Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Years Eve

Spent New Years Eve with friends in our campground with a huge fire.

What a beautiful sunset for the last day of 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Exploring Moabi

Walking around the Moabi Park you see some sun shades from the 40's when the Army used
the area for tank practice.

Donna enjoying a walk with Benji and Missy.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas on the Colorado River

Other than a good steak dinner not much of a celebration here at the campfire.

Our Christmas present, flag with a 22 ft pole.
Brother Joe had this bumper sticker made for us, we might have mentioned
 a couple times in Zion that we are on a fixed income (haha)  

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas at brother Joe's

Drove down to L.A. to meet the whole family (minus my sister in Denver) for early Christmas and to welcome Joe's son and bride to-be, home for the holidays. Great get together with food, drink and kidding with each other.

Myself with sister Jeanne.

Sister Chris, Jack and Scamper.

The "always" serious Joe and wife Cindy.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Moabi Regional Park, Ca

Moabi park is right across the river (Colorado) from Topock, Az. At Topock there are three
large gas pipelines that cross the river and are accompanied by compression plants along the way. These plants compress and filter the gases that come from as far as Texas and deliver the (either liquid or vapor gas) gas to Los Angeles, San Fransisco and on up to the state of Washington.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Grapevine Canyon Petroglyphs

Toured some spectacular petroglyphs (the largest amount in one area we have ever seen) in Grapevine Canyon just 6 miles form Laughling, Nv and a three mile dirt road but only 1/4 mile hike to see petroglyphs. What is amazing is that people have not defaced the area...yeah, people!

As you might assume, it was a cold breezy day for a hike to the petroglyphs.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Moabi Regional Park, Ca-- Brother Jack visit

My brother Jack came to visit for two nights of campfires and wine...loved it! In between we did make it to Oatman, Az for some horse play...I mean donkey, and the Kingman museum


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Moabi Regional Park, Ca

Well, we are staying here on the Colorado River for the month of December. Can't beat the price
of $260 a month which includes full hookups...hard to beat. The peninsula, where you camp right on the river, just dirt but it is level for the most part and some tree's but not enough to bother satellite TV. Lots of visits to Havasu and Oatman, AZ

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Zion National Park

Spent 9 days at Watchman Campground over Thanksgiving. Wonderful campground
with 50 amp but no sewer or water connections. Had a great time with the family.

                            Zion views are amazing!

                   The Gang, Donna,Teri, Jopie, Dalye, Joe, Becca, Andrew, Chris & Tom hiking
                  The Narrows (Jack & Randy back at lodge resting up for Thanksgiving dinner).

                    The Girls, Donna, Becca, Chris, Teri & Dalye took a drive to Bryce Canyon Ntl' Park
                     Had a great time, lots of laughing!!

                       Bryce Canyon Ntl' Park--WOW awesome, beautiful!!

                              Thanksgiving, good company & good food!!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

 Still haven't quite got started on our retirement adventure. The walk through on our house is a
couple weeks away then off to Zion for our first "official" start of full timing in the motorhome.
December will find us in Moabi Reginal Park on the Colorado River...afterwards, who knows?
Donna and I are both looking forward to seeing just how far and how long we can full time.
Personally, I think it will be a breeze because we have tented, trailered, vanned, VW bused, and
 cab-overed all around the west without any problems. This 40 foot bus should be a piece of cake (famous last words, ha ha)
    Last week was 6 new tires and today we filled up the diesel tank, weighed the rig, had it
washed and now for the next few days I'll be giving our 2002 Monaco Windsor a good wax job.
See you soon on the road with Missy and Benji too...