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Mar 8, 2016 - Alamo Lake

We drove to Alamo Lake State Park, a little further west and north. Lakes are not a common phenomena here, as a matter of fact any body of water is very hard to find here. All the rivers we have seen so far are dry and the 2 lakes that are in this area are far below their normal water levels. All because of irrigation upstream and the drought they have experienced over the last 4-5 years. However as we travel through this part of the state we see miles of green blocks; irrigated alfalfa fields and large dairy farms. All in the middle of the...

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Jan 16, 2015 - Misc and Alamo Lake St Park

Misc to Alamo Lake St Pk The past several days have been, shall we say, rather uneventful, insofar as an abundance of public interest is concerned. Oh yes, there was a short hike with an acquaintance from the Portland Bergie outdoor club, the T-ball practice with a bunch of 4 and 5 year olds, an attempt at camping with family and friends – only to be thwarted by family and me being stricken with the flu for a few days, and the oh so sad finale of the Ducks. Which brings me to Alamo Lake State Park. Tucked up in the hills north of Hwy 60,...

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Feb 26, 2012 - Lake Alamo

Feb 26 Out outing today was to Lake Alamo State Park and Wickenberg. Lake Alamo is a beautiful lake out in the middle of the desert. It is beautiful, we took a picnic lunch and sat at the dam. Left Lake Alamo and headed to Wickenberg to get a few supplies and lake a Mexican dinner. Home now to update the blogs.

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Mar 1, 2011 - Alamo Lake State Park

The last several stops we've made to Salome, AZ and the Desert Vista RV Park we've driven out to this lake for fishing. We've said we'd like to come out here for a short stay. It was a very pleasant 136 mile drive from Sun City. Rebecca drove most of the way and we quickly found an ideal spot on a bluff over looking a cove with lots of bird viewing. As we settled into our "boondocking", the RV to our spot, we also noticed the birds were plentiful. "Boondocking" is an RV term describing the way one camps without any hookups. That is, without...

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Feb 4, 2007 - Salome, AZ and Gold Mines

January 29-Feb. 5 The day before we left Colorado River Oasis in Ehrenberg we got a call from long-time friends Howard and Carol Stoner. They belong to our Arkansas Camper Dancer square dance group. They were in Quartzsite and invited us to come over and go with them to an Escapee event out in the desert. "Bring a brown paper bag with at least a pound of any kind of goods," they said. This was for participation in a game of "brown bag bingo" where everyone gets to pick a bag and anyone can then take it or choose another for themselves....

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Jan 9, 2005 - Quartzsite AZ

Recent rains have added some touches of green to the desert scenery. Radio weather forecasters warn of continuing flash floods, but our drive is easy. As we turn west after Phoenix, signs of humanity are few and far between. After we leave the expressway, Quartzsite appears to be a large town. But when we get closer we realize that few of the buildings are buildings. This is a city of recreational vehicles. Some are in campgrounds as we intend to be, but most take advantage of the Bureau of Land Management lands where one can camp for up to...

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