Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Met up with our friend Denise

On Friday the 25th, we met up with our friend Denise, her brother Don and his wife Carol in Yuma (at and RV park) and drove to Los Algadonas for the afternoon.  Don and Carol bought a new to them, but used 2002 convertible Ford Mustang, in which we drove in to Algadonas.  What a nice car.  Denise drove her Harley.  On my previous blog I mentioned all the pedlers of doctors, not so, they peddle dentists.  There must be at least 500 dentists in a four block area.  Enjoyed it more this time for some reason, however, did not buy anything. 
On the 26th, Saturday, went to the Yuma flea market, but only a few vendors were open.  The official opening is tomorrow, Nov. 1st.
We have moved the trailer so that the sun does not hit the fridge side, as the temp in the fridge went up too high during the day.
Enough for today.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Algadonas, Mexico, here we come.

One of our neighbours, Don, (from Alberta), asked us if we wanted to go to Mexico for a couple hours.  Small town on the border.  We said yessss.  We park on the US side and walk to the Mexican side.  We get bombarded every two feet with someone wanting to sell some junk or go see a doctor.  MJ did get a nice summer jacket and a bottle of Kahlua, $9.00.  Then Don took us on a bit of a tour into Yuma to show us some of the places to grocery shop, laundry, etc.  Had a great day.


Sunrise at 6 am today


Is this a Gheco or what


Our home on top of our hill


Outside temp at 3:30 pm.  max was 29.4

Monday, October 22, 2012

We have arrived at Imperial Dam, Ca

I will try to give a synopsis of our trip to this wonderful spot. 

First, we left Peace Arch RV park on Oct 14 and arrived here on Oct. 20th.  One week of interesting, however, not always fun times.  We left Surrey in the rain and that rain only got worse as we drove along.  We decided to drive part of the Oregon and Cal coasts as we thought that the I-5 had too many hills and would be very hard on our truck.  Well, on looking back, we would have been better off doing the whole trip on the I-5.

On the 101 (the coast part), we had hurricane force winds (in our opinion) and being right on the water, was coming square at us.  We had to stop several times to let the winds slow down a bit.  Roads are narrow and hilly and not nice to drive.  Our truck and rig are both very dirty and sticky with salt water.

At one point, we decided to cut across and get back on I-5 and the hills were worse than we anticipated, so we turned around and got back on the coast.  We eventually cut over and hit rush hour and an accident on the 6 & 7 lane highway in Passadena.  Took an exit as we saw a Walmart and were told we could not stay overnight.  So got back on the highway and crawled to another Walmart and pleaded with the security guard to let us stay there, which he did.  Word of advice to travellers wanting to use Walmart parking lots in the US.  Most of them will not let you stay.  The truck stops are great and everywhere, but noisy as can be with truckers leaving their engines running, but the worse part is the fumes from all the engines.  

On our last day, about 70 miles from Quartzsite, on highway 10, there was another accident and were stopped for 2 hours.  Some ladies needed to use the potty and used our trailer.  They we soooooo grateful.  One of them was ready to go in a little cooler, but of course, did not want to do potty in front of everybody. 





This is through the windshield driving down the coast.


Sea gulls not minding the rain and wind.



Too cute not to show.


Rough waters on coast.


Still rough.


Still rough but really nice to see.


Two views from our windshield at Walmart.


This next pic is on a nice day on the coast.

Yep, we had one or two of these…..


Pelicans along the coast.



Parked between the big boys at a rest area.


Our first palm trees.




Rows of baby almond trees.


cotton fields


Hundreds of these wind turbines, as far as the eye can see.



Dragon fly came to visit while we were sitting for 2 hours for the accident to clear on hway 10.


Sunset at our new home


Views from our back yard.




Thursday, October 18, 2012

Woooooo hoooooooo

We are now in Santa Nella, Ca for the night.  wifi at Macdonald's.  Will send pics later.

Friday, October 12, 2012

2 more sleepies

Going to dinner at Marc and David's house tonight.
Breaky at I HOP with another Mark and Wayne, then
dinner at Phil and Doug tomorrow night.
Are we spoiled or what.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

3 more sleepies. whoo hooooo

As mentioned before, we have been quite busy visiting with friends and family.  Dinner here, lunch there, dinner at our house, lunch or coffe here and there.  Too many names to publish.  We are on our last leg.  Leaving here on Sunday the 14th.  Are we excited or what???????? 
Here are a few pics from around the campground.

it takes forever to download pics.  will publish more later.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

yessss, my puter is fixed.

Thank you Phil, my puter works grrreeeaaat.  Will post later this week.  Have to go to Costco and dinner at Eric and Kathy's house.  Busy, Busy.

Monday, October 1, 2012

My puter is down.

Yep, this will be my last post for a while.  My puter is out of commission.  So, my friends, be patient.