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Sep 25, 2018 - Our Destation AJ

Tue Sept 25 We pulled out of Dream-Catcher RV park in Deming at 8:30 this morning, not before Sandi takes a few pictures ( well maybe more than a few) of the sunrise. Easy trip today west on I-10 then north on AZ 191 to Stafford, then on to Globe and down the mountain to the valley and Apache Junction. Another issue with the leveling jacks again today. Finally got them quieted down an on to Denali. Overall, today was an uneventful trip. But, the scenery down off the mountain was pretty amazing. It’s a bit warm here, but we expected to find...

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Apr 24, 2018 - Lost Dutchman hikes

I hadn't planned on posting again from Lost Dutchman State Park, but wouldn't you know it - Murphy's Law struck again. Long story somewhat short - the RV Tech came back out to install the slide seals on Sunday and said that the replacement seals were different than what was on the RV. This was after he removed one of the bedroom seals, so he had to re-install the one that came with the RV. Since this was Sunday, there was nobody to contact at the manufacturer, so he left. He and Steve both sent emails to the manufacturer (who has sent three...

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2018 Life in our RV

Apr 24, 2018 - Museum and Apacheland

On Tuesday afternoon, we went to the nearby Superstition Mountain Lost Dutchman Museum which is just down the road about a mile from Lost Dutchman State Park at the base of the Superstition Mountains. The museum contains lots of info and artifacts about native Indians, wildlife, ranches and, of course, the Lost Dutchman himself - Jacob Waltz. It is a small museum, but very well done with nice documented artifacts and displays. There is also a section of the museum that houses original paintings by Ted DeGrazia. At the end of the...

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Apr 21, 2018 - Apache Junction

We enjoyed our extended stay at Voyager RV Park in Tucson so much that we decided to come back and stay for a month after we leave Quartzsite next January. In the short time that we were at Voyager, we learned about so many things to do in the area – such as all kinds of museums, mine tours, cool hikes, restaurants, vibrant downtown area, etc. Plus, we met several folks that stay there every winter, and there are tons of activities onsite, such as craft shows (I’m in!), classes, games, dances and a lot more. We reserved a premium pull...

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Mar 14, 2018 - Lost Dutchmen RV Park

The moment we all dread has arrived. It's time to start our homeward trek after a fun and enjoyable winter in the southwest. Met many old friends, had lots of laughs, saw some good racing, lots of pool time, acquired a glowing tan from all the sunshine and lastly had to say good byes to our friends as it's unlikely we'll be visiting the area any time soon. We've seen the weather is likely to be a bit cooler in the days ahead but we're Canadian eh. It's been a fun trip, enjoyed writing the blog and hearing from some at the same time. Our...

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Mar 8, 2018 - Heading west - last night

Our time is up. There are things we would have liked to do here but that flu really shut us down. Hoped to visit with Rick & Sherry but with an early departure and this flu it was not in the cards. Heading west to Quartzsite today then towards Bakersfield over the weekend. It is certainly not hard to leave this place,there are water issues here. You either have it or you dont!! Yesterday was no exception, go to the showers and find there is NO water again. It is no fun taking a shower when the water suddenly stops...yeah!! Or the times...

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Mar 7, 2018 - Lost Dutchmen RV Park

Back in the big city prepping for race weekend in Avondale. We had a very nice ride from Vegas, with our requisite stop in Wickieup for a Chicago dog, has been a mainstay in all transits from Phx to Vegas and back since we started these trips. Weather has improved immensely here in Phx such that we are even using air in the afternoon. Downside has been that i took Randi to an urgent care centre Monday to discover she had pneumonia, so a regimen of pills and other apothecary goodies were prescribed and she is on the mend, much better than...

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Mar 1, 2018 - Where did the time go? updated severe weather pics

Where did the time go? We are now in the wind down portion of this journey. Just recently I was looking at our travel insurance card and noticed that the return date was one week earlier than I remembered. Good thing I looked at that which means our departure March 9th is coming fast. We have both come down with a nasty flu and that has taken over a week away from us in painful coughing & sneezing , a lack of sleep, then catching up on that sleep anytime during the day. There were days Marion stayed in bed most of the day followed by me...

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Feb 16, 2018 - Hiking the Lost Dutchman trail & Ice cream

Our hike today took us on #56 (treasure loop) circle route straight up the center of the map. It took us to the Green Boulder at 2500 ft where we made the turn to return down to the parking lot. It was a pretty easy go , weather was just right for this today, overcast and 18. Noticed the absence of birds and other desert creatures on todays outing but did cross paths with a few other hikers. There are 3 other trails we will probably do ,one is # 53 up to the basin,after that is to difficult for us to reach the top because the trail is not...

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Feb 13, 2018 - Rebuilding bed frame /window cleaning tip

When we bought this trailer we were very disappointed in the mattress so we got rid of it and replaced it with a real house mattress. That led to a few problems because the new one was to wide, much heavier,4 inches longer, and after banging my head a few times on a ceiling crossbar found it was also 4 inches higher. Todays repair was due to one of those issues. The cross brace under the mattress plywood was coming apart and would soon fly apart.The heavier bedlift pistons we installed to lift this mattress was the reason as they were...

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Feb 6, 2018 - Rosehaven - renamed Scaryhaven!

Laying in bed last night I heard some yelling thinking it was coming from the TV. Marion was still up watching the TV. She uses headphones but this seemed to be to loud for that.I got out of bed to find out the noises were coming a megaphone from somewhere in our vicinity.It sounded like an episode of some Cop show! " ______ in the house.....then something about weapons and come out with your arms in the air...repeated a few times.....get down on the ground ....lay down on your stomach with arms spread out...blah blah ...the usual cop...

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Feb 4, 2018 - Different sunset view

Only thing that happened today was a much needed trip to Costco for some goodies. We thought going there today would be a good idea while the Super Bowl was on leaving us with less shoppers on a Sunday. Tonights sunset not as good as in the past because of our location but its the best we can do for the moment.

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