Next thing will be to get the towing brackets fitted to it and the rear lights hooked up.
Unfortunately we couldn't take the Miata (MX 5) along on our next adventure, but I did order the equipment needed to tow it.
Our next adventure is to join our friends from the Shanty Shakers Chapter of the Escapees (SKP's) at their rally in Lake Havasu City Arizona. Camping courtesy of the Elks Lodge there.
|Full hookups at the Elks Lodge|
|Our Shanty Shaker friends did it right again.|
The reason for choosing Havasu?
They say this is the best fireworks show in the world for a reason. It's organized by a Pyrotechnics organization and they have the vendors who provide al the fireworks for professional shows displaying their latest products plus the “Amateurs” who set off huge fireworks in “Open Shoots” were they can happily launch their creations under safe controlled conditions.
The show goes on for at least 4 days and they have light and flame effects as well as ground and aerial fireworks.
You needed earplugs for this show it was LOUD and we were really close to the action. So much so that you felt the heat from the flame effects.
Not so well organized surprisingly was the Lions Club parking arrangements. One handicapped person was stuck behind a steel railing after following the crowd along and pathway that led nowhere. There were no signs at all for the handicapped access route and the teenagers manning the parking lot didn't have a clue.
Unfortunately my new diet took a severe dent after I fell off the wagon. All the great food and cheap booze at the Elks Lodge each night plus “Happy Hour” with the Shanty Shakers was too much temptation! I'll try and make up for it next week but I'm dreading weigh in on Wednesday.
|Serious catching up being done|
It was good to catch up with Lynn and Wayne, Bruce and Sue, Garth and Judy and the rest of the crew. Everyone is instantly at home around the campfire. Just like our original RV full time dreams.
We went for some exercise walking around the swap meet downtown and I managed to get a big book about painting in watercolors for $1. We bought our fruit and vegetables there too for half the price of the regular supermarket. An hour walking was penance for the 4 days of eating and drinking!!
Having said our goodbyes to everyone we set off back to Casa Grande and battled strong winds the whole way. In this desert environment the wind picks up the dust and throws it around. At one point it was like driving in a thick brown fog. Visibility was down to a couple of hundred yards and we drove warily thru it with our headlights on.
|The brown clouds of dust going thru the campground|
We arrived safely back and were re leaved to find that out outdoor chairs and the big mats were still there. We were laughing about how good it was to be “Home” after being away “Camping” for the weekend.