Saturday, January 29, 2011

Bringing the blog up to date.

Location, Bouse, AZ

A quick synopsis of the last few weeks to bring this blog up to date is in order. After the CES show, Dick and I stayed in Las Vegas until Wednesday the 12th when we traveled to Quartzsite, AZ.

While in Las Vegas we visited the new MGM City Center. Great glass structures, wonderful art work, and lots of glitz. It was a fun 2 days but very cold. The temperature stayed in the 40’s most days. It was too cold at night to travel far for dinner so we mostly ate at local buffets.

At Quartzsite, we parked at our usual spot on Plamosa Road and eventually were surrounded by people we know. Dick and I drove to Phoenix to the Maricopa Steam Railroad layout for a steam train meet. What a great day of riding behind the small steam engines.

We stayed overnight in a motel and then picked Clyda up the next morning when she flew in from home. We drove back to the RV on Plamosa Road.

A few days at all the swap areas in Quartzsite satisfied our shopping urge. Budd and Brenda stopped by for a few days on their way back home from Mesa, AZ so we shopped with them as well. I didn’t find any great bargains this year; in fact I was disappointed in the LED light offerings. Prices seem to have doubled from last year. So, I will do some shopping on-line to see if there are better bargains.

Last Tuesday we moved to the eastern end of Plamosa Road and parked at our friends Jack and Judy’s acre south of Bouse. They have a nice RV spot for guests and we are most appreciative of them letting us use it.

I have managed to get in two ATV trips this week which was great. Both were long trips to areas I had not been to before.

We were supposed to travel to Benson, AZ for a week with 4 other couples but our son Craig is having back surgery next week and we feel we need to go home to take care of him. We will leave the trailer here. Our hope is that we can come back in two weeks and continue with part of our originally planned trip. At the least, I will come back to get the trailer if there is a problem.

We have had glorious weather with temperatures in the 70’s most days.

There are no pictures included with this blog because of slow uploads.