Monday, March 21, 2011

Big weekend for the DAM

It's going to be a rainy day in Roosevelt. The spring break group has left and its kind of quiet. John and Barb are here for a few more days and then we expect Tony to arrive from Quartzite. Our new solar system is working really well. Yesterday it kept the battery topped off most of the day and it was cloudy. I'll post a few random pictures below. It was the big 100 year birthday of the Roosevelt Dam last weekend. We got to walk across the dam and saw lots of pictures of the construction. Had a good day and taking live easy.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

It's been a busy few days. Sheri had Dr. appointments the last couple of days. One was in Phoenix and she was gone from 7 am till 8 pm.. The other was in Payson, it only took us 5 hours for that one. Today will be a day of rest for all of us i hope. We have the solar system up and running. The generator is off and we are cranking in free electricity, well it will be free in 87 days.
We received our call for our job on the RIM and they want us to be there on April 12th. We think we will go up on the 6th to get used to the altitude. I have lots of pictures to download and my solar instlation to document so I better get going.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Life is good in the high country of AZ.. We took a short trip with our new friends, Art and Mary, to RIM country yesterday. Now short trip may be a bit misleading. We drove from Roosevelt lake to Payson. Then up the 260 to Canyon lakes. Guess what? The snow is all but gone. This is early for the season but who knows, it could snow before spring comes. We then drove to the Concord ridge area where all of that free camping is. There were a few campers already there for spring break camping and I can't blame them, the weather was perfect. We drove down to the fish hatchery and saw all of the new trout getting ready to hit the local streams.
Now you would think that Canadians traveling in a foreign country would carry a road map in their truck, WRONG...
For some reason we decided to take the unpaved road to Young then on down to the back side of Roosevelt. It really was a neet drive but one you only want to do once.
Just a short note about Art and Mary. We just met them in Quartzite this year with our other airstream friends. It has been one of our best experiences on the road with new friends yet. They are great people and we will keep in close contact with them while they build their new House in Canada.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Well, we made it to Roosevelt lake four days ago. We got a great spot to park and the weather is perfect. Our friends from Canada, Art and Mary, arrived yesterday and are right across from us. Art and Mary were only going to stay for the night. They have to be in Texas next Sunday to get their solar system installed, however, when we went to purchase their camping pass they ended up getting four nights worth of passes. This is how full timeing is supposed to be. No schedule's make life a lot less stressful and allows us to see more of this wonderful country. We are all going to the "Rim" tomorrow and I will take a lot of pictures when we are there.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Well we made it to Roosevelt Lake. Picture is from the trailer window. Snow way up high on the four peak mountains. Were still getting settled in but the trip from Q only took 4hrs and 20min. Its in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Perfect. See you later.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Leaving Quartzite

Well, some of my friends here in Quartzite are on my case to publish more often. I feel lucky to get one in each month or at least twice a year. Our time here is growing short. We will leave next Monday, not going all that far, just up to lake Roosevelt. Our two Canadian couples camped with us are also getting under way as well. The good part of all of this is that Art and Mary and Tony are going to join us for a while. Jimmie has to go home for annual checks this month then he will be up as well. The desert has been good to us this year. Not a lot of rain or wind. We are looking forward to a new adventure on the RIM and seeing our friends from Four Corners group. By the way Cooper, our yellow lab is doing grate, He is up and running around and eating like a horse. Good old AZ. dry warm air.
This pic is us in Dec. in Castle Rock WA. and is why we no longer are camp hosting in WA in the winter, what were we thinking.