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Jan 11, 2008 - The Ranch in Gila Bend, AZ

So here are the pictures of "The Ranch" that I promised to post. Stephen is very artistic and the house and courtyard reflect his artistic talents. The house was a double wide trailer that they straw bailed and then stuccoed into a little hacienda. Randy and Stephen have been working for the past 3 days on putting in a new water system for the ranch house. Spencer even helped out a little bit the last couple of days. It was a big job to replumb the whole house with pex, but Diana is so grateful to finally have running water in the kitchen....

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Jan 11, 2008 - Gila Bend, AZ

We picked an inexpensive RV Park tucked behind a gas station off the interstate, because we only intended to stop for one night in Gila Bend, Arizona. The RV park turned out to be much nicer than we expected. It was easy to get in and out of, had big, level sites, and full hook-ups. Best of all, it was set back from the Gas station in the middle of the desert. We liked it so much, we ended up staying there for three nights. Every afternoon, we took a walk in the desert. We also enjoyed reading the local paper. Although Gila Bend is small,...

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Jan 2, 2008 - Happy New Year!

Hi again everyone. We hope you had a wonderful New Year celebration. Ours was spent at the Young's house in Gila Bend, AZ. The Youngs are friends of Stephen and Diana and were kind enough to invite us over for food and fun. Spencer met a boy named Kegan, who is from Iowa and was in town visiting his Aunt Barbara who owns a vacation place here in Gila Bend. They hit it off right away and had a great time playing together. Yesterday we took a hike up the mountain again. It was a great day to hike, there was a little cool breeze and it was...

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Dec 14, 2007 - Joshua Tree National Park

Today we went to the Joshua Tree National Park. Spencer had a great time climbing around on the rocks. We walked through the Cholla Garden (teddy bear cactus) and Randy just had to test to see if they really jump at you, they don't. They do have barbs on the ends that attach to you easily, so you do need to be careful. Next we visted White Tank and Arch Rock. These rocks were a lot of fun to climb around on. Spencer found a few choice spots. We proceeded on to Skull Rock where you can take a 1.7 mile interpretive hike. Spencer actually...

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Dec 3, 2007 - Overnight in Gila Bend, AZ

Gila Bend is a real overnight kind of place - middle of nowhere and nothing to see. GPS: The marvel of gps gets us where we want to go with no misturns - wrong! We each have a gps operating in our rig/pickup. One is set for the scenic route, one for the most direct and the third for the bus route (to avoid low underpasses}. Guess what? Each gives different directions! We do a lot of "recalculating, recalculating." The Pellegrini gps gave directions to the rv park in Gila Bend that made no sense, took us literally in circles, and gave us a...

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Apr 13, 2007 - gila bend, az camp

OUR DAY 1 PHOTOS

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Mar 9, 2007 - Please Quit, or THANKS!!!!

OK, if someone out there is playing games with me, please stop it. If I have had a BUNCH of new readers in the past few days, THANKS!!!!!, and help me to understand. I've mentioned before that I get a traffic count each day for the journal. I was all excited when the count spiked sharply up to 171 for February 1......very excited, but I knew then from where the additional exposure & readers were coming. I had been able to get the journal's address listed on a couple of directories of travel journals. That February 1st tally remained my...

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We're Wingin' It

Mar 8, 2007 - Quail Trail

From Augie's Quail Trail RV Park, in Gila Bend, Arizona, about half-way between Yuma & Tucson. While traveling 118 miles across Arizona from Yuma to Gila (pronounced "Hila") Bend today, we passed through the "most serious" of the half-dozen Border Patrol checkpoints that we have encountered yet. The others that we have encountered were all permanent checkpoints, much like interstate weigh stations. Those have been staffed by one or two officers, who if anything, asked a few superficial questions. The station today was semi-temporary, in...

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We're Wingin' It

Feb 7, 2007 - Gila Bend

We arrived on Wednesday for the 2waySat Rally. It is a group of us on a Yahoo site who all have sat. dishes for internet service. It is an all volunteer rally where we share info. Some of these people worked in the IT field before going on the road - others, like me, have a some user experience, while others might know how to turn a computer on. It is a very eclectic group of background, experience and knowledge. Throw in a bunch of vendors and you can get a picture of the group. We are at Augie's Quail Trail park, which is well laid out...

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Jan 16, 2007 - Gila Bend, AZ

We had intentions of leaving early this morning, so I was up at 5am! After packing up, fueling up, draining tanks, refilling propane etc., it was 10:45am! We drove about 30 miles to Benson so we could restock our groceries and other supplies. We left Benson about noon, headed toward Tucson. We made good time, but the wind was blowing pretty good. As we got about halfway through Tucson, we hit a snag. A cement truck had overturned and was blocking the two right lanes of the highway. It was slow going for a while, but we WERE moving. Everyone...

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