Thursday, July 19, 2018

GETTING READY FOR ANOTHER MOVE

This has been a very busy week.  I was supposed to move on Saturday to Samuel P Taylor State Park, however I have been having problems with My Spot II.  Since I haven’t been driving it, it wouldn’t start.  I have since had the fuel line flushed and replaced the spark plugs. It starts, but won’t stay running.  Now it needs a fuel pump.  Such is the life of RVing.

Since my granddaughter has been living with me and has gotten a van that she has built out to live in full time, she will have to leave the same time I do.  She is almost finished.  We’re just doing the last minute stuff, finding where to put things, laundry etc.. 

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In between all the work, I’ve been able to do some mini watercolor paintings.

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I’ve decided to go small for awhile, sell originals and not bother about selling prints.


I’ve also decided to sell the motorhome and get something smaller, either a very small class C or class B or B+.  That means some serious purging.  I’ve already started.  Every time I look at something, the question is there.  Do I really want, use or need this?  Why do I have 12 pairs of jeans?

It has been more stressful than usual, but it all comes with the lifestyle.  You just deal with it.

I hope that you all are having a great summer.

Thanks for visiting,

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Still doing my job  while Mom is doing hers.


Susan and Angel and for now Jeanette too.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

I'M BACK

I know, it's been  long long time since I have posted anything on this blog.  A lot has happened. LIFE has just happened.

Last summer was spent workamping in Flagstaff AZ.



Took a road trip to Montezuma Castle with my granddaughter while she visited.


Before we left Flagstaff, Ted and I took a trip up to the Grand Canyon.
Then we headed down to Casa Grand.  Ted flew home to San Francisco.


We were able to visit family.




My granddaughter. Elyzabeth Jeanette moved in with me.


We moved back to the Phoenix area, Chandler.


I went back to work to try to save a little bit of money.


I worked for one of the Sam's Clubs that would close in January.




In February, we moved back to China Camp State Park in California.
My granddaughter has gotten two jobs.  She has been saving money to be on her own.


I've been doing a lot of painting and am going to a watercolor class at the community center.



The above pictures are all from different parts of the State Park and campground.

That's pretty much what we've been doing for the past year.  A lot more happened, but this is just a sampling of our activities.

Now that I have figured out how to download pictures again, I will begin blogging again.

For those who are still interested , thank you for sticking by me.

Thanks for visiting, 

Susan and Angel and Jeanette









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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Our Trip To Montezuma Castle

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It’s just Katie, my youngest granddaughter, and  me on this road trip.  It was really hot, although not as hot as down in the Phoenix area where she lives.

It was a bit of a distance to the ruins.  You can no longer go into the ruins, only an occasional archeologist can go into the ruins for study.

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I have included most of the signage, explaining much of the history.  If you are interested, you should be able to click on the image to enlarge for reading.

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Zooming in.

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These holes are additional homes to the left side of the castle.

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More signs.

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There was also an interpretive Ranger  out in the heat with the rest of us with some great information.

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A diorama showing what the rooms look like on the inside, created when they no longer allowed the public in the castle. 

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Once we finished visiting the castle, we were back out on the road.  If it wasn’t so hot we could probably have stayed longer.  We would start to head back north, only through Prescott.  It was fortunate that we went when we did as one of the roads that we took was closed because of the Goodwin Wildfire that consumed more than 25.000 acres a week or so later.

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In the picture below on the left is a view of the Camp Verde in the Verde Valley.  The next four are of Jerome AZ.

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We say goodbye to Jerome and head into the Red Rock Country. 

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We head back to Flagstaff by way of scenic Hwy 89A along Oak Creek Canyon.  It was a nice drive even though there was construction and we had a brief wait time for one way traffic. 

It was a long day but still enjoyable and was fun doing it with my granddaughter.  She is  the one taking all the pictures.  I will do some more posts of our other road trips.

I hope that you are having a great summer.

Thanks for visiting

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Susan and Angel