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Apr 25, 2015 - Cliff Castle Casino, Camp Verde, AZ

Today was a catch-up kind of day...laundry, cleaning, haircut for Dan, etc...boring stuff. And the weather was strange all day. The sky would look dark and threatening for a while and I was sure we were going to get rained on or blown away, and the next minute the sun would be shining. We never got more than a sprinkle until later in the evening, but it made for some interesting photos of the sky throughout the day. There is a huge casino across the highway from the campground (Cliff Castle Casino), and since they gave us coupons at the...

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2015 Southwest Trip

Apr 22, 2015 - Montezuma Castle, Camp Verde, AZ

Today we visited the Montezuma Castle National Monument. Southern Sinagua farmers built this five-story, 20-room cliff dwelling sometime between 1100 and 1300. It occupies a cliff recess 100 feet above the valley. Early American settlers marveled at the structure. They assumed that it was Aztec in origin, hence the name Montezuma Castle. Mind-boggling how they built these structures!

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2015 Southwest Trip

Apr 15, 2015 - V-bar-v

After leaving the madness of sedona, we headed toward camp Verde, az. We had read about the Honanki ruins and rock art site at the v- bar-v ranch. We got there @12:30 and hiked into the site where a ranger explained about the solar clock on the petro panel. Very cool and within an hour you couldn't see it so we made it right on time. We camped south of the ranch on fs 618. Another free blm campsite!

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Nov 16, 2014 - Heading South

Last night was crazy. The wind blew hard all night with Winnie rocking so much that Ringo kept jumping every time there was a gust. We even got a little hail or sleet. I woke up this morning to find that our 8'x8' rug outside the door had blown away. I walked around the campground to see if I could find it, but no luck. We left Kanab this morning and decided to head south on US 89 after looking at the weather to the east. It seems the wind that blew through southern Utah last night was over in New Mexico today. There was no way I wanted to...

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2014 Cross Country 2

Oct 3, 2014 - Camp Verde AZ – Coconino National Forest – Clear Creek Campground

Spent the night in this small forest campground not too far from Phoenix before making our way into Buckeye. It was a relaxing day and Rog beat me at Mexican Train yet again. His strategies for winning that game really work. Even when I start out way ahead, he finds a way to come back and beat me! One of these days, I’ll get him back, though.

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Retired at Last!

Sep 23, 2014 - Camp Verde, AZ Sept

Our trip down from Glendale, Utah was fine... a little hilly, but still OK... We crossed the Colorado River just below the Glen Canyon Dam. Then, south of Page, AZ, we had to take a detour south, as Hwy 89 had a land-slide several months ago that has not yet been fixed. We climbed nearly 2000 feet as we left Page, then back down before we neared Flagstaff... then the big hill... We climbed to just over 7000 feet and my engine temperature rose to the highest I'd ever seen, but fortunately, it kept doing what it was supposed to do and once we...

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May 22, 2014 - Fort Verde State Park

Fort Verde State Historic Park Wikipedia...

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Mar 20, 2014 - back to spring

We're easing our way back home very, very slowly. Although we only came about 100 miles, we drove up 2,000 feet and that made all the difference. July temperatures and cactus are left behind and pine trees and cottonwoods dominate the 20º cooler scenery. We've been to the Sedona area a number of times on day trips, but never had time to fully investigate the great scenery and history around here. A week stay should remedy that. We've left the spacious campsites of a state park and are close to neighbors in a private campground once again....

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Nov 2, 2013 - Camp Verde, Arizona

We visited with Dave and Trish Wood in Camp Verde. We screwed up and forgot to take some pictures of them. They no longer travel in their HitchHiker due to health issues. We try to visit with them whenever we can. This time Dave introduced me to these Sony headphones that are wireless and I use them to hear the television without having it up loud. In fact it can be no volume and I here it just fine. We visited for about 3 days and had dinner with them each night. Dave is a great guy with a wonderful sense of humor.

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Travel 2013

Oct 26, 2013 - Camp Verde, Arizona

Depart: Apache Junction Arrive: Camp Verde Campground: Distant Drums Early on the road this morning and a short drive to Camp Verde. Good bye Saguaro Cactus, Palm Trees and warm days and evenings. We are on our way home. Once we were set up in our campsite we headed to Jerome, Arizona. Jerome in at 5,200 feet and was once a copper mining town. Apparently it was once known as the wickedest town in the west. Four disastrous fires destroyed large sections of the town during its early history. Jerome was once the fourth largest city in the...

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Sep 30, 2013 - The End of September

Hello Family and Friends, Well here it is the end of September already, the time has really flown by, and we have had a busy month. When we arrived here on August 23rd I was wondering if we were going to have more time to spend than activities planned, but we have found that we may not have enough time to see all there is to see out here. But the beauty in that is that we can always come back and venture out even further than we have been. So now that we are here we have decided to just rest and relax until its time for Michael and...

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Epic Odyssey

Sep 2, 2013 - August Update

Ok now where did I leave off ? Oh yeah we were heading out of Eaton County Fairgrounds, we said our goodbyes to Dave and Toni, and our new acquaintances Dave and Barb Okeefe and headed out for Darlenes. The trip north was pretty uneventful and a route that I am very familiar with since Darlenes place is on the way to Mike and Cyd's place on the lake. we arrived in Harrison about 6pm, we took it pretty easy actually, anyway we unhooked the Jeep and backed into Darlenes driveway and leveled the coach out so it was comfortable and hooked up...

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Epic Odyssey

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