Larry Farquhar

Our adventures, from Larrry's viewpoint.

December 2008 Travel Log

12/21/08: Queen Creek, AZ: I've been told that I haven't posted an update on Kaylee's (2 yrs old) surgery. Everything went well and she seems to be happy and active again. Of course, it was a few rough days for her and the parents. Connie and I watched the new baby while Mom and Dad stayed with Kaylee in the hospital. The other big news is Connie finally beat me in a game of racquetball! That makes a score of 1 win for her to about 70 for me. 

We're still hitting the gym pretty regularly, and our sore muscles remind us. We're still playing the grand parents every few days. We also went four-wheeling the other day with a couple of other guests staying in the RV Park. It was a fun and sunny day in the desert. But we forgot how these desert rocky trails can jar the kidneys!

Larry's dad is coming down from Prescott, AZ to visit for Christmas for a few days. We're looking forward to the festivities, as long as we can watch how much we eat! Connie's going to prepare another wonderful feast for the family.

Merry Christmas to Everyone!

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November 2008 Travel Log

11/19/08: Queen Creek, AZ:  Other than a long day traveling back home, our return trip from Jamaica went without incident. Connie spent some time watching our grand daughter Kaylee. But our return from vacation was well timed, as just a few days after returning our eldest daughter gave birth to our second grand daughter. Welcome to the world Khloe Mae Smith! Her nirth went smooth and all is great. Here's a couple photos of Khloe after only a few hours of birth.

 Khloe Mae Smith  Connie and Khloe
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October 2008 Travel Log

10/28/2008: Skyline RV Resort, Queen Creek, AZ:Happy Birthday to my lovely wife, Connie! It didn't take long for us to get back into being "grand parents". We baby sat Kaylee the other night. Today, we were woken up early with a frantic call from our daughter to watch Kaylee. The 2 year old has been a bit sick lately and needed to be watched today. Our daughter, Leslie, had already missed enough days 5 Generations of the girls.from work and will miss more soon when her new baby arrives. As a high school teacher, she doesn't get paid maternity leave.

The other day, Connie's grand mother celebrated her 94th birthday. She lives an hour away from here and Connie's mother was also visiting from California. Connie enjoyed spending the day with them and took the opportunity for another "5 generation" of daughters photo. Although Kaylee wouldn't sit still, here's a photo of 5 generations of the "ladies".

When we visit our daughters house, I enjoy use of the high-speed Internet connection. It's MUCH faster than my mobile satellite system, which isn't too bad on speed anyway. But I sure notice the difference. WOW!

10/24/2008: Skyline RV Resort, Queen Creek, AZ: Much has happened with us in these past few weeks. The "October Fest" to help celebrate Larry's birthday went off great. Since most of the workers had already left the area, the remaining 8 people had a good time with good food. Every week for the past 6 months, we had either a weekly pot luck or social event. This helped everyone enjoy their summer more, get to know each other better, and allow the workers to share ideas. We'll try to encourage weekly social events again next year. Before heading to Reno, we closed down all of the campgrounds except one. We were mostly lucky, as the day after closing down a couple water systems, we had a few days of very cold weather. The other 3 couples had their water pipes freeze, and we had a broken water pipe in the last open campground. Guess we should have closed that water system sooner as well. Our motor home was lucky and survivied without frozen pipes or problems.

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September 2008 Travel Log

September 2008 Travel Log

09/17/08: Kinnikinnick Campground, Huntington Lake, CA: I realized I never included a photo of our host site at Kinnikinnick campground. InThe water is cold!order to get satellite signals, I needed to move the motor home far forward in the site to clear the trees. Our large satellite dish is actually getting an Internet satellite AND a DirecTV satellite. So it has to be clearing trees in two different directions. As you can see from the photo, the RV site isn't level at the entrance, so the front of the motor home is WAY in the air! But it's worked for the past 5 months - it just looks pretty funny with the front wheels a couple feet in the air.

We just finished our two days off. A couple days ago, we had a pleasant picnic on the lake. Although we work and live on the lake, we haven't takenMt. Tom Lookout the time to "enjoy" using the lake. Yesterday, we took a long day drive circling the Kaiser Wilderness. This 90+ mile drive took us far back into the forest with beautiful views. Unfortunately, forest fires in the area (over 100 miles away) created smokey conditions, so the views were not as great. But it was a nice day for a Jeep drive with a relaxing picnic.

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August 2008 Travel Log

08/10/08: Kinnikinnick Campground, Huntington Lake, CA: Business is as usual around here, except we're all starting to get an "end of season" attitude. Because of this, we're holding a pizza party/meeting to re-motivate the employees and remind them to provide quality customer service to the campers. Sure, we're starting to get burned out and are tired of the few troublesome campers, but we can't let it affect us.

Unfinished Printer CabinetThe renovation project has came to a crawl while we wait for the new captain chairs to be delivered. It's going to be another 3 weeks for the chairs. We did remove the old television from the overhead cabinet. Due to space limitations, we carried out computer printer on the dash board. It never looked good, but was convenient. With the overhead TV removed, we plan to place the printer up thereElectronics Cabinet on a wireless connection. Since this isn't a wireless printer, we purchased a Network USB hub. The printer plugs into this hubm which is plugged into our wireless router. The result is the printer is now wireless. We can add another 4 USB devices to this hub and make them wireless on the network., Hmmm... perhaps the external hard drive. While we plan to finish off the interior of this cabinet, the attached photo shows the printer moved to the new location. Since the DVR and DVD/VHS player was also moved to the new TV stand, we moved the remaining electronics (Internet) to the top shelf of the "electronics" cabinet.

Campers SmokerWe continue hosting a "social" every Sunday evening. It's a casual event with 2-12 people attending. The employees have beenEmployee pot-luck. having potlucks about every 2-3 weeks. It's great to see everyone involved with each other. Connie's also been "mixing" it up with the campers. She's received wine, breakfast, lunch, and dinner from campers. Recently, a camper brought a huge smoker to the campground. Connie was invited to use it, and did she! We smoked a chicken, then splurged and smoked a stuffed tri-tip. Yum!

 

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