Sunday, January 30, 2011

***POST NUMBER 100***

Two milestones this week. My first ever trip to the SW AND reaching my first 100 blog posts.

A little about my trip.

As I said above, I'd never been to the SW before, South Dakota was as close as I'd ever been before. Arizona is very different, but nice. I'm sure in the summer months it gets really hot, but right now, it is very comfortable. I look forward to returning.

For those of you who have never been to Quartzsite The shirt explains it all. I don't think I saw 1000 stick houses there, but I say 10,000's of RV's. They are EVERYWHERE. RV parks, BLM lands, campgrounds, RV sale lots, in store lots, at McDonald's, everywhere you look there are RV's.
If you meet someone who claims to live in Quartzsite, they more than likely live in an RV. Even the folks who run the RV parks & campgrounds, live in RV's. The only town I've ever been in where "Trailer Trash" far outnumbers the typical sticks & bricks homeowner.

Although I was slightly disappointed in the RV show itself, it was worth the trip to see the spectacle of Quartzsite itself. looks to me like a place I could fit right in.

New ones, used ones, downright old ones, Class A's, B's, C's, 5th wheels, TT's, Toy haulers, Homemade "things".....I've never seen anything like it.

Although it was a short trip it was still a great time. It is always fun to experience new places. thanks to my sisters for putting me up while I was there. It was of course great to see family too.

Overall, a great time. Thanks everyone for coming along.

Safely back home in Michigan

While I was still in Arizona I asked the Sun Gods to pay the Mid-West a you are all

Thursday, January 27, 2011

We had social networking when I was a kid, too. Back then it was called "outside."

Speaking of outside, I'll be in Arizona soaking up the sun this afternoon. Can't wait! I'll post pics as soon as I can.

Monday, January 24, 2011

I've Had It!!

Enough cold & snow. I just booked a flight out to Phoenix & I'm going to the RV show in Quartzsite this weekend! Sunshine, here I come. Leaving Thursday!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Dora's Project list

One of the first projects is to get her licensed and registered with the state.

It is hard to see but this is Dora's muffler & it is split wide open so she needs a new muffler.

She will need to be filled up.....about $300.

I need to replace the plastic shroud around the "Fantastic" fan in the living room.

This is the bottom of the rear canopy support. It needs some attention. I'm having a new mounting plate made.

This is the upper rear canopy support. It also needs attention. I'm planning to remove it, install new heavy duty anchors, and reinstall the mount.

Dora this morning at -4 F. It is bitter cold out there.

This is just a partial list of the projects I'll be starting on as soon as the weather here warm up. We are only expecting a hight today in the teens.