I got a phone call from Paul Westover Wednesday afternoon that he had just dropped off 25 new track panels at the tracks and he was off to some distant location to go to work. I had planned to make a trip out there Saturday so now it was cast in stone that I head out there. A call to Dad and he agreed to an early morning trip out to put them out of the way and in a safe place. The clouds in the sky as the night sky was turning guaranteed a nice sunrise. We were not disappointed in the coming light show. The heater in Dad's truck gave no hint to the outside temperature at all. A dusting of snow over Beaumont and Banning gave hints that it was cold outside. We made the turnoff to 62 just as the Big Orange Ball cleared the distant Chocolate Mountains to the East of us . Clouds masked the hills south of the Morongo Basin but it was dry on the highway, rain had fallen earlier the night before because the intersections in Yucca Valley were their post rain lakes.
Breakfast at the Country Corner was quick and Hot. As we headed up the hill we got into the clouds and drizzle started as well. We made quick time of getting a flat car out for moving the panels and in no time we were back in the truck and headed back to warmer climes. All looked well from a quick tour of the joint and knowing full well that we would be back soon for Thanksgiving Weekend a walk around in the cold rain did not sound at all appealing. We now have an ample supply of track for our push up the hill with promises of more on the way. Thanks Paul for the supply and Dad for making the trek with me. See you all soon and have a blessed Thanksgiving. Avoid Black Thursday and spend your time out here.
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