Smoke - N - Blues

Racer converted to a cruiser

19 December 2011 | Santequin, Utah
01 December 2011 | Columbus, NM
10 October 2011 | Columbus, NM
05 October 2011 | Columbus, NM
03 October 2011 | Columbus, NM
02 October 2011 | Columbus, NM
01 October 2011 | Duchesne, Ut
25 September 2011 | Utah
24 September 2011 | Columbus New mexico
11 March 2011 | Sierra Vista, AZ
01 December 2010 | Sierra Vista AZ
19 November 2010 | Arizona
13 November 2010 | Utah
12 November 2010 | Mexico
12 November 2010 | Green River
21 October 2010 | Salt Lake City, Utah
19 October 2010 | St. Marks Hospital, Salt Lake City
04 October 2010 | VA Hospital Salt Lake City, Utah
28 September 2010 | Duchesne, Utah
26 September 2010 | Duchesne, Utah

Dirt Dinghy Cruising

24 September 2011 | Columbus New mexico
Jodee, COLD
Since our last blog a lot has happened. In October 2010 Russ had hip replacement and one week after his surgery I had emergency Gallbladder removeal. After recouping from that we left Duchesne Ut and headed south. Our time was spent in Sierra Vista Arizona and surrounding area. The only thing it is missing is the color green.

We headed back home in June and spent the summer following up with health. All is good in the health area.

As you know "Smoke - N - Blues" has been up for sale. While we were waiting for a buyer we were busy with starting the next chapter in our life.

First the toyota camery wagon needed work and the cost was more than the cars was worth. So we decided that we would trade the car for a truck. We purchased a Chevy Silverado 2500 HD. Then we went out to look for a bumper pull trailer. We found the trailer and sold the Motorhome to purchase the 29' 2009 Keystone Mountaineer trailer. It had been used three times. What a find. Nice little appartment. We also purchased a gocart "Hammerhead" toy.

Now it is time to head south. We ended up in Columbus, NM volunteering for the Columbus Historical Society. We have been here since Oct. 4th.

We headed south to leave the cold and snow in Utah. What a joke. We have learned that its not how far south you go, it's the elevation that maters. Columbus, NM is at 4000 feet. We are 3 miles from the mexico border. We have had freezing temperatures and even snow twice. Next year we will head to lower elevation.

We have friends that have Rzr side-by-side OHV (off highway vechiles). We got bit when we meet them at Coral Pink Sand Dunes last year. Since we could not afford the Rzr we purchased the Hammerhead. The first short trip was with our good friends Liz & Bert up in Providence Utah. We drove out their driveway and down the street to the trail. Up the trail a short ways and took a break. Then it did not start. Bert and Russ figured it out and to work they went. They bypassed the celinoid and then it started and back to the house we went. Russ went and purchased a new fuse housing and we are back in business.

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Vessel Name: Smoke-N-Blues
Vessel Make/Model: Peterson 40
Hailing Port: Sparks, NV
Crew: Capt. Russ Fields, Co-Capt. Jodee Fields, Taco & Lucy guard dogs.
About: Capt. Russ - Retired Corporate Pilot. Co-Capt. Jodee - Cook, Bottle Washer and anchor whench
Extra:
Smoke-N-Blues is a Peterson 40 that was previously owned by Dennis Conners back in 1979. Its original name was "Highroller" and was reported to have done well in the "SORCY" race. Before conversion to a castle the PHRF was 54 draft was 8' and weight was 18,000 lbs now it is 8.5 draft and 29,000 [...]
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38 Nautical Miles Northwest from San Blas, Nayarit, Mexico
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Majority of the photos were taken by Rich Boren aboard Third Day
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Smoke-N-Blues in Moro Bay
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Smoke-N-Blues at Moro Bay, CA

Who: Capt. Russ Fields, Co-Capt. Jodee Fields, Taco & Lucy guard dogs.
Port: Sparks, NV
We wish everyone fair winds, calm seas and bug free anchorages.
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