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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Update for 2010

We spent November and December in Texas, visiting family for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Then we headed to southern California to Indio to the Western Area FMCA rally held at the Date Festival grounds. It was a great rally and we got to see a lot of friends.

From there we went to Quartzsite to another BAC rally and spent a couple of weeks dry camping in the desert and loving the shopping at the hundreds of vendors in town. It rained a couple of times, which is unusual for the desert and one storm came through where we recorded 66 mph wind on our Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station. There were quite a few damaged tents in town from that storm.

When we left Quartzsite, we headed northward to Bullhead City, AZ for a few days. From there, we went to the Thousand Trails park in Las Vegas, where we stayed for 2 weeks. We really enjoy the area and the shopping and the buffets! It's nice to be in a big city for a while, and being 6 miles from the strip means less traffic, but close enough to visit it.

We spent one week in Pahrump NV at Charleston Peak RV Resort. Our view was nice and we were able to see Mt. Charleston a lot of the time. It is usually covered with clouds and you don't see the crest very often.

Then, back to Las Vegas for 3 weeks. We were preparing for the BAC Int'l Rally in Albuquerque where I was teaching a couple of craft classes and we were co-rally masters for that rally and had a good bit of things to do to get ready for it.

When we drove to Albuquerque, we went through a snow storm that wasn't fun at all. Several hours of driving on ice and sand on I-40 west of Flagstaff. We were going 15-20 mph a lot of the way.

In Albuquerque, the park was great, tents were set up for our rally and we had about 60 motorhomes attending. The rv park had a fenced dog park that our dogs loved to run around in.
We were there for a week and it snowed twice!

After the rally, we stayed at an rv park east of Albuquerque and attended the FMCA convention in town to shop at the vendors there.

Then, we headed to Texas, stopping at TT Lake Whitney, which we love. We drove to Dallas a few times to visit the girls and grandkids before heading to Farris Ranch in Midway TX.

We got to Midway March 30 and enjoyed spending April there. The flowers are blooming and the weather is beautiful... sunny, cool and breezy.

We are leaving on May 9th to head to Dallas for a week and then onwards to spend the summer in Oregon.