Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Feeling Good Again

 Not much to blog about. But I'm feeling good again. It took two weeks to get back to normal. It wasn't fun. This getting old stuff is not for sissies. We've just been sitting around here in the park. The only time I've left the park is to go to the drug store to get really expensive drugs to keep me going.

We got this photo from our neighbor back in Fortuna. These guys are starting on phase III at our lot. We ordered the work back in May before we left and they're just starting on it now. It's been driving us crazy that they didn't start earlier. Doesn't look like they are in a big hurry. (like most contractors). I count seven guys. They should get it done in one day.
We spotted the space station fly by the other night. I went to the space station web site and you can put your location in and it will text you what time the station is visible and for how long you can see it. Here is the site https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/tracking_map.cfm
It's pretty cool.
Peggy and Katie went for a walk this morning  and took some pictures of the area. This is the park office.
Some swamp.
A nice nature walk not far from the park.
A hummingbird on our feeder. Lots of hummers here in the White Mountains of Arizona.
Our neighbor, Petra and her dog Buddy.

BGE Picture of the Blog.

Brother Terry's New XL Egg. Just hacked off the end of the table to make room for the BIG one.  Good job Terry.

Live Happy and Always Go Big.  

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

I've had a little set back. I had a bad cramp in my leg that wouldn't go away. Turns out, it was a Deep Vein Thrombosis a.k.a., DVT or a blood clot in my right leg and to make matters even worse, add a Pulmonary Embolism a.k.a., a PE in my lungs. Peggy called the ambulance to take me to the hospital. She couldn't go with me because of Covid-19. The hospital won't let anybody in if you're not sick. It's so embarrassing to got hauled out of the RV park in an ambulance!

I took this picture in the hospital to read the monitor behind me. Just checking to see if it was flat lining.
Me, after I got back from the hospital with Katie keeping me warm.
Couple of days later Katie and I are having breakfast that Peggy made for us. I'm getting better every day.

Peggy has been taking good care of me. I love her so much. She has been doing all the cooking. She made a really good Pot Roast in the crock pot.
Ok, back to the fun stuff.
Here's Bonnie looking like a fake dog.

Katie met a new friend here in the park, Amy the 3 year old Boston. They've been having play dates.

BGE Picture of the Blog.
Pork on a stick. Pork tenderloin marinated in Soy, Honey and Dijon Mustard.  

Live Happy and Always Go Big.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Love This Park

We are just staying here in the nice little park enjoying the great weather. We had to turn the air on as it got to 92 and sunny yesterday. That's not too bad compared to Yuma 118! We're only 370 miles from Yuma at an altitude of 6300 feet, so it's a lot nicer for still being in Arizona.  
I'm going to upgrade our water system in our rolling home. I'm going to add a Reverse Osmosis water system. Just got it and need to order some more parts before installation. The water out here in the west is so bad you shouldn't drink it. We had great water back in Saginaw and took it for granted. It's kind of funny how they talk about Flint water being bad when some other parts of the country are just as bad.
Here we are getting ready to go to the store. We're low on food and beer.
About the only entertainment we have here in the park is when they came through and trimmed some trees. 
Peggy, Katie and I sitting outside watching the race. I have to sit inside the fence with Katie or she will go crazy. It's a good thing we can watch some Nascar racing.
We're a little bummed out that Charlie and Craig are not going to meet us here. So we're going to have to wait to meet Bonnie.
 I made a batch ot Pig Shots on the BGE. They were very good.
 I'll make them again.
Pig Shots and ice cold beer is killer.
Not a lot to blog about when you are stuck at home being safe. I hope they come up with some kind of vaccine for this covid thing soon.

BGE Picture of the Blog.
Joe doing a double decker! Wings and Pig Shots.

Live Happy and Always Go Big

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Back on lock down

The governor of Arizona just closed all the bars again. This covid-19 thing is just getting bad here in Arizona. People are getting stupid in big groups without masks. So we signed up for another mouth here in this nice, little park in the White mountains. The weather has been great for Arizona. We don't even have to run our air in the RV.
Doing our best trying not to get this bad covid thing.
We had some hot air balloons come over the park on Friday and Saturday morning. The first morning I thought it was someone out burning weeds with a torch. The next morning Peggy got up early and got me up to see them go by.
You could hear them light up their burners.
About fifteen of them went by.
So, not going anywhere, all I have is more puppy picture to show you, so here we go. Bonnie and Baby taking a break from playing.
Bonnie, Baby and Booger. What a cool picture. Craig and Charlie are going to come and meet us here for a week. Now that is going to be a ton of fun for Katie to meet the new, little puppy!
How cute!
 Katie, working on her tan line.
So here we are trying to be safe and staying in this nice little park.

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I made Philly steak and cheese sandwiches and they were the best I've ever made. Egg on!

Live Happy and Alway Go Big.

Monday, June 22, 2020

New member of the pack.

We have a new member of the Boston pack.
Little baby Bonnie with Booger. Our good friends Craig and Charlie got a new puppy Saturday. What a great picture!
She is just 9 weeks old.
Here she is taking a nap. I'm sure she's having fun playing with mates, Booger and Baby all day.
Booger, Bonnie and Charlie.

We really like this park we're in, Ponderosa RV Park. The weather is just beautiful with temps in the low 80's with low 50's at night. 
  We have a great site with a little shade tree to relax under.
We've met some more good people. Petra, Allen and Buddy. They are neighbors and work campers here in the park. They work two, 8 hour days a week. We have our golf cart out so we take rides every evening to tour the park.
 I baked some apples with Snickers stuffed in the center then added a Marshmallow at the end of the cook. They were good. I'll do that again. But I need to get more Snickers in the middle somehow! Maybe bigger apples.
We haven't been out too much, but we had to stop at the Pinetop Brewery to try it out. The beer was good and we had some strange appetizer. It was cauliflower, deep fried in some kind of tempura. It was a big surprize to me how good it was. I would order it again.

BGE Picture of the Blog.
Heidi cooking a meat stack. Looks pretty good. You can cook anything on a Big Green Egg! Good job on trying new things! 

Live Happy and Always Go Big.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

We had fun in Tombstone. new update.

We had a ton of fun in Tombstone. We had some great neighbors, Joel and Pattie. Hope to see them on the road again sometime.
They just started full timing this year. They had a real nice 5th wheel. 
Happy hour with Joel, Pattie, Jimmy and V. V is because we can't remember her real name, but it starts with a V.
 Pattie and Peggy in Johnny Ringo's Bar. Johnny's had great food, but had no Bud Light on draft. I think the brewery hasn't been making it.
Peggy with one of the locals in Johnny's.
We made a trip down to Bisbee and went to the Old Bisbee Brewery to have a cold one.
We also went to Copper Queen Saloon. They just opened up the day before. The hotel part has never been closed since 1902. They had to install locks on the front doors to close for Covid-19 shut down. Most everyone wore masks.
A wall of art in Bisbee on a walkway. It's kinda cool.
A homemade RV on the street in Bisbee.
It was starting to get hot in Tombstone, after 2 weeks, it was time to move on. We've adjusted our travel plans a bit because of the Covid thing. Texas is one of the hot spots so we're going to go north to Pinetop, AZ. It's up in the White mountains at 6300 feet. So the weather is a bit cooler. Not a single covid case reported here.
The driving was a little tense on the way. This is the Garmin going down into the Salt River Canyon. It looked a little like the Grand Canyon. But you can drive to the bottom.
20 mph switch backs and going down hill at a 6% grade. But the truck did a great job getting us up and down the tense driving.
This is the bridge over the Salt River at the bottom of the canyon. It was a beautiful view for Peggy but I had to keep my eyes on the road.

We're at Ponderosa RV Park in Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ. We have a great pull-thru site. With lots of room for all our stuff. The town looks nice. We're going to check it out today. The weather here is in the high 70's. So that's pretty nice!

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Terry with his new XL egg. That thing is huge.

Live Happy and Always Go Big.