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.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Feeling Sorry For Myself!

So as you know from yesterday's post, we spent the weekend at McDowell Mountain Park and had a wild night with wind, hail and rain. Most of the day Saturday was cold, cloudy and windy, to the point that we never even removed our bikes from the rack.

We were able to get a couple of quick walks in and did get to visit briefly with some friends from church who were also camping in the park, but the rest of the day was spent in the rig and not outside.

Last evening the wind calmed down slightly to allow me to barbecue a couple of bacon wrapped fillets and to have a brief fire for a couple of quick S'mores for dessert. Then it was back into the rig and early to bed.
Beautiful Sunset Last Night
At about 9:30pm, the wind stopped blowing and it was a silent but cold night which was a welcomed relief from the night before.  Both Tracy and I slept most of the night and awoke to a beautiful sunrise this morning.

Following coffee and breakfast, we decided to take a walk around the park on some of the walking trails that we missed out on yesterday.  That's when I started feeling sorry for myself, realizing that we had to head home for what will be a busy week and leave behind what was shaping up to be an absolutely beautiful day. I couldn't help but think how great it would be if we could have stayed a week or so to make up for our not so great day indoors yesterday.

Then I realized that even though we were all cooped up yesterday, that it was a great day with Tracy, talking, blogging, surfing the net, snacking and watching Tim Allen's movie Ordinary Joe, which we had missed when it was in the theater years ago.
The Cactus Are Flowering
Additionally because it had been really cold over the weekend, the rattlesnakes were back in their holes which made walking and hiking very nice and uneventful.

So even though we couldn't stay for a few more days to really get our moneys worth, I know that someday, good Lord willing, that we will be able to stay as long as we want, so that is certainly something to look forward to!

I want to welcome the American Traveler as our 34th blog follower.  The American Travelers are Peter and Beatrix and I enjoyed reading about and seeing pictures of the "Fat Lady" on their site this morning, what a beauty she is. I have to admit that if you told me we would have 34 followers and over 4000 visits to our blog in less than four months, I never would have believed it. Thanks to all of you who have made that a reality.

That's if for this Sunday.  I hope your day and week will be great and be safe out there!


  1. Don't overwork yourself this week. Who knows where you'll be next weekend. Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  2. When you are with your best friend it doesn't matter what you are doing or what the weather is like. Have a great week.

  3. A wonderful taste of what the future will be. Hard to believe that we're going from 65 on Saturday to 90 on Tuesday. Tomorrow it's going to be perfect in my book. Wish those 80's would hang around for awhile.

  4. It does not take too long to figure out that any weather in an Rv is much better than the best day at work. After living in our coach fulltime for the last six years, we quite often look forward to the odd miserable day, just for a nice change.