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    New Friends in Kingman, AZ.



    We are finally settled by Red Rock Canyon, Nevada. Why plan any routes since I donÔÇÖt follow them anyhow!... Left Kingman this morning, actually passed through Las Vegas... I will give you my impressions on the next go around. Yesterday was a smooth ride from Lake Havasu to the Hospitality of Mark, Angie and his wonderful family... including a personal tour in his hangar and some late cooking for everyone... Definitely no dinner for me tonight... but last night was a good one!

    Be well...

    Ara & Spirit


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    To Red Rock Canyon, NV.



    To Red Rock Canyon, NV.

    We have arrived at Red Rock Canyon and it is cold and windy. A shock to the system for the both of us, we were getting used to running around all day in a T Shirt! For the first time I had to put some rocks at the base of the Dish, even though anchored, 30mph winds with gusts of 50 just did not make me trust that anchor.
    It was a fine road from Kingman... going through Las Vegas... hummm, what happened to that town?
    We are settled and even saw a bit of Mt Hamilton... enjoy the pictures.

    Be well...

    Ara & Spirit

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    A bit of Red Rock Canyon, NV.



    A bit of Red Rock Canyon, NV.

    I could not stand it anymore... cold and snowing a bit, Spirit has his coat, I have my Gerbings... dark skies or not I wanted to at least ride the loop at Red Canyon. And we did just that...
    Today, the sun is out again, the temps are still down, and a renewed energy seemed to have surfaced. Sunshine is definitely the meaning of life and the soul. An incredible energizer for me...
    This was the loop yesterday... we have much hiking and rides planned here... we?... right!

    Be well...

    Ara & Spirit


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    About "Storms" and "Scooters"...



    About ÔÇ£StormsÔÇØ and ÔÇ£ScootersÔÇØ...

    Lots always seems to happen when close to a City... rule of thumb, right?
    The idea was to head out for a ride, but seeing scooters after scooters... well, it just did not happen... we stopped, talked and end up following them to their 7th Annual Rally spot!
    They were from all over the World, England... Japan... just about all the cities in the USA.
    And I was in the middle of it, 4 times their size... thatÔÇÖs the rig mind you.
    It took up most of the day... so no sunsets or no sunrise pictures today!
    What a break! IÔÇÖll make up for it soon... promise!
    This was before the storm that caused evacuating Red Rock Canyon... what a night!
    Enjoy the Blog...

    Ara & Spirit

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    Valley of Fire... cooking with heat?



    Valley of Fire... cooking with heat?

    Good move... the winds are practically non existent here and I (we... I heard him!) slept like logs last night. There was some clouds and rain in the horizons threatening and NOAA showed just scattered rain, (smart... finally!), the temps dropping to the low thirties tonight and we took off on this, I call it, Foreign Planet!
    There is ÔÇ£green plantsÔÇØ actually... had not seen any for a while and none of the colors here are what they are suppose to be!... The roads?... awesome and so are the people here. A must to visit...
    Oh! I also cooked some...

    Be well...

    Ara & Spirit

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    Cookbook?

    Ara, love the reports! Have you thought of writting down your recipies for a cookbook? The shrimp and scallops looked fantastic! Any thoughts of coming up to WI for the rally?

    Ride safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2beers View Post
    Ara, love the reports! Have you thought of writting down your recipies for a cookbook? The shrimp and scallops looked fantastic! Any thoughts of coming up to WI for the rally?

    Ride safe.
    Thanks... well, the recipe is actually in the Blog... as I do explain how to do it... it is very simple but if you don't find it so... let me know.
    I will be at the WI Rally.... looking forward. Missed a few for personal family reasons... it is time to get back to my BMW roots!

    Be well...

    Ara & Spirit

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    More of Valley of Fire, NV.



    More of Valley of Fire... NV.

    Mother Nature cannot ever be forgotten... as much as we had a great break yesterday. Windy again and cold... but we are going. We cannot let it stop us in our tracks of the beautiful surroundings... a forgotten National Treasure, no doubt...
    The pictures today will speak for themselves... such an amazing place!
    I think you will truly enjoy yourselves...

    Be well...

    Ara and Spirit


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    Same scenario, without the crashing this time!



    Same scenario without the crashing this time...

    This is what living on the road is all about... the unexpected... great sunny day and freezing ones... great running bikes and mechanical failures! Will accept it all... with a smile... as around the corner, friends are ready with open arms and open doors of their home to get us going again.
    This was the case today as you can read on the Blog.

    We are well hope you are too...

    Ara & Spirit

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    Such wonderful pictures and stories. As for the desicrations,narrow minded persons donot understand the Deni, there time will be apeased by the Manatou.

    Michael Rich

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    Some Reflections on this Journey...

    Ah! The Manatou... yes.



    Some Reflections on this Journey...

    On hold by a rod... I will have it today, and the one my friend Didier overnighted me from New York is much stronger, maybe this will avoid future dismemberment of my rig!... We cannot afford the past experience and this was fortunate enough to be discovered without any further damage.
    Today should be the day... and as I sit here waiting, I would like to share some reflections from my recent months on the road... Looking back is always beneficial to the path that lays ahead...
    You be the judges...

    Be well...

    Ara & Spirit

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    North... South... West? Let's go East...



    North... South... West... letÔÇÖs go East...

    The excitement of the rig being so solid again as I took it out for a spin yesterday morning I think distracted me from my plans! Kingman... so close to Sedona, the Grand Canyon, Yavapai, Coconino National Forest... the wheels went East. We drove, we rode... we are south of Sedona by a few miles and it has been HOT... with capital letters!
    Much to see... always... and experience and much to cook somehow!
    The Oasis of my Soul has many facets it seems like!

    Be well...

    Ara & Spirit

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    Sightseeing around Sedona, AZ.



    Sightseeing around Sedona, AZ.

    We are riding to the sites in the books... much History, and much other visitors also, but all worthwhile seeing. From Montezuma Well, to Montezuma Castle, the latter wrongly named, we have been going all day. Meeting another rider and saying my goodbys to my great neighbors...
    A full day... all in the Blog!

    Hope you enjoy, we did...

    Ara & Spirit


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    More roads up and down and around Sedona, AZ.



    More roads up and down and around Sedona...

    A gravel road with great watering holes... followed by 89A... not for the faint of heart... and now we are packed headed toward the Grand Canyon... with millions of pictures of it in circulation I have to add my own!... Should be great camping near Tusayan... National Forest... and most likely cooler temps... Ah! Almost forgot... must check NOAA... the weather you know.
    Enjoy the Blog...

    Be well...

    Ara & Spirit

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    Why on the Road?...



    Why on the road?...

    It was only this morning that we left Beaver Creek Campground, south of Sedona... we are a few miles for the Grand CanyonÔÇÖs south rim, I have not seen any of it yet, and it is sometime in the middle of the night... We are camped on National Forest, they call it ÔÇ£dispersedÔÇØ camping, off a forest road which are abundant around here. There is no one near by and my clock right away has switched to a no time zone... more on the Blog.

    Be well...

    Ara & Spirit

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