Friday, September 26, 2008

This Week in Palm Creek

Our day begins really early, usually we wake up around 4:30 or 5:00 and walk the doggies. We head up to pickle ball around 6:45, water volleyball around 2pm. Wednesday night I played Bingo..guess what? I won $75.00!!!! We had our friends, Bob and Marlene over for dinner last night, then played a game called Sequence!! Girls Rule!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Organ Stop Pizza

Tonight Hank and I decided to drive up to Mesa to see the largest Organ in a pizza joint! It was huge! The pizza was not the greatest but we enjoyed the music. Over 5000 pipes!

Friday, September 19, 2008

An evening with Bobby and Marlene Rea

We met Bob and Marlene at our first Rally 2yrs.ago. They just bought a home here in Casa Grande. We were their first guest for dinner and we had a lovely time. They have a great new home. We caught up on 2yrs of Rving. They are attending the Balloon Rally, same as us in a couple of weeks. We can't wait! We have followed their travels for 2 years on their blog and so nice to see them again.

Mr. Moon

It is funny but Hank and I wake up around 5am (8am your time), and the moon starts coming out around 7pm. We were sitting on the patio watching this, Gorgeous huh?


Hank and I try and play pickle ball every morning, but last evening we decided to see if we could hit the little white ball. Well, it was fun! It has been over 20 years since I had played. We had a great time.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Sand Storm

We have only been here a week and have seen 2 sand storms. They are amazing and a little scary. I was sitting at the kitchen table watching across the street and you see the sky change colors. At first I thought it was rain! Then you can't see the cars, nor the lights, nor the house...then the wind hits you hard. You best be inside! The doggies freak out, they sense it coming. It lasted about 1 hour. Yuck!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Here Kitty Kitty...

I talk about the Dogs alot, but I still have Spanky the Cat. Today I couldn't find him anywhere. I was about to give up when I saw him stick his head out the scratch post. He never goes in there usually he is in the front window or under the bed.
I figured mean OLE Hank let the kitty kitty outside.

Ice Cream Social

There was an ice cream social this afternoon, so Hank and I went to see who has been hiding out in this heat. We are playing pickle ball at 6:30am and 7:00pm. We still aren't any good, but it sure is fun!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Casa Grande-1st morning

We arrived safely in Casa Grande for the fall and winter months. We had a little problem getting our electrical service turn on, but vola! It got done! The picture is our first morning..4am watching the sunrise. You have to get up early and do things early right now because it gets HOT fast, like 104! We will be here a month then head to N.M. for Balloon Rally then back again for the rest of the year.
I won't write as often, but wanted everyone to know we have arrived.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Flagstaff, Arizona

This is our RV spot in Flagstaff, Arizona. The weather has been in 70's.

Sedona, Arizona

Driving down from Flagstaff to Sedona, we went through Coconio National Forest. As you can see it is a windy drive down through the forest. It was beautiful driving into Sedona. This was my second visit to this town, my first was with Katherine and Brian. The Red Rock County hits you instantly in the town of Sedona (red rocks everywhere). We walked up and down the sidewalks visiting all the stores. I purchased some ear-rings. We took our Jeep over some rocky side roads. Nice day trip in the 60's & 70's with the windows down.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Walnut Canyon N.M.

These cliff dwelling were occupied in the 1100's. There is very little left standing, big boulders have fallen down on top of them. In their museum, they had a bunch of stuff left behind like bowls, tools, baskets etc.. The people were believed to be apart of the Hopi culture. Very interesting (out of the way place).

Meteor Crater

Hank and I went to see one of the largest meteor craters in the U.S. 700'deep, 4000'
across and 2.4 miles in circumference. It was really huge!! They had an interesting museum and video to watch how they thought this meteor formed this huge hole.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Navajo Nation Reservation

Hank and I also drove through the Navajo Reservation. So desolate, sad and very poor housing. The rivers were dried up but the mountains were beautiful. The towns had very few stores and were very run down. I feel so sorry for the Indians.

Lake Powell-Glen Canyon Dam

Today we headed out going toward Flagstaff. We stopped at Glen Canyon to view the water and the dam. It was a beautiful lake and wished we could have stayed a little longer.

Monaco In Motion

Last night when we arrived home to Kanab from Canyons, there were 12 Monaco sitting across from our RV. It was our club, MIM, on a caravan. This is the trip we were going to go on, but I had already planned our trip out west. But what was really interesting was they were going to all the places we had been and we were going to all the place that had just left. Small world, huh?

Monday, September 1, 2008

Grand Canyon-North Rim

Hank and I drove to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Boy, this was awesome!! It was overcast early this am, and 54 degrees. We arrived at the Lodge but it was too cloudy to see anything. We decided to have a scone and hot chocolate. After that, the fog lifted and left us with a gorgeous view on the Canyon and Colorado River.
We drove to all the view points and hiked several of the trails. The altitude was 8800', and you became breathless while walking. We stopped at picnic tables which overlooked the cliffs (wow). It was very windy, but enjoyed the coolness after the hot temperatures in the last few parks. We had a great time!