We finally have some really awesome weather! It was in the mid-70's today. Gotta like that!
|Golden Shores, AZ - Photo taken from our California side of the Colorado River.|
|Caught this train coming out of the mountains near our walking trail.|
|This American Flag sits on top of this mountain. I used maximum zoom to capture it from below.|
|I spent some time with Chico - the Portuguese Water Dog - while our neighbours were busy with folding camp.|
|The sand dunes by our fiver are perfect for practicing sand shots with my wedge.|
|With the toad hitched, Hector, Diane and Chico headed further south to Quartzite.|
|All pumped and ready to paddle.|
|Working my way north....against the flow.|
|Working my way over to the Arizona side.|
|Unknown to me though, Jeanette was very busy with the camera.|
|Making my way back - after a one hour, up river, paddle.|
I did notice the relatively few RVers who were parked on the jutting pods, when compared to last year. What's with that? Well, the San Bernardino County gave the operating contract out to Pirate Cove Management and the new group immediately raised the cost by almost double. That clearly annoyed former patrons - us too, I might add. For the higher costs, nothing has changed and no new services have been added. I don't get their thinking - or lack thereof. We booked in for the month and accepted the terms but we are likely to revisit this for next year. The occupancy rate is easily down by 60 to 70 percent. No a good business model, say I. There are rumblings that the price will drop for next winter. That would make sense when the business is down substantially. Their ploy to profit by double and to offer nothing new failed!
|Following the rigorous river exercise, it was time for a rest. I am not a 'napper' so don't get the wrong impression here.|
|OK....enough laying about.|
We called our daughter and arranged for a Skype session with her and Easton for later this afternoon. It was a treat to share some face time with Easton. To watch him react to our voices and faces was quite something. He was desperately trying to grab Ginette's computer screen. Great fun time we had doing the Skype thing. Gotta love the technology!
Ginette, Easton and Trevor will be flying in to Phoenix and joining us for one week. this early February, while we hang out in Gold Canyon, AZ. We do look forward to that....and they are really, really looking forward to the holiday.
As the sun sets here, we're readying to light the fire we prepared this late afternoon. Roasted hot dogs (long on our dinner menu plans) will finally happen tonight on the river bank. Photos of that in the days ahead.
OK...that sums things up from here for now.