Monday, January 25, 2016

Wrap up..

Before I forget, I have to say how much I enjoyed the blogger fest that George and Suzie sponsored this year...  Seems like I talked and talked  my head off with everyone...  Before I knew it, it was 4:30 and time to go on home.

I had arrived from the closing ceremonies of the Ham Fest three miles South at La Paz Road Runner Campground...  The drawing and comments were supposed to last an hour..  But that turned out to be in name only, because it went on and on..  The prize at the end was a $500 two meter radio, so no one was leaving...  Until they left all at once..  Going away from the back of the camp where I was camped..  Poor Biscuit had to stay home or I was going to be seriously late...   My camera was also in camp so there went photos of the Bloggerfest.  I never win anything at these give aways, so I should have left early, but one can always hope...

Of Course Al has lots Pictures..  And George had just as many pictures Here..  Al has several days worth so follow on for a few days...  I had a bright yellow green motorcycle shirt on which made me rather bright in the pictures.

On Sunday morning I was up before dawn getting ready to load out..  But being by myself, it took all morning to do all the inside work and get cleaned up, and packed up to go.. But that was only to the dump station in town....

It wasn't backed up too bad, but the show price for the dump station was $15 which seems high..  Their sewer connection is plumbed with the hose fastened right into the ground which should be faster, but the ends on the hose are worn out and leak..  Motorhomes have an inside sewer locker so the leaky hose quickly becomes a mess..  The dump station also has no water hose to wash any thing down..  Just a bucket.  Its also all gravel which is a mud hole.  So I don't like going there.

The drive back here to Mesa was about 3 hours and normally uneventful.  But with the football games going on, it took me the rest of the day to load everything back into the house.. It was dark as I returned the MH to storage.

Today poor Biscuit had to get the desert dirt washed from he her fur..  I'm not sure she was in favor of our camping trip..  But the one thing I do know is how spoiled we are to have a house with electric lights and heat on natural gas..  Unlimited hot water and sewer for the washer are just as nice.  So I'm certain I will never make a good full timer...

Retired Rod


  1. Glad you got to visit with so many folks. I never win prizes either.

  2. Not sure we got to talk, Rod, with all those people, but it was fun "meeting" you in person. I have read your blog for a long time.

  3. I always hated the job of emptying the tanks in my 5th wheel. Some places were very spic and span, and others were beyond bad. I liked full-timing for the 3 or so years I did it, but would never want to go back to it. I could if I had to though.

  4. I well know what you mean by being spoiled by electric lights, unlimited hot water & all that good stuff. Our Congress house has spoiled us as well & we know our best RVing days are now behind us. Nice to see you at Bloggerfest for sure.

  5. It was really great finally meeting you in person even 2 days in a row , wow !
    Hope we can do it again sometime.
    Thanks for joining us.

  6. Tom and I enjoyed meeting you and our conversation at Bloggerfest.
    I wanted to thank you for suggesting I delete and re-download Open Live Writer. So far so is working.

    Safe Travels

    Celebrating the Dance

  7. Rod:

    Another blogger has noted that you are suffering some health problems. My best wishes for a full recovery got to you.

  8. Heard about you having surgery...I am thinking of you Rod!!

  9. Hello, dear Rod. I just learned of your trouble tonight. Want you to know that the world of bloggers is with you 100%. Wishing you the very best. You may never see this. But I needed to say it!

  10. Best wishes and prayers for you, Rod. Hugs to Biscuit, too.
    Penny, TX

  11. Rod, I hope this finds you on the mend. We miss you!


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