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Monday, February 28, 2011

One Long Hike

Michael suggested we walk up what we call the “turquoise canyon,” and somehow I forgot how far a walk the end of that canyon was!  By the time we got back to the jeep we had hiked over six miles and I was dragging!  Emmi had a couple run ins with a cholla cactus along the way, too.

A lot of time was spent by Michael today shopping for trailer tires.  Sam’s Club in Surprise had the best price buttttt—won’t take an order for these particular tires over the phone with a credit card and you can’t order these particular tires online with a credit card, you must come into the store and pay for the tires before they can be ordered.  We tried explaining to the guy that we were over 100 miles from their store and we don’t want to make a trip to Phoenix just to order the tires—a manager is supposed to call us tomorrow but we don’t have much faith in that happening—we are dealing with Wal Mart after all.

The Big O Tire store in Wickenburg has the tires and wheels in stock and we will head that way with all our belongings tomorrow afternoon.  Mike and Pat sent us the nicest email this morning offering us some full hookups if we were so inclined.  The more I thought about that idea, the better it sounded!  I could clean the motorhome and bathe the dog!  I could even try out the washer/dryer we have on board that I have yet to start up.  Called Pat today and she told us “come on, we will find a spot for you.”  Now, what more could you ask for?? 

JoAnn and Doug arrived this afternoon and we all gathered at Jim and Ellie’s for chili and hotdogs topped off with Jim’s dutch oven chocolate/cherry cake. 

Tomorrow we are leading the gang in a hike up to the top of the highest hill around here—should be fun! 

IMG_6020 Evil looking things aren’t they?? Emmi definitely thinks those cholla are evil!


  1. A nice offer from friends while you are on the road. :)

  2. Sounds like you are having a great time out there in the desert.

  3. poor Emmi!..and her run in with the cholla's!..have fun at Mike and Pat's!..nice to have full power use!!..and use all the amenities on board!

  4. We're looking forward to seeing you. Give us a shout when you head this way...Hugs....Pat

  5. Say hello to the Wickenburg gang from the Bayfield Bunch will ya:))


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