Friday, November 25, 2016

Northern Arizona - Nov 18-22, 2016

It's nice being back in NW Arizona to see our parents.  We spent 2 days at Linda's Mom's...and 2 days at my Mom & Dad's...Lots of time for playing cards, eating good food...and lots of good conversation!
We stayed here for 2 nights at the Avi the Dry Camping area.  Not bad for free!

Linda, Ron and Mom waiting for our breakfast at the Avi.  We had a great time seeing them...and their beautiful new home in Fort Mohave.

We stayed 2 nights here at Zuni Village RV Park in Kingman.  It's a nice place that also accepts Passport America - so it's half the normal rate!

Me and Mom & Dad - It's always great getting back together to visit.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Prescott, Arizona - Nov 4-18, 2016

We've had a fun stay in Prescott.  My brother and his wife were in town for a few days, and it was great seeing them again.  Our other friends - Doug and Michelle were also staying in Prescott, and we always have fun when they are around.  

Brian, Terri, Linda and Myself spent some time in Jerome, AZ.  Jerome is a small mining town that was once home to about 10,000 people...but now is home to thousands of visitors.  It still maintains it's rustic charm and character of the old days.

The four of us went on a great little hike at Lynx Lake.  It's a great trail that winds it's way around the lake...and surrounded by lots of Ponderosa and Juniper trees

Downtown Prescott has Courthouse Square surrounded by gift shops, bars and restaurants.  It's a great place to walk and see the sights.

Linda and I hiked around the beautiful Watson Lake

The blue water of Watson Lake has a gorgeous contrast with the huge granite boulders

Thanks to my brother Brian, we found this great little pub.  It's called "Far From Folsom".  Doug and Michelle went with us on Election Night where everyone voted for 'Willie Nelson for President'.  I guess we got the next best thing...
Enjoying Dinner and Cocktails with Doug & Michelle!!

Our friends from Maine - Bob & Judy invited us to their place in Gold Canyon, AZ.  They are spending the Winter at a really beautiful RV Resort...full of non-stop activities. Lots of Fun!!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Santa Fe, NM - Oct 31-Nov 4, 2016

We stayed at the Santa Fe Elks Lodge.  While they provided us with a great camping spot, the lodge had no hookups, so we boondocked for a few days.  We fired up the generator, and everything worked out OK.  

We explored this area called Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.  

It's amazing to see the Ponderosa Pines growing among the towering cliffs

The trail winds through the narrow canyon walls.  That's why they call it the Slot Canyon Trail

We made it to the top!!

These Native Americans are selling jewelry and crafts at the "Palace of the Governors" in historic Santa Fe.  The adobe building was built in 1610, and it's the oldest, continuously occupied public building in the U.S.

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi stands at the end of the street in downtown Santa Fe

Boondocking at the Elks Lodge

We had to stop in Winslow...just to stand on the corner for a moment.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Colorado Springs, CO Oct 26-31, 2016

We've been to Colorado Springs before, but this time we were able to see more areas of the city, and we think it's a pretty nice place.  We stayed at the Elks Lodge on the north side of town.

This is part of the 22nd Annual Emma Crawford Coffin Races in Manitou Springs

Thousands of people come to watch the parade and coffin races

All sorts of unusual costumes and hearses were part of the parade

Teams of four mourners and "Emma" in the coffin race down Main Street

They even had a number of Presidential Pallbearers in the event

We spent an afternoon in downtown Colorado Springs enjoying some good food

We even had time for a hike at Palmer Park on the edge of town