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Mar 17, 2017 - Time With New Friends

We actually got up at about our usual time for coffee. The first cup was in bed so I could hold the kitty, then the next 2 were on the beach. It was a beautiful morning, and promised to be hot and clear. We got with our campground neighbors, Sal and Sue, around 10:30 for a boat ride. Tbey have a nice mid size pontoon boat. Since we had not been on the river before, tbey decided to go as far south as possible first. We went as far as the Bluewater Casino and Resort. It was fun to see it from the water. Sal told us a lot of the history of the...

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Fun between jobs

Mar 7, 2017 - Back to the River

We have returned to the river, and this time were fortunate enough to have riverside parking! Even better, we have some awesome neighbors. And warm temperatures! Unfortunately (or fortunately) I will be deserting Don and the kitty while I fly to Cincinnati to visit my mom for her 92nd birthday. I will stay with my sister and brother-in-law of course. Now I had to weigh this: let's see, 80 degree weather on the river versus 30 degrees with mom and sis. OK. No question which one I would choose, but I am really going to miss the river! We are...

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Feb 26, 2017 - A Quick Trip

On the 17th we left Ajo for a short trip to Parker, California and Emerald Cove Resort on the Colorado River. We are actually parked across the river on the California side, hence the designation in the title area. This is our home resort in the Colorado River Adventures camping group we are members of, and we love it here. The river is clear and blue, the palm trees are tall and the people are really friendly. As members we can stay here for free for 2 weeks at a time. Unfortunately we are not here for long this time, as we had to desert...

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Feb 21, 2011 - Earp, CA

Feb 21-28. Earp, CA. As you can see from the early pics, we had snow in the mountains when we left. We took HWY 62 to Earp, CA. It was 168 miles of good two lane road. It ran on the North side of Joshua Tree National Park (we didn't visit this year), there was very little traffic but the scenery was great. Emerald Cove Resort is located on the Colorado River and had a great view all around. One day we went for a drive across the Parker Dam and then onto Parker for some shopping. For the rest of the week we lazied out and enjoyed weather and...

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Jul 3, 2010 - Buelton / Solvang CA

Last night we arrived in Buelton CA, to a nice cool temp of 63 degrees. This was so nice because the day before it was 116 degrees. It was so cold last night , we both used a blanket!We plan on going into Solvang (a quaint little Danish town) to get some famous Danish pastries and then check out the Santa Ines mission. The campground is showing an outdoor movie tonight. If we can stand the cool night, we might check it out. I have attached some pictures of kayaking on the Colorado River. Hope you all can view them. Uploading these pictures...

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Jun 2, 2010 - Our First Stop - The Colorado River

Hello Everyone, Well this is my first entry to our journal and I am quite frustrated. Who said this would be easy!! I have just spent about 2 hours on trying to download some pictures and still haven't been successful. Thanks Wayne for helping me to resize my picture files, that helped! However, a new glitch arose and I'm still not able to get the pictures downloaded. Sorry about that, I will get the pictures to you as soon as possible. Our neighbors, Gordon and Judy took a couple of pictures of us as we were leaving and we were on our way....

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Feb 19, 2010 - Traveling the West

Arrived in Earp, CA. this am. Earp is just a PO, no real downtown. We are on the west side of the Colorado River. The water here is blue. We arrived in Quartzsite, AZ the last of October. Helped some friends at their flea market booth(where we could park our rig right by the booth) until the end of January. While there we had hurricane force winds with hail and rain. 70 mph winds. Then we felt an earthquake that happened in Mexico and ended up with a tornado the end of January, when CA. had all that snow and rain. Now the weather is lovely....

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Feb 18, 2010 - "Sales Day"

Well today we fulfilled our obligation and sat through the sales presentation. This one was pretty high pressure with the “must buy today” offerings. When we informed that we were not buying their program, there were a few disparaging remarks and then told we could not, in the future, use our campground membership to stay at any of their parks because we didn’t buy. After some thought, a letter has been sent off to the California Attorney General’s Office, Consumer Affairs. It wasn’t disclosed in their advertisement nor sales presentation...

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Winter Wonderland

Feb 17, 2010 - On to the Colorado River

Took in the museum this AM before heading out. The museum is dedicated to Patton who was the first commander of the WWII training area camp set up in this wide CA and AZ desert area. What is left of it today is the Yuma Proving Grounds which we have stayed near (and will be again) the last two seasons. We headed out across the desert area towards Lake Havasu area ending up at Earp, CA along the Colorado River. Came across this motor home accident on I-10, not good. Out in the middle of “nowhere” again, who would have thought you would find...

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Winter Wonderland

Mar 2, 2009 - Blooming Cactus, Desert Dog Walks & London Bridge

Dear Friends & Family, We are starting to adjust to this 80 degree weather on our 10th day at Windmill RV Resort in Earp, CA (or Parker AZ) depending on which side of the Colorado River you are sitting on, or looking at. Returned to church Sunday so I could provide you an interior picture, especially of the ceiling. We follow with our traditional breakfast out trying out a different restaurant each week. Our life has been more often filled with making friends and Noreen's daily card game with 10-12 of her friends...the guys shoot pool. The...

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Feb 26, 2009 - Swimming, Golf, Quartzsite & Coyotes

The morning of Day 11 of our trip opened early with the Coyotes making a lot noise just across the road from our trailer. Not sure if they, caught or were after a rabbit or maybe the little black dog one of our neighbors was walking in the canyon. I succeeded in getting 2 pictures (out of 7 or 8 taken) with the longest telephoto setting I have. A couple of days ago we rode our bikes the 3/4 mile to Emerald Cove Resort and found the pictured old store from an abandoned town in between. We have privileges to use the pool there and have gone...

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Feb 22, 2009 - Day 7 - Church and touring

Dear Friends & Family, Sunrise on Day 7 found us at St. Thomas Church listening to the 6-member choir accompanied (or lead) by a guitar --- all 6 appeared to be 7th graders!!!! When they’re voices weren’t changing, they made up for some lacks in harmony with gusto  The Hispanic priest delivered a great, memorized sermon. I’m starting to get the lay of the land…Noreen took me to Lake Havasu (38-miles north) yesterday (Saturday, 2/19). No pictures, I mostly saw the insides of Walmart and Kmart for necessities as in baskets and bins to make...

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