The last posting we were getting ready to leave Deming New Mexico and head back to Arizona, trying to find some warmth. We made it to Saint David Arizona and spent only 2 nights there. Did some of the tourist things in the area and then packed it up and moved again. This time we went to Mesa Arizona for the first time. We spent 3 nights there and enjoyed watching everyone setting up their decorations for Christmas. It was a little warmer with lots of sunshine.
This was the first time we had a chance to wash the rig and truck, and let us tell you it was time. We hired a firm to come in and clean the carpets and do they ever look good now. We found a new runner at a swap meet and it looks great in the rig.
Took a walk around the park and had to get this shot of the beautiful clouds and a lone palm tree. And this is "what it's all about".
I guess when you sit around all day long you can come up with ideas of what to use your old pop and beer cans for. We thought this was quite an original design and the maker did a great job with it.
Deb, check out what you can do with an old bicycle and put it in your front yard.
Off again to Cornville Arizona near Sedona at Page Springs campground where we backed up to the river and next to good friends Robbie and Alice. It was good to see them and also Steve who was camped in another area of the park.
We spent some time out in the desert around the Sedona area that we had not seen before. Another beautiful day to get out and enjoy the sights.
We went to Verde Valley, only about 20 miles to a Thousand Trails park for 4 nights and spent most of our time relaxing and doing a little geocaching. Also took a hike down to the river and a trip to the local winery.
We spent part of one day at Quartzsite and this is a picture for our Montana Owners of Rice Ranch. In another two weeks this area will be packed full of RVs and sales booths. This is looking southeast from the graphics sales trailer.
And in another two weeks this area will be filled with close to 50 Montana 5th wheels and friends. This is the area where we dry camped for three weeks last January. If you look close you can see our truck is parked in the middle of the area next to the fire pit.
This monument stands as a sad reminder of those times. An interesting fact is that our government decided to put this camp in the middle of the desert on Indian land.