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Jan 26, 2019 - Goodyear, AZ - Cotton Lane RV Park

After two nights we headed I-40 to AZ 95 through Lake Havasu and Quartzite to Cotton Ln RV Park in Goodyear, AZ. We stayed 4 nights here to visit several friends, Ron & Jackie Athey, Ray & Linda Webb, my good friend, Ruth Parker and then long time friend, Charleen Peake. Staying that many days allowed us great visiting time and some relaxing time at the park. It was here that I started walking again. Dale and I were able to take several 20-30 minute walks which is a first for me in over 18 months. Nice to be that mobile again. Goodyear, AZ...

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Winter2019

Jan 29, 2018 - Goodyear, AZ - Cotton Lane RV Park

Easy day's drive through the desert. Arrived and were setting up in 83 degree weather and greeted by a roadrunner. Made my day. Most parks in the area, especially out east of town are full. Lots of people staying in RV's for the winter now. Prices have certainly gone up for camping. This will be an expensive trip. We are here for four nights and will see Ruth Parker on Wednesday and Dale & Carroll Rees on Thursday. Also got to see Dave Jedynak for lunch with Rees'. Dotti had had minor leg surgery and was unable to join us.

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Winter 2018

Mar 16, 2017 - Phoenix International Raceway

Youza is all i can say AGAIN. Temps in mid 90s for whole 4 days at the track, know why its called the Valley of the Sun for sure. Great races all weekend, Ryan the "rocket man" won after a 138 race drought in a 2 lap restart dash at end of race. Lots of favorites were very upset at result. Lots of visiting with our Tucson friends and Monday arrived before we wanted it to. Will return to Mesa for 2 days before heading to Calif for one last week before heading home. I see weather has returned to normal on our island so feel its safe to come...

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Into the sun 16/17

Jun 4, 2016 - HOT - PART DEUX!

Okay....I think we truly have dropped into Hell, through no fault of our own. At least I hope so... How do you spell miserable "Joyce and John in Arizona", that is how!!! Temperatures reached 117 today, and as I type this it is only 91 at 12:09 A.M. Sunday. The inside of the RV this afternoon was...drum roll....another drum roll...101! That is with both AC's fans, water bowls in front of two fans, wet towels around our necks, two showers of pure cold water...etc, etc. I think you get the picture. Here is some worldly advice from someone...

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Jun 3, 2016 - HOT!

If we make it through the weekend, I will be 20 lbs lighter. Today's estimated temperature is 112 degrees. And, 114 for tomorrow. I think we made it to Hell. Yesterday it only made it to 105, but the inside temperature in the RV was 96. That was with 2 air conditioners going, 2 fans with bowls of water in front of them, and all windows covered. We kept a wet towel in the freezer and periodically would wipe our bodies down, and Toby's as well, to help keep cool. Yikes! Thank goodness it cools down to upper 70's at night so we can sleep. We...

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May 24, 2016 - She's baaack...

Looks like I have been AWOL for a bit. Yeah, it has been a pretty sedate, boring life we have been living this month. We have gone out for dinner a few times, but for the most part we have stayed at home just doing stuff. John has started doing some leather crafts and made my son a cell phone holder that clips on to his belt. Since Michael is a firefighter (of the year, I might add..so proud) he engraved his Fire House logo onto it. It turned out really cool and I am so excited that he is finding a hobby to keep him busy. He is now working...

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May 9, 2016 - Sam Hill

Have you ever wondered about the comment "Sam Hill"...which in olden times they used as a swear word? We were watching an old movie tonight and someone used the phrase and I wanted to know what it meant...so, off to the Internet to find out. Here is the answer: "A possible origin for the phrase "Sam Hill" is the surveyor Samuel W. Hill (1819–1889). Hill allegedly used such foul language that his name became a euphemism for swear words". So now you know. You are welcome. We were going to a museum in Phoenix on Saturday, but first we stopped...

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May 4, 2016 - 100 degrees...nooooo.

Yesterday we met up with our friends from Colorado...John and Arlene. We met them at the RV park in Benson, Arizona almost 4 years ago and have been able to meet up with them at least once a year. They are dear, dear friends and we always have a great time with them. We had lunch at a great Mexican restaurant called Manuels. Then they came over to see our redecorating on the RV. They approved and that made us smile. Today we didn't leave ...at all. I think I will just say it, we were miserable today. it was 100 degrees outside today and...

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May 2, 2016 - Our new bedroom

I know I say this every month...but, can you believe it is May already? Heading into Summer. You know Summer used to be my favorite season, but I am thinking that I am edging towards Fall. Maybe it is because we have been spending so much time in the Southwest where it is always Summer....ha. Back in the swing of things. We have been doing a bit more remodeling. This time it is the bedroom. We painted it a chocolate brown on the walls, but the slide area we decided on a tan color so it wouldn't be so dark. Notice I said "we"...hahaha....

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Apr 28, 2016 - Changes

Back home again with dog and husband. Now, I just looked at that sentence...seems like husband should have come first, huh? Hehehe It is always good to get home when you have been away for a bit. I had a wonderful time with Michael and Megan and am looking forward to visiting them again next Spring. My husband was quite busy while I was gone. We have talked about remodeling the RV, as I mentioned a week or so ago, and he decided to surprise me. Boy, did he ever! He painted the walls of the bathroom a taupe color, then added a peel and stick...

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Apr 17, 2016 - Dresser sadness

Yesterday we shopped for a new dresser for the bedroom. Really hard to find one with the specifications that we need...like no deeper than 15 inches. We hit a couple furniture stores and found one we really liked, including the fact that it was only 14 inches deep. Three large drawers, painted an antique red (we can always repaint) and perfect.... So, we go home, John gets the urge to tear things up, so he tore apart the dresser in the bedroom and took it to Goodwill. Nice job, honey, only my clothes are now in a plastic bag...lol. Today,...

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Apr 13, 2016 - Friends come to visit

One of our friends from United Airlines (back when we were "worker bees") stopped by today with her husband. They were coming from Texas, heading to Palm Springs and we had them for lunch and wine and great conversation. Sandy and Dean Roberts live in Florida, but travel periodically throughout the U.S. in their car, staying at hotels along the way. The last time we saw them was when we were in New Mexico about a year ago. Always fun to see friends that you have a shared past with, isn't it? I think I will consider this a "throwback...

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