October 31, 2007


Today we had some fun in Tombstone, Az. Here are a few pictures of us goofing off for the camera in the Big Nose Kate's Saloon. These are friends Tina and Rich from Washington. We met them last year
in San Felipe and this year we will be traveling together to Mazatlan.
In this first picture the "sheriff" dressed Rich up in 'punishment' for only wearing a half pair of pants.

Then he outfitted all of us and took a few fun photos.....have a laugh - we did!!

We also visited Boothill Grave Yard on our route back to the RV park. Took some photos of a few of the headstones. Unusual epitaphs???

October 28, 2007


We arrived at Jim and Sarah's on Friday, October 26th. They are good friends from Edmonton, AB who now live and work in Phoenix, and loving every minute of it too I might add. We had a great weekend visit with them.

On Sunday we went out to the ranch, where Sarah boards her horse Tewa.

Here are a few photos of Jim and Sarah with her horse. Michel even went for a ride on him. He's a very high spirited horse and gave Michel quite a ride...

October 23, 2007

We arrived in Pahrump, NV on Sunday October 21st where we met up with friends Rich and Tina (whom we’ll be traveling with) and Virgle and Helen (who live here in Pahrump). We had a great visit with them all. Rich and Tina left yesterday and Virgle & Helen had to make an unexpected trip to Prescott, AZ today - we’ll be leaving tomorrow for Bullhead City, AZ where we’ll meet up again with Rich and Tina for a day.

Today we took a little side trip to Tecopa, CA. , about 50 miles from Pahrump, to visit the China Ranch Date Farm. China Ranch is a family owned and operated small farm, a lush piece of greenery in the middle of the Mohave Desert. It was well worth the drive, and of course we bought dates - and stuff made with dates. All very good too I might add. Here are a couple of pictures of the date farm. Notice how they cover the dates with old clothing and pieces of fabric - we thought it was to protect the dates from the weather - wrong - it’s to protect them from the birds! Who knew????

October 20, 2007

We passed through Reno today - didn't stop, just took the scenic route through the downtown area. Just like Vegas there is a lack of places to park a 38 ft motorhome! Imagine that - - - - it's okay though, we are on our way to Pahrump and then Laughlin - lot's of gambling there if we want.... But at least I can now say I've been to Reno!

Here is a shot of the place we camped at enroute to Pahrump. It's a nice spot called Walker Lake and it's located just north of Hawthorne, NV. It's funny to see a great big body of water in the middle of the desert.

October 16, 2007

Left Kelowna today. Crossed the US border around 10:30 in the morning and arrived at friends Russ and Mary’s in Yakima at 4:00. We met Russ and Mary in San Felipe the winter of 2005 so we’ll try to make them our 1st stop on our trek south each year. They are so welcoming and they have and RV pad with hook ups for visitors. After a meal of chicken enchiladas, spanish rice and refried beans, that she prepared, her sister DeeDee and husband Denny came over and the six of us played a card game called “Nickels”. Michel won a lot of nickels in the first game, I lost all mine. But the 2nd game was better for me.

Here we are around the table left to right: Michel, Russ, Mary, Denny, DeeDee.

September 28, 2007

We had a good time in Grimshaw, I got a chance to visit with old friends and family. We took a drive down the Saftesbury Trail to the ferry crossing. The ferry was first built in 1952 - owned and operated privately by a family - The Blakeley’s - because they had farmland on both sides of the river and needed to move equipment back and forth. In 1977 the government took it over, upgrades we done and it is still in operation today. The ferry cuts the distance from Peace River to Tangent-Eaglesham by 100 km.
We left Grimshaw today after two weeks. I sure did enjoy my time with my new grand daughter. She had gained 10 ounces in the time we were there and I heard that she is now 8 pounds 4 ounces at 4 weeks of age, so she’s growing like a little weed!! (she was 6-4 when she was born)

On our way home we stopped at Wells Gray Park (September 30th) and visited Spahats Falls. It was raining and cold that day so we only visited the one falls, but it was worth the short walk up to see them.