By the Time We Get to Phoenix . . .


After a delightful two weeks at our house in Atascadero, we have headed off for the winter. We had a fun card party on our final night and then off to Phoenix. There are only a few routes from the Central Coast to Arizona and we have traveled them all. Thus, no photos until we got to somewhere new.

We have been through Quartzsite many times. As you speed past the outlying areas, you always see dozens, hundreds or even thousands of RVs scattered throughout the desert. We have stayed in town but never just boondocked in the outskirts. Mandy loved it, romping around with no leash, no fences and no rules.

Ellen, also on the loose, hiking or looking for gold.

If you appreciate the desert, this area along Dome Rock Road is a great stop.

You have the choice of camping alone as we did or joining others. This 5th wheel was a half mile away.

However, it was not camping, but cruising along Freeway 10. You could hear a little noise but it is not annoying. Yes, it looks close because of our 30x zoom camera.

At night you see a million stars and the sunrise, as seen here, is a great way to wake up. Even for Pete, who took this photo!

Just by coincidence, and a little planning, we landed at cousin Bob and Barb's house for Thanksgiving and a mini-reunion with Ellen's cousins.


Our first stay in Arizona will be at Phoenix Christian School near downtown Phoenix. This is part of the SOWERs ministry. SOWERs is Servants on Wheels Ever Ready or Seniors Overweight Enjoying Retirement. We will work 6 hours per day for only 12 days doing whatever projects or maintenance that they need. They give us full hookups for 3 to 4 weeks. It is a win-win for the school and RVers.

We will report back on our progress.

Blessings, Pete, Ellen and Mandy