Thursday, December 3, 2009

Cactus, Quail and Thanksgiving.

Well, Vicki, myself and Sue had a great Thanksgiving with Vicki's parents and an additional aunt and uncle whom I had not previously met! Fantastic people and great company! We had Vicki's best friend Sue and one of our daughters here at the same time. The dogs were glad to have a house and fenced in yard to romp around in with relative safety in the Sonoran desert. We did have an incident with a ring tailed cat while Sue was outside having a smoke. She survived and was not injured... Probably scared the heck out of the poor little animal though.

The scenery while driving around this area is out of this world. We were driving back from the Phoenix airport after dropping off Kaitlin and Sue for their flights home, and in the distance you could easily see the snow falling on Mount Lemon while we drove through the desert... Very interesting and quite beautiful.

We also went to the Double Diamond Casino where I lost $21.00, Vicki lost $20.07, and Kaitlin and Vicki's father Ed Cleaned house... On the way home from the slaughter at the casino, we stopped at San Xavier Mission, really beautiful. The interior is so incredible, it is almost unbelievable. We are only posting one photo of the inside of the mission due to time constraints, but if asked, I have detailed shots that are unbelievable! Please notice the shots of the lions guarding the hill, two beautiful bronze statues on the mountain. Some jerk with a high powered rifle put a bullet through the temple of one of the statues cracking the entire back of the statue. Good shot from probably a half a mile away, but I hope the fool pays for it in some way, someday.

I've learned a lesson about the dogs also, when a beagle needs to go... he really needs to go. I was talking with a fellow aussie owner outside the RV when Vicki let the beagle out to visit. I wasn't paying much attention until I realized that my left foot was warmer than my right foot... it was also soaked. Now, I know that I talk too much and ignore my surroundings, but this was a real eye opener. I don't think I like beagles anymore.

We also visited Tombstone, it is a tourist trap with poor quality gunfight re-enactments designed for children... Don't go unless you like the saloons and the history that you need to look closely to find. I feel bad for Vicki, we threw out the back seat for the Jeep not thinking that we would need to carry passengers with less than four legs... WRONG! We picked up Sue, and Vicki has been riding around in a low beach chair in the back of the Jeep while the dogs curl up next to her. Just can't hit the brakes hard or corner too fast...
The volcano's are really interesting while driving across the desert. There are miles of volcanic rock just spewed across the landscape. I would not have wanted to be anywhere near there when they were falling out of the sky.

We got a great little Christmas tree which looks great on the dashboard, especially with a full moon over the RV... Keep in touch everyone!


  1. You make me miss the desert even more. We're still trying to get out of FL and Mother Nature is not cooperating. Our path right now is blocked by SNOW! That terrible four letter word. We hope to get to Mobile, AL today and then we'll see what happens tomorrow. Thanks for the beautiful pictures.

  2. Poor Beagle.. I mean poor Porter... I mean poor Beagle???

    Port, you are too funny!

  3. Hi Guys! This was such a fun vacation! I hope you had as much fun as I did! What do I miss the most? Its the simple things. Sitting around in the morning watching the TV and drinking coffee. And in the evening, lounging around having cocktails! I guess I just miss your company, plain and simple.

    My vacation was sweet, we went on a run.
    From Texas to the Arizona sun.
    We ate and drank for miles on end.
    And then gave Thanks with family and friends.
    Its the simple things that make life so sweet.
    Like frozen pops and pee on your feet.
    So many thanks for a memory well spent. For the joy I felt and the time we spent.
    And I'll see you soon. . .possibly in June?
    But next time under Quakertowns moon!

    Drive safe and remember I love you both!
    Marley's Auntie, Susan

  4. Oh those reenactors try so hard.....which only makes it worse. They were horrendous!Still if they asked me to join i totally would have terrible acting or not!



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We began full-time RVing on 06/30/2009 starting immediately after settlement on our home in southeastern PA. We hope to see a lot of what this country has to offer in the next few years.