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


~~Sue and Doug~~ said...

welome back..glad you decided not to quit!..great campsite in Borrego looks fabulous!!!..enjoy!!

Pikkewyn said...

Great blog. The Arizona desert looks awesome - love the cacti. Suddenly my perceptions of America - influenced by a lifetime of Hollywood movies - are starting to change, thanks to you!

Dave and Lori said...

Wow Pikkewyn...I think that is the nicest thing anyone has ever said about my blog!

Hi Sue and Doug...yeah, Borrego is great. Love the desert!

~~Sue and Doug~~ said...

I can see why!..spectacular scenery and the campsite looks pretty nice too!..Cheyenne must be having a grand time!!

shabby girl said...

So glad to see you back! AZ skies! Right? Oh, the tarantula, the memories that brings back. Ha!
Again, we're trailing you. We'll be in Palm Spgs in Dec. We've spent several weeks in the central coast of CA visiting family, having two new grandbabies, and enjoying the ocean.
Hope we'll run in to you guys eventually!

Dave and Lori said...

Hi! Congratulations on the grandbabies! That is always exciting. I imagine we'll cross paths one of these days...funny how close we get!

Mike said...

So glad you did not give up blogging. We love reading your adventures and the photos are always the best!

Dave and Lori said...

Hi Mike....and thanks!