Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Moving south in February.

Location, Picacho Peak, AZ

We have moved on from Casa Grande, AZ to Picacho Peak Resort only 30 miles south on I-10.

We spent only 5 days in Bouse, AZ at Jack and Judy’s fine camp site. They had picked us up in Goodyear on Saturday afternoon at the Marriott hotel when we arrived by shuttle van. After a stop in Buckeye at Cracker Barrel for a late lunch and a quick stop at Wal-Mart for groceries, we drove back to Bouse.

Sunday was a day of rest which I did need. On Wednesday Connie fixed cinnamon rolls for us and a group of neighbors. They are so good! It was good to see everyone.

We packed the rig on Thursday morning and drove the 185 miles to the Elks club at Casa Grande. We seem to make it here at least once a year. Clyda has a cousin here so we make it part of our plan to stop when we pass through.

Friends Jim and Michelle had arrived on Wednesday to join us for the “Running of the Gourds”, the gourd festival at the Pinal fairgrounds.

Friday morning we drove to the fairgrounds along with hundreds of other people. The ladies spent a half hour in line to see all the gourds in the “Masters” building. I jumped the line and joined them as they entered the building where we spent the next hour shuffling along in a line to view all the beautiful creations people can dream up using gourds.
The grand prize winner!

Lots of beautiful beaded gourds.

Friday evening we had Chicken Fried Steak at the Elks Club. The food was good but the smoke in the club got to us. It is what has kept us out of the club in the past.

On Sunday we watched the Super Bowl game at Clyda’s cousin’s house. On Monday I spent all morning scanning old family photos and documents at Clyda’s cousin’s house.

This morning we drove a whole 30 miles south to Picacho Peak Resort where we have stayed in the past. It is a nice place but located next to I-10 and the railroad tracks with lots of trains each day. We only plan to be here 2 days before moving on to Tucson.