Weerrr Baaak! It’s been so long since we wrote about our travels that we are going to do a quick catch-up of this year and then try to keep up with places as we visit them. No, we didn’t fall off the face of the earth or give up this fantastic live style! Surprise!!!! We’re still loving it. So…Since our last blog…(can’t remember how long ago) we had put our RV home in storage and rented an apartment in FL. for several months in 2014 with Gene’s mother. When summer came we hit the road again. In May, attended the last College Graduation (Michael), met up with RV friends for a few weeks in the Outer Banks, attended my niece, Sarah’s wedding in NY while Gene’s mother went to Boston for the summer and we headed out west. Traveled to visit kids, friends, more family and finally back down to Florida in October, 2015 for a few months while helping set up Gene’s mother at Aston Gardens Independent Living in Venice. We planned on leaving FL. Jan. 2 but we liked it so much we decided to stay another month before heading Westward-Ho again. We left with another RV couple headed to Quartzsite, AZ. We stopped to visit friends Guy and Sue Alexander in AL. and then Mardi Gras in New Orleans. We were there for two days of craziness and got a call with family emergency and had to head back to FL. Gene’s mother had developed an infection and wound up in the hospital for a week and recuperating at home for another few weeks. We wound up staying til the end of Feb. and started out again. This time we made it out to AZ. where our friends Kelly and Bill Murray waited for us to arrive and hung out boondocking/drycamping (meaning no hookups in the desert) another two weeks with us. What great friends in this RV community! We then went our separate ways as they are headed to Alaska to workcamp and we headed to Las Vegas to visit with my son, Matthew and his wife, Julie. The pictures below start right before we left Florida for the second time which we wound up being there for a few birthdays.
Mardi Gras New Orleans (Nawlins)
Is it a table…or a bench?
The Natural Bridge Caverns The caverns are located near the city of San Antonio, Texas in the Texas Hill Country next to the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch, a drive-through wildlife safari park. The caverns feature several unique speleothems and other geological formations. The temperature inside the cave is 21 degrees Celsius (70°F) year-round and the humidity rate is a constant 99 percent. The deepest part of the public tour is 180 feet below the surface, although undeveloped areas of the cavern reach depths of 230 feet. (Wikipedia)
Met up with other RV Dreamer friends, Greg and Cori and Lee and Trace in Tucson, AZ
Finally!!! arriving at Quartzsite, AZ. La Posa South LTVA. Many were gone that gather every Jan. for the RV show there, but still some interesting campers left.
A special thanks to Bill & Kelly for sticking around Q and organizing the dinner at their house and helping us get settled at Q and the trip to Los Algondones, Mexico. Thanks! Not to mention the trip to the desert bar!
Bike ride to Death Valley
This brunch was awesome! Biggest brunch I’ve ever been to. The menu doesn’t cover half the items. Should have gone to the Dessert Bar first!!
Shortly after we arrived here the campground had a Customer Appreciation night.