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Saturday, March 1, 2014

February Flew By !!!!!

Hello from Benson, AZ where it is cloudy and stormy today… much-needed rain just starting! We are at Saguaro SKP park and enjoying plenty of water and electricity after mostly boondocking these past few months. Time to do projects and get caught up a bit, clean and bake, work on the tax prep, etc.
    
We had a wonderful ten days at Roosevelt Lake with Alice & Robbie, celebrated our anniversary and theirs a week later, and had great visits and adventures. Their friends, Kelly & Dave, joined in for a week and it was so good to get to know this couple we had heard good things about… all true :)  We got a chance to try kayaking for the first time, using Alice & Robbie’s two-seat, inflatable kayak... great fun, and we went out on the lake a couple of times! (thanks, Alice & Robbie… so glad for your friendship!) The six of us went to the Indian ruins at Tonto National Monument… very interesting, nice hike and beautiful views of the lake and valley below.
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After we left Roosevelt Lake, we headed back to Tucson to visit friends. On our way, we stopped at a wonderful secluded spot with the most amazing collection of desert plants, a spectacular sunset, and enjoyed a truly dark, quiet and peaceful night!
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Our time with Becky & Dave at Catalina State Park was a true blessing! We first met them just over a year ago at RV Boot Camp at North Ranch in Congress, AZ. Something “clicked,” and we have stayed in touch this past year via blogs and notes, but that doesn’t compare to being together in person.  And, yes… real hugs!  Becky & Dave are currently volunteer staff at this park, and we scheduled our visit for their days off. We enjoyed great meals and chats, shared adventures and things we had each learned since being new to this fulltime rv lifestyle, and just generally enjoyed reconnecting with these special people. We SO look forward to their visiting us in Wyoming this summer!  The “rest of the story” is too long to share here, but suffice to say that having coffee, cookies and brownies for breakfast with Becky & Dave was, well…  why, one might ask? Because we can!!!
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So, guess that about catches you all up on things with us.  We look forward to a number of visits with friends in this area during the next month… will begin getting warmer here in Arizona, and we will enjoy it all since it may still be winter when we arrive in Wyoming in May. We are well and happy, content in our wanderings… enjoying every bit of our journey, yet ever mindful of our friends dealing with health issues! We keep you each in our hearts and prayers!!!
    
Wishing everyone well!  Thanks for traveling along with us!  As for this lifestyle, recently read someone’s words about going from “ROOTS, TO EN ROUTE.”  Yep!  Think that about sums it up just right.
Hugs, Dianne & Tom

17 comments:

  1. We visited Catalina State Park with Bob and Karen. Put aside for future reference.

    Hey Terry and Edie are in Benson too.

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    1. Thanks... maybe our paths will cross :)

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  2. Hope you're staying warm and dry today...it's wet, windy and cold here BUT I made a fresh batch of brownies this afternoon so you know what that means! Sure enjoyed our visit!!
    Be good but NOT too good! ;-)

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    1. Brownies will forever more have a new meaning... not what "some" might think, but that's ok... we know how good plain ol' fashioned ones taste with coffee for breakfast... was, indeed, a great time! Yes, we will be "sorta" good :) Hugs to you both!

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  3. Great update ! You guys are sure the social butterflies !! Still hoping to connect with you in Deming. Time will tell.

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    1. We are planning on getting together with you in Deming! It WILL happen! Be well... see you soon!

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  4. Looks like you're still enjoying your time in Arizona. There are so many things to see and do. We've got to live a long time to do it all.

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    1. Isn't that the truth! Great rain last night... clear and bright today. Finally got to read your blog post, and wrote back. Busy with projects here... lots of friends coming and going. Good place to be!

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  5. The rain is really coming down now. Pouring would be a good word for it. Great wrap up of you month. So what did you think of the kayaks. Are they in you future?

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    1. Enjoyed the kayaking, so who knows! Many other things on our list right now... getting some projects done while in Benson. Be well, and we do look forward to seeing you this summer. Here fishy, fishy :)

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  6. Great post, Diane & Tom. Looks like you folks are really enjoying things!

    Alice and I are still in Texas. Got a little MH work on the Fridge to get done, and then we start West. We will be going a little slow, overnight boondocking as we go... stopping in Deming for a few days... then Arizona Benson-Tucson as our destination.

    By the way, knowing Tom is a geology enthusiast... In going thru things back at our Michigan house, we discovered some fish fossils that we dug in Wyoming, around Kemmerer... Brought the best sample for Tom. We dug a basket full of them... beautiful.

    See you soon down the Arizona road.
    Jim & Alice

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    1. Will be great to have you joining us in Benson!

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  7. another great blog post, Diane. Enjoying your photos and to see where you are visiting. Hopefully we'll meet up this summer.

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    1. Thanks, Bobbie... we love following your adventures, also! We hope to get to the Valley in the fall, and will be great if we can connect!

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  8. Mike and Julie are at Benson. We will be there late next week. Enjoy your Blog. Freddy and Delcie

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    1. We're returning to Benson on Sunday... see you soon!

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  9. Nancy & Dave are there, also. Looking forward to having you two join in the fun!

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