Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Took Patsy and
Roy down to Mexico. John and Tillie didn’t want to go back and Patsy
and Roy had their passports over-nighted just so they could go. We had
no problems going. We felt very safe the last time we
there. We had plenty of time to look around. Roy got his shoes shined,
man, where they BRIGHT! When we got ready to eat, I remembered they
way so they told me to lead and they would be “right behind me.” Walked
down the block, around the corner, crossed the street and turned
around…NOBODY WAS BEHIND ME! How can anyone get lost in a town the size
of two blocks long and three blocks wide? I started retracing my steps
and didn’t see anyone. Figured I would go back to the plaza and wait, who
knows what shop Patsy dropped into. When they finally saw me they
yelled at me for getting lost! !
I WASN’T LOST, THEY WERE! They all had visions of me being kidnapped by
the Mexican Cartel. Fffffpt! Who would want me? None the less, we
made it to the restaurant and had a wonderful luncheon in a real Mexican
restaurant.. The wait to get out of Mexico wasn’t bad at all, only took
an hour. Again on the way home, we took them through the lettuce
farms. Long day.
February 5, 2011
Today we rode down to Castle Dome Ghost Town and
with Rick and Becky. We were here last year. The Craps table in the
back of the saloon was gone, replace with gaming tables. Happy we got
to see it last year.
We spotted our
first coyote of
trip on the way up to the ghost town.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
and Becky left us today to return home to Florida. Becky has to get back
to work. I was glad they got the opportunity to travel West, even though
it was colder this year. The land out here is so different and rugged.
And windy. And dusty. And sunsets are beautiful out here.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Today was moving
day! We drove up the road to Lake Havasu City. Staying on more BLM land
outside of Lake Havasu. We were not parked at the perfect angle for our
solar panels, but they did work fairly well. We are on a hill where we
should be able to see the fireworks display that they will be having
later this week.
Tuesday, February 14, 2011
Valentine’s Day !
We had our
coaches all decorated up for the holiday! Bob got me roses for today
and I shared them with Patsy and Tillie and Tillie shared her candy with
Patsy and I, and Patsy gave us cards and the boys candy! We took happy
hour on the road today and drove down to the Turtle Bay Beach Bar.
Fabulous Quesadilla’s and Calamari and Margaritas. Dinner was
steak!…oops! Too many appetizers…steak is tomorrow night!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
and John will walk anywhere! Today they walked to the TOP of Picnic
Table Mountain…so nicknamed because somebody, somehow, managed to get a
picnic table up on the tippy top of this mountain.
said at times they were mountain climbing because the path had become so
narrow. They were using a path that the bighorn sheep use when walking
around the mountain.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Woke up feeling
kind of crappy from the cold I finally caught from Tillie. Bob and I
stayed home while the rest of the gang took the boat over from The
London Bridge to the Nevada side of the lake where they could gamble at
the Indian Casino.
For the next
four nights there will be fireworks displays being given by the Greater
Western Pyrotechnic Assoc. I have put up a lot of pictures to show you
just how amazing they were at night. We did have to drive down to the
park where they were shooting them off to get a really good view. The
nights have been pretty cold here, and most times the ladies stayed in
the car to stay warm.
Monday, February 21, 2011 – Moving Day,
Today we left
Lake Havasu for Laughlin, NV. Patsy, Roy, John, Tillie, Bob and I. They
still have Casino Dr. all torn up with road construction replacing water
or sewer lines so we drove in the back way to the Tropicana Hotel and RV
Park. It’s no longer free so we had no trouble finding space this
year. Basically for $35 a week, we get water, a dump station and a free
parking space, unless of course, you gamble enough money away they will
comp you the fee and give you a free hotel room. We never saw the
inside of a hotel room. Many of the people we met last year are here
again this year. One couple, Dale and his wife Betty are from British
Columbia, Canada and we all had a blast together.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Trip! We’re off to Oatman,
to see the burros and get some lunch. We didn’t see any babies like we
did last year.
But they were having gunfights in the street this year. While sitting
in the restaurant, Bob and Patsy went out to get a picture of them.
Then I heard
shooting again and I went out to see also. Walked over to the steps to
sit down, and ….just as I was going to sit, they drew their guns and
fired! ! ! Scared the s#%t out of me, and
I fell backwards all the way over on my back with my feet in the air! !
The crowd roared…and it wasn’t at the gunfighters! The funniest part
was I couldn’t get back up.
Somebody yelled, “YOU SHOT HER”, and the crowd roared even more! Talk
about embarrassing! But it was also very funny, even the gunfighters
couldn’t keep a straight face! I was the hit of the show. Guess who
didn’t get a picture?
Friday, February 25, 2011
Today we had to
say good-bye to Patsy and Roy. They had to return home for doctor
appointments. We wished them safe travels and hugs and kisses wishing
they didn’t have to go.
Sunday, February 27, 2011