Monday, November 16, 2015

Vegging Out

Nov 7th we left Las Vegas not knowing where we were heading except south towards Yuma. Was it going to be Needles? Maybe Bullhead/Laughlin? How about Parker? Well we ended up in Quartzsite at Hi Jolly. It was a Saturday so Donna called our friend Millie to see if our favorite band was playing any where. The Yacht Club had been sold where they would normally play and was shut down. "Yes" they were going to play at 4pm. We quickly set up and headed for town. We met Millie but we couldn't find the band. She called "Chief". A friend who came and we found them. They weren't going to start until 6 pm. We went back home for dinner and never went back out.

The next day we went out to grab a few geocaches that were near us then we went down to the long term area to visit with our friends Jim and Barb Denning. We had gotten a text message that Kay and Tom Seliskar were headed our way and when we got home sure enough, they were there. We had a great visit with them and played Pegs and Joker's each evening. The girls won but we did let the guys win a game or two.

Our last day in Quartzsite we visited with them and their friends Pat & Linda Jenkins. We took off geocaching a long run. Due to the heat of the summer and other reasons several of them were missing. We did meet some other caches while out on that run.

On Nov. 10th we headed to the Chapter 7 Rally on Ogilby Rd. in California. The first day there was only 3 rigs. The 6 of us had a nice visit. The next day two more rigs came and we sat out of the wind by our patio door. What patio, just desert. Our last day was the annual meeting. Donna acted as secretary. One more couple drove out from Kofa just for the meeting. Without a quorum for the second time we decided to disband the"Chapter". End of meeting.

Everyone left the next day but we stayed on as we weren't able to get on our lot at Kofa yet. We vegged, we geocached, we watched TV, we read. We had a beautiful sunset.

Sunday the 15th we headed out to Yuma. We stayed at the Paradise Casino. After unhooking we headed out to get groceries and fuel. After fueling we decided to head to the VFW to do a little dancing and visit with friends. The first person we saw was Sharie. She was with us the day we met. Always good to get hugs from our friends. Handlebar Jim, Jo Bada, Shirley Bradley were all there too as was bashful John. We had a nice visit then we hit Walmart for our supplies before heading home. In the evening it rained. That messes up our TV so we watch a DVD of the Outlander series.

The next day we called Kofa and our lot was empty a day early so we moved into "home"

Friday, November 06, 2015

Las Vegas Fun

Our stay at the 1000 Trails in Las Vegas was great fun. We arrived on Oct 26th. Not much happened the first few days. We read and did routine chores like laundry.

Bob invited his sister, Gayle from Ft. Myers, FL to come and visit. He put her up at the Boulder Station a few blocks from us.

On Halloween we took her for a tour of Valley of Fires State Park.
In the evening we went to Fremont Street. 
Had dinner at the 4 Queens.
 Then we walked the streets looking at all the Halloween costumes.
This couple caught our "eye". Check out theirs. Spooky.
 Doctor Howe Fletersnatch. Say that out loud.

 Then we had to take our shots.
 This guy must have had a headache.
 We took Gayle down to the Ventian Casino.

 She was trying to hit on the statue.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Las Vegas Here We Come

We left Cottonwood on the Oct. 19th. The desert heading up to Hoover Dam.
We spent 1 night at the Elk's and 3 nights at the Freightliner Service Center at North Las Vegas. The coach had a going over from top to botton and front to back. All set for Alaska.

We drove around Las Vegas and visited with Karl and Maryann in Boulder City. We checked out the refurbished campground at Boulder Beach on Lake Mead.

When we were done with the Freightliner we headed to Las Vegas Bay campground on  Lake Mead. Chuck Bothwell and Karen Lesco were camped there and we wanted to spend some time with them.
We had a lovely view.

 Enjoyed watching the quail strut their stuff.
 Happy hours were always happy and Janet Henry was nearby so she came to one as did Mark Cotter.
We went to Fremont Street one night with Chuck and Karen also.
While there Bob worked on cleaning the K&N filter. What was suppose to take a couple of hours took more like 8 and Chuck had to come over and help.

When we left there heading to 1000 Trails in Las Vegas we heard a loud pop and couldn't get the engine to go faster than 15mph uphill. We stopped at the Elk's Lodge in Henderson and took apart the bed again to get to the engine where a hose had come loose. Bob quickly repaired it and we were on our way again. Stayed tuned for our Las Vegas Adventure.

Thursday, October 22, 2015


We spent 4 weeks in the Thousand Trails RV Park. Only took 4 pictures.

 The night of the eclipse and red moon we went to Tuzigoot to listen to this Indian Flutist with Ron Walker and Merdith.
 The Red moon was awesome.
 The rest of the time we stayed around the motorhome and did a lot of reading. Started our diet so we didn't even go out to eat at our favorite restaurants.

We did go to the clubhouse one evening and Janet Henry joined us. We also visited with Larry Larson  at his home. Saw friends at the Senior Center. Donna went to the podiatrist and got a shot for the arthritis in her foot. 

We went to the Elk's Lodge and transferred our memberships to the lodge here. We sold our lot in
Showlow. Dennings were on the hill outside the park and we visited with them. Joanne Harnet was also here on the hill and she came down for a nice visit.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Meandering Home

September 12th we left Moab and went to Cortez.
Our friends Dan & Marie greeted us just as we arrived.
The next morning we went to breakfast with them.
 In the afternoon we went to Chesnie's recital. She did well.
 After the recital we went to their home and we had drinks and dinner.
Bob brought over our DiRussio's sausages and they loved them so much they are going to order some  online.

September 14 we continued our trip thru New Mexico to Gallup for fuel and thru some beautiful scenery.
 We crossed into Arizona.
We found a wonder free campground at the south entrance to the Petrified Forest.
 The next day we drove into it.
 This was a HUGE log we saw.
 There was this beautiful area.
As we left we came across this old car on old Rt. 66. 
We found out later there was a geocache there.
 Continuing on we came to the Painted Desert.
 The next day we drove to Showlow area. We have a lot there we wanted to put a "For Sale" sign on.
We also placed a geocache there so it would bring people to it and they might buy it.
We then went over to visit our WIN & LOW friends for Happy Hour.

We visited with our neighbors who are traveling from Israel in a rented motorhome.

September 17th we headed for Flagstaff. We stayed in Bonito Nat. Forest CG.
It was beautiful but we had to drive 2 miles to get cell service.

 One day we drove to Walnut Canyon National Monument. We watched a film about the ancient Indians who lived in this canyon. They would farm on top of the mountain.
 Another day we drove to the......
 Our first stop was at the Desert View tower. Bob first saw this from the river.
 The view was fantastic and the river was waaaayyyyy down.
There were many beautiful views.
Donna liked this tree.

 We stopped at this view point for our lunch.
 Going into the west visitor's center parking lot we encountered this elk.
 Another day we drove to Seligman on old RT 66.
We spotted these old signs. Remember them?
Bob was looking for a specific T-shirt so we went into a bunch of gift shops. 

Donna even got to see Elvis up close and personal.
 We returned to Parks the next day to find a few geocaches on old Rt. 66
There was one at this interesting fence made out of skis.
 Another cache was down this path which had been Rt. 66 at one time.
 Our neighbors at the campground were Lori and George from Atlanta.
They were from Atlanta and had left about a month ago to see the west.
Our last night there rain was in the forecast so they packed there gear and slept in our living room.