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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 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
Feb 28, 2011 - Parker, AZ
Feb. 28-Mar 14. Parker, AZ., Havasu Springs Resort CRA. Resort was on Colorado River just North of Parker about 15 miles. The weather was great [in the 80's]. We went to Lake Havasu City a few times. Of course we had to go to London Bridge, we also checked out another campground for next year. We drove up to Needles, CA. and Bullhead, AZ. and checked out more campgrounds, again for next year. Of course while close to Laughlin we went to the casino's and walked along the river. We had a great day. We really did enjoy ourselves while in the...Jump to full entry
Feb 20, 2011 - Utah & a visit with Mom...
Thursday we took a day trip into St George, Utah to take care of some business and then we doubled back to Arizona to spend some time with Mom. We were out of town last week on her birthday and we wanted to take her out to lunch to celebrate it. She chose a mexican restaurant in Mesquite which pleased my hubby greatly. You know how he feels about his mexican cuisine! We were supposed to bring a Marie Callendar's sourcream blueberry pie along for dessert, but due to a scheduling issue with the VA, we had to postpone that for a week. Mom...Jump to full entry
Feb 18, 2011 - Judgment...
I got this from my Aunt De this morning & for some reason it just really hit home. It's been on my mind all day so I decided to share it with you as well. ************************************************************************************************** 'Some people!' snorted a man standing behind in the long line at the grocery store. 'You would think the manager would pay attention and open another line,' said a woman. At the front of the line, holding it up, was a well dressed, young woman, trying to get the machine to accept her...Jump to full entry
Feb 15, 2011 - Back in Vegas...
We arrived in Vegas to gale force winds & a 10 degree drop in temperature from the past week. Darn, we were hoping to wash a couple of month's worth of dirt off the 5'er but not in this wind. Guess it will have to wait a bit. It was good to be home again & we were especially glad that Bonnie prepared her wonderful spaghetti for dinner, we were starving when we arrived. We didn't set up, just parked across the front of the house until tomorrow. After dinner we played a rousing game of Hand & Foot and then retired to the rig to watch a bit of...Jump to full entry
Feb 14, 2011 - Happy Valentine's Day...
I hope you all enjoyed your Valentine's Day. Larry & I had a relaxed morning with a late breakfast. Nope, no breakfast in bed, although my honey gave me a full body massage last night. Wow, he did a great job, you'd think he went to school to start a new career as a masseuse! We made a pact a couple of years ago that I got a massage on Monday's and Larry on Thursday's. We even considered purchasing a table but finally thought better of it due to room constraints. When we lived in the stick house we got 2 for 1 coupons regularly from the...Jump to full entry
Feb 13, 2011 - La Paz County Park, Az...
We had a nice day today. After a bite of lunch we headed back to the Blue Water Casino to the movie theater for a matinee. I wanted to see the chick flick 'Just Go With It' starring Jennifer Aniston & Adam Sandler. It was a chick flick for sure but had numerous funny lines and Larry said he enjoyed it too. Talked to our friends Tim & Crystal Ryerson this morning. Seems they are in Quartzite but leaving tomorrow so it didn't work out to see them this time. You might remember that we purchased our Sea Eagle Paddleski from them & we sure have...Jump to full entry
Feb 12, 2011 - Parker, Arizona....
We had a great time visiting with Carl & Jackie in California & all too soon it was time to get on the road again. Thanks so much for your hospitality guys, we had a great time. I appreciate all of the family pics too Jackie. Hope to see you both again soon! We arrived in Parker, Arizona late in the day & were not happy to learn that Buckskin State Park was all filled up. One of the risks you take when you don't have a reservation, especially in a snowbird area. We are usually just ahead of the crowd or just behind them but it didn't work...Jump to full entry