Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Earp, California, United States

Mar 31, 2020 - The Move

We opted not to do our walk today since we had to pack and unpack again today. We took our time getting out of the park, leaving around 11, and were parked in the new place by 11:45. Then we too the rest of the afternoon to get unpacked and organized again for a 3-week stay. Pretty easy to keep away from people here, and the ones who did say hello during our happy hour were in golf carts on their way by. Golf carts are the big thing here. Apparently everyone has one and they cruise the park during happy hour and the evening. We don’t have a...

Jump to full entry

Mar 28, 2020 - Found a Memorial

After our walk today we went for a drive, just for a change of scenery. We stayed on the Arizona side of the river and drove through a part of the Colorado River Indian Reservation, an agricultural area. As we got to the small town of Poston, we came upon a very nicely done memorial, so of course had to stop. It was a commemorative memorial to the Japanese, who were mostly US citizens, who were placed in internment camps at the start of WWII. They were stripped of their citizenship and became a class of ‘non-aliens.’ Allowed only to take...

Jump to full entry

Mar 27, 2020 - A Day

Things have really gotten quiet around here. The Tikki Bar is closed except for takeout. The pools are closed. There are still quite a few people here, and more coming and going, but most everyone is pretty much keeping to themselves. We are walking a circuit of the campground daily; Don suggested that I GPS it to see how far we are actually walking. Turns out we are going about 1 ¾ miles daily. Not like a real hike since it is all level ground, but certainly better than nothing. I have noticed a number of people flying American flags,...

Jump to full entry

Mar 24, 2020 - An Outing

We have been mostly staying home, not counting a daily walk around the campground weather permitting and one hike in the countryside. So today we decided we needed an outing. When we were here before we had driven to Swansea to the mines there. Today we drove to another mine in the area. As luck would have it, when we got to the top, the gate was open but posted with a no trespassing sign and a warning that cameras were in use. Drats! Until we started talking with a couple who came up on an ATV. Turns out he knew the folks who owned the...

Jump to full entry

Mar 18, 2020 - Lakeside Property

Sure enough, we had a lake outside and all around our trailer this morning. Quite impressive. Until our neighbor pulled out his sewer hose (which was under water) and let the whole mess drain into the sewer. And voila! We had dry ground again. Which made it a lot nicer when we had to get out the door to go shopping. Shopping is another story. I needed to get a few things. Well actually more than a few as this was to be my main monthly shopping trip. I needed to pick up some yarn and a couple things from the pharmacy so decided to hit...

Jump to full entry

Mar 17, 2020 - Didn't See that Coming

We went for a short hike in the desert yesterday because the weather was so nice. And we planned to do it again today, but one thin led to another and we were out of time before we got around to it. We did go out for a drive, but by the time we got back it was time for happy hour and then dinner. During dinner the sky began to darken until it was black. Then we had thunder and lightning and the heavens literally opened up with torrents of rain and high winds. Things were pretty dicey for a while! The whole trailer was rocking and the kitty...

Jump to full entry

Mar 14, 2020 - A Good Day

A few days ago, Buddy took Don out in the desert in his Razr. Since we have always like doing that sort of thing, I mentioned that I would like to go too, if he wouldn’t mind taking me. We had also talked about guns and shooting during one of our earlier happy hours, and Buddy volunteered to teach me how to shoot my new gun. (Remember, I mentioned earlier that Don finally let me shoot just before we came out of the campground in Pagosa, and I had not touched it since then.) So Buddy suggested we go for a drive and combine that with a...

Jump to full entry

Mar 13, 2020 - Friday the 13th

Today is one of the days we celebrate for our anniversary, since we were married on a Friday the 13th. Don wanted to go to the buffet at the Blue Water Casino, but I talked him into going to the Pirates Den, a riverside bar where we had gone before. Since it was evening, we ate in their steak house. We both had the special, tenderloin and shrimp scampi. It was excellent! I finally had to break down and go do some laundry today. It had been packed full every other time I went so I was not looking forward to it. Not that I ever look forward...

Jump to full entry

Mar 10, 2020 - Rain

Well the rain has set in for a few days here, so we are mostly sticking to the trailer. Out only for grocery shopping and to go to the bar for happy hour. Today when we were there a big rainstorm passed through. Obviously the roof was not built to keep out the weather, as the rain poured through every crack and even down through the ceiling fans. Pretty funny.

Jump to full entry

Mar 8, 2020 - First Weekend

The wind is a little cool, but the weather is just gorgeous, with bright sunshine. They had boat races today and yesterday on the river. Actually, I am not sure if you would call it boat or waterski races since each boat pulled a single skier on a slalom ski. And they were going faster than any sane person should go on water skis! It was fun to watch though and there were no crashes, thank goodness. We walk around the campground every day; not as good as some of our hikes at Big Bend, but at least we are moving around! Otherwise Don plays...

Jump to full entry

Mar 3, 2020 - Emerald Cove

We finally made it to the campground after a stop in Buckeye, AZ to get another new tire on the trailer. Hopefully we should be good for a while now! The campground looks just the same, with the same happy hour starting at 3. Don has been just waiting for this! We got partially set up today. It has been a long day, so we will delay getting the details taken care of until tomorrow. We didn’t even get here in time for happy hour!

Jump to full entry

Mar 17, 2017 - Time With New Friends

We actually got up at about our usual time for coffee. The first cup was in bed so I could hold the kitty, then the next 2 were on the beach. It was a beautiful morning, and promised to be hot and clear. We got with our campground neighbors, Sal and Sue, around 10:30 for a boat ride. Tbey have a nice mid size pontoon boat. Since we had not been on the river before, tbey decided to go as far south as possible first. We went as far as the Bluewater Casino and Resort. It was fun to see it from the water. Sal told us a lot of the history of the...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal

Fun between jobs

Previous -- 0 1  2  -- Next