Sunday, September 18, 2016

OKTOBERFEST

NO WE’RE NOT IN LA CROSSE FOR THE REAL OKTOBERFEST,BUT WENT ON A SCOOTER RUN TODAY OUT TO OVERGAARD FOR WHAT THEY CALLED OKTOBERFEST. THEY HAD A BEER GARDEN,

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WITH LIVE MUSIC ON THE BANDSTAND, AND I HAD A DELICIOUS GERMAN BRAT WITH COOKED ONIONS ON A HARD ROLL.

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YOU CAN’T REALLY TELL, BUT THAT’S MARY STAIGHT AHEAD WITH A PURPLE CAP ON. SHE JOINED ME TODAY ON MY SCOOTER ADVENTURE OF 80 MILES ROUND TRIP AND WE WERE BUSY TESTING A NEW HELMET TO HELMET COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE FOR THE BIG TRIP NEXT WEEK.

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  “SUNNY & 80”

Friday, September 16, 2016

HAWLEY LAKE

 

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I HAD THE SCOOTER OUT FOR AN 85 MILE RUN IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS. I CHECKED ON HAWLEY LAKE WHICH I HADN’T VISITED FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS. THE LAST TIME I WAS HERE THE LAKE HAD BEEN COMPLETLY DRAINED FOR REPAIRS. IT WAS NICE TO SEE IT REFILLED. THE NINE MILE ROAD INTO HAWLEY LAKE IS A BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN ROAD COMPLETE WITH TWISTIES. FUN !!!

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I ALSO ROAD BY HORSESHOE LAKE AND MADE A STOP AT A-1 LAKE. HUNTER, I FOUND THE STORY ON THE NAMING OF A-1 LAKE.

This waterway was named in honor of the great Apache scout, Chief Alchesay, whose native name proved so difficult for U.S. Army officials to pronounce that they simply referred to him as A-1. The label stuck and became his official U.S. Cavalry serial number. I can't think of a more fitting moniker for this waterway-often the first White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation reservoir seen by anglers. It's most befitting of a scout.

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   “SUNNY & 80”

Thursday, September 8, 2016

SALT RIVER CANYON

THE SALT RIVER CANYON HAS BEEN ON MY LIST FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS, AND AS THE SUMMER COMES TO CLOSE WE FINALLY TOOK THE ROAD TRIP TO GLOBE, AZ THRU THE CANYON. WE CHICKEN OUT AND TOOK THE CAR INSTEAD OF THE SCOOTER.

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THE CANYON IS DEEP AND BEAUTIFUL,

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WE FOUND A BURGER AND A BEER DOWNTOWN GLOBE AT THE DRIFT INN.

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ONLY A COUPLE OF WEEKS LEFT UNTIL OUR BIG SCOOTER TRIP, I HOPE WE’RE READY…..

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

RANCH HOUSE SALOON

WE HAD THE SCOOTER OUT IN SEARCH OF THE RANCH HOUSE SALOON, JUST OUTSIDE OF SNOWFLAKE, AZ. OUR FRIENDS THE HUNTERS DON’T HAVE A SCOOTER, BUT THEY DO HAVE A 1963 VOLKSWAGON BEETLE THAT THEY TOOL AROUND IN FOR KICKS.

WE MET THEM THE OTHER AFTERNOON FOR COCKTAILS. THE LESSON OF THE DAY WAS WIND GUSTS, WHOA… HANG ON FOR THOSE. I GOT TO SAY IT WAS FUN TO FINALLY FIND A COWBOY BAR. THEY ARE HARD TO FIND IN THIS AREA OF INDIANS AND MORMONS.

 

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  “SUNNY & 80”

Sunday, August 28, 2016

ITALIAN NIGHT

ITALIAN NIGHT AT THE CLUB HOUSE WAS AN INTERESTING CONCEPT. THE RV PARK PROVIDED THE COOKED PASTA AND THE SAUCES, BREADS, AND DESERTS WERE POTLUCK. THERE WAS ALSO A WINE BAR SET UP.

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AS YOU CAN SEE THERE WERE AT LEAST SIX DIFFERENT SAUCES TO PUT ON YOUR SPAGHETTI. A TABLE OF BREADS AND DESERTS ROUNDED OUT THE MENU.

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THERE WAS A NICE CROWD OF ABOUT 30 PEOPLE AND WE EVEN HAD LIVE ENTERTAINMENT.

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FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT THINK ARIZONA IS ALL DESERT AND SAGEBRUSH, I’M UNHAPPY TO REPORT THE FIRST SNOWFALL OF THE SEASON ON THE SAN FRANCISO PEAKS AT FLAGSTAFF YESTERDAY MORNING.