The rain finally stopped and the sun came out for two warm weeks. We've been waiting since November for this! We had one week to get things in order and pack up before the weather changes.
We made it out!!
My shiny tires and rims need a little touch up.
Back on pavement!
We still have two more days before we drive off, but since the rain was coming early, we drove a couple miles into town and stayed at the county fairgrounds. It was St. Patrick's Day and our friends, John & Tina stopped in to say goodbye before they headed out for some green beer.
Ryan, his girlfriend Diana & Shane.
Brennan and his girlfriend, Alex.
Dad & Mom
Our daughter Kaylee, always on the phone.
Hurley and Diana.
One last picture of the kids! See you again in December. We'll miss you!
Kaylee, Shane, Brennan, Alex, Diana and Ryan.
You can't beat our backyard view at site #94.
$30 a night, water and electric. Great cell service.
At first we were pretty bummed knowing that most of our RV friends have left Arizona over the past few weeks for other areas of the US. We were happy to get a message from Mike and Kathy of Life Rebooted to meet up for dinner. We overlapped one day before they head north. How lucky is that? We spent a couple visits with them last year in Colorado and did a little hiking.
Us, Kathy and Mike
We woke up to a beautiful morning. The temperatures for the next week and a half are back to the cooler side, with 70s and 80s. Perfect hiking weather! We are planning to hike Flat Iron again.
Flat Iron in the background.
Seems we just got settled in when I got a text from old Placerville friends that moved here inviting us to their house warming dinner and concert. Two nights in a row with friends. Awesome!
The Old West Trio performs in Placerville quite a bit and we've watched them at the Wine Smith that Shelly & Jeff used to own. It was a great night and nice to see them perform again. Thanks Jeff & Shelly for a great evening.
The Old West Trio
A short video of Tonight We Ride.
The next day I couldn't wait to hit one of the trails. While we hiked much of our time in Colorado, and most of it over 10,000 feet, that was a few months ago. The hike up Flat Iron is only 5,057 feet, but the elevation gain is 2781 feet. Pretty much straight up! No switchbacks. Lots of rock climbing and scrambling. We need to get some shorter hikes in first.
Gorgeous views and lots and lots of flowers still blooming.
The Ocotillo is starting to bloom up here.
We were going to do a another short hike the next day. Then we learned of a geocache hidden in Saguaro Lake. Not on a trail. In the lake. So off we went with the kayak and Hurley.
Heading for the cove.
It's been a busy few days here! Oh, and we just found out that Skip and Tammy, from Colorado, are in the area so we'll see them in a few days. Next weekend RV friends Cori and Greg & Lee and Trace will be camping with us before we all head out different directions for the rest of the year.