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Aerial View of Ancient Intaglios

Aerial View of Ancient Intaglios

After two weeks boondocking in the desert outside of Quartzsite, AZ, we're about ready to raise the jacks and move to Yuma, AZ. But we'll still be here for a couple more days. We recently picked up a coupon for a free 3-night stay in a RV Park in Yuma. While there, we'll head across the border into Las Algadones, Mexico for a dentistry checkup and cleaning. Then it's back to the desert again near Borego Springs, CA.

While here in Quartzsite, we made a couple day trips to view some ancient "Intaglios" near Bythe, CA and Quartzsite, AZ. These are huge "geoglyphs" formed in the desert floor by scraping away the top dark rock, leaving the lighter colored dirt to show through. Fences were put up around them in 1974, but people had already drove around them, leaving tire tracks.

Here's a short video I made with an aerial view of these Intaglios:

 

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Dear Family & Friends,

2015 was a banner year for us and we would like to share some of the highlights we had.

Though 2015 didn’t start out so wonderful for Larry, January found us in our annual spot of Quartzsite AZ. We enjoy gathering with our RV friends to spend a couple of weeks in the desert. We had just arrived and Larry was putting up the solar panels when he fell off a ladder and broke a rib. Though it slowed him down a lot, it didn’t stop us completely from enjoying all the activities.

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2015 Alaska RV Adventure Photos

2015 Alaska RV Adventure Photos

I finally got around to adding the 1200+ photos we took during our 2015 RV Adventure to Alaska. If interested, you can find these photos in our "Photo Gallery":

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Time Flies

Time Flies

I'm finally caught up and motivated to sit down to catch you up on our travels. When last we spoke, we were in Winchester Bay, Oregon....

(Sept 27-Oct 2) From there we proceeded south along the Oregon coast to Brookings, OR. There is an Elks Lodge we had been to before and we figured this was a good place to catch up on chores and to go see some BIG trees.

Having spent two weeks boondocking we had some laundry and thorough cleaning that needed to be done on the RV, so that took a couple of days to tackle. The top of the Redwood National Forest was about 30 miles from us, so we made an all day trip to explore and enjoy this beautiful part of the country.

After spending the summer in Alaska and seeing the small Black Spruce trees, I was in need of BIG trees and the Coastal Redwood trees fit the bill. We stopped in the Redwood Headquarters Visitor Center and picked up a map and the ranger circled a few recommended  stops. One of them was an old World War II radar station. You can read about it here: http://quirkytravelguy.com/quirky-attraction-redwoods-world-war-radar-station/

Our next destination after leaving Oregon was to head to Reno NV for our summer employer's, CLM Services, quarterly meeting. It would take us a couple of days to get there. Along the way we stopped in Lincoln CA and stayed at Thunder Valley Casino (free overnight parking). This allowed us to visit some good friends in Loomis and for Larry to pick up the long awaited gimbal part for the drone.

We chose to stay at Grand Sierra Resort & Casino ($19 a night, FHU) in Reno for our 2 week stay (Oct 4-15). Larry was able to play with his drone a little, btw Larry is now the owner of a drone recovery system after getting the drone stuck in a 70' tree. We were able to safely recover the drone with minimal damage. We were also able to enjoy an Italian Festival in downtown before the meetings started.

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Family Visit and Winchester Bay, Oregon

Family Visit and Winchester Bay, Oregon

After returning back to the "lower 48", we stayed at the Angel of the Winds Casino on Aug 27th for the night (free, 48.215229, -122.183998) again. This was the same casino we stayed at before going into Canada. They've recently created a new dry camping area on the northern parking lot. Food is still good there. We then headed to Burien, WA and stayed at the Elks Lodge RV Park for 2 weeks (Aug 28th - Sept 11th, $20 a night, 47.47728, -122.33358). Our daughter Leslie, her hubby Andy, and granddaughters Kaylee and Khloe live nearby. This Elks Lodge is the best location for us to stay with the RV. There's just no RV Parks close by. We've stayed here many times before and like it there.

During our two week stay, we did a lot of bonding and watching of Kaylee and Khloe. They were scheduled to start school, but the school district went on strike. Leslie also started a new teaching job, but she started work before the girls were to start school. It was good timing for them that we were in the area. It was also good for us, as we only get to see them once or twice a year. As usual, Grandma Connie helped supplement their new school clothes wardrobe.

The primary reason we changed our return route from Alaska was to attend the Boomers "Crabarang" in WInchester Bay, OR. The "Boomers" is a social sub-group of the Escapees RV Club. We've been with this group for over 13 years and have many friends. For the past few years, many of the Boomers have got together in Winchester Bay to go crabbing (catching Dungeness Crabs). But we've never been able to attend as we're normally still working until mid-October. Since we took this year off working, THIS was the year we could attend the "Crabarang".

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