Another One Bites the Dust

So yes “Another One Bites the Dust” was the right song to be singing on our last full day in the desert for this season as we enjoyed another great wind storm that filled the skies with enough dust to blot out the surrounding mountains and refill all the nooks and crannies in the trailer so recently diligently swabbed out by DD.

With another season in the books many of our friends here have packed up and headed home while some of the hardier ones (Hawk and Red Fox, Buster, Jim and Virginia, RRR and Arlette, Andre and Danielle) will hang in until it finally sinks in that perhaps it is just too damn hot for all but the rattlesnakes and burros.

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our last sunrise for this season

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goodbye to our pets

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she’ll won’t forget to return next season

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making road apples

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the upper boat ramp

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Squaw Lake campers

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the LTVA “office”

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the Liberry

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East Florida Flats

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But before we parted ways Lonesome Larry and Busty Barb the Believer hosted a pancake breakfast for DD and the Captain plus Mom and Dad Haney (Joyce and Carl), Greg and Kathie and Hawk and Red Fox. The highlight of the morning was Hawk’s telling his tale of a failed infantile attempt to get himself into the Guinness Book of World records. I must spare some of the unpalatable details of this story but can tell you Hawk’s attempt to recognized by the Guinness folks involved the collecting of as many pounds of toe and fingernail clippings as humanly possible. Yuk. Fortunately this effort was thwarted by one of his parental units before the Board of Health was alerted to an impending health crisis.

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DD and CC enjoying the veggie bacon

Carl, Greg, Barb cooking bacon

Carl, Greg, BBB cooking real bacon

Joyce and Carl Haney

Lonesome’s parents Joyce and Carl Haney

Karen, Barb and Larry with our RV in background

Red Fox, BB and LL

Greg and Carl share a laugh

Greg and Carl share a laugh

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise

Departure day had us make a very short trek to Surprise, AZ where 2 of our friends from our hometown of Vernon, BC, Chris and Jim (and doggie Brandy) were living the life of luxury at a 5 star resort in Surprise (near Phoenix). Although this side trip took us decidedly off our planned course of travel (not) the Captain deemed it necessary at any cost as Chris and Jim had in their possession a box of the Captain’s favourite yummy Lindt dark chocolate bars (not available in the USA) for delivery to Guess Who!!!!

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Sunflower Resort open air bar

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with live music daily at happy Hour

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one of the pools

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the pools

Regardless that DD and the Captain were relegated to camping out at a nearby Wal-Mart we did enjoy the swimming pool and other facilities the resort had to offer as Chris and Jim’s guests. We also enjoyed a morning hike with Chris, Jim and Brandy up the White Tank Mountain Trail.

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a dispirited Toronto Maple Leaf fan??

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DD at the Tank

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Jim and Brandy

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Brandy and CC at the tank

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DD and Chris on the trail

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White Tank Mountain

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Brandy and Jim pause for a trail break

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looking up from the tank

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apparently DD found something funny

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the hikers all “pooched” out

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petroglyphs along the trail

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Jeanine’s Just Get Over It

Complaint

CC is already way behind in posting to the Blog and is trying unsuccessfully it seems to play catch..

Response

Glen Frey as Guest Responder suggests that CC “takes it easy” which just coincidentally is a clue to one of our destinations soon to be reported upon.

By stubbs99

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