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Saturday, November 15, 2014

There’s something special about returning to the desert…

Hello, all… we are SO enjoying being in the wide-open, beautiful desert again!  Our time in Moab was great, and even our pets enjoyed walking on the magical rocks!  Besides the warmer temps, the scenery, blue skies and sunshine are always a delight!
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This was our third year to attend the Moab Folk Festival, and it was better than ever!!!  Fun with Roswell friends, Nancy & Bill… great music and special times! Also, you just never know who you might run into… Tom and Kelly worked together at Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge in Monte Vista, CO… so great to find her there and enjoy some visits!  Be well, Kelly!
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From Moab, we traveled south and had lunch in Mesquite, NV with Fallbrook classmate, Patti… she had done lots of good work on a reunion gathering last month that I did not make it to… fun to have her fill me in and share about the event.  Plus, remind me of how our paths crossed in San Diego many years ago.  Fun to catch up a bit… thanks, Patti, for making that happen!  And, in Pahrump we surprised old friend Earl Serry by stopping by his place one day, and he came to our home for breakfast one morning.  Good friends with history!
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We have enjoyed time in Pahrump, NV with RV buddies Lynn & Roger, and Diane & Dave.  Though we had not met Diane & Dave before, we felt like we already knew them through their blog and through Lynn & Roger.  Good to finally meet them… great folks… and they will be a great addition to our little desert family in Quartzsite!  We have gathered frequently, and one day Tina & Jeff drove out from Las Vegas to join in.  SO good to see them again…                a special time together!!!
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This weekend will find us enjoying a soak at Tecopa Hot Springs and visiting a gem & mineral show in Apple Valley, CA before moving on to Jojoba Hills RV Park in Aguanga, CA for a week.  Looking forward to time with friends Kathleen & Mike there, as well as family and friends in the area. Then, on to Fallbrook  for time with friends there and Thanksgiving with my parents and a favorite aunt and uncle.  Be seeing you all soon!

So, before we know it another month will be coming to a close.  As we celebrate Thanksgiving, we are most grateful for our many friends and family, with each of their unique qualities, and for all of our blessings.  We keep good thoughts for those dealing with sadness and health issues… wishing each of you peace and comfort!

With grateful hearts… Dianne & Tom

“If man is to survive, he will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between men and between cultures. He will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life's exciting variety, not something to fear.”     Gene Roddenberry


  1. There is just something about the desert that speaks to my soul. So much fun to visit with lots of friends along our way. Looking forward to our time in Q.

  2. X's 2 what Sandi said about the desert speaking to my soul. REALLY looking forward to seeing you guys again !!


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