Tuesday, June 2, 2020

2020 Journey has started

Our 2020 Journey has started. We stopped in Casa Grande for one night. We were going to stay a week but it was too hot there. It was 108 in the shade. We had one of those 5 minute rains. Just enough to get the truck dirty.
  So we went to one of our favorite places. Tombstone, AZ.  We are going to stay for a couple weeks or longer if needed. Not all parks are open. Tombstone RV Park is about half full. Most of the time it's full. This is a really nice park. We have a great site with lots of room.
We are changing our plans to stay away from Covid-19 hot spots. I wanted to go to Breaux Bridge, Louisiana and go to Zydeco breakfast at Buck and Johnny's but it is one of the hot spots. We will have to go in safer times. 
Peggy did some driving on the way.
   We went into Tombstone to get lunch and celebrate Peggy's birthday at one of our favorite places Big Nose Kate's. They have the best Reubens sandwiches and big cold Beers. It was on Monday so not too many people in town. Most of the town is open after 10 weeks being closed.
  Look at that great sandwich!
They have good live music at Kate's.
The Dogs are taking over the town. This was in Doc Holiday's.
The town has a lot of great history.
Interesting motorcycle in town.
It was getting really hot in Yuma. We stayed too long. Next year we are going to leave in April and head north to stay cool.
Katie was ready to go on our 2020 journey.
Katie loves her chair. What a funny dog.
Today we are going to just hang out here in the park and enjoy life.

BGE Picture of the Blog.
Patty enjoying a cold one next to their Mini Max.

Live Happy and Always Go Big.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Still on lock down

We are still in Yuma on lock down. The weather was really hot for a week, in the low 100's. Now just in the low 90's. We are still going to stay here until the end of May. Then we start our 2020 adventure.

We managed to go out to dinner at one of our favorite taco joints. We sat outside and had some great tacos. We were the only ones there. Some restaurants have started to open. But I called A&R Grill and he said he's shooting to open May 25th. We'll still be here so we'll try to go and support our favorite Place.  


Katie, just chilling out in the air conditioning.


 We got our golf cart back and Katie loves to ride in it.

I put up our security camera to keep an eye on our site when we leave. Not a lot to blog about when you don't leave your site for a week at a time.
 The Blog site made some changes to the format so it might look a little different and I need to figure it out a bit. So far, I like it.
 We saw our new neighbors, Bob and Lois, up on their deck. Looks kind of funny, like they're standing on the roof of their house. They are actually on their shed's upper level deck. 
We've started Phase III on our lot. But can't talk about it until it's done. But it's going to be really cool!

BGE Picture of the Blog.
BGE Picture of the Blog

 Lasagne and Garlic Toast on the BGE.

Everyone stay home and stay safe. 

Live Happy and Always Go Big.


Friday, April 24, 2020

Warming up a little bit

It's warming up here in Yuma. Yesterday it was 102. But it only feels like 98.
We're going to stay here until the end of May. Last year it was in the 80's while we here in May. 
When we traveled to Reno it was cold and rainy in May.
We had to replace our big awning. It was ripping at the end. It's six years old and was due. Steve from Shade Pro did a good job on it.
I got my Covid-19 mask out to use when we go to the store. We have 42 cases here in Yuma County and 1 death. I talked to a friend of mine from work. They are working on test stands for Ford to make respirators. So some people in Michigan are working.
 Last time I went to the store they had the shelves stocked pretty good. But still no toilet paper.
Bill, Sharon and Buffy came over for a social distance happy hour. Here are the dogs all whipped out from playing. Bill brought back our golf cart. They rented it for the winter season. They have their reservations for next year already.

Katie loves her JJ Simon's collar that she got from Aunt Charlie.
We had a huge full moon the other night.
Not a lot to blog about here. Just hanging out here in the BGE RV Resort.

BGE Picture of the Blog.
Matt cooking out in the rain and cold back in Michigan.

Throw Back Picture of the Blog.
Peggy and I back in the day.

Live Happy and Always Go Big.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Happy National Beer Day

Happy National Beer Day!
Not much to blog about. We're just hanging here at the BGE RV Resort to stay safe from Covid-19. I got up at 5:45 am to go to the  store. You know, it's still dark at 5:45 in the morning! When I got to the store there were about 100 people in line already. That's just crazy. The first area everyone goes to is the toilet paper aisle. When I got to it I scored a 6 pack of TP and got some food and Beer for the week.
About the only thing we do for fun off the lot is rock hunting in the desert. We are trying to find the Petroglyphs that are less than a mile from our lot. Tom told us about them but we haven't been able to find them yet.
We found some beautiful cactus in bloom.
Growing wild in the desert.  
Here we are staying safe at the BGE RV Resort.
Got my Refrigerator awning fixed the way I wanted from the start. It took Steve from Shade Pro, 3 trips to get it right. But Shade Pro does a great job. This should help the fridge work better. If I could replace the fridge with a residential fridge I would. I hate the "Nevercold" Fridge we have.
  Katie loves riding in the front seat with Peggy holding on to her.
So all I got are pictures of everyone cooking on their Eggs. 
Here is Joe in Alabama cooking wings.
Heidi and Matt cooking wings.
Me cooking Pizza. With one carrot on it:-)
Some Calzones on the BGE.
Peggy's Calzone. Broccoli, Garlic, Chicken and Cheese. 
Man that looks good.
That's all I got, so stay home and be safe everyone. This will pass.

Live Happy and  Always Go Big.


Monday, March 23, 2020

Lock Down

We're just staying here on the lot to do our part in this bad time for everyone. The stores have been out of toilet paper for over a week. We have six rolls. If we both use two sheets a day and use both sides we can make it for a month or so. We hope this comes to an end soon. 
Even the St. Patrick's Day party got cancelled at Crazy Earl's. They were going to have Irish Bagpipers there. So we were bummed about that. We made Irish Coffee That day! 
 Just before Bill and Marsha left for home, we made a trip out into The Barry Goldwater bombing range and to the Fontana Gold Mine. It's a fun, one hour ride from our lot out in the desert.
The tracker did a good job getting us there. But the next day I took it to Big O Tire to get new shocks on the back. One was broken. Now it rides much better.
Just looking for Gold. Didn't find any.
You see these signs on the trail. This is the bombing range and there are unexploded bombs in the desert.
Part of the old mine. The mine was active back in the 1880's
Before this covid-19 stuff started we had our Canada/USA golf outing. This is the first time Canada won. So they are 1-2 now.
It was a nice day to golf. We had 60 people play. 
Then when Covid-19 hit the next week, we had 40 people signed up but only 14 showed. 
Some of our Canadian friends that left Doug, Toni and John. Toni and John just got here and had to leave after two weeks. 
A short trip! 
Most of the Canadians have left for home, a little early this year.
The after party in the club house.

My team shot even par at 36 to tie the team we played.
Peggy baby sat Koby for one night. Koby is a funny dog. He would stay up high to keep Katie away.

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Matt in the U.P. Look at all the SNOW (a four letter word here).

Live Happy and Always Go Big.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

New Toy and Work on the RV

I bought a new toy. A 1999 Chevy Tracker 4x4. We can use it to drive around town and out in the desert and when we leave here for the summer we can put it inside our shed to keep it out of the hot sun.
It has 130,000 miles on it but it drives really nice. It has a sunroof, a cassette tape deck (that'll come in handy) and manual windows.
Peggy detailed it all day Saturday while I was at a golf outing, and it looks like new.
We got the carpet replaced in our rolling home. 
Now Peggy can get rid of the vacuum cleaner!
Before picture.
After Picture.
 We got a guy, Frank, who does a great job. He was the same guy that did the work in the bedroom last year.
We changed the air conditioner vent to make it a little quieter in the bedroom. It's almost time to start running the air soon.  
Out to dinner with Bill, Marsha, Peggy, Sharon, and Bill (out of the picture). Great Mexican food and cold Modelo cerveza.

Bill coming out of the restaurant with his shirt on inside out! No one noticed it until after dinner. You can bet we all had fun with that senior moment!
 This is a first, Peggy bought something at a yard sale! A table and 4 chairs for our patio. Pretty nice for $40.

BGE Picture of the Blog.
Chicken Pot Pies courtesy of the BGE.

Throw Back Picture of the Blog.
Peggy and one of the locals at the 4th of July parade in Horton's Bay, Michigan. I think it was back in 1999.

Live Happy and Always Go Big.