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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Monday, December 11, 2006

Arizona

Saguaro Cactus
Sat. Dec. 9

We arrived at Valley Vista Resort in Benson Arizona shortly afternoon temp 78 f and sunny. Nice pool (86 F) and hotub(103F). Amazing area lotsa dirt and cactus very dry, only 1/2 inch rain since Oct 1. Once set up we spotted a couple from St. Catherines that we knew quite well, nice surprise. We enjoyed happy hour in the sun and got caught up on each other's travels.

Resort Pictures

Sun. Dec 10.

Took a drive to Tombstone Arizona, about 20 miles, what an amazing town to visit! Right back to the 1800's with the old buildings, dirt streets, wooden boardwalks, stage coaches, cowboys, ladies and horses wandering the streets, gunfights, and saloons. Everyone playing their part dressed in authentique period costume. We stopped by Big Nose Kate's Saloon for refreshment and were captured by a gunfighter there, I was then shot, hung and buried, we really had quite a few laughs. It was awesome. Music, atmosphere and all. Fun wow ! and free unless you took in some shows or shopped in the many shops, a must do.

Tombstone Pictures


Wed. Dec. 13

We took a drive north of Benson some 12 miles to Gammons Gulch. Real desert country. What a beautiful drive with scenery just like in the movies, dry river beds, cactus, sage brush, and cattle just roaming the range. There were signs warning you of animals on the road, some wire fences in the desert and cattle guards on the road that cattle will not cross but cars can. We arrived at Gammons Gulch and were met by Jay Gammons, he and his wife Joanne live right there in the Grand Hotel. This a real ghost town, western town and movie set, (six western movies filmed there last year). He has been building this town (his dream) for some 37 years. Autnentique wood buildings and artifacts, also some reproductions all add to the atmosphere of a real western town. We had a completely narrated guided tour by Jay, with stories about almost every piece there, how they were aquired or built, pictures of him and his father with certain actors, his father was John Wayne's Bodyguard, and pictures of Jay in a Film as an extra for 3 days. The collection of old cars, most running and some restored, a collection of John Dillinger articles and guns. The old mine shaft and all. We wandered by ourselves later just to enjoy the quiet and the sun. Another worthwhile visit. Not comercialized too! You can check out his website by clicking HERE

Gammons Gulch pictures


Thurs, Dec. 14

Nice drive to Bisbee AZ. a beautiful scenic town, buried in the Mule Mountains elavation 5200 ft. Winding thru the desert and mountains for 48 miles to this copper mining town settled in 1880. Lovely narrow streets downtown built right into the hillside. We took a tour of the Queen Mine that ceased operations in 1951. Our tour guide was retired miner having worked in other area mines for 20 years. Interesting facts and stories were relayed to us during our 1- 1/2 hour tour in the 47 degree F mine, Really quite impressive and makes you wonder how these men could work down there all those years. We did not get a chance to view the Lavender Pit. A huge open pit copper mine that operated until 1974. Amazing.
On our return home to Benson we drove thru Tombstone again and stopped at Boothill Cemetery where people were actually buried in the 1880's, with true history on most headstones, interesting.

Pictures of Bisbee

Fri. Dec. 15th

We arrived Picacho Peak Resort about noon and set up , The weather was great and our friends were there. Nice to catch up. We are right behind Picacho Peak nice view. And finally seeing some HUGE cactus everywhere. We went to the clubhouse after supper and played darts meeting many people in the process. What a great bunch of people.


Sat. Dec. 16th

Sat. morning we travelled to Nogales Mexico with Steve and Barb. Upon arriving on the US side we parked in a parking lot and walked the150 feet or so to cross border and shop and sightsee. It was really interesting to tour the markets, and stores and barter with the mexicans. Can usually negotiate 1/2 to 2/3 of their asking price. We stopped for refreshment and were greeted by Johnny who remembered our friends from last year and were entertained by him. We had a great time. A bit more shopping then back home to Picacho. We participated in the brown bag auction, where we put any articles in a brown bag to be auctioned during the evening and were supplied a free mexican buffet, yummy food.

Picacho Pictures



Sun. Dec. 17th

Nice day, went early to the Tucson flea market (to avoid the crowds) with friends and enjoyed the atmosphere there and good deals too. We bought a custom made dash cover for car only $25.00, Protects the dash and keeps vehicle much cooler.
I did a bit of Research on the HUGE Saguaro Cactus and was amazed at how long it takes for them to grow and develop. Most around here are 100 years or more old.
Facts about Saguaro Cactus:
1. It takes 9 or 10 years to reach a height of just 6 inches.
2. After 25 years it may stand only 3 to 4 ft.
3. The branches or arms don't develop until the plant reaches 10 ft or more at about 75 years of age.
4. These arms serve as balancers when a stalk begins to lean one way an arm develops on the other side for balance. And when that arm becomes too much and the centre leans that way another arm grows on the other side etc..
5. Most don't reach a height of 35 feet until after 150 years.

Tues. Dec. 19

Relaxing day , then the Welcome Home Hoe Down Dinner/Dance at the clubhouse, (only $10.00 each) BBQ pork, baked beans, potato salad , and desert. With a live country band, and lotsa line dancing, cowboy hats and the Texas 2 step. Good time had by all.

Thurs. Dec 21.

Another nice suny day, but the coldest weather they have had in years! Go figure eh? Was 24 f overnight and about 65 f during the day, They keep saying it will warm up soon. Sure beats cold all day and no snow. Drove to Casa Grande for groceries and sightsee, Amazing to see the dry desert countryside up close and the cotton fields, would have been very labour intensive! Upon returning home we were invited to neigbours for a campfire in their firepit, more new friends. All ready for Christmas, Tree and all.

more Pics


Sat. Dec. 23.

Christmas party at Clubhouse. Was a Chinese gift exchange, really good time and lots of fun and food. We relaxed through the next week enjoying the sunshine when we could and oudoors. Playing cards, dominoes and dice with the neighbours. An sharing homemade soups.

Sat. Dec. 30

Went for a drive to Phoenix AZ. along the back roads. We passed many cotton fields, desert, awesome mountain views etc. There was many area where people had their ATV's (all terrain vehicles) out scooting through the desert. This is the perfect spot for them as there is thousand of acres of desrt land to use.

While in the Phoenix Area we went to the huge Mesa Fleamarket (swap meet as they call them here). We enjoyed a few hours of browsing , including a snack for lunch and some live entertainment. From there to the Ghost Town/Gold Mining town for an enjoyable afternoon strolling the town. There were gold mine tours, wagon rides, train rides, gold panning, jeep tours and horseback riding, saloons and music. There was even a gunfight on the mainstreet, a fun time.

On the way home we stopped at Eloy, AZ. airport to witness some skydivers in action. This is the place where our friend Steve (70 yrs old) went skydiving last year. There was a few hundred sky divers there and it was quite interesting to watch them load up the planes and see them sailing through the sky to the ground. Also a couple of hot air ballons getting ready to go up.


Pics from Mesa

New Year's Eve 2006
Sun. Dec. 31

Another warm sunny day, relaxing for the New Year's Eve party at the Clubhouse. It was a good time with lots of food, music, dancing and fellowship. Welcoming in the new year.

New Years's Pics.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Texas

Wed, Nov.22.
Arrived Bayview RV Resort in Rockport Texas, (30 Minutes from Corpus Christie on the Gulf of Mexico) very sunny 80 F (27c) weather. We are "Winter Texans now", in Florida we would be "Snow Birds" and they have "skeeters" year round here to. (Mosquitoes)
Thurs, Nov.23, U.S. Thanksgiving.
Everything closed for Thanksgiving and was a nice day to tour, no traffic. Along Fulton Beach Rd. into Rockport. This was a beautiful drive along the coast. Nice homes, piers everywhere, great beaches and fresh seafood available from the fishing boats.
Friday, BLACK FRIDAY
This is what they call the biggest shopping day of the year, much like our Canadian Boxing day sales. Some stores open at Midnight and people lining up at 4:00am. The reason it is called Black Friday is that ALL the stores operate in the Black today. Nobody operates in the red.
Went for drive to Port Aransas on Mustang Island. Driving a long causeway with beaches and fishing spots on both sides, people fishing everywhere. Then take free ferryboats to Island. 4 boats operating, (barges) holding about 25 cars and short trip(about 5 minutes). This a very scenic place with 18 miles of beach to drive along. A $12.00 annual permit is required to park on the beach and allow free dry camping (no hookups). What a deal we have to do it! Then back home to socialize with neighbours from Alberta and Trenton Ontario.
Saturday
We drove over the causeway to Goose Island State Park to check out the “Big Tree”. This tree is over 1,000 years old and has a circumference of more than 35 feet. It was really quite a site to see. Beside the causeway is a lighted fishing pier (the original bridge) about 2 miles long with many people fishing on it. Swimming in the very warm pool and hot tub in the afternoon was a treat. And enjoying free Internet service provided by a fellow camper from Florida.
Click on Link below for some pics
Sunday
Went for a tour of Fulton Mansion. Built in 1874 on the seashore with running hot and cold water, 3 inside bathrooms, central heating and gas lighting, very rare in these times. It was a beautiful French Second Empire style of house with a slate shingled mansard roof built to with stand hurricane force winds, and it did. From there to the seashore in front with a large number of Pelicans right by the shore. These are very large birds with a wingspan up to 55 inches. Then on to Goose Island State Park to check out their campsites on the beach, very windy here, each site has a cement block pavilion for shelter and electric and water hookups. The odor is not too pleasant, it is known as Stinky Beach, because of roting vegetation that the birds and turtles feed on. Don't think we will stay here. Click here for More Pictures Monday, We went to Corpus Christie to tour a WWII aircraft carrier, the USS Lexington. Wow what a huge ship!!! There is 4 self guided tours to most areas of the ship and an Imax movie , Fighter Pilot,awesome. This tour took us 4 hrs and we could have taken longer but were getting hungry. From there we went to Catfish Charlies for supper and had a sampler of seafood gumbo,catfish, shrimp, oysters, fries ,chili, coleslaw, gravy, hush puppies and chicken fried steak! (a steak deep fried in a chicken batter) that we shared, very reasonable and more than we could eat. Then return home via Padre Island and the ferryboat. To go later with our neighbors to the clubhouse for 3 hours of Karaoke, busy day. Thursday Couple of quiet relaxing days enjoying the weather until this morning, temperature at 9:00am was 75 degrees F, and quickly dropped to 45 degrees F by 10:00 am, wow what a change, very windy, good day to do more trip planning and laundry. Friday Starting the return of nice weather, sunny 62 degrees, nice drive thru Rockport to Key Allegro, an impressive community of Huge homes on small lots with a road on one side and water not 10 feet behind, canals everywhere with huge yachts. And 1 House in particular with a roof made from seashells! Click for more Pics Saturday Again nice day, craft sale at clubhouse, explore more campground and take in the nighttime Christmas Parade in downtown Rockport, very nice and not too cold. While planning more of our trip, leaving here Wed. and going to camp on Beach , Mustang Island (if nice enough) then San Antonio for a couple days. On our way to Arizona.Which is another 1,100 miles (Texas is a big State) . Tuesday, Dec. 5 The weather is much nicer off to Mustang Island (Port Aransas) to camp on the beach. The small ferryboat was a treat. We were guided on one side taking up 2 lanes and front and centre. Wow what a view. Front bumper on RV was about 1 foot from front of boat. Really felt like we were driving the RV across the channel!! Once off the boat went to the Beach and purchased a camping permit to camp overnight on the beach. Awesome scenery, hearing the waves, walking the beach and the pier, need to do more of this. In the morning was very mild and no wind just the surf in right there. Now off to San Antonio. Click here for pictures
Wed, Dec. 6
Reluctantly we left the Beach at Mustang Island and had a nice drive to San Antonio, such a beautiful sunny, warm day. We found a campsite with free wifi, then proceeded to The Alamo and Riverwalk, downtown San Antonio. Everyone here was very friendly wanting to give us maps and directions.
The Alamo was amazing being in the middle of the city, just steeped with American history and was quite impressive.
Two blocks from the Alamo was the famous Riverwalk. One level below the main streets we found this absolutely wonderful world of canals, walkways and bridges, This area was beautifully landscaped ,and decorated. Just lined with restaurants and shops of all kinds, Hotels, a Hospital, Riverwalk Centre a shopping mall and an outdoor theatre with seating for 900 people. We took a Narrated Riverboat ride, for about 1 hour to see the sites and find out more information, an absolute must.
Later we dined at the side of the river enjoying the sites, sounds, food and each others company all in one. Wonderful! Then as it got dark we were able view some of the sparkling Christmas lights and decorations as they were lit up.
Thurs. Dec 7 .
We traveled thru Texas along I-10 a great Highway, nice drive rolling hills and beautiful scenery. Such a good road the speed limit was posted 80 mph for cars, 70 mph for trucks. That night we stayed at one of the many Texas Rest areas, very nice, secure, washrooms and free wifi. Some even had waste and fill stations for RV’s.
Fri. Dec 8.
We traveled some more relaxing I-10 into the mountains and El Paso Texas into New Mexico. Enjoying the sites huge windmills on the hilltops, mountain views, dry land, sage bush, dry river beds, even some wild pigs grazing at the side of the highway, spending the night at the New Mexico welcome centre and rest area, which was an absolutely beautiful picnic area with breathtaking scenery.
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Friday, November 10, 2006

New Orleans

New Orleans yeah !
Mon. Nov. 6th
At 12:30p.m. we arrived Abita Springs RV Park, Louisiana from Jackson Mississippi. The weather hot and sunny 78 degrees, we set up camp, and were relaxing , when about 2:45p.m. campground manager was quickly making the rounds to all RVs in Park telling us of Tornado watch and that clubhouse open. We quickly made our way to clubhouse and gathered with everyone else and watched storm progress on TV. Nice welcome to Louisiana , but the plus was we got to meet a lot of Rver’s in a short period of time. The Tornado did not touch down in our area and we were given the all clear at 4:00p.m.
Tues.
We drove across the Lake Pontchartrain causeway to New Orleans, 24 miles, right across the middle of the lake. In New Orleans we went to the Famous “French Quarter”. An absolute must see when in the area. We walked around here for a few hours enjoying the sights , sounds and smells especially Bourbon St. We stopped for lunch at Bubba Gump Shrimp Company and shared a sampler of Cajun shrimp, chicken, and gumbo, very delightful taste combinations. Our return trip back was on I 10 around Lake Pontchartrain where we observed a small bit of the destruction from Katrina. Terrible.
Click on link below for pictures of New Orleans
Wed.
Off to Slidell to do Dr. Wagner’s Honey Island Swamp Tour. Arriving at a small shack on the edge of the swamp we were 2 hours early for tour. Relaxing and talking with people passed the time. We took off for a 2 hour tour of the swamp. We spotted many turtles, 2 Alligators (1, 4 ft and 1, 8 ft), 1 crane and 1 moccasin snake, while navigating thru the swamp which was like somewhere out of this world. The most amazing sights to be seen were the many homes, and shacks that were built right in the swamp and that people actually lived in them accessible only by boat. This another must do!
Click the link below for some pictures of our Swamp tour.
http://picasaweb.google.com/gtyates/HoneyIslandSwamp Thursday. We went to Covington to check out the town, going to be an Art Festival Sat and Sunday and a Farmers market on Saturday, will check it out. Then to Abita Springs, went to UCM (Unusual Collection museum), pretty off the wall but worthwhile for 3 bucks. Then to Abita Springs Brew Pub for a lite lunch and check out local brew. we got a sampler tray of 6 of their most popular brew, including a fruit beer with raspberries! Very interesting. Got Internet back on late afternoon, enjoyed campsite with 75 degree weather,
Friday,
Relax, hang out enjoy the sun 76 degree day,
Saturday
Went off to Covington again check out the Market and Art show. The whole town was set up for it, a few hunderd artists and their displays, also many musicians playing large varieties of southern style and cajun music, Fun. Then tour about to a Walmart Super store, all in one shopping, fresh meat, veggies, bakery open 24 hours a day, good deals. Back to New Orleans French quarter one day next week.
Sunday, Monday
Great weather hang out enjoy camp and plan more excursions.
Tuesday
Planned to tour but...Heavy rain most of the day, mild weather more hanging out and planning future trips.
Wednesday
Severe weather warnings starting 4:30 am, all on TV, very heavy rain and wind, then a Tornado watch about 7:00am. Campground manager came around blowing horn signalling all to come to secure clubhouse. Went there had coffee, socialized and watch storm on Local Tv weather channel until 8:20am when Tornadoes passed. Back at Coach met neighbour from Waterloo who has a seasonal site at Rock Glen Family Resort where we spend a lot of time. They are planning to go to same park as us in Corpus Christi Texas (small world). Raining now for most of the day, 75 degrees. We are planning on participating a "Tag-A-Long" to a Mexican Restaurant for supper. Great filling meal and cheap !!!! 14 people wen t along good time.
Thursday
Real nice sunny day after storm. Back to New Orleans, We did a walking tour of the Garden District, where we saw some Huge Homes, Historic Victorian Mansions and the city of the dead. These houses were amazing, narrow streets, iron fences and gates, and beautiful porches. Very high maintenance, all painted exteriors.
In New Orleans they bury their dead in above ground tombs. The high water table and below sea level elevation prohibits below ground burial.
The "Cities of the Dead" are quite famous. Anne Rice frequently uses Lafayette Cemetery No.1 for locations in her stoies. These tombs are construcetd with a shelf near the top where recently deceased bodies are placed. The shelf does not extend all the way to the back so when its time to add another body to the family tomb the previous bones can be pushed to the rear where they fall through joining remains already present. The tombs can only be opened once a year so temporary "storage ovens" line the exterior walls of the cemetery.
From here we went back to the French quarter and explored the French Market, Jimmy Buffets Margarittaville for lunch and sampled some Gator Bits (yummy!). Then exploring more shops and some athletic entertainers by Jackson Square. Along the street, musicians all play Jazz and a quick tour of the awesome St. Louis Catherdral.
Click on link below to view some pictures
http://picasaweb.google.com/gtyates/MoreNewOrleans
Friday
We took a drive to the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. On the way there were signs that bridges were out (from Katrina). Taking an alternate route we drove along the coastal beaches. These beaches were all closed for the many miles that we drove towards Gulfport and Biloxi.. The signs of the massive devastation were still there. Apparantly many huge mansions, casinos, restaurants , shopping centres that were very popular before the huge 20 plus foot wave hit and wiped everthing away. There were some driveways, footings from houses, stairways to nowhere. Signs where there once was service stations, MacDonalds, Walmart, etc...all along the waterfront drive. Still many crews working to clean up the destruction and some trying to rebuild. I did attempt to take some pictures but left the memory card for my camera at home. I think somebody did not want me to take any pictures.
Saturday
This morning went to Mandeville farmer's market, 9:00am crafts, vegetables, sauces, even coffe, juice,beer, wine, bloody mary available for breakfast!! Tried a tamale from from Mexican woman, very interesting but don't need to try again. From there we went to the waterfront at Lake Pontchatrain. Amazing beautiful homes there, right on the water, Some people are taking very protective measures as some homes were lost. I took a few pictures of houses built in the air 12 to 14 feet and also some homes in the process of being raised, a really amazing site to see!
We stopped at the French Market Seafood and bought 4 crabs for supper (cheap! look at pictures) . Then on to Madisonville with beautiful homes and house boats on the River. Then stopping at Walmart for some huge shrimp only $6.00 lb have to have some and some catfish too. Now back to camp too enjoy a beautiful afternoon in the sun. Gets dark too early here. 5:10pm, but sunrise 6.00am no daylight savings time.
To view pictures, click on link above,
Sunday we did a tour of Abita Springs Brewery, with about 6 other couples, A couple we meet from Rock Glen Resort in Ontario, just happen to live around the corner from mother in Waterloo. We also met up with another couple from England July 31st at Rock Glen. Small world.
Monday, on the road to Lafayette, Louisiana. Along the way we traveled the Atchafalaya Swamp Freeway, which was basically a causeway built above the swamp, for some 20 miles. Very unique drive. We stopped for the night at the Acadian Village which was quite nice and in the process of being decorated for Christmas, too bad we will not be here to see it lit up.
Tuesday heading west to Texas and will stop just East of Houston for the night.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Natchez Trace Parkway

Click on Link to view our pictures http://picasaweb.google.com/gtyates/038NatchezTrace The Natchez Trace Parkway was created in the early 1800's and was the most direct route from Natchez on the Mississippi to Nashville Tennessee (500 miles). Today it is a beautiful drive, 2 lane road, maximum speed is 50 mph, (to be shared with bicycles as well). This road has limited access and many scenic lookouts and picnic areas. There is also 3 campgrounds along the way that offer free dry camping, for anyone. We entered the Parkway and enjoyed the drive to Meriwether-Lewis Campground, Nice camping 32 sites free! Then on to Tupelo, Mississippi, (Elvis Birthplace), we camped at Elvis Presley Lake and toured Tupelo, the next day to Jackson Mississippi, over night Flying J, Monday Morning off south to Abita Springs, Louisianna..

Monday, October 30, 2006

On The Road, Finally

Spent last few days at Rock Glen, Arkona, then 3 days at the Farm, 3 days at Lazy Lakes New York, geting colder.

October 28th, 7:30am on the Road heading to Jeffersonville, Ohio. Arrived at the Flying J at 4:00pm. The drive for the day was uneventful but we had lots of weather. We had Sunshine, clouds, rain, hail, snow and very hi winds. It was nice to stop for the night. Travelled 400 miles.

October 29th, Time change over night, left at 7:30am. Great day for driving, sunshine and getting warmer. Took off jackets, then into shorts and T shirts by 3:00pm, 80 degrees F. Spent the night at the Flying J at Franklin, Kentucky.

October 30th, Heading to Nashville for a couple days and tour about,Weather hot sunny about 80 degrees, and went to Dinner Show at Nashville Nightlife Theatre, Music Valley Dr,. next to campground, Great show with Contry Music , Steve Hall and Shotgun Red. Very Funny..

Another day unfolds Oct 31..
Did Walk about in morning, took tow bar to Camping World next door, gonna take a few days to get part and fix, so will do more Nashville. Went to Opryland Hotel and walked inside for few hours. Absolutely amazing place, so huge all the Gardens, walkways, rivers, waterfalls, restaurants, all under one huge roof.

For supper went to "the Cock of the Walk" for amazing Catfish dinner, deep fried dill pickles, onion rings and fries, Huge servings (1 would have been enough) served family style using tin plates, and cups. Great meal.

Nov. 1
Rainy Day, went to Opry mills (huge new Shopping mall) with new hardwood floors throughout, checked out The Aquarium Restaurant, an amazing restaurant that we were able to walk into and look at the huge tanks and many different fish (sharks, eels, sting rays etc.. and a diver in the tank try to catch some hostile fish), Bass Pro Shops, also Huge Gibson Guitar Shop, sidewalk music Monuments, but it was still a shopping mall. Later we drove about other none tourist areas of Nashville to feel the atmosphere.

Nov. 2,

Beautiful sunny day 58 degrees F
Went to Lane Motor Museum, Very rare cars and 1 of a kind vehicles, quite interesting. We also took quite a few pictures, check the link http://www.lanemotormuseum.org/
From there went to downtown and farmers market, not much going on there, but still interesting.
Then off to The Parthenon, (full size replica of the Original) a very unique, huge structure was originally built for Fair in 1897, the redone more permanent material 1921-1930.

Nov. 3
Morning will be heading south to Natchez Trace Parkway, until Monday then Abita Springs Louisianna, for a couple of weeks (near New Orleans).

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Saturday, October 21, 2006

Future Plans

  • Sunday, October 22nd back to The Farm to wrap up a few things then away we go.
  • On Wednesday, October 25th we will leave The Farm and travel to Niagara Lazy Lakes.
  • On Saturday, October 28th we will leave Niagara Lazy Lakes and travel towards Nashville to pick up the Natchez Trace Parkway.
  • The Natchez Trace Parkway is about 444 miles long. Similar to the Niagara Parkway. No commercial vehicles are allowed. The parkway goes from Nashville Tennessee to through the southern portions of the Mississippi River, to Alabama. The following link will take you to the Natchez Trace Parkway website: Natchez Trace Parkway.
  • Our plans after that have not been confirmed but we are planning on going to Corpus Christi and Brownsville, Texas. We plan to arrive Picacho Peak RV Resort from December 15th to January 15th. Picacho Peak RV. The following maps our planned route.

Beginning of the Natchez Trace Parkway.

To Corpus Christie Texas

Monday, October 16, 2006

We are ready!!!!!!!!!!!

Green Acre Park in Waterloo for Thanks giving weekend. http://www.greenacrepark.com/html/about.html
Rock Glen Resort in Arkona

We are now ready to take off on our dream adventure any day now.

Saturday toured craft sales Grand Bend & Thedford, then back to Rock Glen for Pot luck dinner and progressive Euchre. Played darts sunday night and Suzie cleaned up, beginners luck I guess. Monday Geo was chippin branches and trimmin trees with Bill and Forest at Rock Glen.

Tuesday Rainy and we both worked on computer, setting up blog and a web page.

Wednesday very mild and did some maintenance and minor repaires on Rv , enjoyed mild weather being outside and BBQ supper. Soon we will not have internet every day, and doing much travelling, can hardly wait....

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Monday, August 21, 2006

A bit about us


Email Us at:  gtyates@gmail.com


Just a bit about us I will add more.


On the road in our coach following the sun.
Out of the workforce at 56 yrs old, Suzie somewhat younger (7years) we are enjoying life, traveling and exploring Canada , USA and Mexico. Since August 2006.
We have wheels so lets make them turn.

Home to both of us is southern Ontario where we usually spend the summer months, visiting with family and friends. Married in 1993 and still on our honeymoon.

In the winter months we head south to warmer climates all the way from Florida to California, our favourite spots are Louisiana, all over Texas, New Mexico, California, Mexico, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, New York, Ohio, Omaha,the desert of southern Arizona, California, Arkansas, Alabama, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and many more.