Happy Trails RV Resort
Since the rain is not going to let us get our rig out any time soon and the time we usually spend with the in-laws is running out, we decided to just take the truck and make a last minute ROAD TRIP to Arizona! Most of our RV friends have headed out in different directions now, but at least we'll be able to visit a few of them. Before we head out we had our son, Shane's, birthday to celebrate. But before that, a few other get togethers.
A surprise of baby chicks hatched out before we left.
|Jody, my sister, Doug, Deanna and us.|
My sister drove down for a visit and so we had a quick visit and dinner. Jody, my sister, Doug, Deanna and us.
My brother & sister (and Hurley)
I got talked into a night of "golf" at a new high tech driving range. It is 3 story and has about 200 bays complete with sofas, food, drink and, thank goodness, heaters! Not my favorite pastime but I admit it was kind of fun.
|Miriam was about as excited as I was.|
|Next up, Steve.|
|Jim and Jenny taking a break.|
Off we all went to our favorite Mexican place in Placerville with some of Shane's friends and most of the family. Our oldest, Ryan, was vacationing in Hong Kong and couldn't make it.
Shane took a little video of us goofing off. No, my Mom really didn't have 2 drinks!
|Happy Birthday Shane!|
Putting locks on this bridge is becoming quite the thing to do. I've seen it done in Europe, but not really here in California.
Even thought it was mostly sunny, there was a quick bit of rain (and snow!) that came down. In the above picture you can see some of the snow.
We were up at 4:30am and headed to Arizona for a couple of weeks. I see the weather forecast has some nice sunny 70s and 80s for us! It was a long, 12 hour drive, but it was a sunny and beautiful drive. The upside to all the rain is lots of green in the Central Valley. The farmers are pretty happy about it.
Crops are in.
The hills look velvety green.
All the fruit and nut trees were blooming.
Blooming ground cover.
They were busy picking the oranges.
The farmland whizzing by as we drove made for an interesting visual affect that you can see if you make it full screen. Pretty cool.
Pretty pink blooms.
The traffic in LA wasn't too bad at all.
Since we couldn't get out in January, we missed seeing all our RV friends that hang out in Quartzite. We waved as we went by. We hope to see a couple on the way back to California.
Beautiful sunset as we make our way in to Surprise.
Squeaked in a quick dinner with Curt and Glenda before they mosey east. Hopefully we'll see them in Maine later this summer.
A guy in a facebook group I follow took this beautiful picture of the Superstitions in Arizona. We hope we have enough time here before we head to Maine to hike Flat Iron once more.
So nice to be here!