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Aug 15, 2010 - Day 63

Today we gave the inside of the coach a much-needed cleaning after 9 weeks on the road and caught up on laundry, etc. We then had a good part of the day to sit outside in the shade in our lounge chairs and read and catch up on phone calls. Tonight we had dinner with Dale and Mable at their home. Lots of good wine, good food and good company. We’ve decided to stay here until Tuesday as Phoenix has a heat advisory until tomorrow evening. It’s 112 in the valley and 72 here. It’s rained on and off all day and it’s just delightful. No rush to...

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Aug 14, 2010 - Day 62

Left Magdalena and drove Routes 60 and 260 to Heber, AZ. We passed through the Very Large Array- a radio astronomy observatory outside of Magdalena. Contact anyone? The mountains were beautiful and the wildflowers incredible. It’s obviously been a good monsoon season as the mountains are all green and lush. Don’t think I’ve ever seen them so green in August! We arrived in Heber and found the best campground of the whole trip. We gave Dale and Mable a call (my son-in-law’s mother and step-father). They live right behind the campground and...

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Jun 4, 2010 - Canyon Point Campground

Wednesday June 2, 2010 Canyon Point Campground 7am 58 degrees I slept in a little this morning and PeeWee reminded me that he needed to take a quick walk. As he approaches his 13th birthday he is like an old man, he is graying on his face and neck and when you gotta go you gotta go. He hasn’t made a mistake inside the trailer in years. He is having a harder time entering and exiting the trailer steps. At night I sometimes have to lift him back into the trailer. His cataracts have made it hard for him to see at night. He barks at shadows...

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May 31, 2010 - Monday May 31, 2010 Canyon Point Arizona

Monday May 31, 2010 Canyon Point Campground, Forest Lakes Arizona The Summer Trip of 2010 has finally begun. We packed everything but the kitchen sink into the trailer and left Sun City West, Arizona today at 11 am. It was 93 degrees and the forecast was for 107 by Thursday. That is the “launch” number for getting out of here. We completed our pre-launch checklist and then re-checked it again before Cleo, our new cat and PeeWee, our old dog were loaded into the truck. Once they are safely in the crew cab it’s all systems GO. We arrived at...

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Jul 28, 2008 - Up to the High Country

August 2008 Canyon Point On Monday July 28th we left Orchard Ranch in Prescott Valley and drove 131 miles Northeast to Canyon Point Forest Service Campground. As we headed up Highway 260 from Camp Verde and Highway 17 we could see the temperature dropping as we went higher. At the little town of Pine it was 75 degrees at noon. We dropped down into Payson and made a stop at the Home Depot to exchange a 4 x 6 area rug that we had bought while we were in Prescott last week. The new one is a real good match with the trailer carpet and will...

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Trip Journal

Mogollon Rim

Nov 14, 2007 - Touring the VLA, on to AZ

(Ron Writing) We had a peaceful nights sleep at our rest-stop parking place. One other RV and a truck also spent the night there. It did get cold. When I got up to start the furnace it was 22° outside and 36° inside. I quickly got back into bed until the house warmed up! It was another beautiful clear day and it quickly warmed into the 60's by mid morning. Our campsite was about 20 yards from where the north leg of the Very Large Array (VLA, see yesterday's journal entry) crosses Hwy 60. One of the antennas was positioned about 100 yards...

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Apr 25, 2007 - Homolovi Ruins, AZ

Our next stop on the way to the Grand Canyon was Homolovi Ruins - because it sounded interesting and had a very inexpensive and highly touted state campground. We arrived about 6 pm to a beautiful sunny evening, and an expansive view of the the wide, wide plains of the Southwest. There is no way to describe the very different kind of beauty we saw here, as we set up camp on this plateau 5000 feet above sea level. We really had a sense of what it must have been like for the cattle rustlers and cowboys of yesterday, as we watched the sun set,...

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