Saturday, January 10, 2015

Wow! I have not blogged for a long time! Working full-time and trying to get into some sort of exercise routine have filled my days. Learning a new job is always stressful and taxing so I have had little energy when I get home. We have had trouble with the wifi at our KOA in Kingman so I am in the community room with better connection. And we bought a newer RV. Excuses, excuses...

We have been exploring the Kingman, AZ, area in our 6 weeks here and learned early on that it is 10 to 15 degrees warmer if we go 40 minutes west to Bullhead City on the Colorado River. Cross the river and we are in Laughlin, NV, which is known as "Little Las Vegas", where we found our RV. We have checked out some of the casinos but that gets old. We went farther down the Colorado to Parker, AZ, for Christmas and it was 20 degrees warmer than Kingman, 70s! We crossed over to CA and found "wild" burros begging along the state highway on that side of the river.

We had 5" of snow on New Years Eve which is unusual here. It stayed for almost a week, in the shady spots, which is also unusual. It was in the 20s 4 nights (40s in the daytime) so the park water lines froze each night. Luckily we are next to the bath house which had water, and hot water. Our new RV is better insulated and we got it just in time for the cold weather. But we still go through propane pretty fast when it is that cold. We also have a small electric space heater which keeps us warm down to about 40, which is normal for winter here. The dogs enjoyed the snow at the local dog park!

More later...


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1 comment:

  1. It was so good to get an update ... I didn't think you were suppose to work during retirement (full time??). ... and a new RV ... hope things are well - take care.