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 14, 2012

Rockin' & Rollin'

Wow...we arrived at McDowell Mountain Park yesterday afternoon around 4:00pm and got our camp set up.  Had a nice dinner of leftover lentil soup and crackers and then headed out for a campfire and S'mores. 

About halfway through our campfire, the wind started to pick up so we decided to make quick work of our dessert and head inside.  We had heard that it was supposed to rain around midnight, so we stowed the chairs away for the night and secured the wood under the cement table.

Just about the time that we shut everything down and fell off to sleep, things started to rock and roll...literally. First the wind started rocking the motorhome from side to side and our new Cyclone Vent  started spinning like a whirlybird.  I figured it was only a matter of time before it took flight and ended up in Tucson.

Once the wind was in full force, then the hail came down, it sounded like we were taking on artillery rounds from above. Shortly after the hail, the rain came full force for the much of the rest of the night.  Needless to say, neither of us got much sleep!

So this morning's decision is do we stay again tonight for what could be more sleep deprivation or drive the short distance to our home and batten down the hatches?  The sun is out now, there has been no rain so far, but the clouds to the northeast do look ominous.

Dark clouds blowing our way!

The wind is still blowing like crazy, I just saw a chihuahua fly past the window as I was writing this post...just kidding, no need to send comments about what happened to the dog.

Our nice space, looks calm...
So for now, it is coffee and blogging time, we will see what the rest of the day brings. We are hoping to get out for a walk soon to work off those S'mores from last night!

I am so pleased to welcome two new friends to our blog: Levonne who describes herself as an American woman who is transitioning to living a Canadian life and Barak who lives in Xenia, Ohio and captures his thoughts and interests on his blog. Welcome aboard and glad to have you along!

With that, I wish you all a happy and enjoyable weekend and I hope that your weather is not nearly as eventful as ours.


  1. Thanks for the welcome as a new reader. Nice touch :-)

  2. Those clouds do look a little threatening...be safe!

  3. The wind has been howling here at our house also. But we don't notice it near as much in the fiver as we did in our motorhome. Don't know why though. At least we didn't get any hail - lots of rain off and on which we really really need. And the cooler day gave Jim a chance to get a couple of things done that he's been putting off when it's so warm.

  4. We nearly got blown off our site last night....and it got so cold this morning. Snow in the mountains around Jerome. Looking at below freezing temps tonight, so be sure to put a light in your basement to keep things thawed and if necessary, disconnect your water line. Keep your propane furnace going and not just a electric heater inside as that will help your tanks to stay thawed.

  5. Nice blog. We are from Canada and started to come to CA and AZ 7years, or should I say "winters" ago. It's great. Last year I started a blog. Through the blog we have met with great people. We consider them friends today. Blogging can lead to a network of friends.

  6. We had bad storm's last night also the 5th wheel did fine. Good luck and stay safe.