Friday, November 24, 2006


You can see in this picture that some Rvers try to take all their toys with them.
Since we are on the Colorado River, Rvers bring their jet skis. They also bring their off- road-cycles for the sand dunes and hills around here.

We met with friends and Rvers at the Emerald Cove Campground for Thanksgiving dinner. It was very organized. We sat at tables of twelve. The campground provided the platters of turkey plus dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, and rolls. We all brought side dishes. I brought my cranberry salad and sweet potatoes. Since there are 800 sites and the campground is 98% full, it is hard to tell how many people were served in the two shifts. We ate at one pm. and then went to the minister’s house for desert. It was good!!

We are so thankful for our family and friends. We are so blessed with our good health.

Our plans are for a grilled salmon dinner at the minister’s RV on Friday. A craft sale at the clubhouse on Saturday will give me a table to sell my book. We will leave after church on Sunday to go to my parents in Mesa. On Monday, Terry will fly from Phoenix to North Carolina to help Robert on his house. I will stay in the campground while he is gone.

Since my web master will be gone for three weeks, I will not be updating the blog but will be working on Christmas cards and letters.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Wild Burros

On Tuesday, we went on a ride in our toad ( towed car) along the Colorado River and then east where we saw ten wild burros, a hundred or so quail and a road runner.
Last week, I received this comment on my Road Kill Ala Mode blog.

“Hi, I am signed up with the "google aleart" for Salome AZ. Whenever anything new about Salome comes up on the Internet Google sends me the link. Anyway thats how I came to read your most recient blog " Road Kill Ala Mode" That may have come from a farm truck that crashed out that way a few weeks ago- Sometimes they fall off the trucks too. Anyway the reason I am e-mailing - I was just curious if you happen to be one of the RV'ers at the Fiddlers Jam in Salome this weekend? (I live VERY near by.) If you are over there you might see me riding a horse close by. :) Every year when they come we enjoy hearing the music from our yard. No reason, Just curious, Joann/ Salome AZ. PS- good luck with your book!”

Joan, We missed the Fiddler’s Jam. Did you realize that I couldn’t answer you without you leaving your email? Your address is blocked. I would like to answer your email but I need your address. I would love to meet you. I will have book signings one on December 7, 2006 2 pm to 4 pm at the Quartzsite Library. They plan both a reading and book signing at the library in the Town Hall at 465 N.Plymouth Avenue in Quartzsite, AZ. Refreshments will be served. Another on December 14, 2006 2 pm to 4 pm at RAVEN BOOKS, 1317 Joshua Ave. in Parker, Arizona. They will have a book signing and refreshments at the bookstore. Come and bring a friend.
Hope to see you there!

Surfing the Net

This picture is taken of the beautiful sunset in the Emerald Cove campground.
The Internet is full of interesting information. I was curious about my web so I entered “RV Chuckles and Chuckholes” in the search box. I found that if you go to you will find a direct link to the entire article about the Lulu Belle under visitor feedback.
If you go to, you will read
Did Someone Say RV Road Trip?
Sunday, October 08, 2006
Patty's Recommended Readings
“I have loved to read books from even my youngest days. Sometimes, I find that I read two or more books as a time - fiction to lull me to sleep, business books to stay on top of my profession and watch trends, and travel related books to take me places where I have yet to go and enjoy the journey of other adventerous people. Here are my recent favorites and recommended readings for you:” Several books were listed including:
“RV Chuckles and Chuckholes: The Confessions of Happy Campers, Darlene Miller, Roving Pen Publishing, 2005.”
Thanks Patty. I wonder where you learned about my book.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Road kill A La Mode

We are about 200 feet from the Colorado River that separates Arizona and California. Our satellite dish did not work for the Internet so I have written only one blog since we left Alaska. The above picture is one of the sunset pictures from where we boondocked on the California side of the river. (Boondocking is where you have no hook-ups. We did have six solar panels and a generator for power.)

Terry and I drove to Gila Bend for parts to fix the satellite dish. On the return to Parker, Arizona, we drove from Interstate 10 on the paved road to Salome, Arizona. This road has many dips to provide run off when the monsoon rains come in the summer. There were no fields or buildings for miles and miles. All we saw were rocks, desert cacti, and creosote bushes. Bouncing down the highway, I started singing “Dippity – do – da - dippity –“

Terry interrupted “What are those round things by the road?”

“Stop and I will find out?”

I saw about 50 round bodies along the road. Some where pretty smashed up but I picked up a dozen and put them in the plastic box in the rear of our Suzuki.

A clue to our find was two torn up cardboard boxes with the words “Del Monte “ on them.

When we arrived at our RV, I realized my mistake. We couldn’t eat a dozen road kill.
Jenny, the cook at the clubhouse, wasn’t sure that she wanted them until she saw them. Yes, the orange cantaloupe would be perfect for a fruit salad for Halloween.

I prefer cut up melon with a scoop of ice cream to make it road kill a la mode.