Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Friday, December 07, 2018

A nice early travel day, coach serviced visit good friends and settled for a few days.

Where are we today ? 
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     we have a 2 hour time difference from Ontario
and we are adjusting nicely
       Well our last Walmart sleep for a while and a good one at that, Up early and got the coffees consumed, and a nice walkabout the parking lot and store for a while then at 7:30 coach secured and on the road west on I-10.
     A nice quiet uneventful drive looks like it might be a nice day. For the first hour then we had some rain for a while.
a very good driving day mostly
          Keep passing these very long trains this one had 5 engines and was heading east slowly, we heading west at 66 mph and was 1.5 miles before we reached the end! These are amazing trains.
amazing trains here though the desert 
the divide  water runs east for this side and west
from the other or so they say.
interesting clouds hiding the mountains
      Pretty soon we are now in Arizona, stopped at the first rest area a new one they built over the last few years very nice! And the rain stopped and the sun came out but only for a few minutes to welcome us to Arizona.  
 a nice new rest area
this was the sun peeking through
more interesting clouds
Then the Texas Canyon Rest area, always love this spot
amazing rocks just hanging onto nothing
making our way another 20 miles to Benson
          Destination today first was Benson Arizona to top up our propane and get a Lube, oil and filter for our coach at the Super Lube plus here, a convenient place to get it serviced, no appointments needed, they have a bay that will take a 12  ft high RV, we are 11ft 9 inches. I pulled up to the bay and Tom as well as the rest of the staff greeted me like old friends. Usually stop here on our way west and back home again pretty well every year since 2006.  We do love Benson and have spent many weeks here in the past with our membership campgrounds that are no longer. In and out of there in less than 30 minutes, free French Vanilla Cappucinno that Suzie loves and a free car wash coupon for the car.
a wonderful place for friendly service
        While we were here in Benson found out our good friends from Rock Glen Resort in Ontario, Ron, Loree and Freddie. Were here so stopped by for a nice catchup visit. Freddie was so excited to see Suzie he was all over her and she got her doggie fix, its been a while.
10 minutes away we found their
campsite and they were home
If you know Freddie he can be extremely friendly
and excitable
          Loree was doing laundry next door so we walked over to chat with them for a while, so nice to see their friendly faces again and catch up.
Ron and Loree
this be the place
       Shortly after noon we made the 20 mile drive to our campground, checked in and partly set up in the rain. Hey we have full hookups and our dish set up again after the rain stopped for more channels about 3 pm. Set up our weber q and was going to grill our chicken but still a bit of a cold wind and only 44f. Think we will do the chicken another day probably Sunday.
a nice large full through site
       So we decided at the last minute we could grill a couple of turkey and parsley burgers we brought form home. The thing about frozen burgers no need to thaw, cook from frozen. While I was grilling the burgers did manage to get an interesting sunset with cloudy skies. I am sure we will see many more amazing sunsets here in the southwest, over the next few months.
interesting sunset
not long on the Weber, english muffins heating in foil
these hit the spot and some seafood salad on the side
196 miles today
    That was our productive day  that we both enjoyed made good time got things done visit friends and now settled here for a few days.
    Glad that you could drop on by and hope y'all had a wonderful day as well.

Want to learn more about Membership camping at Rock Glen Family Resort ? 
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  1. Glad you arrived safe and sound. It rained in Southern California overnight last night. Cleared up after noon today. Enjoy your time at Quail Ridge.

    1. Thanks DEb.
      Nice to get off the road for a few days even it is is raining a bit. We always enjoy it here at Quail Ridge.

  2. Welcome to Arizona! Bit chilly but it will warm up for a few days.

    1. Thanks JO glad to be back again, A little chilly but heck is a lot warmer than back home, we will take it.

  3. My husband and I often plan for this kind of road trip. But, our son is small. So after he grow up we can go for it.

    Please visit:

    1. This is an amazing lifestyle Krishna start planning now and you can enjoys sooner than later

  4. Thks for stopping by. Was especially nice seeing you again. Sorry you had to set up in the rain. Didn't seem fair reward for delaying your arrival to see us.

    1. It was so nice to see you guys again and on the road again. Setting up in the rain is no big deal for us, defiantly not the first time and sure won't be the last. Safe travels for you guys as well, on your adventures.

  5. Thanks for stopping by! You helped make my headache go away.
    Hope to see you again soon. Loree

    1. Glad it went away, nothing like a change of pace to clear your head.

  6. Glad to see you've made it to Arizona! The weather needs to improve and will soon enough. We are at least in the high 50's, low 60's so pretty decent. I'm looking forward to the 70's and 80's. :)

    1. so nice to catch up with Ron and Loree, those happy faces!

    2. Glad to be back in Arizona again, no matter the weather better than back home, warming up starting today. And we will enjoy many more warm sunny days.

    3. Nice to see Ron, Loree and Freddie again.

  7. Welcome to Arizona. Now you can stop and rest a while, get set up and catch up on more relaxing and visiting with friends.

    1. Thanks Contessa, just keep on enjoying this amazing lifestyle that we love. Reading walking cooking exploring wherever the spirit moves us.

  8. I'm beginning to think you know everybody from Ontario to the Southwest! :c)

    1. We do know a lot of fellow rv'ers from Ontario and all over part of our lifestyle.


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