DOWNTIME IN DOLORES


DOWNTIME IN DOLORES


DOWNTIME IN DOLORES

I’m sorry Madam, this bus is going to Dolores Non-stop

Route 6

 An early afternoon departure from Tooele and the decision is to drive straight through to Dolores.
One of the great things about an RV is that when you arrive you don’t have to hump all the food,
goodies, clothes and dogs into the house, you can just put the slides out have a sandwich and a
beer and enjoy a little TV before tumbling into bed.

Sunday is written off as a rest day so after unloading and starting several reports trying to
remember 5 trials with a section by section report it was time to clean machines ready for Sandia.
Also time to walk under HOT water!!

A Clean but, Unpolished Enfield

Ready for action

Monday and now after some ebay packing, time for laundry and the rest of the bike cleaning and
then the duty visit to the Hollywood for more Pool and drinks. Some nice shots played here with
Brenda seemingly always finishing the frames with a single ball and then the 8 much to the
opposition’s annoyance. Eventually time for home and some TV.

In goes the 8…….. again!

Tuesday will a fishing day at a nearby lake for trout and I’m off with my license at 0830. The nice
bright start soon becomes overcast and the wind picks up and the water is choppy but it doesn’t
seem to bother the trout who are quite happy to gobble up worms or powerbait and the crawdads
are also enjoying it too. By 1030 4 of us have our limit and I drop Wayne off at the Hollywood and
return to Cozy Comfort where we will be dining on trout later this afternoon. Jim and Lucille turn
up around 4 and Jim starts prepping food and the game is on.

Wayne gets the first “Keeper”

The Limit Bag

What a lovely meal of fresh buttered grilled trout with lemon and pepper complimented with peas
and mushrooms and a fresh coleslaw and some cheesey bread. Finally after the meal and drinks
are done and a computer lesson for Jim I can finally start loading 5 bikes for departure tomorrow
morning. By 2200 I’m just about ready save for clothes, food and dogs.

5 all aboard for Sandia

Wednesday as the headache subsided the rest of the equipment is loaded and around 1030
Enterprise slips from her dock and makes her way out of the harbour into the main channel. Our
routing is due South, Mr Zulu, to pick up I40 and then warp speed for Albuquerque and Sandia.
Once more dumping will be required at our last refuelling point and this we do some 80 miles out
and we are now set for the upcoming weekend.

A Krillagon Anomaly ? …… “On screen Mr Data”

Around 1700 The Starship pulls in and the same old team are all in attendance with Don Kelley, Ed
and Evelyn and of course Jim and Sylvia Crain who are tirelessly working the event again.
Mick Andrews and wife Jill are already there and are in a camper! Well it won’t be a first but somewhat
“Spartan” compared to their normal accommodation as the guest of honor.

Memories abound and very soon all are in good spirits with thoughts of all the fun to come.

Tony & Brenda

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  • 9/30/2008 9:51 PM Robert Baldwin wrote:
    Tony,
    I have some pictures from Sandia that i would like to send you. please send me your email address so i can get them to you.
    Buzz
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