Thursday, January 21, 2010
Again it has been awhile since I have posted. So here is a quick update of our travels.
After Thanksgiving Steve and Linda went on vacation to Mexico so Karla and I went to S Lake Tahoe for some downhill skiing. We had to buy and use chains for the car, never done that before. Skiing was good but the best thing that went on was Mike, Kai's boyfriend called me to ask for my permission to marry Kai! How great is that! So there is going to be another wedding to drive to. We came back to Steve's to finish what I could of the kitchen before we had to leave for Christmas.
Christmas was in Las Vegas with Virginia and Scott. We were able to park the rig at there house but we stayed in there spare bedroom. It was odd being out of our house and we missed it. Scott and I were able to go downhill skiing on Christmas Day. And boy was that a great present! We also were able to meet some of their friends, go to a sea food buffet and even do some site seeing. Karla and I drove out to the Red Rocks and did a little hiking.Had to see the bridge construction at Hoover Dam. Virginia cooked a great prime rib for dinner. Christmas was good!
We were having problems with the main slide not work so we scheduled a mobile mechanic to come to the house. He came out, messed with some electrical connections, got it working and left. That night it did come in again so he came back the next day. While he was working on it, I heard a loud snap or crunch. It took him three trips and all day but he got it working again. Our service contract company denied our claim which is really upsetting. More on that later.
So we left Virginia and Scott on New years Eve day and headed down to Bullhead City, AZ which is across the river from Laughlin NV. The park we stayed in was having a New Years Eve Party and we were invited. We were told to bring a dish and some margaritas and come on down. We celebrated with the Times Square ball drop and off to bed everybody went. (it was only 10 pm) Karla and I stayed up to the real midnight. I was able to get out golfing 2 times w/ a couple of guys staying in the park.
Next stop, Lake Havasu City, AZ, (we had to walk the London Bridge).
We found a very nice off leash dog park in town so we went to let Kora run and play. She told Karla she liked it and thanks. This whole town was built by the chain saw guy, McCulluch. He built a little english village around the bridge with lots of stores and restaurants. This economy has really hit everybody and everywhere hard as most of the stores were closed. Very sad.
Friday, Jan 8th it is onto Quartzsite AZ., snow bird capital of the world. We plan on meeting up with fellow newbie full timers and have a mortgage burning and graduation into our new lifestyle. This group comes from the club we joined and went to the rally back in May. There will be some people we have already meet and a bunch of people we haven't.