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Mar 19, 2012 - Last Day in Parker
Sunday - Drove to Havasu lake this morning, checked out the island/penisula where the London Bridge is. Had lunch, then we stopped at 'Basha's for groceries, and came home. Then it rained pretty good here with lots of wind. Monday - We only have internet at the Pavilion, so we only check maybe once/day. Doing cleanup and getting ready to leave first tihing in the mourning to Indio, to hook up with Brian & Laurel.Jump to full entry
Mar 17, 2012 - St Patricks Day
Saturday - The winds are suppose to be high today, 50mph. Hot n sunny, 38c and lows of 16c, too warm to sleep, the birds even chirp all night. The winds last night blew the clouds into the area. First cloudy day since, California,? We went to the Flea Market at the Pirates Den/ La Paz area, these are not like the ones at home. High quality stuff and some really inexpensive stuff(dollar store stuff)Everything except, um dont know. lots of stuff for the MH, >>> RoadRunner <<<. WE drove up to Nellie E's Bar for lunch, its 7 miles out in the...Jump to full entry
Mar 14, 2012 - Parker, the damm dam, & loose ends
Monday - We said our byes at Cotton Lane Rv and moved on down I-5 towards Quartzite, still not knowing where we might end up. Got fueled up and bought a sub, stopped at a rest stop. there has been lots of road construction along our way. Turned off and headed North to Bouse, we decided to go to La Paz Rv north of Parker, and stay on the Colorado River. There are only 2 electric sites on the River. We have one at the far end, overlooking a Par 3 hole, with elec for Riley's Air conditioner. A few yds down from us on the river, is a floating...Jump to full entry
Mar 12, 2012 - Moving Day - Parker AZ, La Paz rv park
Arrived here in the RV park at 02:30, neat place on the Colorado River. there is no cell phone or internet stick here. We are using the club house internet. Very warm +29. Deck Boats, sea doos are prevalent. emerald canyon Golf directly across from our site, watching a Par 3.Jump to full entry
Feb 26, 2012 - Cocopah RV Park, Yuma
May I start by saying Happy Birthday Mark! He's over in Apache Junction celebrating a birthday leading up to the big one...just a couple of years behind his big brother Bruce. We pulled into Cocopah RV and Golf Resort on Thursday. It's a huge park, over 800 sites with park models and transients like us. Most of the the people here are golfers because of the huge golf course which is on the property, golf carts and golfers everywhere. All around us there are huge fields of celery, lettuce, onions and alfalfa. Chuck and Maureen Dearden are...Jump to full entry
Feb 22, 2012 - Quilting in the Desert!
Another beautiful day dawns along the Colorado River! I washed windows in the 5th wheel yesterday so we can actually see the great outdoors without peering through dust and water spots this morning! It's Wednesday and I am going to join the ladies in La Paz County RV Park, right next door to the park we are in, this morning for their weekly quilters get together. Joyce emailed me last night to let me know that she and Mary are coming over to join the group this morning too. Mary knows the La Paz group well because she and Frank stayed over...Jump to full entry
Feb 21, 2012 - Little Desert Burros!
There are roughly 40,000 wild horses and burros roaming the American West today, mostly in California and Nevada, with a few herds along Arizona's western border. While the wild mustang has become a symbol of the west, their history is a little vague. By anyone's best guess, today's mustang is the result of breeding among escaped horses of the Spanish explorers and Mexican missionaries of the 15th and 16th centuries, later pioneers and cavalry troops, with a few plain ol' domestic farm horses thrown in. The burros have a similar lineage,...Jump to full entry
Feb 18, 2012 - Saturday in Arizona!
Another lovely day dawns along the Colorado River. Joyce and Mary are going to be here at 10am to pick me up and all of you who know me know how much I LOVE to sleep in so it was a day of changing the old schedule to getting up early! I did fine, got up, got the coffee on, had my shower, and even made us toast. I took the dogs out for their early morning walk and found the Swap Meet in full swing at about 9am! I had a little wander through with Sammy and Dixie but forgot my money at home so did not do any shopping, just looking! The girls...Jump to full entry
So here it is Friday again, where, oh where does the time go? We got here last week after our Yuma stay, found an rv site in Cattail Cove State Park along the road which leads up to Lake Havasu City. We were only able to get 3 nights there though because of the long weekend celebrating Presidents Day which launches today. Lots of people streaming into the area to enjoy the sun and the beautiful Colorado River. We spent one night in Quartzite on the way here and wandered around the swap meet but most of the vendors have departed for greener...Jump to full entry
Jan 23, 2012 - River Island State Park, Parker, Arizona
We have been here at River Island State Park since last Thursday. It is a small park with about 30 sites on the Colorado River with 50 amp electric and water. The sites are very spacious and the surrounding views are spectacular. We have previously stayed at Buckskin Mt. S.P. just down the road, but we are really enjoying the beauty, quiet and very clean park. The only minor difficulty is needing to use the dump station as their is not sewage connection at the sites. Linda & Jerry have been here with us, so of course we have been playing...Jump to full entry
Jan 18, 2012 - Parker, Arizona
After spending 4 nights beachside camping in Ventura, we had to move on. We loved being on the beach and watching the sunsets and listening to the sound of the waves. But all good things must come to an end, so we headed south and east, which meant we had to drive through the LA area. After spending 4 hours driving in heavy traffic, narrow lanes, through construction zones, trying to figure out how we stay on I-10 when there are a zillion choices on the overhead signs and none say I-10 - or worse yet show I-10 going in 2 directions - I told...Jump to full entry
Apr 8, 2011 - Parker and Lake Havasu Arizona
Tom: See Arizona map at bottom of opening page. Karen and I drove to Parker Arizona today (About 139 miles) to see my long time friend from High School; John Meyer. John retired a couple of years ago and now spends the winter months in Parker Arizona. He has been sending me obnoxious e-mails and VM's about how great the weather is in Parker while I am freezing my butt of in the snow and rain in Portland. Just had to see how good he had it and realize how the first quarter of the year in Oregon really sucks! It was good to see John even...Jump to full entry