Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Ben Rush from On Site RV Repair came out and replaced our water pump on the 20th (it had stopped working when we were spending a couple of days at the Ajo Roping Arena).  Hopefully, nothing else will go wrong before we get back to Spokane!

We had Gracie groomed on the 23rd.  While we were in town, we stopped by the vets office to pick up more heartworm pills.

The next day, we were back in Quartzsite having dinner at the Grubstake with friends Mike & Mary.  We'll see them again when they return to Spokane in a couple of months.

We left on Monday, driving to the Wal-Mart in Parker to pick up Earl's prescription for his cholesterol-lowering medication.  Our plan was to continue north on AZ-95 through Lake Havasu City, on to I-40 and, from there, to Las Vegas.  However, just before we got to the Bill Williams Bridge, we ran into a road closure where all traffic was being turned around.  Don't know what the reason for the closure accident, I assume...but it meant having to go all the way back to Parker and heading west from there over to US-95.  So we ended up boondocking at our normal spot west of Searchlight for the night.

In the morning, we filled up both vehicles with fuel and headed to Las Vegas.  We stopped at Camping World and Smith's before heading out to Las Vegas Bay Campground where we filled up with fresh water.  We then drove out to Government Wash, a free area in the Lake Mead NRA overlooking the lake.  We'll stay here until our fresh water runs out, or one of our tanks need to be dumped.  Depending on the weather farther north, we may hang around the area longer.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

We've seen some bighorn sheep on the hill in front of our rig, but I've never been able to get a picture of them since my camera doesn't have a viewfinder and, at maximum zoom, it's almost impossible to tell exactly what I'm shooting at, especially on a sunny they'd wander around, making it even more difficult to find them.

Well, today is overcast, and the two bighorn sheep are laying down in a shallow cave.  It took me several shots, but I finally got a picture of them! 

Here is a picture of both Blaze and Gracie doing what they do best...sleeping:

We took off last Friday, March 9, headed for Tucson to visit with Blaze's breeder.  We spent Friday night at Jim Kortsen West Pinal Park west of Casa Grande which is free.

On our way into Tucson on Saturday morning, we stopped at Costco and then headed on to Tari's house where we backed up the fifth wheel into the space she has set up just for that purpose.  We had a great visit with her, and a delicious steak dinner that night.  Blaze had a chance to run the fence with some of her dogs, most of them showing more interest in Gracie than in Blaze (they were probably wondering if she was a small snack we'd brought along for them...LOL!).

On Sunday morning, we had breakfast and coffee with Tari, and then headed to Justin's Diamond J RV Park just down the road, where our long-time friend, Lloyd, was nearing the end of his 3-month stay.  We got together for happy hour and had a nice visit with him. 

Monday after breakfast, we headed to Wal-Mart to pick up groceries and a cap for our sewer pipe which had gone missing.

We left Tucson Tuesday morning and spent the next couple of nights at an almost-free area in Ajo ($3 per night). 

Wednesday we were back at our space near Brenda, where we will spend a little more than a week before heading on our trip back north for the summer.  We've allowed a month for the trip...route and destinations unknown at this time.