Who We Are

We sold our home in June, 2007, and spent the next 7 1/2 years traveling full time in a Cross Roads Fifth Wheel. (We had been traveling during our summers for several years before going full time.) We loved the full-time lifestyle! Each summer we spent a month or two volunteering in State Parks, first in Indiana at McCormick's Creek State Park, near our family, then in later years as the grandchildren got older, at the Bluewater Lake State Park in New Mexico. We spent 6 months each winter at Cactus Gardens RV Resort in Yuma, AZ, where I worked mornings in the park office. The remaining months were spent on the road, seeing this great country of ours. Our favorite places are our National Parks. Anita loved photography and the freedom of digital photography, taking sometimes hundreds of photos in a day. We hiked as much as our legs will allow. We also really enjoyed square and round dancing as we travel across country, and meeting all the wonderful people who dance and/or travel.

But as in all things, there comes a time for change, and we decided it was time to create roots once more. In the fall of 2014, we purchased a home in Cactus Gardens, and in the spring of 2015, sold the 5th wheel. Anita also retired in the spring. We will continue to travel each summer, but for a shorter period of time. We hope to continue blogging about those trips, but it will obviously be on a more limited basis than in the past.

Please explore our past posts if you are interested in traveling this great country. You'll find an index in the left column. We hope you enjoy our blog, and appreciate all comments

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Cactus Gardens

Yuma has been our winter destination since 2005. We stay and play in the Cactus Gardens RV Resort on the east side of Yuma. Our days are jam-packed with park activities, visiting with friends, hiking and dancing. In 2006, we took the Plus square dance lessons, and have a dance available to us 6 nights a week (if only our legs would hold out for that much!)

This year, we tried to find time to hike weekly with friends. Click on each place name for slideshows from some of those hikes:





Cactus Gardens
Going Away Party

But time is running out on another season, and on March 29, it will be time to leave the park for our annual migration slowly toward the north and Indiana. We will take our time, as always, arriving in Indiana toward late May.

I hope to keep the blog updated as we travel, showing you some of the magnificent areas of our country.

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