Friday, March 27, 2015


We drove to the Escapees North Ranch RV Park north of Phoenix near Congress, AZ to visit Susie and Denny Orr plus many other friends. They have a beautiful lot and home, and welcome friends. They have some flowering cacti. IMG_5871IMG_5874.  While here we have celebrated Denny’s birthday, and Ed & Sandy Kruty’s Anniversary. IMG_5876IMG_5877IMG_5882. Many friends joined in the celebration. IMG_5879IMG_5885IMG_5895IMG_5896.


A lot of our time here was taken up with working with Vern Penner trying to fix our old refrigerator, and then installing our new one. Denny and Susie drove us up to Prescott, AZ to pick up our new one – a 21.5 cu. ft. side by side from Sears. (Marilyn had always said she did not want a side by side, but, after a call to Brannen Hutchinson in Red Bay, AL, we found out that no French Door with the freezer in the bottom would fit in our motorhome). We loaded the new refrigerator in Denny’s trailer. 20150323_12461520150323_12463520150323_124711  Afterwards. we all went to our first lunch at In’n’Out this year. 20150323_13100820150323_131016. Back at Susie and Denny’s. the doors come off IMG_5901. Then the motorhome window was taken out. IMG_5902, followed by the refrigerator being lifted through the window. IMG_5904IMG_5905IMG_5906. The refrigerator spent its first night sitting in the slide IMG_5909. It was a tight fit, but it is in place IMG_5910IMG_5911IMG_5912IMG_5914. the doors are back on and Vern only has some finishing touches for Saturday IMG_5915. Marilyn had to use a stool to for the freezer in our old No-Cold, and now she needs the stool to reach the top shelf of the new refrigerator IMG_5916.


Today, Denny and Susie took us on a Razor ride out into the desert where we saw a Crested Cactus and Flowers. 20150327_11383020150327_11383920150327_11390020150327_11411720150327_133110.


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2015-03-04 to 15 Escapade

Escapade is a National RV Rally put on by the Escapees RV Club. Escapade itself started on Sunday the 8th, and ended Friday morning the 13th. There were over 850 RV’s and over 1200 attendees. We arrived at the Pima County Fairgrounds in Tucson, AZ on the 4th to organize about 400 door prizes worth approximately $15,000 into groups of about $50 (excluding the 1st and the final major prizes worth much more, and coupons for hamburgers, etc.) to be given out Sunday, Monday and Wednesday nights. We gave out 35 to 40 door prizes each night in about 30 minutes. I described the door prize, and Marilyn called out the name and  number of each winner drawn. If a person was not in attendance, their name and number had to be read 3 times before another winning ticket was drawn. We had a great time with many friends, both old and new.

We were able to go out to eat with friends Dennis and Carol Hill. 20150306_165003.

The VCRs (Volunteer Club Representatives) made a large pot of Chili for the Cook-off. 20150312_11392120150312_115719. Everyone brought a can of their favorite chili and dumped in to the pot.  It was good.

While at Escapade our No-Cold (Norcold RV refrigerator decided it did not want to work correctly, but held in there for a few more days. We stayed for 2 extra days so we could visit Saguaro National Park. Here are a few pictures. IMG_5852IMG_5862IMG_5863IMG_5865IMG_5867IMG_5869 .

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


This morning, we woke up to clouds below the peaks in front of the house, so I went out o take a picture. IMG_5814.


After breakfast, we went to Subway for a foot long club sandwich to take for lunch. Then we drove to the Chiricahua National Monument. It is a beautiful 2000 ft climb to Masai Point at 6870 ft elevation. The many rock formations are very similar to the “Hoodoos” of Bryce Canyon National Park. IMG_5816IMG_5818IMG_5823. Each formation is more interesting than the last. IMG_5842.


The Organ Pipe formation was quite interesting. IMG_5844IMG_5845IMG_5846IMG_5847. One little tree without leaves in the last 3 pictures shows the panorama of the formations.

This last picture looks sort of like a mushroom. IMG_5851.


Tomorrow starts Escapade for us.


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