And it's still not warm? What's up?

Trip Start May 01, 2013
Trip End May 01, 2014

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Fortuna de Oro RV Park

Flag of United States  , Arizona
Monday, December 9, 2013

Day 224 - We arrived yesterday after a short drive from Quartzsite.  The weather is not as warm as you would expect, being that we are so far South.  Well, it is winter.  It's not so much the temperature as the wind.  It goes right through your body!  Still, there is a beautiful large heated pool and hot tub, and we both braved the elements and did some laps and water aerobics and then took a turn in the hot tub.  Our coaches are parked pretty close, so we don't have to go far to get back into a warm coach.  After dinner together, we headed to the local Casino where I managed to win $20 after about an hour or more of back and forth wins and losses.  Such fun. Nick can't see the merit in it, so he stays behind.  Oh well...

Day 225 - The big 65 today.  We went out to breakfast with people we met on our Alaska trip who spend the winter down here, then Claudia and I went swimming again.  After the colder temperatures of yesterday, it didn't seem quite as heated, but we managed to get through it.  We ended up out to dinner to celebrate both my birthday and Claudia's tomorrow.

Day 226 - Yuma is quite an interesting place.  You come across the desert for about 70 miles or so from Quartzsite and pass the Military Proving Grounds (all branches are represented, as well as GM) and as I found out, it's not just for guns and ammo, tanks, etc., but for anything that the military will use in combat from including clothing and whatever else will be used.  There are hundreds of acres devoted to these proving grounds.  Then, we see blimps in the air.  Our friend told us that they are used by the military to take photos of the boarder and that there are 4 being used and they travel from the West Coast to Florida and back again - SMILE!!! The times that we saw them, it looked like they were just over the proving grounds and they also looked like they were un-manned.  Weird.  That's our Government for you!  Mysterious!

On the ride back to Lake Havasu, we pass some really cool looking mountains - One called Dome Mountain and I see 10 Red Tail Hawks perched on tall Electrical Poles  outside of Parker, Arizona.  Pretty neat to see that many.

Day 227 - Boulder City, NV  - Back to Nevada.  I'm getting tired of the time changes.  Arizona doesn't change their clocks, so we've been an hour behind, then an hour ahead, and then - oh who knows what time it is and who cares, since we are retired and does it really matter??  

We will stay here in this park until we leave for New Jersey.

We want to wish you all a Merry Christmas.  I hope you have great times with family and friends.  Party Hardy!!

I won't be blogging until we return to Vegas after January 2nd.

 Again, thanks to all of you who have told me how much you are enjoying reading about our travels. I really appreciate that.

Sandy and Nick


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diane and Owen on

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Nick, too. Enjoy the family!

Bonnie Totman on

Happy Belated birthday and good wishes for many more healthy ones to come.
Although I connected late into your blogs, I certainly have enjoyed reading them the loving your pictures. Thanks for sharing an adventure I most likely will not experience in the future.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Nick.

Avery on

Happy Holidays and enjoy the family in NJ...presume you are flying there!!! You will have lots to share. XO Me

Claudia on

Sandy, I'll miss you and your blog until January! Have a delightful time with your family! Make sure you take lots of photos for a new year blog opener! I'll expect to see a full documentation! No pressure there!! Love you!

Samia on

I hope you had a happy Birthday and I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
I hope to see you soon.

Pamela on

Happy Happy Birthday my dear friend. I hope it was absolutely wonderful. Enjoy your Christmas and New Year in Jersey. Don't freeze to death up there!! Love and hugs, Pam

Leslie on

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Nick. I have really enjoyed this journey with you both.

jerrygolfboyer on

So, are you making a run from there to New Jersey? We just got back from Pennsylvania, where it was cold and we were in snow. YUCK!!! It was 74 degrees here in sunny SC today! Now we are talking! Hated the PA weather but enjoyed seeing family.

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