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Monday, October 14, 2019


BLOW OUT ON 99 - Well if it ain't one thing it's another...so today we woke alone in the desert after a truly silent night; at least after the last of the partiers left and at an American time of 10PM...We both laughed as the last vehicles drove away. Had we been at home in Baja, it may have gone on all night.
Today after driving 9 hours we had a blow out on the inside dually tire on Highway 99 in California. We have no internet, no US cellphone, and no GPS to tell us where anything is...it was so like the good ol' days, I mean like pre-pager days.
We got off the highway on a country road and the first two guys didn't speak English, but my Spanglish is very up on blown tire lingo..The second man asked us to follow him to a llantera (tire shop) and we did for several miles at a slow speed; unfortunately, he stopped at an intersection, pointed to the left, drove away to the right. On the left was a tire shop alright, but they were useless, and almost deliberately unhelpful even with my tire Spanglish. However, the Mexican truck driver outside pointed us to another shop on the other side of the highway that the first shop knew nothing about...I asked.

Road Trip to Yuma

Road Trip to Yuma
Yuma Arizona tomorrow for a Blues Against Hunger Jamboree for the Yuma Food Bank...always a HUGE crowd at Howling at the Moon! We'll start playing at 3PM and play until the moon comes up. We are going to be joined by our friend 
Rex Gibson on guitar and Phillip Singletary on Saxophone and Dan Range on drums and many more...all are welcome!