Desert Diamond Casino Hotel
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If you read yesterday's blog, you know that we stayed at the Quail Run RV Park in Chaparral, NM; what a beat-down place with pathetic oozing out of everywhere. But this morning we got up, all chirpy, ready to hit the road, looked out on a flood - their septic system was full, so when I hooked up our rig, the water, and whatever else backed up into …
... At one point, we even saw a deer of some sort standing right by the roadside... slight, with a white bum and rather large ears. We have seen very little wildlife so far, but I guess the sensible ones would not stray down to the road but stay hidden high up in the mountains.
This slowly gave way to a flatter land where the cactus is king. The hillsides became less steep and more desert-like, with cacti of all different sorts, including the tall ones ...
Jan 29 – Feb 3
Catalina State Park
Before we arrive here – on the way south we pass the Arizona State Prison and Arizona Detention Center – even before we read the signs, it was easy to see what we were looking at. And slowly the desert changes.
One thing we discovered so far is that 80 % of all RVs are an A-Class Motorhome… you wonder why –maybe the American way is the ...
... setting for more than 50 movies and over 65 TV episodes most of which were in the 60's and 70's during the heyday of westerns. Among the more memorable are The Last Outpost (Ronald Regan), Gun Fight at the OK Coral, Cimarron, Rio Bravo (John Wayne), McClintock, El Dorado, Rio Lobo. TV series, High Chaparral, Little House on the Prairie, Father Murphy (Merlin Olson), Three ...
... actual temperature was about 33˚ outside and 35˚ inside. With the furnace set at fifty, it tool about half an hour to reach the point where it would shut down. I was attired in my fleece vest and my raincoat over my bare legs and happy to be alive. These days on the road offer such variety in our lives. It's living, not just being alive.
When Lynn got up, it was warmer, since I was able to start the generator ...
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