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Borrego Springs, CA

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Time to say Adios!

When I awoke this morning, just about all of the staff were making their way back to work.  Yahoo!  That meant I had a chance of getting my fridge moved back where it belongs so I could blow this popsicle stand at long last.

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                    All of my pics tonight are favorites of mine from my time at Tamarac NWR this year.

Shortly after 1:00 this afternoon, three muscular staff members showed up at my rig to do battle with the refrigerator.  What a battle it was!  At one point, all three found themselves stumped as they tried to maneuver the fridge up a foot or so off of the ground to it’s home.  I brought up the pictures from the initial installation in 2011 on my computer, and they were able to figure out how to twist it around to fit. 

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Considering these guys aren’t refrigerator installers by trade, they did an excellent job, and it only took about an hour or so.  I, of course, was a nervous wreck the whole time until it was safely ensconced and bolted down.  Then it was time for the true test.  We plugged it in; Viola!, it worked!  How do you spell relief?  (not R-O-L-A-I-D-S for me!)

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The people, that visited me or that I worked with, made this spring, summer, and fall very memorable.

At the top of my list, once I was sure I would be good to go tomorrow, was to check to make sure my first campground along the way was still open.  Late in October, that can be a real problem up north.  It’s open, but electric only.  Since the cold weather has arrived, they’ve shut off the water.  I can live with that.  It’s about 180 miles away in South Dakota.  I figured that was a long enough drive for me to get back in the groove.  I’m not going to rush this trip to the point where I’m not comfortable.

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Then it was time to run around in the cold sprinkles packing up the DISH, my outside rocker, and water hoses.  I also dumped the tanks and packed that away.  Temps are forecasted in the lower 30’s tonight.  It was hard enough battling with the hoses at 43*. 

I’m more than ready to move on.  I really enjoyed my time here, and look forward to returning next spring.  In the meantime, I’m open to some new adventures in warmer temperatures.  Winking smile

Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later,  Judy

43 comments:

  1. Yea--sounds like all systems are go, travel safe Judy and I hope it is an uneventful trip!!

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  2. Bon Voyage! At long last!

    Love the collage - such a great blog tradition on the eve of departure.

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  3. Great memories through photo's. Good luck on your travel to your new post.

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  4. So glad it all finally came together. Have a safe and uneventful trip!

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  5. Safe travels on your journey south.

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  6. Best news I have heard all day! So glad all is a go for your journey to warmer temperatures.

    Wishing you a very uneventful travel day.

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  7. So it's all coming together for you, and I wish you safe travels. The collage of photos is great. You are fortunate to be able to return to this lovely refuge next year.

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  8. Thank goodness. What great friends to help you. I sure hope you have NO MORE refrigerator problems EVER. Safe journey. Your collages are wonderful. What a great way to show so many pictures. I don't have everything in picassa so I can't do it but I sure like yours.

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  9. Can sure relate to that 'some new adventures in warmer temperatures' alright. Take care & have yourself a smooth ride......

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  10. Congratulations! Time to hit the road :)

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  11. yaaa. . .ready to roll. . .let's go!

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  12. Loved the collages... glad you're ready to freddy.... ;)

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  13. I will be thinking of you as you make your way south. Safe travels.

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  14. I can imagine how anxious you are to be on the road. Have a great trip, and be safe. :)

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  15. So glad you are on the road and outta there. And the fridge works. Even better.

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  16. Great news and safe travels!

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  17. Great pictures, Judy! Have a wonderful winter and we here in Minniesnowda will try and do the same!

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

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  18. Just in the nic of time! Hopefully you can make good progress the next few days pushing south to beat out the next cold front coming in next week! Happy Trails!

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  19. glad that chapter closed. great pics.have a good travel day tomorrow.

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  20. Glad to hear the fridge situation has been remedied and that you'll be on the road to your next adventure. Safe travels!

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  21. I can hardly wait to see your new adventure in Louisiana.
    Safe travels south!

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  22. Good for you! Glad you got your cool back and are heading out. You did leave those three strong guys behind, didn't you? :cD

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  23. Wonderful recap of pictures of your stay. Good luck on your new assignment. Looking forward to the pictures of that adventure. Safe travels to you.
    SKP Hugs,
    Karen

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  24. Wahoo!! Let' get outa Dodge and head South to some warmer climates!!! I got wine!

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  25. Happy Trails and be safe. When will you be at your Louisiana refuge? I'll be in Hammond, La Nov 6 - 9 or so. Want me to show up with a tandem canoe and take you on a paddle. VERY beautiful. You can be the official photographer.

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  26. Bon voyage and enjoy the trip. How long will you be in Louisiana?

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  27. Come on back down to the subtropics of Louisiana, spend a comfy winter!

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  28. Safe travels. Looks like the weather says it's time to leave.

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  29. Glad you are getting out of there before the white flakes start falling. Last I heard that's supposed to happen tomorrow night.

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  30. Thanks for sharing with us the stay there. Via con dios

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  31. Loved your collages. Ah, South Dakota isn't going to be warm.

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  32. Yahoo!!! At long last, on to new adventures! Safe travels to you.

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  33. Way behind in blogs, good news on the fridge reinstall, safe travels

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  34. Nice Post.Thanks for Sharing this in your Blog

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