Where Are We Today
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Today is Dec. 31st, New Years Eve, the last day of a very exciting year in our lives. Retirement, selling our house and going full time RVing has certainly been a big change.
We decided today, to take a drive and explore a little of the area. First we started down Sidewinder Road until the pavement ended and came across the cemetery pictured below, there are no names of any kind on the markers, so have no idea who is buried here.
|Sunrise on New Years Eve|
|Camp Pilot Knob ( see next pic)|
|Cemetery out in the desert|
We retraced our steps and took the service road along the Hwy into Felicity, which has the CHP ( highway patrol) office and a museum on the history of granite.
|CHP headquarters in Felicity|
|This is called "Stairway to Heaven"|
|It is part of the museum|
Continuing on to the next interchange and Olgiby Rd., where we remember Al were camped somewhere out in the free area of the desert. We decided to take a drive and find the town Gold Rock Ranch that Al had mentioned in his post, found it we did. Turning around and heading back to Hwy 8 and back towards camp was the route we took.
|Gold Rock Ranch|
|Spotted this familiar looking rig in the desert|
Pat's sister Gayle had sent a text that they had friends camped out in the free area behind where we are staying, and that we should look them up, so we did. Had a short visited before we headed back to camp, I am sure we will meet up again.
The sun was out after a cloudy start to the day and Pat was off to the pool for a quick dip before happy hour. At the " it's 5 o'clock somewhere time" we gathered at our place for another fun time. Before you knew it, it was supper time.
There was a social hour and karaoke night planned for the evening but we decided to stay home and asked Pat and Rob to come over to ring in the new year with us. At 10:00 pm our time we watched the ball drop in times square and celebrated the New Year.
|Pat,Rob, Pat, Myself and Clemson|
Gerry and Melinda stopped in on their way back from the clubhouse to wish us a Happy New Year also, so with drinks in hand we toasted all over again.
That brings close to another great day her in the south west, a great year of exciting times and changes and the start of another year.
As I write and post this blog it is New Years Day, bright and sunny, which I hope indicates the year ahead. To all who follow along, Happy New Year and all the best in 2017.
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