Because it's a new year I hope you don't think you can get away without some statistics on our travels this last year (2009). The nice thing about this system is that if you don't want to read them you can just scroll down and avoid the boring stats.
Miles traveled: 23,863 or 1,090 per month.
Miles pulling the 5th wheel: 9,371.
Miles traveled w/o the 5th wheel: 14,449.
Average miles between moves: 152; shortest was 1 mile and the longest was 318 miles.
Number of moves: 64 or 5.3 per month, moved every 5.7 days, shortest 1 day and longest 21 days.
Posted 73 Blogs and took over 3,000 pictures.
We camped in the following states in this order: CA, AZ, NV, AZ, NM, TX, NM, AZ, NV, CA, OR, WA, MT, ND, MN, SD, NE, KS, OK, TX, NM, AZ.
Okay, that's all, now onto what's been going on with us.
We are still at the Western Horizon park of Colorado River Oasis in Ehrenberg Arizona. This is a shot near our campground looking up the Colorado river while out on a morning walk. (Jackie is making Dick get up and walk with her.) California is on the left and Arizona on the right.
Dick got this shot at sunrise out from behind our rig looking across the river. Note that Dick is up and taking pictures at sunrise! That's before Jackie makes him take a walk. It's been right around freezing in the early mornings.
We invited Dick's brother and sister in law out to lunch on Saturday; they are still camping near Parker, about 53 miles north of here. We had heard about the "Desert Bar" and decided to give it a try. We picked them up and headed out of Parker for 5 miles and then off into the desert on a nasty, bumpy, dirty narrow, rut-filled road for another 5 miles to end up at our destination.
What a fun place to just sit, enjoy and people watch. They are only open during the winter on Saturday and Sundays from noon till sunset. The seating is on various levels and if you don't like where the table is just pick it up and carry it, along with the chairs, to where ever you want.
Sitting at the table in the foreground is Jackie, Dick's brother and sister in law, Guy and Joan with some quad riders. This table was just an old cable reel and we drug chairs for another area so we could all sit together and have lunch.
To get from the parking lot to the bar area you had to cross a covered bridge over a deep wash. Did I mention that they have a live band when they are open? Good sound but no dance floor.
Every place you look there is another area with seating, and it's all outside.
Several pieces of art or old cars and trucks are set out to add interest to the area.