Well let’s see what we have been up to these past two weeks.
On Wednesday, February 17th we had a happy hour over at Barb and Jim’s rig. Dave and Maxine showed up. They were our neighbors at the RV Dreams boondocking rally in February, 2013. We have followed their travels since then. They have camp hosted in the Sierras for two years, like I will be doing this summer, and now they are mapping roads on BLM land for the government. Not an easy job. The roads are not always in very good shape. They use their jeep and travel around the Rockies. They have some great stories but it is hard work for their jeep and them.
On Saturday we went to the big town of Wenden, AZ to visit some friends we made last summer, Phil and Nancy, in Likely, CA. They are at a community RV park that has an executive nine hole golf course. Nice little course. We had a great time catching up with them. Unfortunately I did not get any pictures of our day. Except this one. This sign was past a little town of Hope, AZ.
Later on Saturday we attended another happy hour. With the low humidity one get really thirsty….
Then on Sunday we took a trip into Mexico.
Vicki walking down the sidewalk into Mexico and the water tower in Algodones.
We purchased a few things, hat for me, T-shirt for Geoff, a San Francisco Giant tote bag and a sunflower stain glass to hang up in the rig. Also had a bite to eat at the Paraiso Restaurant and Bar with live music. A Mexican band playing Elvis Presley. Did a good job with the songs with an accent. Very interesting.
Here are some interesting rigs in the desert. Yes that box in the lower left serves as a place for the guy to sleep in. I always wave to him.
Then we had Greg from RV Solar Solutions install solar on our rig so we do not have to listen to the generator running all the time. Greg and Cori are originally from West Chester, PA and travel the US and install solar on rigs. West Chester is just down the road where Vicki grew up and about one hour from where I grew up. Small world. Their website: http://www.rvsolarsolutions.com/ . We are in the process of learning how to use solar and how to budget our energy usage. So far so good.
Guess what? Another happy hour on Tuesday the 23rd. We celebrated four RV Dreamer rigs coming back to the desert for a visit. This time Red and Pam hosted the HH. Afterward we had a campfire outside Lee and Tracy’s rig. Sorry no pictures of the event but then again do you need to see another group of seniors drinking?
On Wednesday we went to Silly Al’s for pizza and karaoke. Great pizza with good friends.
On Thursday was the 200th episode of The Big Bang Theory. So what do you do? Have a happy hour to watch the show. Sorry no pictures. Again it was a great time.
This past Saturday after a group of RV Dreamers went to Mexico and brought back tequila we had to have a Mexican happy hour with tacos. Margaritas for all of us. My glass was never empty.
Monday was our last happy hour for this group. Everyone is pulling out Tuesday except for us. Again a great time with a campfire afterwards.
Steve and Diane pulling out. The last of our group.
Last night we had happy hour and campfire withdrawal. So we had this.
We don’t really drink that much, usually one or two at each HH. Well except that margarita thing….. So with my intake of beer increasing the past two months I thought this Cheers dialog would be appropriate:
Cliff expounds his “Buffalo Theory” to Norm: “Well, you see, Norm, it’s like this. A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it’s the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Now, as we know, excessive intake of alcohol kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. And that, Norm, is why you always feel smarter after a few beers.”