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Apr 29, 2020 - Hitting the Road

Just a quick posting, we have decided to head out with masks & hand sanitizer in tow. Our first stop is in California to see the kids & grand-kids. We'll be in Lancaster for three nights & then work our way up to Eugene, Oregon for a repair on the 5th-wheel (it needs a new water pump). From there we'll pick up where we left off last year (in Crescent, Oregon). So Big Pines RV Park...here we come ! Arizona is getting pretty warm, temp today will be 104 degrees, we can hunker down in Crescent where it is cooler than here. So Friday morning...

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Mar 25, 2020 - Travel Delay

Hello ! Just want to pop in for a moment, Pete & I want to say that we hope all of our family & friends are safe & that you all are healthy. We decided to stay put for a little longer due to the Coronavirus, not sure when exactly we'll be able to venture out (as is the situation for almost everyone). We see RV's out on the road, but we feel at this time its safer to hunker down in place. So here we are still in Arizona, love to our Family & Friends & prayers out to everyone.

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Mar 17, 2020 - Picacho Peak State Park. Mar 13 - Mar 17

Corona (Covid19) virus is kicking into high gear in New York and the term "social distancing" is becoming commonplace. So here we are in the state park. Most sites are full but each site is spread wide apart from its neighbor. Most sites are occupied by a single adult or a couple. We see or hear only a few children and one baby crying off in the distance. People pass by and say hello and if they do stop to chat they keep their distance. We did ride or bikes around the park, took walks, and did one 4 mile roundtrip hike from the park road...

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Feb 18, 2020 - Hello from Sunny Arizona

Happy New Year ! This year our goal is to hit the road in March, Pete has the medical issues that plagued him last summer under control & is doing quite well. So that being said, we are starting to plan some of our trip & starting to get the 5th-wheel ready to roll. Our trip will take us to California first, want to see the kids & grand-kids & get a little time in with some friends. Then it'll be off Oregon, Idaho, Montana & maybe Wyoming (we think). As I said, its in the planning stages. We do want to wish everyone a Happy & safe New Year...

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Dec 30, 2019 - Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Farm

John Wayne fans may recall the name Rooster Cogburn. This ostrich farm was actually started by a fellow named that who knew John Wayne. The farm not only had lots of ostriches, but also goats, burros, deer, parakeets, rabbits, ducks, lorikeets, and stingrays. One of the burros would smile at you for a treat. Treats were provided for all the animals upon admission. The burros, goats, deer, and rabbits were gentle eaters. The ducks and ostriches were aggressive and you had to watch carefully and not feed them by hand. You were allowed if you...

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Mar 28, 2019 - Later Start to Our Summer travels

Just so you know we haven't dropped off the map, here's an update as to what has been going on. Last December Pete was dealing with numbness in 3 fingers on his right hand & a burning sensation as well. His hand started to swell & he lost a lot of sleep over it. After a few trips to the doctor, followed by an EMG, he was diagnosed with a severe case of carpal tunnel. Today went back to the Orthopedic Doctor, he scheduled surgery for April 29th, after which he will be in a brace for two weeks. At the time the brace comes off the stitches...

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Mar 17, 2019 - Picacho, AZ

Still traveling west on I-10 we stayed again at Tucson/Picacho KOA as Dale needed to get some maintenance done on the truck in Casa Grande. The steakhouse affiliated with this campground had closed we are sorry to say. It was an excellent eating place. There is construction on I-10 there at this exit and has limited people coming to the this restaurant so they decided to close as they just couldn't make it. Dale met a nice guy from Tennessee and visited for quite some time.

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Winter2019

Jan 30, 2019 - Picacho, AZ

After some great visiting time spend in Phoenix area we moved toward Tucson and stayed at Picacho/Tucson KOA. We chose this park because of their great restaurant. We ate one night at this restaurant, Dale having a rib eye steak cooked to perfection and I tried their salisbury steak which was excellent. The owner, Ginger, baked a fresh chocolate cake and so we took a piece home for the next day. While here, we were able to visit our neighbors from home who winter in Oro Valley outside Tucson. We spend a wonderful afternoon with Bill & Rudy...

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Winter2019

Jan 8, 2019 - Happy New Year !!!

Popping in to say Happy New Year to all our Family & Friends !!! Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Pete & I are starting to give our summer travels some thought, where to go & what to do.... we know more than likely we'll stay west of the Rockies. Definitely we'll head for Lancaster & Simi Valley, California (want to see our Family & our friends), and we know Crescent, Oregon (& Big Pines RV Park) are in our plans....from there ....who knows. Posted just a few photos from Christmas....time to concentrate on 2019

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Oct 23, 2018 - Returned to Picacho - Summer Travels Over (where to go next summer)????

Last Friday (10/19) we returned to out winter home in Picacho. The trip was long (traveled over 400 miles the last day) but uneventful...oh...except the left front headlight burned out, but that was ok (no biggie compared to the issues we had on the trip to Alaska). We have returned to a dusty house, the Charger was filthy & our plants had grown so much that some were heading for the neighbors house...lol. So now here we are, Pete has power washed the house, trimmed our plants & the Charger was taken to the dealership for servicing & we had...

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May 10, 2018 - Getting the rigs ready to roll, Alaska bound on May 15th.

Pete & I, Roger & ReeAnn are getting ready for our adventure of a lifetime .... Alaska bound ! Our friend JD is unable to make the trip as originally planned, unfortunately he ran into a medical issue but is mending up nicely. Gonna miss you on this trip JD. Leading up to this trip we all have been getting medical appointments & dental appointments out of the way...so come the 15th , we will be free to hit the highway. Thought I'd add a few flowering cactus for you to look at.

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Feb 21, 2018 - Wednesday, Picacho AZ

We got out of Tombstone at 9:00 am heading to RV City in Huachuca City to get the oil changed before we head north. It was a little pricey since they are the only place in the area that services motorhomes, but what can you do. We got out of there around 12:30 pm heading north for our stop for the night in Picacho Arizona. Didn’t have much chose because there is not much between Tombstone and Phoenix except desert. It was a KOA which are overpriced for what you get but what can you do if that is the only place. This is the first time we...

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2018 Winter

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