Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Feb.18 th. Another awesome Saturday!

Thanks for joining us on our journey of North America
 in our Holiday Rambler, since August 2006

Where are we today ?

        A wonderful bright sunny Saturday morning, all is quiet in the resort and NO WIND! Its gonna be an awesome day I can tell. The view out our front window has now changed since moving sites yesterday but is so peaceful looking with the sun rising on the foothills.

        The standard coffees, computing and a walkabout then a quick trip to the store. While taking a side street by the train tracks I came upon this huge interesting looking building. The El Garces Hotel apparently is being restored. It was originally built by the Sante Fe railroad for the Fred  Harvey Company  another of his chain of railroad eating house and hotel establishments. Fred Harvey is credited with starting the first restaurant chain back in 1875. To have a job in one of his establishments as a Harvey Girl was a good respectable job for the times.

El Garces Hotel

El Garces Hotel
         Now back home we did another walkabout the resort, and checked out the craft sale in the clubhouse. Nothing too exciting there but did chat with a few people.
trimming the palm trees
        Being a Saturday and a long weekend we could here the sounds of few boats on the river for most of the day.
tiny speed boat
this one very loud and fast 
looking down the river
         Now such a wonderful day, no wind, 75-80f I am feeling awesome and anxious to putter around. Checking with the resort we are allowed to wash our vehicles here so I took full advantage of this and washed both our coach and the car. All clean and shiny once again.
         Chores done for the day and chat with our neighbors from Alberta for a while. They have been fulltime rv'ers for 16 years now!

        Then we got to relax in the sun and the shade with our books for a while. Its so nice to sit outside with a good book, sunshine, warm air and Suzie.

        Well soon time to whip up some supper and tonight what to make? We have lotsa leftover chicken so how about chicken stroganoff ? We have the chicken, mushrooms, gravy, sour cream, a few spices, egg noodles and some broccoli on the side let's see how this tastes.
hey it's pretty tasty
        Another awesome day winds down and is so nice just to hang out and enjoy the lifestyle we have chosen, following the sun with ever-changing scenery. Does it get any better?

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  1. No. I must agree. I don't think it gets any better than this!!

  2. There is an older movie featuring the Harvey Girls. Perhaps one of your readers will remember the name.

  3. Contessa:

    The movie was a 1946 Musical Production called the Harvey Girls
    ( starring Judy Garland and Angela Lansbury.

  4. nope doesn't' get any better than that :)


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