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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Friday, February 09, 2018

Parker Dam , Drag boat Races, great weather, the pool, a fish fry. and Karaoke.

Where are we today ? 
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   Today more of this amazing weather. Out and about for a nice walkabout the park at 7:30 as the sun rose over the river. Then back home we decided to take a drive up to the Parker Dam enjoying the scenery along the way .
34.7 miles today
       As we approached the dam got a few pictures, then across it and south on 95 to Parker, A road we have driven many times before.
approaching the Dam
looking down river from the dam
now to drive slowly across the dam
kinda cool
       From here our plan was to stop by the Bluewater Casino and see some of the boats for the Drag races here this weekend. The  Drag Boat Races at Blue Water Casino in Parker Arizona.  We could hear them roaring up the river and drove around and down the boat launch ramp.

       Here we got lucky just by chance. We can get a first hand look at these amazing boats as they are being launched and heading to the starting line not far from us. 
one of many beautiful boats
the gas ones move to the starting line under their own power usually,
the Highpower fuel dragsters get towed.
the roar of their thousands of horsepower is amazing
     Gonna watch this one looks like it could be amazing. And was!
keeping an eye on this guy a fuel dragster
getting ready to launch
wow! the roar and take off was amazing
a few thousand horsepower here
 less the 5 seconds and done
over 200 mph in 1,000 feet.
another roar and shaking the ground ,. awesome
in a few seconds they are gone
2 more , amazing
this tiny boat just flew down the strip
amazing
       More boats coming in non stop, so nice to see them on land and in the water.
really get to see them here before they go in the water
     Ok, Suzie enjoyed a bit of this with me and I got my fix, just wanted to see these guys in the water and see a few runs, listen to the power and it was very good, and it was free, love free !
     From here a quick stop at Walmart and Beals outlet for Suzie to check things out nothing she saw ( a very quick in and out shopper) and back home by 11 am.
     Just in time for a light lunch then I can get a few walkabouts this afternoon before it it gets to warm.
nice beach on the north side of the park too
    Then about 2 pm we headed to the pool, I bribed Suzie if she sat with me while I swam I would buy her an ice cream here by the pool. Not hard to do, nice tables by the pool an out of the wind, very warm pool and spa for me.  So we relaxed a while I dried off and grabbed  a couple of  cones from the bar only $1;75 each, and was another very nice treat (we having too many treats here I think!).
love the quiet pool here
relaxing by the pool she is 
these are small?
melting quickly in this warm weather
a few dogs relaxing by the pool in the shade
      Back home now more reading time under the palm trees.
      Now at 5 pm we have a fish fry right here at the clubhouse only $5.99 each so we have to check it out.
this was another wonderful meal we had here and a great price as well.
we got here early before the clubhouse gets too busy
       Now no supper to make and no dishes to do we relaxed a bit more outside, Then just after 6 Pm they have Karaoke at theTiki bar right close to us.  What the heck we can check that out too. Busy spot but we got a seat in the corner, and enjoyed some decent singers for a while. We had one dance with a song by Patsy Cline (Crazy), as we headed back home.
     Now just enjoying more of this weather here outside  at 7:30pm and still 70 F (21C) no complaints here thats for sure. We can still enjoy the songs right here from our site as long as we are outside. We have the perfect campsite here in this park.
     Hope y'all had a great day and want to thank you for dropping on by again. Life is good every day when we are upright and breathing.

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Where have we been this winter ?

28 comments:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful day. Those drag boats look very cool, glad you got to check a few of them in and out of the water.
    Eat that ice cream fast! It looks yummy too!
    the fish fry looks good too at a great price. You're getting spoiled! Keep at it! Enjoy.

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    1. Seeing all the boats was amazing, And yes we are getting spoiled, thats what we do around Valentines Day right?

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  2. A great day. The boats looked amazing and fast even sitting on land. Glad you had your fix and a chance to see them both in and out of the water. They look quite different.

    Ice cream and dinner out, you folks are doing it right!!!! The Ice Cream looked really good.

    Love the picture of the drive along the dam. I think I'd like to take that drive myself some day.

    Keep on enjoying that spot!!!

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    1. It was a really fun day, the boats, the weather, ice cream and dinner out and dancing with my honey.
      The drive across the dam and in the area is very interesting I think you would enjoy it.

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  3. hose are some awesome machines and something I've never seen live. That is a fine looking meal for six bucks

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    1. Yes Larry they are awesome it was nice to see them live and in action and the roar of all that power.

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  4. Now that's the life. A little sightseeing, a little pool and ICE CREAM!!! Plus you didn't even have to cook dinner.

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    1. It was a wonderful day,the ice cream and fish and chips was wonderful, but I was at loose ends not cooking dinner Hmm....

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  5. You guys are really enjoying this new park and all the activities!! Those ice cream cones huge and look delicious!!!
    I bet those boats could really move fast!! Bet it was fun to watch!!

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    1. The beauty of this lifestyle is new experiences as we move about the country.
      These boats are amazing, over 200 mph in 1,000 feet don't blink.

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  6. Reads like another great day. Those boats are really something it is nice you got to see them on dry land and doing their thing in the water.
    Just another day in paradise time in the spa, eating ice cream, enjoying a fish fry, and sitting out under the palms enjoying the weather...:)

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    1. It sure was a great day, busy but fun. may as well do this stuff while we are here and things are available. Only a week but that is long enough.

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  7. Love the drive to the dam and around. It's just long enough that you don't feel like it's too long. The boats are awesome, would love to see that sometime. Love chocolate/vanilla swirl..yum. A nice swim in the pool just great. Dinner looked wonderful. Glad you are enjoying!

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    1. It is a very nice drive, scenic but not too long. The boats and the rest of the day were wonderful too.

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  8. Interesting, I never saw boats in "drag" before... :cD

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    1. They dress up very nicely don't they :<)..

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  9. You two really had an exciting day. Nice drive over the dam and got to see and hear some amazing horsepower!

    Lived in Winterhaven, Florida years ago and those high powered speed boats would come to the lake there. They are truly awesome to watch. Great pictures. That last boat looked a hundred feet long.

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    1. It was an exciting day, now time to take it easy. All that excitement wears you out.
      The boats are really amazing sure glad we got a chance to see them. That boat only looked long but really about the same as the others.

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  10. Quite the busy day for you..everything happening on the same day. The boats brought back memories from over 40 years ago when I was involved in boat racing. Glad to see people still enjoying the sport.

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    1. Yes Peter it was a busy day, but the circle tour took everything in before the traffic of the weekend.
      These boats are amazing to see and so many of them.

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  11. You certainly had a full day. Love that drive though that area. Wish I could just walk a few feet away and get some ice cream.

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    1. It was a fun day, and the Tiki Bar and pool so close is wonderful.

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  12. Wow, a busy day full of food, fun and music. That's the life!

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    1. Yes Peter it sure is wonderful, love the lifestyle .

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  13. Another great day and loved the pictures too - just missing one of you and Suzie dancing :)

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    1. Ir was wonderful day, we were dancing beside the pool, just the 2 of us, no pic .

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  14. Enjoy the fine weather George. When we decided we were going to stay home this year we said we were hoping for a real "old fashioned" winter. Looks like we're getting our wish too.

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    1. Thanks Larry we are enjoying it. Yes you have been getting winter this year,and you are enjoying it. We have had to go home the last 3 winters to enjoy some winter, we liking this one much better.

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