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Monday, July 21, 2014

Is it winter yet???

If day time temps were in the lower 40's, I would be stand'n in snow. I'm talk'n bout this winter ya know.

A few suggestions were made yesterday for a comfortable winter stay. Phoenix be'n one of 'em.
I drove through Phoenix one time. I drove....an' I drove....an' I drove....an' I was still in Phoenix. It was cold (Feb, 2002). I swored I would never ever go through Phoenix again. An' I ain't yet. By the time we finally got out of Phoenix, "first mate" Vickie Lynn was already stone drunk an' wanted tacos from Taco Bell. But that's another story.

I've found that anywheres north of I-10 is not a great winter destination for somebody that don't do cold. Maybe a week or two in one them places, but when the old Billy Bob sets up camp for the winter, he is there for a while. But....I was younger then....all full of piss an' vinegar. This year will be much different I rekon, consider'n all the freak'n health crap I got go'n on.

In the entire US, there are only three places that meet my winter needs. I been watch'n them weather guys ya know. Out west, in southern Ca., Yuma an' Quartzite included, the winters are perfect. In Texas, down in the Rio Grande Vally, the winters are perfect. An' then ya got Florida. Take yer pick.

But, as I just said....this winter will be different. In the back my mind, I'm think'n RV park with full hook-ups. Walmart just down the road a piece. A Mexican restaurant with-in walk'n distance. "Ha Billy Bob, like you're gonna walk anywheres". Golf courses. See what I'm get'n at?
I have no plans for this winter. An' now is the time to be think'n bout it.

After I visit the surgeon next month, I may have me some different thoughts. But as of today....this is it.

I ain't been camp'n yet ya know. My god, I been in Ga. for two months an' all I do is sit here "think'n" bout camp'n. Not that I'm well enough to be climb'n all over the place in the north Ga. mountains an' stuff like that.....but damn, I wanna go camp'n. Camp fires, cook'n up fresh catched rainbow trout....scream'n at the grandkids....stuff like that.

But, as I sit here think'n bout all that stuff, fellow blogger Gypsy is busy set'n up her camp tent in campgrounds all over northern California. Walk'n a hunnert miles a day. Tak'n beautiful pictures of "a camp'n trip". Dang that woman make me feel soooo jealous.

Ha....dishes are warshed. I was sit'n here last night an' said "what the hell, let's do some dishes". Dang, I hate to warsh dishes.

Now....do I go shop'n at Walmart today?      

25 comments:

  1. Just got back from grocery shopping at Walmart. dang food is very expensive here compared to the Texas coast.

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  2. My RV park in Mesa is $15/night and all utilities included. I10 is to the west of us, so close enough to consider this south of I10 if you squint. It has pool tables (and a pool and hot tub). Walmart is a couple of miles away, grocery stores a few blocks. Not real sexy, but nice folks here and it's convenient. And warm, usually. Just sayin'.

    Oh, and someone here who is usually up for some kind of adventure. I might even tell about the time I headed out to see the area past Tortilla Flats like I was headed to the grocery, no provisions or anything even water. When it got light enough to see, I realized I was on a 2 track dirt road hanging on the side of a 100' cliff. One of the issues with working nights is I get bored around 2am on my days off. Consider the potential trouble... adventure of having me around as either a positive or negative. I miss having someone to talk into doing stupid... err, adventurous stuff with me.

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    1. LOL Shadow, I don't do rv parks for one night. Monthly rates are what can get me excitis.....and adventurous stuff.

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    2. The price is $15/night no matter how long you stay if you are in an RV. So, $450/mo or thereabouts. This includes the electric and water.

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    3. Would you take me gambling in yer Jeep?

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    4. BB, if you go with me anywhere around here the trip usually ends up at a casino at some point.

      I forgot the biggest selling point of this park, the 18 hold putting practice area. Kinda like put put. 9 greens, with a cup at each end. Not large or fancy, but I guess if you want to practice putting, it is what is needed.

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    5. In the interest of truth in advertising, there is one huge drawback to this park. No grass for Sadie Mae. A graveled parking area in the back that some use as storage for RVs and trailers they aren't using is where the dog owners take their dogs for a 'walk' on a leash, and clean up after them. There is a dog park somewhere close where some of the folks take their dogs to run off leash for a bit. This might be a deal breaker I realize.

      It is only about a 20 min drive to 'outside the city', though, for man a dog to get a country fix.

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  3. Billy Bob I think you have been given an excellent option for your wintering this year.

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  4. "I miss having someone to talk into doing stupid... err, adventurous stuff with me."

    Lol Shadowmoss...I almost split my milk...jajajajaja

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  5. Full hook ups, a warm winter & Walmart? http://www.rvonthego.com/arizona/suni-sands-rv-resort/ in Yuma is the place.
    The pool & spa are heated & open all night, a soak when you can't sleep is a great! Walmart is next door (well behind), they have a gate & you leave your cart in front of your RV & the park rounds them up and takes them back.
    I don't know about the Mexican food with-in walking distance but Walmart is.

    Very friendly people, we only stayed 2 nights but I'd go back.

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  6. What is wrong with where you are at now?

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    1. In case you missed the news last winter, where I am now was worse than freez'n cold, it was super cold.....with snow an' ice.

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    2. What about heading south to Key West?

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    3. Or another island in the Florida Keys.

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  7. Well B.B.,I think Shadow just made you an offer you can't refuse! By the way,I'm jealous of Gypsy too.

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  8. hi shadowmoss , i think mr. P. has the best offer he will ever get . i can not see how B.B. can pass up your fantastic offer , he will be a fool not to take you up on your offer , maybe you can convince him to get his passport so you can enjoy mexico .

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    1. If BB doesn't get a passport, he is the one missing out. Once we are old enough to stop looking over our shoulder and being nervous about crossing the border because of our own wild ways it makes it nicer to travel to MX. :)

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  9. hi shadowmoss , i don't know if any one is interested , i live 30 miles from brownsville texas. the closest border crossing is 10 miles away in progresso texas usa and las flores tamaulipas mexico.
    i live in a( no frilles not fancy ) rv park for $275 per month or $20 a day for this price it includes water, sewer , mail box ,garbage , in the club house there is one almost new pool table a big kitchen and each lot has a 50 amp 30 amp and a 20 amp plugs all electricity is also included . no pool , if you want to buy a private pool there is a $30 extra charge for the extra water , internet is an extra $30s it snows here once every 20 years at night then all melts by noon

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    1. I've been to Algodones once already, across from Yuma, AZ. I'll head back in a few weeks to get some glasses probably. Don't tell BB, but I've not spent much time in TX, and none in south TX.

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  10. Here are the number of nights when the temperature was below 40 degrees during the last winter, the days were warmer than that of course. If you like Quartzsite then you will like Mesa. You can get to Mesa without driving through Phoenix, AZ so you can still live by your swearing "I would never ever go through Phoenix again". If it were me I would be moving in as a neighbor to Shadowmoss. She may just be the gal that can get you into enough trouble that you will be chasin wimins again.

    Quartzsite: December 2013 (10), January 2014 (5), February 2015 (2)
    Yuma: December 2013 (1), January 2014 (-0-), February 2015 (1)
    Mesa: December 2013 (5), January 2014 (1), February 2015 (-0-)

    I didn't check on Florida or the Rio Grand Valley; too humid for me and I have no interest in either place. I didn't add Ajo, AZ where I plan on spending two of those winter months this year. I can take colder weather than you seem to but Ajo is not very cold and you could consider there also.

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  11. We enjoy the area south of I-10 Quartzsite to Yuma, Tucson always pretty good weather for us.
    Think we head back there this fall.

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  12. Have wanted to follow the sun for many years but couldn't; bundling and extra bedcovers suffice. Like you, I already am thinking of the chilly days-a-coming and those backaching preparations to stop the drafts that suck out my heat.

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  13. Darn, what has happened. Write a comment and asked to select

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  14. Sissy, lately if I don't already have a 'profile' selected when I write the message, when I do select my profile it erases the message I just typed. I've started to copy my message if I get to the Publish button and have to do the select thing. Then once it knows who I am I can past the message back in and publish. Hope that helps.

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