Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Blast Off

Lake Havasau City, Arizona
Sara Park Rodeo Grounds

We left Casa Grande around 8 am with Jan and Paul Kelpe following us.  We made a quick bathroom stop in Gila Bend.  We stopped at the rest area in Tonopah and Carlena and Harry were waiting for us.  As we were introducing Jan and Paul to them, Sharon called on the phone and said they just passed us.  They were going to stop in Bouse for fuel.  We left the rest area and stopped at the truck stop to wait for them to fuel up.  

I think Dennis and Carol Hill  and Mark Nemeth were the first to arrive at Blue Water Casino in Parker.  I got a text from John and Gayle that they were in Quartzite.  I estimated that we'd stop for lunch around 12:30 and I think we arrived at 12:20.  Not bad for a caravan of four.  

They had a table for thirteen ready in no time.

Check in was very simple at the rodeo grounds and we were parked in no time.  We park backwards in the pull thru sites.  This way we have our living room window facing the direction where the show will be.  

Our sites are much better this year.  We're on the end so I'm sure everyone will be here for the show.  

There's a huge crowd here already.  

Here's the photos from the Gourd Festival I promised to post. You'll have to make them larger to appreciate the work these artists do.  
I love this wall of gourds and the sign that says "secure our gourders".  You know you are in Arizona.  

The musicians were great.
This gourd birds legs moved with gears attached to the bicycle.

This was made out of six different gourds.


  1. Looks like you are ready to have lots of fun, see you hooked up with John and Gayle again.

  2. What amazing gourd crafts. Seems like it would be a lot of work to grow the squash and then dry it and clean it to carve it or am I all wrong about how it's done?

    1. They carve or paint or wood burn. Some had weaving.

  3. Glad to see you are keeping busy Enjoying Life. Who would have thought that you could do so much with Gourds.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.


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