Another surprise kids! 2 blog posts in 2 days. Will this insanity ever stop!!!This will bring all you faithful readers up to date on our meanderings. Hopefully this will not cause any our readers to throw in the towel in dismay and disown us immediately. I promise never to subject anyone to a repeat of repeating blog posts.
That said we made the Chino Valley the first stop on our journey home. Chino Valley is the home of our desert friends Jerry and Sandy and it just so happened that we arrived on Jerry’s 72nd birthday. Steve and Madelynn from the desert also were using Jerry and Sandy’s as a convenient layover on their trip home to Missouri. On our way there we stopped in for a brief tour of Prescott.
We spent our time there with an afternoon jam session in the garage although this definitely wasn’t a grunge garage band as country music was the order of the day followed with a birthday dinner at the Red Lobster. CC was able to find 3 vegetarian side dishes while DD gorged herself on a variety of ocean going creatures.
On a very sad note a dear friend of Jerry and Sandy’s, Hap who played in the afternoon garage session passed away early the next morning. Hap was long time playing buddy of Jerry’s and we know his guitar riffs will be missed by all his musician friends and wife Judy.
On a lighter note, a hard fought domino game was won by the girls over the boys. Hard to believe but there it is.
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Heading out from Chino Valley our intention had been to head north to Page Arizona on Lake Powell for a couple of days of beach RVing however due to global warming the weather was going to be too inclement for this soirée and we headed east instead and made a stop at the Walnut Canyon National Monument for a hike through the canyon observing the cliff dwellings of the Hopi Indians. This was a return trip for the Captain who made the trek with the Coach and the Aud One about 15 years ago.
Taking It Easy
Here is the answer to yesterday’s blog quiz:
“Well I’m standing on a corner in Winslow Arizona
And such a fine sight to see
It’s a girl my Lord in a flatbed ford
Slowin’ down to look at me
Come on baby, don’t say maybe
I gotta know if your sweet love is going to save me…”
DD insisted on this local for a visit and my guess is she didn’t say maybe and perhaps her love did save me??
Petrified Forest National Monument
After a night in a ”free”, yes free, campsite at the entrance to the Petrified Forest we took a wonderful drive through the Petrified Forest National Park and Painted Desert despite the very chilly and windy conditions.