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Mar 11, 2018 - The new ISM Speedway

The previously PIR known track continues its transformation to enter the 21 st century. The weather and company was great all weekend and as fate would have it the previous 2 race winner won again on sunday, he put on quite a show for the rest of the field. Only down side was randi was still in recovery mode but medications are working and pneumonia is in full retreat. Many great meals, lots of Blue and Alexander Keith's consumed as we said good bye to friends we have known since we started attending races, a sad but a happy day. Back to...

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Feb 26, 2017 - Rally and beyond!

2/8/17 We arrived at Palm Desert Thousand Trails campground, located two campsites and were lucky enough to get them right across the road for one another. The sites were close to one another but the people around us were fine. We stayed here for 11 days and recuperated from the flu. During the second week Jeannie and I ventured out into the desert to explore some cactus and see what we could find. We captured a “wild desert dog” on digital but the focus was off as it was taken on my cell. 2/19/17 We were in need of a starter for the...

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Feb 26, 2015 - Avondale, Arizona

2/26 – 3/1 Seventy-eight miles on I10 brought us to Avondale, Arizona for The Rally put on by Good Sam and Camping World. There were about 2600 RVs attending this rally which was held at Phoenix International Raceway. We went to a number of seminars, the most interesting being RVing in Mexico and one on Velcro. Entertainment at the event included the Dina Preston Band, Mariachi Passion (female mariachi band), Ticket to Ride (Beatles impersonators), Super Diamond (Neil Diamond impersonator) and The Real Tones. The entertainment was mediocre,...

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Mar 2, 2014 - Phoenix International Raceway

Well race 2 is over and it was a good one. Kevin Harvick was untouchable all day long. Met up with our friends from Tucson and the race weekend was on. Lots of great food, laughs and beers as old acquaintances were refreshed and a year of living stories to be told. Weather turned a little sour on Saturday with a ton of rain falling but only had to cut 35 laps off the Nationwide race but Kyle Busch was also unstoppable in that one. Randi showed off the rig numerous times over the weekend(think she's a saleswoman lol), people love the color...

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Mar 3, 2013 - Lets go Racing Boys

Ah the sounds of V8s. smell of burnt rubber and the pfft of a Budweiser opening. Off to the track on Thu for set up and re-uniting with old race friends. To our dismay our favorite BBQ rib people didn't show so we settled for shrimp steaks and homemade ice cream. Weather was perfect for racing. Friday nite was Nascar Mexico series racing i know we heard all the jokes 20 peso entry ticket Volkswagen's with trailers it was pretty amusing they had a pile up on the warm up lap lol Saturday was Nationwide with Kyle Busch leading the way and...

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Away we go 2013

Sep 2, 2012 - Day 131, Home

Day 131, Sunday, September 02, 2012 We loaded up a day bed on top of our bed to bring home for Rob’s sister and left Tucson. Brody and I entertained each other watching for big red trucks on the way home. We pulled up to the house and opened the door of the bus and were hit by a furnace blast of hot air. The official high was 107 degrees but where we store the bus was 111 degrees. My skin was prickling. Most of our time in Alaska was spent at about 60 degrees. That’s a 50 degree difference. Ugh. We unloaded everything and Rob washed the bus...

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Mar 31, 2012 - Avondale, AZ

12th Good Sam Rally, Phoenix International Raceway! We arrived about 8:30 AM on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at the racetrack. We had no problem getting in, but oh were we packed tight and discovered how "not ready" this group was for us. Had we not gone last year to Redmond, OR to this Rally we would never had known the difference, but we did and we didn't like this first day's experience. The raceway dictated how things had to be done and we can assure you that we will not be coming to any Nascar race here. We did pay for electric hookup...

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Roper Adventures

Feb 22, 2009 - Crossing New Mexico and Arizona in anticipation of The Thing!

February 22, 2009 Another travel day. Not quite as many miles to go today, but they are long miles with not a lot to see if all you had was the road and the land. Luckily, however, at least in New Mexico, man-made structures on the otherwise desolate highway make it interesting. And they come in many varieties. First there are the official signs. This flat plain in New Mexico was pretty desolate, and the open areas allowed the wind to build up to a mighty power. Luckily today that wasn’t the case, but New Mexico sure was trying to scare us...

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Winter Range 2009



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