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Old 11-02-2015, 07:45 PM   #46537
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We just got news that our GD, Grace, is about to realize a dream that has been 2+ years in the making.

A family friend wrote a children's book and she asked Grace to illustrate the book. After 2+ years of work, Grace completed 20+ illustrations for the book. The book is now at the publisher and a book signing party will be held in November or early December.

Attached is the book's front cover. I would have chosen one of her best illustrations for the cover, but this one is still good for a 14 or 15 yo. I don't know when she drew this particular illustration. All illustrations are color pencil. Originals were usually approximately 16 x 12.

Her grandmother and I had tears in our eyes when we realized that her dream was coming true.

Fantastic news! A talented young lady there with a great future as she follows her dream.
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Old 11-02-2015, 07:53 PM   #46538
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Some of us quieter ones may be a bit shy, but have the same beliefs. In my situation we can't keep up due to other things, which may include that w**k thing. Making the best of it as we go.

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Hiya Sam60! Nice pic! Glad you popped in for a bit. C'mon back whenever you have a minute or two to spare. 👍
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Old 11-02-2015, 08:03 PM   #46539
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Don't worry I'm on food stamps after writing that check

ROFL! And a mortgage till you're 95 or so, like ours? Oh yes!
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Old 11-02-2015, 08:10 PM   #46540
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Lol..... It sounds fine.... I think the review said fhu? That will help some....

Ok dates? Lets lock a date in....

AKA Cletus...... You in? Help us pickadate...

Papaw Steve?

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Di, if we're able to secure the fairgrounds for 5 - 7 days, any date in January, February, or March would be fine for us EXCEPT we are arranging a visit to a Detroit Red Wings game on January 14.

Good idea for Dave and Nola to scout out the fairgrounds for us before we arrange anything. Price seems to be decent. Would love to be able to have campfires. Picnic tables? Pavilion? We can't be too choosey since the rest of AZ won't be available for a group parked together.

If someone is nestled into a pricey RV park, they may want to go to Tucson between moves. Say February 1 or March 1.

Here's the scoop Papaw. This should give you what you need to finish the planning.
We talked to Jeff and Buck and Barb. Nice folks! Jeff will need to get the sites and dates cleared thru management.
$115/week is cheap out here!
It's a fairground so it is large but out away from town so should be quiet! I like the place.
You will need to ask about campfires, and the pavillion can be pre set with tables according to our group size.
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There are enough FHUs for us, and several locations. There are 19 water/sewer sites (called Treeline South) on good gravel away from the rest that are scheduled for 50A in about a month; this would be my 1st choice, has PM shade.
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We would need to drive to the pavillion for pot lucks and such.
There are nice FHUs right near the pavillion in a paved parking lot.
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About 10 miles due north is the Saguaro Natl Monument and shopping. Benson (with Gammons Gulch) is 1/2 hour East.
Timing counts. Staying clear of big events like La Mesa RV show (wanna upgrade?) and big horse events.
Perhaps you wanna add info to this and do an RVM2RVM?
In talking with them folks, here are the best dates away from big events:
Feb 1-10, Feb 17-24
You may want Jeff to ask about March 1-7. Schedules are still filling. 928-762-9100 ext 2
I'm hyped!
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Old 11-02-2015, 08:12 PM   #46541
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Mutants, I come in need of more ohmmmmms. Not for me, but for Bow. Nephew James went with us this afternoon to pick her up from the shop, where our tech, Jeff, had installed a new state-of-the-art OTA antenna and did a couple of other minor things. After I wrote a check for the work, we followed behind as James drove Bow down the highway. We hadn't gone too many miles until I asked Kate to pull up closer behind the coach. I'd noticed something leaking from the rear.

We pulled up close and sure enough, I smelled diesel fuel and it was hitting our windshield as we followed. I called James and had him pull over. Diesel fuel was pouring out from the fuel line or the fuel pump or somewhere. James turned off the engine and the leaking slowed then stopped. Then, when he restarted the engine, the fuel started pouring again, and I don't mean a little drip. It was pouring out. Wish I'd taken a video of it on the phone. But, at the time I was so shocked and frustrated that I didn't even think about making a video.

James said that he had no power when he hit the accelerator. Said it took forever to accelerate and then he could barely even get it to 55 mph.

Soooooo .... back to Freightliner on Monday. They were the last ones to do something to ("fix") the fuel pump after Cummins in Amarillo totally screwed it up.

I don't even know what to say. I'm so discouraged. Just when I thought we had everything fixed and ready to go ....

Freightliner will "fix" it and then what next?

Is it time to sell Bow? Anybody have a good, working crystal ball they can look at for us?

Les, that 5th wheel of yours looks better all the time ....

Starting with the ommmms! Good thing that omm-blanket stays on trickle charge all the time!

Next, I suppose, is the old statement that if it weren't for bad luck .... I can't imagine how you feel, but I do know Citrus and Bow aren't the only ones with horror stories to tell. I will check further down the forum for good news and hope it's there. You two deserve some good times out on the rainbow!

Finishing up with more ommms!
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Old 11-02-2015, 08:27 PM   #46542
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We have figured out that we have Jan and Feb....
Have to be back for March doctor appointments....

We do not really want to do the big Q swap meet thing...
But we do want to do some boondocking.

I would make some reservations, but other that Steve and Mary Ann, i dont know dates of who is where.
I know we need to make some kind of reservations.. But but but.... Frustration is setting in.....

And now it is November.......



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X2 on the frustration front. Do we need a spreadsheet that can be printed off? If I were smarter, I'd write such things down as they came up. I'll try to at least do that.
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Old 11-02-2015, 08:35 PM   #46543
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We must have some family connections...

Don, she did claim to be Grandma Malone, but I are dubious.
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Old 11-02-2015, 09:11 PM   #46544
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X2 on the frustration front. Do we need a spreadsheet that can be printed off? If I were smarter, I'd write such things down as they came up. I'll try to at least do that.

Where gave you been? Spinning that much.....

Spreadsheet is already done.... With broke hand easier than writing......
Just waiting on info.... Have added as i have gotten it.





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Hello all !!

We have landed in Phoenix, and will be here at Royal Palms for the next two months. And then on to Apache Junction. If y'all are close let us know.

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Old 11-02-2015, 09:24 PM   #46546
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To learn... ??? Lol. There's 2 or 3 semesters in that one picture alone lol. Not sure where you are but we did see a handful of various rainbow riders pulled off in Death Valley with solar panels raised. There were several areas like that and a RV park in there somewhere too... and a hotel and jeep rental.

Looks like a band will be playing tomorrow at Shoshone, but you seem to have all the bases covered!!
We were in the Shoshone RV Park....About 100' from the highway back into Shoshone from DVNP. We walked to town (1/8 mile) for Shoshone days.

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We were in the Shoshone RV Park....About 100' from the highway back into Shoshone from DVNP. We walked to town (1/8 mile) for Shoshone days.

Won big on lottery tickets. Spent $20 and cashed $6.
Lol. So how was the band?

We drive to Vegas in CR-VMutant on Thursday to see the doc and back to Nevada Treasure. Then move to Oasis next Monday. Hopefully we can get together one place or another.

Sure gets dark early now... and the wind has been busy today! All in all though Pahrump is a nice place. Several long term folks here and met a couple today that just bought a house here.

The guy across from us has been here a year. He's from Alaska. Decided he liked it. Flew home in August instead of driving back. No plans to leave.

Got your number and you have mine!
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Mutant gathering in Arizona

Dave and Nola did a wonderful job of checking out the "digs" at Pima County Fairgrounds in Tucson.

Now our task is to establish a workable schedule for the most mutants.

I would say that:
1) the area of Arizona is quite doable.
2) The cost is really decent.
3) The sites are good enough for a week's stay (pictures show that some of us will need to purchase some "stinky Slinky" extensions or plan of visiting the dump station once or twice).
4) The facilities at the park seem adequate (might have to fire up a couple propane campfires as a last resort).
5) the park seems to be willing to accommodate our "special needs".

So . . . . . let me call the RV office at PCF. I will check or double check on:
1. definite dates open to a gathering of mutants so we can "circle the wagons" and really have a shindig
2. Availability of campfire rings
3. putting together a set of choices to put before all of you mutants that can head to Tucson in January or February.
4. get the park's input on where the best area is for a group like ours (close to pavilion, close to mid-coach sewer hook-ups, close to area where they or we can move picnic tables to our sites, etc)

If you prefer, I can gather input from you at an alternate website but I have no idea how to do that and I don't know if all mutants could or would follow our progress in planning. I don't want to "clog up" our thread with info that concerns 8 - 15 sets of mutants. SO HELP ME PLEASE ON THE ALTERNATE SITE

Stay tuned to this thread. I'll try to work on this planning thing during November and have things ready to "run by ya'all" as soon as possible.
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Man! The Coyotes are singing tonight out here in the Desert!

Yep. Sweet music. They hit some pretty high notes!
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