I had better write now about the last of the trip before I forget things! That seems to happen more and more these days!
When we left Quartzsite we headed to Lake Havasu and spent a couple nights with friends Bill and Jan, from Des Moines. They rent a home for a few months during the winter. We did some darn good eating, drinking and a little sight-seeing. It had rained quite hard the day before we got there so things were much greener than we are used to seeing. Bill walks down by the lake for 3.5 to 4 miles most mornings so I went with him one morning. It is a great place to walk. It is almost completely flat and there is plenty to look at while you walk… even fairly early in the morning there were softball games and bocce ball games being played. People were kayaking and jet skis were starting to head out onto the lake.
When we left Havasu our intent was to travel based on weather in northern California and the Siskiyou mountains so we had days built in for weather delays but were also ready to put in some fairly long days to be traveling on the better weather days. Based on all that we headed to Bullhead City to stay a night or two. We stayed at a county park right on the Colorado River looking down toward the casinos in Laughlin. We picked a dry camp area because we could be right on the river. We were the only RV in this particular area which was really nice. During the day there were people enjoying lunch on the river and several people fishing.
The day before my birthday we went to Harrah’s for a great dinner at their steakhouse. It was fabulous but way too much food! We actually took most home and had it for dinner the next night. We did a little gambling at the Blackjack tables and made enough to almost cover our dinner and bottle of champagne. Not shabby. When you factor in that we ate the leftovers the next night we were actually ahead!
After two nights on the river we headed to Bakersfield, then a night in Redding. We stayed in a small RV area in Redding that was part of a casino and had an OK dinner in the bar and gambled some more. Blackjack once again paid for our dinners!
Weather reports showed it snowing in the pass that night but the next was to be fairly dry so we headed out fairly early. We hit All Star Liquor in Hilt, Ca at 10:00 a.m. and filled the motorhome and Stubby’s trailer with stuff for us and several family members and a few friends.
By this time we caught the scent of Washington and home so we put in a long day. We got Dale and Christy’s lake house (for those new to my blog, that is Garry’s son and his wife) to Mossyrock on Saturday night just in time for dinner. We spent Saturday and Sunday nights there and drove home on Monday. Saturday was a 10 hour day but Monday only two hours.
So, since we got home it has been unpacking, laundry, seeing family (Yay!!!), going to a funeral and then to our youngest granddaughter’s 4th birthday party. We miss the warm weather we had in Mexico but thanks to some new links and contacts I am able to follow what is happening in Kino Bay, Puerto Lobos and Puerto Penasco. Several times a day I can hear Garry muttering things about Mexico, warm weather, fishing. He is already planning next year down there.