I know I've been remiss about posting since I arrived in Arizona over a week ago; I have been enjoying the great weather ( and my new-found health after that flu attack and I'm still coughing, a month later!) and visiting friends, almost relatives, Sam and Betsy, my daughter's in-laws, and others. I'm heading out today for either Quartzite or Blythe; I was planning on Blythe and then a blogger friend suggested Quartzite - I've never been in Quartzite at this time of the year. It might be fun to see what all the ‘fun’ is. I’ve not boon-docked for long periods of time because I don’t think I’d enjoy the hooking everything up to find a dump spot, but I do like it for a few days if I’m passing through a great boon-docking spot. My friend, Roger, told me last evening that Quartzite has lots of amenities for boon-dockers and may even have services that empty black and grey water where they come to you. I’d certainly like to find out about things like that. So far, I’ve never filled my black tank, but I have my grey water.
Almost missed this beautiful sunrise over the desert. I ran back to Floribunda to get my camera - it was really gorgeous a moment before this shot!
Lacy and Eleanor have continued to "suffer" through this RV life - now they're even sharing a pillow!
I’ve really enjoyed Arizona, becoming a somewhat of a “snow-bird” from a region of California where it doesn’t snow! I think my flight home to sunny California from Louisiana in January made me have second thoughts about wintering in the southeast – unless I can get to southern Florida before all the freezing and ice storms. As everybody is talking about, this has been a weird year. I wonder if some of these changes are going to continue?
Last evening I celebrated St. Patrick’s Day a day early with my blogging friend, Roger, by braising a small corned beef brisket in Guinness Draught in my Crock Pot; it was a change from a more involved favorite recipe I do at home (when I’m there!). I served it with Colcannon (a mashed potato recipe that is incorporated with chopped cabbage that has been sautéed in butter). We enjoyed it with grilled asparagus spears, dressed with a little balsamic dressing and homemade applesauce. Dessert was pistachio gelato and almond chocolate biscotti. Roger topped his diner off with a Pinot Noir and I an O’Doul’s non-alcoholic beer.
After spending a few days visiting Sam and Betsy (I didn't take one picture!), I've enjoyed this Cotton Lane RV Park in the western Phoenix area, Goodyear, AZ.
This is Roger Bond of Musings. We've been blogger buddies for several months now. Check out his blog - lots of interesting and thought-provoking Musing. Roger will be off next month to spend the summer this year in Barcelona, Spain. Oh, I would love to do that!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
My wish for all of you, wherever you may be . . .
Happy St. Patrick's Day!