I have been enjoying visiting blogs and decided to start my own, even though I don't know what I am doing or if anyone will even be interested in reading what I have to say. I am a 50 year old management consultant who has been married to the the love of my life for 30 years and have two grown daughters and a son-in-law who we are very proud of. We are blessed to live in Scottsdale Arizona and are enjoying getting out and experiencing it in our RV! Thanks for stopping by our blog and please consider joining us, who knows where we will go...Kevin & Tracy.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Changes!

Well it has been a long while since my last post, but I have still been following the activities of many of you. We have had some major changes over the last few months, including my leaving consulting after 12 years and joining one of my clients as their VP of Human Resources. 

It was a difficult decision, but it was definitely time for a change. It has been challenging getting back to a regular work schedule and I definitely don't have the freedom I had before, but change is good!

Tracy and I are enjoying what will probably be our last camping trip in the Valley this year, due to the heat, here at Cave Creek Regional Park. As you can see, the sunsets are beautiful and we have been enjoying getting out for hikes. 

Beautiful sunset!

Saw this beauty on our walk!

Nice to get away!

Hope you are all doing well, we are off to the movies to enjoy the air conditioning! Thanks for stopping by and more to follow. 



Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Wishing You A Happy And Healthy 2014!

We had a great 8 mile hike today at McDowell Mountain Regional Park.  Hope your New Year's Celebration is wonderful and that it continues throughout 2014!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Heading Out To Ring In 2014!


Well we are all loaded up and will head out this afternoon to McDowell Mountain Regional Park to ring in the New Year!

We will be joining three other couples who we have camped with before, so it should be fun. Tracy has to work tomorrow, so we will be shuttling back and forth for that, but luckily she has New Year's Eve and Day off, so we will be able to enjoy some hikes and some R&R. 

Looks like the weather will be great for the next few days, so we will be soaking up some good sunshine. 

Hope you are all doing great, thanks for the visit and have a safe and enjoyable New Year wherever you are and whatever you are doing!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas and Chihulys!

I can't really believe that today is Christmas Eve and tomorrow it will be all over again for another year.  I have been so busy with work, that this holiday as just slipped by unfortunately.  

But it has been great having both Stephanie and Sarah home the last few days, that is the best Christmas present that I could possibly receive!

We went to the Desert Botanical Gardens last evening to see the Chihuly in the Garden Display.  Boy were they beautiful, but boy was it cold! 





Kevin, Stephanie, Sarah and Tracy!
We want to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and Happy and Healthy New Year!   

Thursday, November 28, 2013

 

Wishing you and yours a very safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving.  We are thankful for all of you!





Sunday, November 24, 2013

Great Day And Great Visit!

We slept in again today and waited for the clouds to blow out and the rain to finally stop.  After breakfast, we braved the elements and headed out for a hike.  Although the path was wet, we were able to get in a good hike and see some wild life as well.

Clouds and Rain!
We found a tarantula moving slowly down the trail in our direction, so it gave us a chance to get a picture. Ranger Mark at the Visitor's Center told us that he was a male and was looking for a mate. He also said that following the mating process, the female kills and eats the male. Puts a bad marriage into a whole new perspective. 
Marching to his death:-(

We saw that Rene and Jeanette were headed to Lake Pleasant today and they were just too close to our location to not stop by and say hello. I have followed their Blog for quite some time and we were so excited to meet them in person. They are such a warm and welcoming couple and we enjoyed great wine, snacks and conversation in the living room of their beautiful 5th Wheel.  It was so great to meet and learn more about them and their wonderful family. There was only one thing that would have made the visit even more perfect, and that would have been if their beautiful Grandson Easton was with them, so that we could have met him in person too.  What a great day with a wonderful couple, we hope your time in Arizona is enjoyable. We look forward to getting together with you both again very soon!
Rene and Jeanette
Thanks for stopping by for a visit and we hope that your upcoming Thanksgiving week is a safe and enjoyable!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Rain, Rain And More Rain!

Due to work commitments, we don't get many opportunities to get out and enjoy our RV during the year. When we do decide to get out, I sit at my computer using the online reservation system to guess which weekend would be the best. 


I am about 50% successful with my guessing, hitting either excessive heat or even snow in April, freezing cold in October or non-stop rain in November, which has been what we have had this weekend in Cave Creek Arizona. 


I waited most of yesterday to get out between the downpours and was successful getting set up before it was time to head home to pickup Tracy after work. We drove back up to the campground in the dark and pouring down rain, neither of which I enjoy driving in. 


We cooked our hamburgers on the stove , sorry George, no Weber last night, and settled in for a long night of rain tapping on the roof. I know that some folks like that sound, it just keeps me awake. :-(


Well our normal routine is to pack up and head home on Sunday, which normally is the most beautiful day of our stay, but not this trip.  We decided to fool the elements and head out on Monday. It will be interesting to see how our plan works. 


The great news is that we get all of the local stations, so we can watch the ASU Sun Devils win tonight and hopefully catch the Cardinals game tomorrow as well. 


Either way, we are just happy that we can be out and about and I will sign off now because the sun just peaked through the clouds, which may mean that we get a hike in today. Thanks for the visit and enjoy your day wherever you are and whatever you are doing!