head around where those years went. [emoticon] We had originally planned a gourmet feast for 25 of our closest friends and relatives at our old yacht club in San Diego but we had to cancel due to the Covid crisis.

We have been in the self isolation mode at our home here in Tucson for 4 months but managed a 19 day trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks last month in our 24' class C towing the 10' cargo trailer hauling my Indian Springfield motorcycle. Had no problem social distancing and got in some awesome bike rides throughout Yellowstone and GT.

Summer has arrived with a vengeance here in southern Arizona was we have been experiencing record high temps with the overdue Monsoon failing to materialize. Last night it came roaring down off of Mt Lemon around 8 and we had 2.5 hours of howling winds, rain and a bunch of lightning... Hooray!

Tomorrow I'll retrieve the C and trailer from the storage yard to load and prep for our next adventure. Beating the usual heat {much less the obscene numbers we are seeing this year - suppose to be 114/5 today} of the Tucson summer simply involves fleeing up to the White Mountains, a 4 hour drive, for the requisite elevation of 6,000' to 9,000'. Tuesday through Friday we are booked into the Heber RV Park about 20 miles west of Show low at something north of 6,000'. It will be our first visit and it looks to be a very nice park.

Saturday morning we will head east out past the Sunrise Ski Resort and settle in at the Rainbow campground at Big lake at a nice cool 9,000+' for 4 days and nights. Yes, reservations are must especially this year as the mountains are flooded with folks from Phoenix and Tucson escaping the heat.

We will, head out on the Indian every morning for a nice cool mountain ride on some fine bike roads culminating in celebrating our anniversary next Sunday by reriding the Devils Highway. Currently badged as AZ 191 it used to be 666 but folks kept stealing the sign{seriously} so AZ redesignated it 191. The 95 miles between Clifton and Springerville reportedly has over 1,100 curves and is spectacular beyond words. Regarded by most bikers as the finest motorcycle road in north America it definitely makes everyone's top 10. This seems like a fitting way to celebrate 50 incredible years together {FTR I will be 69 in November with my bride turning 70}.

We do the Rainbow CG a couple of times every summer but this trip should be something extra special. The weather looks great with highs in the low 80's -lows in the low 60's and thunderstorm forecast for every afternoon. I'll follow with a full report and pics when we return.

Here is a shot of our rig taken couple of years ago at Buckskin Mountain SP on the Colorado River:

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Posted: 07/12/20 10:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Congratulations on you 50th!
We had ours in April and still waiting on doing a celebration ??

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My wife got Sainthood at 50 for having put up with me. Congrats!!!!! We are headed West next week, not enough years left to put life on hold. Easier to social distance out there than most places.


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Congratulations!!

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Yeah, the monsoon was awesome last night, no more smoke on the mountain. After the RV show is over we're loading the RZR into the trailer and heading to Utah for some trail riding. Congrats on 50.


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Congratulations!!! Our 56th was last month and we celebrated it at our favorite private boondocking spot in the Adirondacks...


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Posted: 07/12/20 01:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

At 42 we feel...behind the curve!

Give all of a gift...post more pictures please.


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congratulations on 50-yrs! we hit the half-century mark last March 14 at our winter quarters in Mesa. to celebrate we had planned either a train trip thru the Canadian Rockies, an escorted tour to various WWII sites including the Normandy beaches on June 6 or flying to London to see our Cubs beat up on the evil St. Louis Cardinals. all of which have been canceled. but that's ok. we're happy to be with each other.


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Well congratulations on the Golden Anniversary.

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A week from today will be our 50th anniversary and I am still trying to wrap my head around where those years went.


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Happy Anniversary. You two obviously chose wisely. 9000 ft I don't even fly that high. I live at sea level. If the sky is clear they sent a Comet for you to enjoy in the North West sky. Have a great holiday......Mike


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