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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

Jun 25, 2013 - Camp Verde

Tues., June 25th – I hate to keep referring to the weather, but on this trip, it seems to have great impact. We awoke to a chill in the air this morning and were glad we brought along our heavy comforter. Then we rolled out of the higher elevation of Flagstaff into Camp Verde just an hour away. Well…it hit 99◦ this afternoon! The forecast is calling for 111◦ in a couple of days. We set up in Distant Drums RV Resort, a very fancy, dancy RV destination. We spent a couple hours driving into the small city of Camp Verde. The area is very scenic...

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May 14, 2013 - On the road again...

Today we have left Arizona on our way to our summer gig at Cedar Breaks National Monument. Our first stop was Distant Drums RV Resort near Camp Verde, AZ. What a place! We spent one night, but we will be back here for sure. Next stop was Kanab, UT via Hwy 89 & 89A for a overnight. We are enjoying be on the road again and taking in all the beauty of our surroundings. We met up with our friends, Bill, Sharon & Joyce in Kanab. Tomorrow we are off to Kodochrome Basin State Park Campgound for 7 days.

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Apr 29, 2013 - Montezuma's Castle

We drove to Montezuma's Castle National Monument, we stopped at the Casino near the entrance to Montezuma's Castle and had lunch. We played Wheel of Fortune prior to leaving and I won $30 and Reggi won $250. Montezuma's Castle is a wonderful specimen of a multi-story cliff dwelling. It has an active "Bee Cave" that is several 100 years.

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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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The Gypsy Whaylands

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