Saturday, November 26, 2011

Palm Desert Thanksgiving

We've been at Thousand Trails Palm Springs for a couple weeks now.  As I mentioned in my last post, we met up with a group of friends here for Thanksgiving and have had a great time visiting.  I posted one Thanksgiving pic, but thought I'd add a couple others I took plus a group shot our friend Sissy turned out better than mine.

filling our plates
more filling our plates
The group at the table!  18 of us at Thanksgiving this year
Friday after Thanksgiving we drove our friends, Dave & Anne, to Borrego Springs to show them where we like to boondock in that area.  They then showed us where to find these metal sculptures in Borrego Springs…

Prospector and mule metal sculpture
Dave and Dave by the can see how big it is
More metal sculptures
I had seen the metal sculptures mentioned on the internet but had never actually seen them…amazing!  There are many more that I didn't photograph, all of them are great.

Tomorrow we take off for some more boondocking…always nice to get away from everything and just enjoy nature!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!  I'm thankful for so many things; health, family, friends and fulltime RVing!  We are currently at Thousand Trails Palm Springs.  It's been a busy time, we met up with a group of friends here so we could all have Thanksgiving dinner together.  We ladies came up with a menu and divided the cooking between us...I was in charge of pies...and we had quite a feast at 2:00 p.m. today.  It was really fun... a lovely Thanksgiving meal with friends.  Hope you that celebrate Thanksgiving have a fabulous holiday!

Everyone chowing down on Thanksgiving dinner!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Long time

 Yep, it’s been a very long time since my last post…I almost decided to just quit blogging, but here I am at it again!  We are back down south, currently at Thousand Trails Palm Springs.  A bunch of friends are meeting here for Thanksgiving again this year.

Our site at Likely Place RV

To catch you up:  we left Bend Sept. 13, our destination was Thousand Trails Cottonwood.  We stopped at; Likely Place RV and Golf  Resort in Likely, CA, Bordertown RV near Reno, The Station in Tonopah Nevada, Sam’s Town in Vegas and Don Laughlin’s RV Park in Laughlin.  Except for Likely, CA all of the parks were places we have stayed before.   Likely was really nice, we’d stay there again.   The weather was rather warm but nice and sunny the entire trip.

Bell Rock Sedona, AZ
Cottonwood was fun.  We knew our friends John & Sissy and Dave & Anne were already at the park, but to our great surprise Ron & Marilyn had come up from Phoenix!  We had no idea they were going to be there, we were really pleased to see them.  Later other friends, Bill & Phyllis, also arrived plus Ron & Marilyn’s friends Alan & Kristine came up from Phoenix, so we had quite a bunch for our happy hour get-togethers.  A group of us went on a little day excursion to Sedona to enjoy the beautiful red rock and have lunch.  Such an amazingly beautiful area!

We left Cottonwood Oct 12 and thought we’d go boondocking in Quartzsite, but it ended up getting way too hot to live without air conditioning (high 90’s - low 100’s).  We can't run the air without being plugged in to shore power so after 3 days of roasting we headed to Thousand Trails Palm Springs.  On Nov 3rd we went down to our favorite boondocking area near Borrego Springs, CA.  What a lovely week, so quiet and except for a couple days we had wonderful weather.

That’s about it for the last couple months.   Been having a terrific time, meeting up with good friends and just enjoying RV life!

Likely Place RV
Group shot at Sedona
View at Sedona, AZ
Another view of the red rock in Sedona
By our camp site in Quartzsite, AZ
The mountains just before sunset in Quartzsite, AZ
Another amazing Quartzsite sunset
Our site near Borrego Springs, CA
Rainbow near Borrego Springs, CA
Sunset at Borrego Springs
Cheye in the left foreground, our trailer in the right background!
A visitor Cheye found at Borrego Springs