Back in the beginning of our RVing life we headed south out of Dogpound looking for somewhere warm, I think we wandered across the Medicine Line on or about Halloween day in 2007. That first night we spent at the Wal-Mart in Great Falls and then continued on south. Our second day on the road was a little eventful. We kinda lost our roof somewhere in Montana. Those who have shared our journeys over the last five years have all heard that story many times, but there are only two other folks on the planet that can actually attest to the wondrous looking rig we were when we pulled into the Camping World in Longmont, Colorado. Well we have kept in touch a time or two every year but it has been four years since our last face to face back in the February of 2008 in Beaumont, Texas. Now most folks in this lifestyle we communicate pretty regularly with through the internet, but Donna and Idell may be the last holdouts, no email or Facebook for these good folks. But anytime I ring Idell’s number he is up for a good chin wag. This year the stars aligned and we managed to ambush them on their way out of Quartzsite heading east to Texas and Florida before they head north to their summer home in Maine. Darn it was good to see these old friends again.
They pulled into Dogpound South a little after noon on Monday and we went right to jawing about the last few years, and catching up on all the goings on since we last saw each other. Well pretty soon it was almost sundown and we thought we should let them get parked and set up before dark, so Brenda went to cooking and once they were set up we had one of her great steak dinners complete with cheesy potatoes and a salad followed by chocolate cherry cake and ice cream.
Tuesday morning we started right up where we left off last night and after a little chin wag we decided we should go and have a look around the country. Just like with Paul and Marti a week ago we headed out towards one of our favourite spots in the area, Usery Mountain Regional Park. After a spin through the park we decided to take a look around the old Goldfields Mining camp. Not sure if any actual gold was mined here but I can tell you the town was mining tourists gold today.
But as tourist traps go this was a pretty authentic one and we had a good time looking around and enjoying both the buildings and the local scenery.
Oh yeah the scenery, I have always loved the Superstition Mountains and this seemed like a good spot to enjoy them from.
Wednesday was a day for resting up, Donna and Idell are heading out Thursday towards his nephew in Beaumont, Texas place and those that have done it know that that drive across West Texas is a marathon of nothing but miles and miles of nothing but miles and miles.
Brenda and I are probably going to spend the day getting our rig ready to head out towards Sophia’s Flats for a weekend ride with our Lone Ranger friends. Looking at our schedule going forward I think we have one weekend free between now and the time we will have to be thinking about heading north. That is still two months away but our Arizona riding friends have a lot of things planned for those two months and we are glad that they let us tag along with them.