Saturday, October 31, 2015

Back in Casa Grande

Casa Grande, AZ
Sundance RV Resort

It's been a whirlwind the last few days.  We really wanted to stay longer at The Ranch but we knew there was a party brewing in this area.  The drive from The Ranch to Deming was longer than normal, but we enjoyed it.  I didn't have my directions for the shortcut that by passes El Paso but I thought I could remember it.  We did avoid the mountain pass, but missed a turn off on 54.  We ended up going a couple of miles out of our way but eventually arrived at the Anthony exit.  There was the usual road construction near Las Cruces but no delays.

We arrived in Deming and unhitched with enough time to fuel up the truck and make a Walmart stop.  The main reason we left Lakewood at 8 AM, yes, I said 8 AM, was so we would arrive in time for Bill to go to his favorite barber.  Yes, there is a barber pole outside. 

When we returned to Dreamcatcher we had enough time to relax for a little while before going up for Happy Hour.  The table was surrounded with people, and we enjoyed meeting new people.  There was someone there, that I kept thinking looked familiar.  The more we talked we realized we meet them at the Chapter 6 rally in Hastings.  

Everyone talked about the Escapade in Vermont and I believe everyone said they were registered or planned to register. Sorry I failed to take any pictures.

The following morning the weather forecast was for rain and high winds.  We decided to leave early and hopefully be off the road before the rain and winds started.  We hit some winds, but nothing worse than you usually get on that section of I 10.  We had a short shower near Texas canyon and that was it.  

For those of you that travel I 10, you might want to make a note that the rest area at the Arizona border is still closed.  The only other rest area is the one at Texas Canyon until you get to around exit 182 for the other one before Phoenix.  

When we arrived at Sundance we kept putting the gate code in, and couldn't get the gate open.  Finally someone came to our rescue. Can you believe they changed the code after seven years? It's a strange feeling to know we'll be parked for awhile.  

We visited Dad and while it was great to see him, it's difficult to watch his mental capacity decline.  He waits by the door, because he thinks he's shipping out or in.  He's packed everything in his little apartment.  I worry about trip hazards, as he is blind and doesn't use a cane or walker.     

We tried to move things to the side so it wouldn't be an obstacle course.  He's still in excellent health for 95.  

We came back home and look who we found.  Bud and Susie Walsh will be in town for a few more days.  I can't believe we visited for over 5 hours.  

Today we are expecting two very special people and their new addition to their family.  

Turtle Safely.......

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