Happy Trails RV Park
Before we head back to California to help my brother out with dismantling and cleaning up the mess from a large oak tree falling on his barn, we had a few more things to do in Surprise. First off was meeting up with Curt and Glenda for dinner and a little geocaching. This will be the last visit with them this year unless we cross paths later in California.
Hurley thought it was hot though and cooled off in every puddle we came across.
On the way back he couldn't wait to get into the big one!
It was nice to see everything starting to green up and flowers pop up.
I had to say hello to Blue and Baily.
Love those blue eyes!
The pond was filling up nicely.
Here's Steve moving :-) what's left of one of the main trunks that fell onto the barn and flattened it!
And here's another part of the trunk that went the other way. Luckily it just pushed the chicken coop off its foundation and didn't hurt anything else.
This is a picture of where the truck split, falling opposite directions due to a bad windy snow storm. Once it fell you could see that it was dying from the inside out.
Even so, it looked like a bomb went off and there were piles of items destroyed in the barn, wood that needed cutting, dump runs, etc. We had some items in the barn also and luckily they were mostly unharmed.
Piles and piles of wood that needed cutting, splitting, raking and burning.
I got quite the workout moving and stacking logs.
One of the items we had in the barn was the original gas stove that was in our grandmas house. Surprisingly it didn't get crushed but it did get dented in a few places. Unfortunately with it sitting in the rain and snow for a month it was rusted badly and pretty much ruined. We all had such good memories of this stove. It also had a wood burning section.
|Kaylee and Shane|
We also visited with my sister and some friends at our favorite Mexican place.
Me, Kris, Doug, Deanna and Steve
Last up was a dinner with Rick & Angie and Mike & Rose for Rick's birthday. Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of the rest of us. We went to a Brazilian place and ate ourselves silly.
Happy Birthday Rick!
This picture somehow got mixed up with the rest. This was in Quartzsite.
Diane, Glenda, Cori, Curt, Greg, Steve, Me and Steve. Guy and Sue are somewhere in there too.
Fourteen hours later, we arrive back in Surprise. Very tired, but happy to help out my brother.
Some last minute washing and waxing and we'll be back on the road, continuing north.