A lot of my single RV friends have bought lots here, midway between Show Low, AZ and Concho, AZ. I was really anxious to see it.
My friend Carol arranged for us to park on Walter's lot. We don't know Walter, but his lot was great. I don't think I've ever heard such "quiet."
Saturday was Jim's birthday party, which he hosted, providing hot dogs, and even a band! Of course we had to dance. (Thanks to John for the picture...)
Every day at 3:00 we had Happy Hour at Jon's place. I didn't get a picture of the group, but I did get a shot of Whitie and Brownie, his Alpacas. (Not their real names, but no one can remember their real names, because we're old...)
Brownie has the most beautiful eyes, but is in serious need of orthodontia...
One thing I have always wanted to see here is my friend Taylor's place. She decided she wanted to stay here permanently, so she had her Fifth Wheel completely enclosed. You can see the door to the trailer on the left side of the picture, and a little bit of the roof above it.
Of course, the project expanded, and now she has this beautiful room attached.
After visiting with friends, it was hard to move on, but on we went to nearby Petrified Forest National Park. There is a FREE RV park on the south end of the park.
I had been here years ago, but this southern end of the park seemed to be so much better than what I remembered. This is "Old Faithful," on the Giant Logs trail, the park's largest log.
Nice chair, huh? This is on the Crystal Forest trail.
The colors of the petrified logs are beautiful. 225 million years ago, the logs decayed and the wood tissue was replaced with silica, which then chrystallized into quartz.
And now for some "Shamelessly Cheesy Grandbaby Pics!" Recently, my granddaughter, Mara, and grandson, Jonathan, (oh yeah - and their parents) went on a cruise to Alaska. Here they are in front of Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau.
And all dressed up for "Formal Night" on the cruise ship.