We booked over a week in Kentucky and are having a ball! We couldn’t be this close and not go see the corvettes! Continue reading
We arrived at South Kawishiwi River Campground after a bumpy ride on curvy and hilly roads. We chose this campground because Continue reading
This was an adventure that we recently discovered!
We managed to be passengers in a quest to find an old abandoned copper/gold mine and mining town, located in the Dragoon Mountains. The roads to this abandoned mine and ghost town are rugged. Jeeps are the best way to get there. There are many abandoned mines and after a some interesting roads, we reached the dead end of private property and could no go further. These are not considered “Off Road” roads, but not all vehicles would find the roads passable.
Not to be let down, off we went into another direction and found another interesting spot to break for lunch. We did not get to the other accessible mine, but we did find a vertical shaft that had been worked.
We found ourselves again in excitement to do something new, fun, interesting and yet so foreign to us that it was not even listed on our “Bucket List”. This was a special day and we are grateful to our hosts Bruce and Susan for allowing us to tag along.
We’ve been quiet a while. I guess that the winter weather has slowed us down a bit and we are still in that keeping warm mode. We spent a month from mid-January to mid-February in Austin visiting family. The three little grandchildren were a joy to be with and they were great little campout buddies.
They seemed to like to spend time in the rig at the lake and are very good s’mores cooks. We walked the woods, the lake fishing piers and the San Gabriel River walk in the city of Lake Georgetown. One is an avid photographer, another is as a talented actor for videos and another is a remarkable ghost story-teller. We were held close to the campfire with the scary tales!
We stayed at the Corps of Engineers managed Jim Hogg RV Park at Lake Georgetown, which just north of the city of Lake Georgetown. It was a busy place on week-ends but during the week it was quiet and serene. We took our strolls when the weather permitted. However, it was colder and rainier than we had expected. We were surprise when a group of extreme “Dry Campers” took the spot next us on a cold winter week-end.
Jim Hogg Park is about 30 minutes from where our family lives, but Austin is limited on RV Parks much closer to our destination. We thought the park to be attractive enough to be worth the drive and with our senior pass the discount compensated for the commute. It was a nice family time and it was hard to head westward toward our destination in Arizona.
I like to finish one project before I start another project. Before we can plan the future, we need to put away the past. As Phil and I start the New Year, we pause to look back over our time on the road since we left our “sticks and bricks” house to travel full-time. Continue reading
We were surprised at the beauty displayed in the natural setting of the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. We were most impressed with the humming-bird section. There were so many different birds in a flurry of activity.
The docent guided tour gave us more of an insight to the many different species of plants and the numerous roles of various animals that live in the desert. Continue reading
Our day trip to Joshua Tree National Forrest was certainly worth the drive. As we traveled through the park, the scenery and geology changed. We were in the middle of three deserts; the Colorado desert and the Mojave desert and the Sonoran Desert. A lovely and fascinating place to be! Continue reading
The Trail of the 100 Giants is located high the mountains above the valleys below in the Sequoia National Forest. The highway from Kernville to the area is a good road but full of curves and grades. Phil negotiated it all well, despite my nervousness when looking out into the canyon. It was about an hour and fifteen minute drive for the fifty or so miles.
A day trip to the Grand Canyon is just a sip of a delicious drink of spring water after a dusty hike. It tastes wonderful, but it makes you thirstier for more. We vow to return for a longer stay and to experience the Grand Canyon for more than just a day. Words can do little to express the emotions we felt as we looked out over the expanse. The crowds were in awe just as we were, there was a reverence at each rim view. I shall not try to enhance an already perfect place, but will share the photos that are worth many more words than I have for this wonderful place. Continue reading
We are smiling because everything finally fell into place and we were able to take off on our “great adventure”.