Saturday, April 11, 2015

A Long Day's Drive

Our next stop was to be Deming but since our plans are always in Jello we stopped at Wilcox. 
We have stayed at the Elk's Lodge in the past so that's where we went. They were having dinner "Indian Taco's" so we went in for dinner. There was another rv parked there and Donna met him. 
Another small world happening as he was from Watertown, NY near where she grew up.

The next day we did a long trip, 220 miles to Douglas, NM down near the MX border. Why a long trip? It normally is 72 miles but we went thru the Coronado National Forest, then down RT 80 to Douglas. Most of it was on dirt roads.

At Douglas we stopped at Good Way Cafe for lunch.

We enjoyed our food and visiting with Tom & Terese Allen the owner's (father & daughter).
As we were leaving and sitting in the car looking at the map they decided we needed two of their huge cinnamon buns for breakfast. (2 days worth).

The map took us up another dirt road back toward Willcox. We geocached and took a side trip into Rucker Canyon. More pretty scenery.

Glad we didn't see this when caching.

Friday, April 10, 2015

On the Road Again

March 31st
We spent 9 days on our lot in Yuma. Bob worked on loading up the tools to take back east to his sons. We also went to the movies and dinner's with the Boomer group, Elk's Lodge for dinner with our single friends
and Algodones MX for dental, haircut and more tequila.

April 9th. 
We headed out on our eastern sojourn.

Stopped at Picacho Peak RV Resort where our friends Penny and Joe Judge spend their winters. Had a lovely meal at a Greek restaurant in Arizona City then sat our for a long visit and happy hour.
Cute golf cart that we would like to have.

Headed east again thru Tucson with plans to go to Deming but stopped at the Elk's Lodge in Wilcox for a couple of nights. Worked on the blog all afternoon. Difficult learning the new photo program we have now. 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Cottonwood Stay

March 16-29
We return every year to Cottonwood to the 1000 Trails RV park. 
We do our doctoring here. See friends and kick back.
Our friends Kay and Tom Seliskar were staying in Prescott invited us to join them in the quaint town of Jerome for lunch. 
The Haunted Hamburger has a great view and great hamburgers.

 The view toward Flagstaff showed the mountains still had snow.
 After lunch we went to a Ghost Town that had been a copper mining community.

The guys really enjoyed looking at the antique cars.

The windmill and a pretty view.
And the Bordello.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Apache Junction and "the" Trail

We spent a wonderful 3 days at Apache Junction Elk's Lodge.

Not only did we have a beautiful view of Superstition Mountain but our friends Gary & Audrey Wyatt and Bill & Esther Goodchild from our home town came by for a visit and a delicious dinner at the lodge.

Our second day we went shopping. First was Fry's Electronics which is Bob's "toy" store then a brief stop at Home Depot for more goodies. When we got back Denise & Jerry Siegle came by. They work camp in the area and we went out to dinner with them at Handlebar's Cafe.

Our third day we drove the Apache Trail from one end to the other and back.
 The road turns into dirt for about half the drive. The scenery is beautiful. 

Apache Lake

At the far end is Roosevelt Lake, the bridge over the Salt River and the dam.
On our way back we stopped at Tortilla Flats for linner.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Rally after Rally

March 3rd. Chapter 7 had a rally near Quartzsite at mm 99. 7 Rigs showed up.
Bob had added the Air-Tabs to the back of the coach and it really improved the handling of the MH.
Our next rally was at Tucson's Pima County Fairgrounds. March 7-12.
We were parked with the Boomer group (BOF). Happy Hours most days.
We gathered several times at the big hall and attended seminars.
The founder of the Escapees, Kay Peterson spoke at the opening ceremonies.
 There was the parade of flags, both Chapters and BOF's 
 Our favorite entertainer's the Rivoli's were there.
 Bob volunteered to drive a golf cart to transport the attendee's.
We went out to eat at Hot Rod's. While eating we could watch worker's restoring cars and bikes.
We saw lots of our friends and made a lot more. Attended many seminars. Coffee and donuts every morning at one of the halls and shopped the market place. Chapter Row was a great way to check them out and see our friends there. We also volunteered to make popcorn but when we arrived they were out of oil so we got the job of cleaning up the booth.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Kofa Kamping Part 2

Our friends Audrey and Gary Wyatt and Bill and Esther Goodchild from Salem came to Yuma from Mesa, AZ. 
We gave them the "Grand Tour" of the area.

We met them at Lute's Casino for lunch after they had toured the Territorial Prison.
The next day we attended church at our clubhouse.
The member's either donated products or cash to Crossroad's Mission. We collected quite a bunch.
After church we took them to Los Algodones, MX
The first thing was to get Donna's hug from Israel who had taken her to the dentist last month.

After wandering around the vendors etc. It was time for a margarita and a bite to eat. 

Then it was a stop at the Q Casino for some gambling.
The next day we met them for breakfast then it was off to the Cloud Museum.

Next stop was 
where we all got a date shake.
Another day Bob and Tom attended the Air Show at the Marine 
They were in awe of this truck with 3 jet engines, 360 mph.