Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Friday, February 11, 2011


Howdy! Well, we are in the middle of Winter here in Scottsdale, Arizona. In fact, this last week or so, we have had the lowest temps ever recorded in this area... It got down to 24 degrees in Scottsdale. Tucson and surrounding areas got down to 12 degrees! Unheard of for these parts.

But the real news is this: We have a new engine on our boat, and we are set to paint our camper. What's this? Oh yeah... A little background info. We have a 1974 Glastron "Swinger" that we restored a few years ago. Last Summer, we blew a piston on the engine, so it was out of commission for a year. We just put on new (to us) Mercury "Tower of Power," 6 cylinder, 115 HP outboard. In addition to our ancient boat, we have also restored a 1962 Shasta "Airflyte" camper/trailer, that's getting a new paint job in the next few weeks.

So, the paint is in the garage; Valspar tractor paint, gloss white & John Deere (bright) yellow, and we bought some new boat parts as well for immediate installation: New windows, a trolling motor, a boat ladder, and a tilt & trim system. It's the ONLY time to get parts for your boat here in The valley of the Sun, because as soon as it gets warm, everybody starts clamoring for parts and goodies, and the stock dries up!

We'll keep you posted when we start our adventures, as soon as it gets a tad warmer around here... which in the Desert, could be any day now!

Happy trails... ERIC! (Phoenix Rover).