Before I start this blog I want to thank all our veterans past and present for their service. It’s kind of strange this Veteran’s Day not to have our World War II veteran around any longer–rest in peace Nat Clark.
Our wheels have finally stopped turning–we rolled into our Pearce, AZ home about 1:30pm and unloaded for a while before calling it a day. It’s chilly here, our well driller/friend Brian stopped by to leave the backhoe keys (the backhoe stays at his house in the summer) and said it was 24 degrees at his house this morning. He was blaming us for bringing the cold weather!
Thursday we left about 9am with chains on the truck to get down our snow covered driveway– Off come the chains.
The roads were snow packed and icy until we reached Bozeman–then it was smooth sailing on dry roads the rest of the way. But, it was dang cold! We drove to Twin Falls, Idaho the first night staying in a La Quinta–nice hotel and quiet, waking up to a brisk 16 degrees. Friday our plan was to drive to North Las Vegas until we realized it was Friday night in Vegas and room rates were double normal prices! So, the Cowboy drove us to Kingman–600+ miles in one day–UGH! At least it was warm and I didn’t have to carry those house plants into the hotel!
Saturday morning we drove to North Ranch where our own private RV awaited us in Larry and Geri’s yard. As always it was so good to see them! As luck would have it, there was a craft show and spaghetti feed going on at the activity center so that took care of lunch. Late in the afternoon we went to Wickenburg to visit our friend Jill and her son Fritz who were at Jill and Terry’s newly purchased house for a few days. Then it was to the Tasty Freez for pizza. While at the restaurant Larry’s phone rang–seems Emmi was howling in the RV and the neighbors were concerned something was wrong with her–no, she is just a spoiled brat and it’s a good thing we live in the middle of nowhere both in Montana and Arizona!
Sunday we just relaxed and visited–Larry’s sister Deb and her husband Merv were also visiting from Minnesota–we’ve met them before and it was good to see them again. We also paid Jim, Ellie and the new pooch Baxter a visit–we missed seeing Mike and Pat–they had gone to church and we ran out of time. In the evening Geri and Larry hosted a potluck for all our ATVing friends. It was so good to see all those folks–it’s been a while!
About 8am Monday morning we said our goodbyes and headed down the road. It was such a relief to stop driving. Our little house summered well and our caretaker Milton did a fantastic job this summer! We’ve partially unpacked and are now relaxing with the heat on–can you believe that–but it is after all winter, even in Arizona!