Monday, April 3, 2017

Day 1 Alfa Roadrunner Rally

After a verrrrrry long drive, 75 miles, we finally made it to Rincom West Rv Resort. Susan and I came in the back way, as we were in no specific hurry. Now this is now the normal way a DP would come in as the road is narrow, winding and hilly. But for those of you who don’t mind going slow and easy not a bad way. But we do recommend that most people come in the normal way., Photo Ops ? well I was driving and Susan was, well a little busy, but I promise you better ops later.

Well day one was covered by Tech talk which started at 8 am.
We had a very big crowd along with new and seasoned Rv'ers. Great time was had by all. In all we created 12 sets of the DIY'er Genturi system for our members. Many of our members just jumped right in and started up a production line for all. Mike Smith did and excellent job capturing photos. In fact Mike has been rushing here and there just getting the photos. Great Job Mike. 

This year we have had the largest influx of new members, and last night at the sheriff's dinner proved it. We were split 2/3 seasoned and 1/3 new with many seasoned members attending there first rally. 

Dale, DaGirls Rv II
Traveling Companions, Susan, Dakota and Tilly


Friday, March 31, 2017

Some Catching Up.

Ok, so where did we leave off? Hum, think it was in Puerto Penasco, Mx.

Right where my laptop decided to crash out and not quite burn. Luckily I caught it in time, before it crashed all the way. Once back in Casa Grande, Az., I located a very good tech, and after some discussion he was able to burn a new hard drive and installed it, not only for me, but also in Susan’s laptop.

Now needless to say, PP, was a blast, especially the last week. weather was great, nights were fun, we found many a side walk food vendor for lunch and enjoyed the friends until one by one they started leaving.

By Friday, it was Beth, David Susan and me. Since Beth and David were leaving on Saturday, Susan and I decided to head out at the same time. So Sat. morning came and we were on the road by 7:15. we arrived at the border crossing around 8:30, where this time I read the signs very closely and drove to the right far lane. This lane said RV’s. So once in, found everything was ok, we were able to make a quick left turn and then turn right into the far left lane and out we were.

Once on the road we switch drivers in Ajo and Susan took the wheel. Since our lot in Rover’s Roost was still occupied, we decided to head to Fiesta Grande Rv resort for the 2 nights. While their we met up with Alfa friends and talked about out adventures in Puerto Penasco. Needless to say, we made it very tempting for our Alfa friends to want to join us either in Oct., or again March 2018.

Anyway Monday came and we headed to our lot and waited for a delivery of 4 tons of rock to be delivered and dumped on the lot. Right at 1PM, truck came and the nice driver dumped it exactly where we wanted it. Within 2 hours we had the rock spread and DaGirls II setup and ready for a break. Of course we did this in 95 degree temperature with rakes and shovels.

Ok, so here we are, setup and sitting down and relaxing outside in the evening enjoying ourselves. next thing we are deciding what to do and how to do it. So, our decision was first, we were going to fix and paint the shed.

So, the next thing you know we were fixing, painting, cleaning all sorts of thing in, out of the Rv. Susan removed the hall way doors, since we never used them, made and hung up photos presented to me from Dan and Donna Thorn,

Needless to say, we spent many a day keeping busy, including a trip to Gold Canyon to see our close friends Kathy and Wayne Taubman. Oh by the way we also brought back around 25 Lbs. of Shrimp for Pat and Kathleen. Oh, by the way, we are going to miss the shrimp fest at their place.

Oh, another item for discussion, on a Friday, Mike, John and myself headed out for a man day to Tempe and Mesa. Mike needed to go to a Hobby shop for his RC airplanes, seems he needed some items so this was a good chance to give the wives a day alone without us.

While up their I purchase a drone for $100. This seem the best way to try and practice flying. But this drone had a working camera. You know what ? On the second day of flying, I lost it. I mean I really lost it. The wind came up, and press the land button and then the off button, saw it land and then I could not find it.

The next thing Susan and I are both out there looking for it, and we could not find it. How do you like those apples, or in this case, lost drone. Anyway, Susan had just purchase another one for me the day before ($100), and now I am waiting for calm winds to fly this one. Maybe I should get one that has the Return to Home, for my next one, we’ll see.

Now onto our next adventure, On to the 2017 Alfa Roadrunner’s rally in Tucson. We will be leaving on Sunday and heading the 70 or 80 miles down to Rincon West Rv resort.

Oh by the way, I am typing this on my new Lenovo Yoga, 2 in 1 laptop. Info on this really nice 2-in-1 can bee viewed HERE. Since then I have been transferring files, photos, Microsoft Office for both systems. This was the long part of the process. Of course it all takes time, to get it the way each of us wants it’s.

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Traveling Companions

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Day in the Life of Rv’ers at the Beach

I would post photos but that would really show you what Rv’ers do while parked at the beach.

So all I can you is tell you a few things:

1), install new lights

2), lay on the beach

3), shop in town

4), sit in chairs on the beach

5), make new flag pole holder

6), relax on the beach

7), go kaykaking in the bay

8), enjoy the beach

9), work on coach

10), sit in front of rig on the beach

11), make new tire covers for the Rv

12), place chairs on the beach

13), have a pedicure while on the beach

14), clean Rv

15), cook funny food

16), enjoy many happy hours

17), watch the sun come up

18), watch the sun go down

19), Grow Sun-Flowers on the beach

20), enjoy the many walks on the beach

21), meet many new people on the beach

Need I say or post anymore ?

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Feb 17, 2017 On the Road to Puerto Penasco in Sonora Mexico

Early last year we decided to return to PP. This year we decided to try the The Reef down at Sandy Beach.

For a review of The Reef you can click on this Link The Reef.

If you are an Escapees Member you will get a discount.

Our journey started on Feb 16, finding us parked in the Elks Lodge lot in Gila Bend, waiting for additional 7 Rigs. With Susan’s help she rounded up other RVers’  who wanted to adventure a little south this year. Our plan was simple, no rally, just a gathering of friends who wanted to travel and have some excitement together or by themselves.

The list of RVers are:
Dwight & Sharon Tisdale
Dean and Nica Johnson
Mike and Rhona Smith
David and Beth Brereton
Sven and Sharon Novion
Don and Belva Tisdale
David and Carol Welling
and finally Susan and Dale.

We also met up with Donna and Dan Thorn who had arrived in early Feb. (They got all of the nice weather).

Our travel rules were simple and provided by the Rv’ers themselves:
1.  Follow the person in front
2. Do not turn until you see the Rv in back of you
3. 3 Rv lengths in between.

David & Beth B. were lead, Susan & I were the Tail gunner.

So Friday morning around 9 am off we went in a nice order. Bang, Pow, what?, Look out? what the heck is going on. The first 2 RV's made the first right turn, and the next thing you know, 5 RV’s missed it. So it was off a rocky start - punny..... But within 15 minutes we were all back together and heading down Hwy 85, toward Ajo, Why and Lukeville, US Border town.

Plan was simple, stop in Lukeville for a small break and continue on thru Sonoyta, Mx and on into Puerto Penasco. Well the best laid plans sometimes have to take a back seat. As you see by the photos it was a little more then simple to cross.

But once we were thru, it was clean and happy sailing. Well not really, you see a weather front was coming thru which was bringing wind and rain to Arizona. We just happened to catch the wind part on the way down.

We were about 28 miles out when Carol saw Mike’s slide awning unfurling, at the same time we saw David / Carol’s awning doing the same. All 3 of us pulled over and instructed others to continue on. In a matter of 10 minutes we had it repaired and back on the road, with David W. in the lead. David reported in that our speed would be 40 to 45 MPH, which was fine by us as it was a head
wind about 20 to 30 mph.

Sorry no Photos of the excitement

Traveling about 45 mph, we covered the 26 miles in about 1 hour.  As we were coming into town, Susan heard from Beth that they had arrived at The Reef. Considering that we were still 5 miles in a straight line. This is a good testament to my radio system.

Link to our RADIO System .

At this point I took the lead and we continued on thru town and arrived at the Reef, where we checked in and settled down to a windy day. That was followed up by rain during the night and all day Saturday.  Guess what ? I have NOT taken any photos. However I will later

I could continue on, but Pictures are always worth a $1 or $2.

Oh, by the way, in case you were wondering about Dakota !!!

Well you know longer have to worry about Dakota.

Hi, I'm Dakota and I am the welcome party. Don't worry about the white teeth, as that is the way I smile at everyone. Dad says i cannot try the water until the waves go down or the wind goes down whatever that means.