Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Home Again

 Dec 09, Wednesday:

Got back to the clogged cesspool that is the Metro Denver area soon after noon today.  Left Springer, NM soon after the sun had risen above the horizon with temperatures hovering at 21°F (-6°C).

Temperatures would climb throughout the drive and it would be in the mid-60s as I unloaded the URRV and then took it to the storage yard before the forecasted cold/snowy weather that starts tomorrow.

I was gone for 37 nights this time out.  It wasn't as warm as I remembered Arizona, this time around, but warmer than Colorado!  I'm thinking perhaps southern Nevada next time out....thoughts?

Still feeling the loss of Fiona, my '99 Ural Patrol with the Beemer engine....her remains were last seen at the Insurance Auction Yard, run by IAA, in southern Phoenix.  On the positive side, more room in the garage now!  No, I will not be buying another Ural....there's still my 2014 Ural Patrol: Scarlett for my three-wheeled fixes.

Owen the cat made himself right at home as I typed this post.

All are well here in the house, I'm sure there's chores and tasks to be done over the rest of the month.  

It's good to be home.


CCjon said...

Great trip, adventure stories to tell and unplanned detours made. Alll in all, aother great ride report. Thanks for sharing.
Happy Holidays to you and yours.

RichardM said...

The weather, so far, does seem to be colder than it was last year. At least in some locations. I think the cat is telling you that the RV needs a cat…

redlegsrides said...

Thanks CCjon....I'm hoping the Christmas Holidays signal the beginning of the end of this pandemic.

RichardM....the makes a beeline for the garage every time someone opens that door, so I don't think he'll be going in the RV anytime soon, I don't feel up to searching the desert for the cat!

SonjaM said...

Welcome home, Dom. You had quite the adventure, with all the ups and downs that come along with it. I bet that a honey-do list has been patiently waiting for your return, and Owen looks like he'd missed you, too.

Bluekat said...

You’ve had quite the adventure this time around. I too think it looks like you need a RV cat. 🐈
Welcome home!

redlegsrides said...

Thanks Bluekat, if only there were easy access to "Guard Cats"....then taking one along would be an option!

Rahul Pradhan said...

Unplanned trips do the best.