Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Under Construction

We've arrived at our winter home in Yuma. We got here a little early this year, so we've started our bedroom remodel project. We took the carpet out along with a million staples and we're going to remodel the steps going into the bedroom. We've removed the bed frame and are going to get a new one made.
We've already purchased the new vinyl plank flooring. Frank was going to come and install it today, but he called in sick. 
He said he will come tomorrow for sure. 
We'll see. You know how installers are. 
The carpet on the steps has about two million staples in it. So it's slow going on the steps.
 This is our bedroom for now. Good thing we have a garage. 
Here's looking down from the bedroom. 
You know, this is our home, and sometimes it need updating. 
This is our biggest remodel so far.

I'm also getting High speed internet installed today. Just like all the other cable companies, I'm not sure when they're going to show up. So just be patient and wait!

 Oh, on our way down to Yuma, we stopped in La Paz County RV park in Parker. We met some fun people there. Peggy, Judy and I at dinner on the river at Pirates Den Resort.
 Steve got a new pontoon boat and invited us for the first launch. It was a nice day for a boat ride. All went well for the maiden voyage. We stopped and had lunch at a bar on the water.
Here's Steve driving the boat with wife, Alice, and new friends, Judy and John enjoying the ride. The Colorado River is great for boating, lots of places to stop for food and refreshments. 
It rained the night before we left La Paz so we ran into some flash flooding on the way to Yuma. This is common here in the desert. There were about 10 different places with water over the road. Peggy did an excellent job of driving while I was took the pictures. We also happened upon some burros, sorry no pictures.

BGE Picture of the Blog.
  Heidi cooking some Ribs on her BGE.

Live Happy and Always Go Big.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Bullhead City

We've moved to Vista Del Sol RV Resort in Bullhead City, AZ.
 It has nice big sites with double wide pads. They are building nice homes with RV ports in the park.
Your first stay here is $99 + electric for a week.
 They do have some strange rules. Our site is 100 feet long, but they don't want us to park the truck on our site. I think it's just a control thing in the office.
We had a nice sunset the other night.
The park is up on the top of a hill. This is our view, looking down on Bullhead City.
A little wild life here in the park. A Roadrunner on a rock.
We visited Oatman, AZ. It's a small, old mining town that has wild burros that are descendants from the ones prospectors had. They roam the town looking for handouts. It's kind of like a rough Frankenmuth of the west.
We met Mike in the Oatman Hotel. He was a crusty character. We had to get his picture, He works for Peter Pan Seafood in Seattle, WA on the fishing boats, and he lives in Oatman when he's in town. 
The hotel has a lot of dollar bills on the walls.

Things that make RV life a little easier.
It's been a year since we installed new door locks on both doors.
They work great with the remote fob. I haven't even had to replace the batteries in them yet. The only thing that I don't like is that there is a little switch on the handle that turns off the remote fob. So I put a little piece of duct tape on it to take care of that problem.
  Another thing we added were these Snap Pads on our jacks. They work great and you don't have to pick them up when you're ready to move to the next site.
The water softener with quick disconnects on the hoses. This is one of the best things we've added. It makes your hair feel so good and it keeps the faucets clear of calcium. 

BGE Picture of the Blog.
  A spooky looking, smokey BGE.

Live Happy and Always Go Big.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Hot Weather

We've been having some really hot weather here in Vegas. Some days it hits 100 or more. Sometimes we just stay in the air conditioned RV. So we've been getting up early in the morning to enjoy the cooler weather. I've been riding my bike 10 miles every morning before it gets too hot.
Fat guy on a bike! Watch close, I can make the seat disappear!
We've been to a couple of local brewers here in Vegas. 
This was at Bad Beats Brewing. Just a small place, but the beer was good.
Bad Beat's Brewing room.
Bad Beats is located in an industrial complex. You can walk from Bad Beats to Craft House Brewing, another small brewery. The brewery business is growing like crazy! 
I need to get a growler rack like this for my bike.    
Enjoying a cold one with my wonderful wife!
Another place we like is World of Beer or AKA WOB. It's in one of the big malls in Henderson.
This was at WOB. The Infusion Tower. They infuse beer with a different flavor every day. I have never seen that before. 
We will need to add this RV to our "Funny Things You See in RV Parks". Custom paint job.
We always stop at the local BGE stores to see what is new. This is one of the biggest stores we have been to. They had a lot of good stuff but we have all the stuff we need right now. But I did see the NEW top for the BGE it looked pretty cool. I will have to get one later when they are available.
We went down to Fremont street and stopped at Hogs and Heifers. It's always a good place to stop. You can even get up and dance on the bar. We had a beer and went next door to Rock Pizza and got a big slice of delicious pizza for lunch.  

BGE Picture of the Blog.
Heidi making ribs on her BGE.

Live Happy and Always Go Big.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Vegas Baby

We did a 3 day run from Twin Falls, ID to Las Vegas. We stopped in Jackpot, NV for one night at Cactus Pete's RV Park then to Ely KOA for one night. It was a 287 mile run to Arizona Charlie's RV Park in Las Vegas. We stopped here on our way north in the spring. It's a nice park, with big pull thru lots. It has good security, with guards on bicycles riding around the park.
This was our site at Oregon Trails RV Park in Twin Falls. This was The nicest site we've had all year.
This was our site at Cactus Pete's RV Park in Jackpot. Nice 120 foot long site with some shade trees.
Our site in Ely.
This was our view most of the way from Ely . . . a whole lot of nothing. We didn't have cell phone service for 200 miles. This was on "The Great Basin Highway".
Our site at Arizona Charlies. It's going to be a little hot here but we can handle it. It's 101 with 7 percent humidity right NOW but it's a dry heat! 
The only bad thing that happened on our drive was the RV plug came out and we dragged it for a while. We wondered why people were flipping us off in Vegas. Driving thru town with no brake lights and turn signals! I am going to replace the plug with one that is a little shorter. So if it comes unplugged it won't drag on the road.  
When we got to Twin Falls we went to Blue Beacon Truck Wash. We got the truck and RV washed for $84 bucks. That's cheap!
It looked great after they got done.
Sitting in line at the Blue Beacon we watched this guy get stuck in a ditch. They had to bring the big wrecker to get him back on the road again.
 It didn't look like fun for him. I got flash backs from the time I got the truck and RV stuck in the ditch blocking the road for 3 hours back home a few years ago. I'm glad we have no photos of that. I think it cost us $300 bucks to get it out of the ditch.

BGE Picture of the Blog.
Smoking some wings in Idaho Falls.

Live Happy and Always Go Big.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

More Falls

We've moved to Idaho Falls at Snake River RV Park. I'm not sure why they call it Snake River RV Park, you can NOT see the river from the park. We have a big pull thru site. The only thing I don't like is it's one of those buddy sites, where you share a grass space with your neighbor. 

 We went to the local Farmers Market and got some delicious sweet corn to cook on the BGE. Check out these cool looking pumpkins.
Some people have some special talent.
We also went to the Eastern Idaho State Fair. They had one of our favorite things, Indian Relay Race. One Indian has to ride 3 different horses bare back around the track as fast as they can. It's pretty exciting to watch them change horses.
They run 5 different teams at a time.
They've been doing this for almost 100 years here in Idaho. The first time we saw this event was in Sheridan, WY.
They have some beautiful horses.
They let some girls race too. But one of them got bucked off and broke her leg.
 We see some funny things on the road sometimes. Here's a good one. Barley Today...Budweiser Tomorrow. Budweiser has a giant grain elevator here in Idaho Falls.
   It was a huge truck.
Another funny thing.
On the way here we saw this huge grass fire. The whole west could go up in flames at anytime.
This picture was in Muzz and Stan's Tavern in Butte. The owners were good friends of Evel Knievel. Evel was from Butte. The owner stopped buying Wild Turkey after Evel Died because he was the only one that was drinking it.
Butte was very proud of Evel.
Sweet corn on the BGE.

BGE Picture of the Blog.
Matt using his New XL Egg.

Live Happy and Always Go Big.