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Mar 19, 2013 - A Long Drive in the Desert

What a day this was!! We left Anthony at 8:05AM heading to a one night stay in Tucson. The distance fit our rule of four hour maximum travel which may be extended on rare occasions to five hours. After a time change since Arizona does not recognize daylight savings time, we arrived at Tucson and discovered that the exit from the interstate was closed due to road construction. A call to the campground seeking guidance on how to find the site, gave us a wonderful answering machine telling us that the entire staff was in the park somewhere and...

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Mar 15, 2013 - News, not good.

We had a really long day,with some good news and bad news. But, I am pooped and am not entering in the journal till tomorrow. We are leaving Camp Verde tomorrow morning and headed for Tacna, Arizona, which is about 40 miles east of Yuma. We will be there at least a month. First..the bad news.... The truck has a cracked manifold, and cylinder problems with diesel getting into the oil. Repair amount? Quoted...about $8000.00. Pain and suffering..endless. He suggested we unload the truck. Great...so, its a repair job or a down payment....

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Mar 14, 2013 - Sedona Part Deux

As I said yesterday, I will be posting more photos of the glorious Sedona red rocks. There were so many pictures that I wanted you to see most of what we saw, especially if you have never been to Sedona. I hope you enjoy my photos. Enjoy the photos, my interpretation of the beauty of the land that God smiled upon. Today was the birthday of my long time, sister-girl friend. Love ya, Lois and Happy Birthday.

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Mar 13, 2013 - Sedona, Arizona

We had such a long day yesterday that I was too pooped to make an entry in the journal. Sorry. But, the great thing was that we went to Sedona. Oh, my gosh, FANTASTIC, BEAUTIFUL, AWESOME, JAW DROPPING AND AMAZING! If you have never been to Sedona it is definitely a place that should be on everyone’s bucket list. As you look at the amazing mountains you cannot help but thank God for making them and letting you feast your eyes upon such majesty. We arrived in the early afternoon and I must say, John and I said over and over…”OMG look at...

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Mar 11, 2013 - Monday

We went into Surprise today. Stopped at Jack & Lois's house to visit for awhile, We had a great visit, as usual. We have been friends for so many years, and know each other so well. Always fun to be with them. Then we went to the doctor for my visit. Still hoping someone will figure out what is wrong with my hip. He is referring me to an orthopedic doctor. Disappointing, as I wanted him to say "oh, it is because of ???" But, no, it didn't happen that way. Have had MRI, CT Scan, x-rays, twice with the cortisone shots. Maybe I should go to a...

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Mar 10, 2013 - Old Cottonwood

Today was a lazy day. John watched Nascar on T.V. and I, well, I took a nap. After the race and the nap we decided to go into Old Cottonwood to see what the town had to offer. It was a short drive as we are only about 20 miles from where we are staying. It was a beautiful day, in the upper 60’s with sun shining. We drove into the old town and enjoyed seeing all the old architecture. The town was virtually closed as the only shops open were the numerous wine tasting cafes and a few antique stores. We walked to the end of the street where...

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Mar 9, 2013 - Jerome in the snow.

It continued to rain today and as we were driving to Jerome it was snowing. Being in Arizona and having it snow just does not compute. But, driving through an old ghost mining town in a cloud and snow on the ground seemed appropriate. Some info on Jerome: "Located high on top of Cleopatra Hill (5,200 feet) between Prescott and Flagstaff is the historic copper mining town of Jerome, Arizona. Once known as the wickedest town in the west, Jerome was a copper mining camp, growing from a settlement of tents to a roaring mining community. Four...

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Mar 8, 2013 - Gold King Mine & Ghost Town

This Internet problem has finally been kinda-sorta fixed. We found as long as we hook up our hot-spot to the computer, rather than the electrical outlet, we can get the battery charged. It only lasts a couple hours, then we have to charge it again. At least we can have it occasionally. The RV park? They have still blocked me from using their Internet. Bad Joyce. I know how many pictures I entered, and I must explain that there was just so much to see and I had a hard time deciding which to put in the journal. Actually, I took 110 photos. We...

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Mar 6, 2013 - Montezuma's Castle

We are at LeeAnn's using their Internet. Sorry for the delay, but we used too much and they cut us off, which apparently wasn't hard to do as we only were alloted 100 mg's at this park. No ATT here in Cottonwood, closest one is 69 miles away. We went to Montezuma's Castle and Well and were truly amazed at the incredible views. The castle was so high up on the wall, we couldn't imagine how they didn't have lots of children and elderly fall off. "Montezuma Castle National Monument, located near Camp Verde, Arizona, in the Southwestern United...

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Feb 22, 2013 - Camp Verde, Arizona

It’s chilly up here at 3200 feet, even in Arizona! We have had freezing temperatures almost every night, although it warms up a bit during the day. A few days ago, we got a couple inches of snow, but it is all gone now. We haven’t let the weather stop us, of course. Camp Verde is a town of nearly 11,000 people on I-17 along the Verde River about 70 miles north of Phoenix. It began in the 1860s as a military camp, although Native Americans had lived in this area for centuries. The final army camp, which is now Fort Verde State Historic Park,...

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2013-Adventures

Oct 13, 2012 - Fort Verde, Montezuma's Castle, Montezuma's Well

Today was a full day visiting Fort Verde State Historic Park, Montezuma's Castle, and Montezuma's Well. We walked on the land of ancient dwellings and visited the Arizona territory fort of the 1870's and 1880's. To imagine what life was like in these two very different time periods was intriguing. The Sinagua people occupied this 40-50 room house around the years 1,000 to 1,400. The reason for their departure from the dwelling (and others in the area) remains a mystery.

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Oct 9, 2012 - Goodbye Utah, Hello Arizona !

Yesterday (Oct 3rd) we left Utah in our rear view mirror & pointed the truck towards Arizona. We are currently in Camp Verde & will be here till the 22nd, then its back to Picacho to settle in for the winter. We're not sure what we will be seeing while we are here, but we're sure we'll find something. We have visited this area before, who knows...we might have missed something. Our trip here took us up Hwys 163 south, Hwy 160 west, Hwy 89 south, I-40 west, I-17 south to Hwy 240 south. We are staying at Zane Grays RV Park, it is very nice...

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