Monday, March 21, 2011

Greetings From Arizona


  First I should apologize for being away for a while. Since my last post we have left Florida and are now in Mesa Arizona.On the 29th we will move to Happy Trails RV Resort for a six week stay before moving on to Oregon. A lot of decisions will be made over the next few weeks on our future travel plans.We still want to travel but maybe at a slower pace with a place called home to recharge our batteries. We are also thinking about where we want to be when we can't do it any more.More on that in the future.

   I really enjoyed my trip to see the Daytona 500. If you are a race fan you need to see this race one time. I tried to take pictures but the track and grounds are so massive my point and shoot camera did it no justice so you will just have to experience it for yourself. I also revisited Don Garlits Drag Racing Museum in Ocala and will post a few pictures at the end. He has really expanded it since I was there more than 25 years ago. We wanted to go to the beach one more time but for one reason or another never did.

   Florida was a wonderful experience for us and we will treasure our four months spent there. Although Linda and I are pretty reclusive we did make what we considered friends with Pete and Doris from across the street and their two precious Lhasa Apso's Annie & Allie. Buddy and Pete made friends right off the bat and Buddy always wanted to go see Pete. We didn't get to visit with Ron and Sandy next door much as they only came for a few days at a time but Ron was fun to visit with. Pete and Doris made us feel welcome and we will not forget that.

  We left around 8 a.m. and spent overnight in Bonifay Florida before moving on to Mississippi and the Davis Bayou Campground which is part of the Gulf Island National Seashore.We spent 5 days at this delightful campground with 50 AMP electrical and water. The proximity to Biloxi  makes it a plus.
Our site
Long Bridge into Biloxi






    After leaving Missisippi we headed west on Interstate 10 for the long trek across Texas. We did enjoy one part of that trip when we stopped for a few days in San Antonio so we could visit The Alamo and go see The River Walk. If you are in the area both are worth the time to visit. We went in a back gate at the Alamo and got to the last building before being told dogs were not allowed on the grounds.I guess all the other security guards thought we had a human baby in the stroller. The rest of our trip was a series of stops in small inexpensive( getting budget well) parks until we hit Tuscon,Arizona where we stayed at Justins Diamond RV park. We spent 3 days there before landing in Mesa,Arizona for a couple weeks.The park we are in is actually a retirement community full of mostly older park models and they rent the empty spots to RV's.Close quarters but very clean and nice people. That pretty much sums it up for now so until next time we will be Chasing A Rainbow.
Before eviction















Part of Alamo compound










River walk

















Another View

Linda and Buddy by big tree at River Walk


















The Snake Don Prudhome car















Swamp Rat 1
















Shirley Muldowney Car