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... climbing up those things the height of the new Freedom Tower, or looks like it. Interesting video on the sex life of these palms.
We've run out of new and interesting route here, so we came back Rt 111, which we did before then branched of 86, which we hadn't been on before. Saw the Spreckles Sugar Refinery - HOLY **** - the third largest refinery in the world and largest in the US. There's over 500,000 acres of sugar beets planted around here.
First, I forgot to mention that El Centro is the winter home of the Blue Angels. Every now and then we can see them flying in formation, presumably practicing, but man are they LOUD. We went by the Navy base, since I wanted to take a tour of the place, being an old Navy man myself, but the Tufie gave it a yawn so we didn't. Women.
So, the cool thing about this gypsy lifestyle is the ability to go out and see the country - the real country where ...
Ok, I've been slacking on this blog. Maybe that's why I'm called a "full-time slacker". Uggh.
Anyway, from Flagstaff we schlepped it all the way to Dateland where we stayed at the Oasis RV Resort for a week where we had been a couple of years before in our wanderings. Thought it would be fun to chill out and gather ourselves, but we didn't count on BOOOORRRING!!! It's actually a very nice park, well designed and maintained with ...
Had a bit of an interrupted sleep from all the duff duffing from the nightclubs down the road, we set off down town to the local market, sensory overload! We ate some lunch but I'm a bit worried I will regret that! Lol wasn't the cleanest the cook was using an old scabby cloth to hold our tacos in, and I'm not sure how safe the meat was as I watched him get it out of a cupboard, not a fridge, not sure how long it had been sitting there for.. Really enjoyed ...
... But today I was talking
to Gene Flood, a former Stanford finance professor who now runs the fixed-income
money manager Smith Breeden Associates, and he surprised me by saying that he is
no longer quite the fervent believer in mark-to-market that he once was. The
credit crisis has caused such a liquidity crunch that market prices are not a
good reflection of true economic value, he said. If you ...