Monday, March 20, 2017

Old People Just Having Fun

This is kind of crazy. Old people floating down the mighty Colorado River on a hot day. We had about 35 people.
 Everyone getting in the river at a park in Yuma.
The water was refreshing on a hot day.
People just had fun riding any kind of floats.
Some had water guns. I need to get one for the next trip. 
Heather
Lois.
It was about an hour float down the river. It was moving pretty fast, but it wasn't very deep. If we keep going down the river we could end up in Mexico....I think.
 We had a really big group of crazy people from the park.
Peggy and I went to Phoenix to see the Red Wings play the Arizona Coyotes at the Gila River Arena. We stayed at the same hotel that the Red Wings were at but we didn't see any there. It was a short walk to the arena. The area is called Westgate, it had a lot of bars and restaurants. We had to go to the Irish Pub called McFadden's to drink some green beer before the game.
    

Here we are at the game. I think there were more Red Wing fans than Coyote Fans at the game. You could hear the chant "Let's Go Red Wings" pretty loud.
 Pregame warn ups. See all the Red Wing Fans.

We had really good seat right behind the Red Wings bench. Oh and they did win the game in a shootout 5 to 4.
This was at the Yard House. That is the most taps I have ever seen. That is just one side.
We had our Leprechaun out on our site.
We got the truck and our rolling home washed and ready to roll. We'll be leaving here soon and heading off to this years great adventures. We're going to start at Betty's RV Park and go to the Crawfish Festival in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. It's about 1400 miles from here so it will take a mouth to get there. We don't like to drive more then 250 to 300 miles in a day. We're not in a big hurry to get there.
A little BGE action. Bacon wrapped Sea Scallops and a cold one.


Throw-Back Picture of the Blog.
Our friend Dan and I Back in Texas.

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Cloud Museum

We made a trip to the Cloud Museum. The Cloud Museum is the personal collection of Johnny Cloud. It has 125 Ford Model A's and a lot of Ford Model T's and a lot of other interesting stuff.
Most of them are just sitting out in the Arizona sun.
Johnny did start one up for us. He just give it a little crank and it started right up.
Here are a bunch of trucks all lined up.
Here is Diana showing off an old model T.
Here is one of the first Motor homes ever built. 
Johnny told us about his brother getting murdered. So we looked it up on the internet and it's a very interesting story. Here is a link to the story www.off2dr.com/smf/index.php?topic=8323.0
  His wife had her boyfriend shoot him in the parking lot of Burgers & Beer. One of our favorite restaurants here in Yuma.
There were barns full of old stuff like this.
 Peggy.
This is an old Cushman motorcycle. My grandfather had one like this.
 The weather is getting really nice. It was in the 90's this week. We were sitting outside and the Moon was huge.

 So we had to have a little fun with it.
We had a street party here in the park. They got Kelly Hughes to come and play. 
It was a pre-howling party. Kelly is the one that started the Howling at the Moon thing out in the desert.
Even Sandi got up and played.
We're just having a great time here at this park. I think it's the best one in Yuma.
We did puppy sit the other day. This is Pip and today we are sitting Ollie so we are getting our dog fix.

Throw-Back Picture of the Blog.
Cliff as a puppy.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Crazy Busy

We have been crazy busy. We went to the largest Howling at the moon ever. But it got cloudy and we did not see the moon.
There had to be 1500 people or more there. The music was good and we cooked hot dogs on the grill.
Jeff, Diana, Peggy and I went to the Rodeo at the fair grounds here in Yuma. That was our second rodeo.
This guy had a good ride.
Here was another good ride.
This guy and his horse did all kinds of tricks with ropes and guns.  
They had live music before the rodeo.

We toured the Yuma Territorial Prison. It was very interesting. That was a good place not to go to back in the day.
One of the cell blocks. Each cell had 8 Prisoners in it. The funny thing is, I had just watched the movie "3:10 to Yuma." In 1876 the first seven inmates entered the Territorial Prison at Yuma and were locked into the new cells they had to build themselves. A total of 3,069 prisoners, including 29 women, lived within the walls during it's 33 years of operation.
  The museum was very nice.
We are going to go to Tombstone after we leave here on April 1st. We like the little town and Big Nose Kate's Saloon where they have the best Reuben sandwiches I have ever had.
We had a guided tour and the guide was very good.
This was inside the "Dark Cell". where they would lock up trouble makers in the dark.
Did not look like fun.
Almost left Peggy there.

Flowers in the Desert.
And check out this wild looking moth I saw in the desert too.
This is the weirdest pool table we have ever seen. It's at the Mine Shaft Saloon in Yuma.

Throw-Back Picture of the Blog.
Biff and Attilla relaxing on the couch.


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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Desert Ride


Peggy and I took a desert ride out to the Fortuna mine. The mine is inside the Barry Goldwater bombing range. We have to have a special pass and you have to go online and register if you are going out in the range.
  Stopped and checking the map. If you get caught off the trail you can get a big ticket. One of the other guys in the park got a $90 ticket last week for violating this rule.
One of the old mine shafts.
This was the main shaft. It goes down 800 feet. They pulled 23,8000 ounces of gold here in the 1890's.
It must have been tough living out in the desert with summer temps getting up to 120 degrees. Look how many stars are on the flag.
They had a nice display showing the history of the mine.
Getting a closer look down into the mine.
We stopped and had lunch and a couple of pops.
This is the main reason to stay on the trail. 
You could blow yourself  up. 
We went to a Saturday night dance with Jeff and Diane.
We had a big Super Bowl party at the club house. I ran a couple of football boards.  But I didn't win any money. They gave away a couple of nice lawn chairs and a small refrigerator. It was a great game.



Throw-Back Picture of the Blog.
Peggy at Bristol Motor Speedway.


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