Sunday, March 12, 2017

Playing Chamber of Commerce

Casa Grande, Arizona

We have really enjoyed having Harry, Carlena, Linda and George nearby.  It's nice to show others why we love this area.

Friday we all piled into the van with George at the wheel.
Harry grew up in Arizona and he knows all the neat places to see.

By the time we got up to the Apache Trail it was time for lunch.  We stopped at one of our favorite Mexican restaurants thanks to Jim and Sandie Dixon.  Unfortunately, everyone else stopped at the Los Gringo Loco too.  

We thought going on a Friday it wouldn't be as crowded. George was the perfect driver.  He stopped at all the little pull offs for views.  
I'm glad I have pictures of the sign so I know where we were.

This is how George took the photo with the camera turned around.
I know I keep saying it, but all that rainy weather sure makes a very green desert.

George asked if we wanted to shop at the stores in Tortilla Flat.  Dumb question to ask three women.

Harry and Boo did a lot of people watching.

Here's Bill paying for my purchase.

Here's what he bought.

This has been a huge tourist area for anyone coming to Arizona.

The saloon is very unique.  

Of course, Bill loved the saddles for bar stools.

The road turned into dirt but George navigated the switchbacks like every professional driver should.

Harry told us all the stories of where cars went over the edge.  

Finally Apache Lake came into view.  Boo, checked out all the smells.

I can't imagine pulling an RV up those dirt roads.

If you've never been to Arizona, would you expect it to look like this.

It was a perfect day, no wind and great temperatures.

The last time we were at Roosevelt Lake the dam was shorter and you could drive over it.

Do you know how a mud puddle will attract kids?  Well a no trespassing sign has the same affect on Bill.

The bridge was named one of the top twelve in the nation in 1995.  Not bad when you know the Golden Gate and Brooklyn bridge were on that list.
"Roosevelt Lake Bridge is the longest two lane single span, steel arch bridge in North America."

If you look closely you can see the difference in color where the dam height used to be.

We were having such a great time, I didn't think to take many photos.

We stopped at the Tonto National Monument to see the Petroglyphs but we were too late for the tour.

By now we had a search to find an ice cream place.  We needed Frank and Gloria King with us to find one.  We didn't find any in Globe, Miami or Superior.  Of course, by now we all wanted ice cream.

We ended up at the Sonic in Florence for our ice cream.  George was the big spender.  He asked for a glass of water with his ice cream and was charged forty cents.  We all had a few jokes to say about that.  No one else asked for water.  We all sat outside admiring the full moon.  The full moon, yes, we were out after dark.  It was a very long day, but we all had a great time.  

Yesterday we were out the door before 7 am.  Cabela's had the Frogg Togg's on sale for 50%.  We were there shortly after they opened at 8 am.  I immediately went to the women's section for the Frogg Togg's.  They had two rainsuits and the rest were separate pieces.  One of which was in my size.  I bought a large so it would fit over clothes easier.  

I went to the men's department and they didn't have any to fit Bill, but I did find some for Carlena and Harry.  They weren't the rainsuits just jackets and pants sold separately.  When I went to pay for them, they weren't 50% off they were 25% off.  

Since we were very close to the Avondale Camping World we stopped to see if we could find the cover that Dennis and Carol Hill have on their portable step.  Lucky for us, they were serving coffee and donuts.  Even luckier they had what I was looking for.  

The step cover and the rainsuits all in the same day.  Two more check offs on the Alaska list.

Today we went to tour the Casa Grande Museum with George, Linda, Carlena and Harry.  I mentioned to Barb and Tom Westerfield that we were going and they stopped by.  

We hadn't been in a very long time and it was fun to see it.  

Harry knew right away that this was a telephone booth.

This fire truck is always in the Christmas Light Parade.

Harry and Tom talking trains again.

Harry just loves anything to do with trains.

The Westerfield's went out to find a cache but Harry ended up finding it.

I had a cake that I bought from Sam's Club and invited everyone over for cake.  We knew we'd end up eating out so everyone suggested we go back to the Hong Kong Kitchen first.

Why is it we never run out of things to say?  

Everyone was full when we left the restaurant but we still managed to eat the cake.  

Now the Morey's and Schoolcraft's will know someone else when the attend the Escapade.  

Turtle Safely.........


  1. Wow have you been busy. Nice pictures of your adventures but why none of the Frogg Toggs? I've never even heard of them. I suppose in the SW where water is at a premium they might charge $.40 for it. I think water is going to have to get a lot more expensive before any of us really start to do the conservation we need to be doing. I assume the lakes in Arizona are not natural but the result of dams? Love your earrings and I agree, the saddles for bar stools are pretty cool!

  2. I promise I'll post a picture the first time I wear the Frogg Togg's but I'm sure it won't be in Arizona. The Loosey Goosey group suggested Frogg Togg's for the rain in Alaska.

  3. You have been busy , shopping and exploring, you getting all ready for Alaska.


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