Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
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!|
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
|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!
Saturday, November 23, 2013
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!
Monday, November 18, 2013
|Rose Garden Rose!|
Seems that Randy's Mom wants to celebrate on the weekend following Christmas, when everyone was going to be available, so Steph will arrive on 12/23 and head back 12/27. We couldn't be more excited! We are sad that Randy won't be able to join us because of work, but it will be so great to have at least one of them with us for the big day.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Monday, November 4, 2013
|Space 70 - One of our favorites!|
|Our Beautiful View!|
Our friends from church had never been to the park and enjoyed their time as well. Tracy and I enjoyed having them with us, even though we didn't have as much alone time as we usually do.
|Our Friends in Space 69 across the street|
Enjoyed watching football, snacking and napping yesterday afternoon and I am back at it today.
I have been helping Sarah's boyfriend Jake with finding a replacement car for his Mustang which was involved in a hit and run accident. I did most of my research on cars.com and helped him to locate a 2012 Hyundai Veloster at the same dealership where we bought the Silver Streak in July. I put him in contact with our salesman who was great during our purchase and he was able to do a deal and seems very happy. The car would be a little small and a little too sporty for me, but I am not 21 years old anymore!
|Jake's new ride!|
I received an email from the salesman yesterday thanking me for the referral and letting me know that he had dropped a check for $100 in the mail. I sure didn't expect to be paid for the referral, but it was a nice surprise. So we will use the referral bonus to take Jake and Sarah out to our favorite Italian place for dinner tonight, that way we all benefit!
That's it for now, glad to hear that our southbound friends are making it to Arizona and places elsewhere safely and thank you all for the visit!
Thursday, October 31, 2013
We had a great time at our church's Trunk or Treat Event on Friday night. The event is free and it continues to get bigger each year. I would estimate that there were over 2500 people strolling around this year and filling their bags with candy.
|Very Creative Trunks|
Tracy and I were working the photo booth again this year, which keeps us out of the crowds and gives a great opportunity to enjoy the very cute and creative costumes!
|Two of our Photo Booth customers!|
Tonight is Halloween and we never know how many kids we are going to get in our neighborhood. We live at the end of a cul-de-sac and I have the feeling that the kids are either too scared or too lazy to walk to the end of the street. This is the first year that we didn't carve a pumpkin. I was shocked at how the prices had gone up, so we elected to just use our plastic pumpkins this year.
|Maybe my pumpkin scared them away?|
|Or our Scarcrows?|
|Hopefully the plastic pumpkins will work!|
The treat for us this year will be to give all of our Halloween candy away, while enjoying the kids costumes. The trick will be having candy left over, which of course, Tracy and I will be forced to eat! :-)
Either way it will be a fun evening and the ASU Sun Devils will be on TV besides, so if I don't have to get up to answer the door, all will not be lost.
We are excited to get up to McDowell Mountain Park for the weekend with our friends from church. We have our favorite spot reserved and the weather is supposed to be perfect at 80+ degrees.
If you happen to be in the park this weekend, we are in Space 70, so stop by and say hello.
Well I better start getting things loaded up for the weekend, so I will wish you all safe and enjoyable travels and thanks for the visit!
Monday, October 21, 2013
I'm not sure if it was the fantastic weather, being away for an entire week, the wonderful Fall colors and beautiful scenery, spending great times with family and friends, or if it was all of these things combined, but it was truly memorable for sure!
It was great to get home Saturday night and have a day to prepare for the week ahead. The weather here this weekend was great and we spent as much time as possible outside yesterday.
But today we are both back at it and looking forward to our next short getaway to McDowell Mountain Park in November.
There were so many wonderful pictures that we took that it was hard to narrow them down to our top picks, but below are some of them.
I hope that your week is off to a great start and we wish all of our Canadian friends who are heading South safe and enjoyable travels!
|Tracy and Steph at Lincoln City, OR|
|A beautiful Sunday!|
|A clear sunny Portland day!|
|Cold Day at Multnomah Falls|
|Colene Clemens Winery - Lunch on the patio!|
|Wonderful Fall Colors!|