Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sunshine and a Happy Hour

Today was another great day here in Arizona. Weather in the mid 70’s and nothing to hamper our solar array from pumping our battery bank back up to 100%. Don’t you just love it when a plan come together. LOL

Today was the Escapees Happy Hour over in the Scadden Wash 14 day area near Quartzsite. We loaded our chairs some snacks and a bunch of water along with Mike and Janna and headed over to see if any of our friends were hanging out at the SKP shindig.


There were a bunch, in the light blue shirt scratching his shoulder is Keith, whose wife Donna escaped my shutter, then Brenda hugging Kevin, while his wife Arlene shakes hands with Bob, as Molly looks on. Bob and Molly are the Hoogama’s for Escapees Escapade this year in Gillette. We first met all these folks a couple of years ago in Kerrville, Texas when we took a 900 mile detour on our way home to go to a potluck out there. Meeting all these great folks and many more made the little drive well worth the time.

We also got to meet for the first time Cindy and Ken from Frerx Adventures one of the blogs we follow but it is always great to actually put voices to the facts we glean from their writing. And there were many other folks who we had met before like Mac and Netters who came late to the party as they were shopping for a new motorhome on their way to the Happy Hour.

We thought we should pick up a few groceries for tomorrow on our way out of town but after the girls scouted out both Markets in Quartzsite it appears they were out of the staples we needed like hot dogs and buns, so once we got back and rescued Meg and Emmi from their captivity in the motorhomes Brenda and Janna headed off for Parker and a little shopping expedition.

And if you want a look at a little different type of winter holiday jump over to my friend Heathers blog for a look at how the rich and famous live down on the Sea of Cortez. Heather is a friend and ex-colleague of mine who is usually working the oil sands portfolio and is making sure that my pension stays fully funded. Thanks Heather and enjoy your Mexican vacation with Brian and Kim.



  1. how great to meet up with some new/old friends!!..looks like there was hugs and handshakes all round!!

  2. What a crowd! Could too many boomers be figuring out this great life style?? :)

  3. Didn't you tell me you went to the desert to stay all by yourself and avoid all people. You even park half a mile away from Mike. But now you post a picture of one of the largest crowds in Q!
    Go figure!

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  5. So cool to see all those familiar blogging folks! Hope to get there ourselves too, some day soon.

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  6. Isn't it great meeting up with our bloggin friends..
    Have fun & Travel Safe

  7. Hey JB -

    Thanx for the shout out! Having a fantabulous time down here in the Baja - the weather has been so amazing and of course the company is great!

    Not going to want to go back to work but I gotta - have to keep your pension going! LOL!.