Monday, December 14, 2009

Cameron's Colorado Visit

Good photo of Colby, Cameron and Kari. Taken during Cameron's November visit to Denver. The photo was taken in the backyard of Colby's new house. Cameron got a taste of winter weather while he was there.
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University of Phoenix Stadium

We got to see all kinds of new and old RVs. Ted even got to test drive a new Winnebago Tour 40ft class A motor home.
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The Arizona Trio

The Arizona Trio put on a great show at Pueblo El Mirage. They sang a mix of Kingston Trio, New Christy Minstrels and Everly Brother's hits. Mike Chamberlin(center) is a winter resident of PEM.
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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Cameron's Colorado Visit

Colby, Grandma Whitcomb, Cameron and Kari enjoy an evening in Boulder during Cameron's visit. Thanks to Uncle Gerry for taking such a great photo....
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Sunday, November 08, 2009

Mini Okinawa Reunion

Four Okinawa teaching buddies.. Jan, Linda & Jennifer(Linda's daughter), Joyce and Betty in sunny Arizona 30+ years later.
Linda had us for coffee at her home, then on to "Famous Dave's" for BBQ.

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Monday, November 02, 2009

Pueblo El Mirage Site

This is home for the next few months while we're employed at Pueblo El Mirage Golf & RV Resort. We're just NW of Phoenix and so we'll have to get used to big city traffic and amenities. Could be interesting.
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Sunday, November 01, 2009

20 Year Reunion with the VanLoons

Had great Mexican food at Tee Pee. "George eat here" that is President George W Bush in 2003.
Ingrid and Jim drove us around Paradise Valley, AZ area & showed us the sites....

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Friday, October 30, 2009

El Mirage, AZ Sunset

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Montezuma Castle National Monument

Montezuma Castle is a settlement built by the Southern Sinagua, a prehistoric culture that once flourished in the Verde Valley of central Arizona.The Southern Sinagua were skilled farmers growing corn, beans, squash, and cotton.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Grand Canyon NP on Kaibab Trail Shuttle Route

Our 2nd day in the park we took the Kaibab Trail/green route shuttle to the eastern side of the south rim. This photo was taken at Yaki Point view point.

The Grand Canyon overwhelms your senses. Its story tells of geologic processes played out over unimaginable time spans as a unique combination of size, color, & erosional forms...277 river miles long, up to 18 miles wide, and a mile deep.
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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Grand Canyon NP Village

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Grand Canyon National Park

Good view of the Colorado river from viewpoint along the Hermits Rest shuttle route. By 5 or 6 million years ago the Colorado River flowed across the Colorado Plateau on its way from the Rocky Mountains to the Gulf of California. Each rain washed desert soil into the river. The heavy sedimented river created a powerful tool for erosion.
West end point of the Hermits Rest shuttle. Stop offers great vistas and small gift shop.

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Views along Hermits Rest Route

The red shuttle bus route, called Hermits Rest Route, takes you 7 miles west along the south rim from the Grand Canyon Village. The horses & mules are heading back up to the south rim on the Bright Angel trail. The trail head is in the Grand Canyon Village area.

We saw several Big Horn Sheep during our stay. One of the shuttle drivers said he hadn't seen one in 2 yrs, so maybe we were just lucky.
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Grand Canyon NP view at Mather Point

Mather Point is close to Canyon View Information Plaza.
We are standing on the south rim of the canyon. Behind us is the north rim, which is about 10 miles away. The drive to the north rim from the south rim is 215 miles.

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