Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Who you lookin' at?

We had a breakout this morning. Cattle found a hole in the BLM fence and made a run for it...well, more like a slow walk. They ended up behind a tree behind us and this one decided he was going to stare me down. It was more like a dare. He wanted to see how brave I was. How close would I get to take his picture? Well, I fooled him. I opened the screen on the motorhome and stuck my head out and took his picture with the zoom lense.

Beautiful sunrise before the cattle stampede.

Oh, by the way, once again we're having 60 mph wind gusts. And, it's suppose to snow tonight...couple of inches. And, still windy tomorrow.
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Monday, March 29, 2010

What a difference...

If you scroll down a couple of posts you'll see we were sitting in snow a week ago in Albuquerque. Now we are on our lot in Show Low, AZ. Blue skies, no WIND, and it's suppose to be 74 today. Yea! Plus, it's real quiet since most of the people aren't here yet. We have had crazy weather the last 10 days. I don't think we've ever been in such cold weather...let alone snow! At one point during the FMCA Rally in Albuquerque it looked like a blizzard.

We will leave here on Easter Sunday and head back down to Goodyear for a couple doctor appointments. We then are off to Pahrump, NV for a Winnebago Rally. However, right now it's nice being parked for a week and get the laundry done. I've even had time to make shortcakes for the strawberries I bought a couple of days ago. We took Lucy to the dog park and let her run. I feel guilty at times because she doesn't have the freedom to roam and run like she did when we still were in the house.

We haven't been in Show Low for almost 3 years. Doesn't look like much has changed. Going to Taylor to the local IGA where they sold Snowflake tomatoes. Hope they still have them...they were the best.
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Friday, March 26, 2010

Holy Moly…

It’s windy.  I mean reallly windy…63 MPH wind gusts.  We left Albuquerque this morning about 9 am heading west.  Yesterday was the last day of the FMCA International Rally.  We pulled out this morning heading to Sky City Casino RV Park which is 60 miles west of Albuquerque.  We were meeting up with Tim’s cousin and his wife, Dick and Rosemary, spending the night, dumping the tanks and taking on fresh water.  We both pulled into the RV Park at the same time, got our sites, and here came the wind.  Got hooked up, dumped the tanks, filled the water tank.  Neither one of us have put our slides out.  The casino/truck stop parking lot is filled with trucks, RV’s and trailers.    Took Lucy out to piddle in the gale force winds and she just looked up at me and I could actually read her mind…”Are you trying to kill me?  First it was the snow and now I’m going to end up in Kansas!”  At the moment, she and Tim are buried under blankets asleep.  I’m standing guard making sure we don’t blow over. 

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Are we having fun yet????

First thing Tim said this morning..."I thought we left this stuff behind 17 years ago when we moved to AZ." Yep, the picture shows what we woke up to this morning in Albuquerque. This is a first for us. For Lucy, too. She sniffed the snow, did a fast piddle and poo and headed back to the door. She's definitely a desert dog. Give her 100 degrees and she's a happy dog!!
Today was the day to move over to the live-in electric area for the vendors at the FMCA rally. Came real close staying another day at American RV Park. There were 2 pre-rallies (about 60 rigs) being held here and as we watched them pull out in the midst of this ugly weather we decided we would pull up our big-boy/girl panties and head out too.
However, we needed to still dump the grey and black tanks and fill the fresh water tank. We have electric in the vendor area but no water or sewer. Fortunately, we had unhooked the fresh water line to the rig the night before since the temperature was going to be in the 20's but it was still a challenge since the fresh water hose that was still attached to the faucet was frozen. Took awhile to get the water running. Thought I was going to have to get my hair dryer to thaw it out. All of the dumping, filling, flushing, cleaning and putting away was done in COLD weather. Our hands were freezing!

We are now parked in the live-in electric vendor lot with the sun shining and snow gone. The electric heater is running, however. I'm still cold and Lucy only came out from under her blanket for her cookie. She took it back to her bed and pulled the cover over before she ate it!
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Spent 12 days at 2 rallies in Yuma.  Love the sound of freedom but after 12 days of Harrier’s flying overhead – so low I could see nose hair – had enough and was glad to be out of there. 

Checked into Cotton Lane RV park in Goodyear for a couple of days so we could meet with CPA and SkyMed Corporate.  Got a knock on the door on Sunday at 2pm and said we had only paid until Sunday noon, there was a rally coming in (and a few showed up a day early) and one of the rigs was assigned to our site.  Now, the park was 1/2 full with empty sites beside us, in front of us…everywhere.  BUT, WE HAD TO MOVE…ONE ROW OVER…RIGHT IN FRONT OF WHERE WE WERE.  Some people just lack common sense and are stupid.  The guy who was taking our spot wasn’t any better.  So, we moved at 2:30pm Sunday afternoon only to be checking out at 7:30 the next morning.  Morons. 

Dropped motorhome off Monday morning for oil change and new slide toppers.  Lucy went to Camp Cooper for a couple of nights and we stayed at Camp Marriott since the motorhome was at Camp $$.  Met with CPA and SkyMed.  LONG DAY. 

We stopped for lunch at a busy (and popular) restaurant and I guess I’m a little on the old fashion side but if you’re going to nurse your baby in public – and I have no issue with that – but could you at least show a little modesty and throw a blanket or diaper or shirt or something to cover yourself…especially in a restaurant when everyone is packed in?  I really don’t need to have two, huge boobs in my salad.  Besides, the dressing would upset the baby’s stomach.

Civility is gone.  People don’t think twice (or even once) about talking on their cell phones anywhere and everywhere.  I guess they think we all want to hear what they have to say.  There was a guy yesterday dressed to look like Richard Petty (NASCAR) except this guy was grungier looking and his hat was ugly.  He had a belt buckle that was the size of a small watermelon and he packed a gun.  He was constantly on his cell phone.  Moron. 

Friday, March 12, 2010

Wish Facebook had Audio

Our granddaughter JeeSoo had her first piano recital.  They live in Seoul, Korea so we couldn’t be there.  Our daughter-in-law posted pictures on Facebook and I just wish there was audio. 

It’s so hard not being close to our kids and grandkids.  The grandkids are growing up so fast and they all live so far away.  Most of the time Tim and I are so busy with our lives, going to the next SkyMed presentation or the next rally to set up our booth for SkyMed and RV Quick Shades, parking the rig, setting up, getting level, jacks down, propane on, electric hooked up, slides out, satellite turned on, and figuring out what’s for dinner, etc., etc.  Sometimes I think we keep busy so we don’t have time to think about how far we are from our families.  Web cams help. At best we see them once a year…for a week.  But, it’s not the same knowing they are just down the street and we can see them anytime we want.  It’s really hard sometimes. 

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I have a cold

I hate colds.  I haven’t had a cold for a couple of years.  My sinuses are plugged.  I have a raspy voice.  My taste buds are shot.  My eyeballs hurt.  Wine doesn’t help.  I hate colds.

Thursday, March 04, 2010


We’re at the Good Sam Rally in Yuma, AZ which is being held at the Yuma County Fairgrounds (across the street from the Marine Corp Air Station).  Lots of planes fly overhead since we’re located on their landing path.  Everything from transport planes, fuelers, F-8-15-32-48 – whatever they’re called (they go really, really, fast) and the loudest of them all – Harriers.  I’m use to jet noise after living near Luke Air Force Base for 12 years BUT…these Harriers are the noisest planes I’ve ever heard.  When they go over the building we’re in I duck.  There’s no talking when they fly over.  You can’t hear a thing except the roar of their engines.  Here’s a YouTube video on how they land – it’s really cool.