Sunday, November 25, 2012

A visit with Andy and Carol at River’s Edge RV park in Parker, Az.

Sunday Nov. 25, 2012

Yesterday morning the park started to quiet down after Thanksgiving.  The bunch next to us … in  31 ft motor home (5 adults, 2 kids, 2 full grown boxers and possibly a cat) all left.  The dogs were locked in the motor home for 2 days except for a few pee breaks and by Friday night they’d had it.  Bark, bark bark and you can’t blame the dogs.  The adults smoked and slammed the RV door for two days …..what a crew!  Oh they did leave to drag all their guns with them for some sort of shooting thing (U.S. marines) and other than that who knows what else.  Odd stuff to us!

So we left the park about 10:30 am and road back through Lake Havasu and into Parker for lunch.  Had a real nice Mexican lunch (large beef burrito-chile relleno- rice-beans and lettuce) with all the fixins for $5.95 and neither of us could finish it! 

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Ruperto’s  Mexican restaurant on the right side of the highway going into Parker just before the crossroads.   Good food.

After lunch we road north back up the highway and crossed over the Parker dam to the River’s Edge RV park (California side) where Andy and Carol spend their winter.  Eric and Andy have a beer or two every Thursday night when we are at home in Terrace so they have gotten to know each other over the years.  The Thursday night crowd has shrunk with Don moving to Alberta and leaving Fraser, Mel, Bob, Andy and Eric to carry on.  Not like the old days in the Skeena Hotel when the place was packed and everyone crawled home late at night and then had to go to work the next morning.  We were all young then….and a whole lot dumber….at least that’s what we’d like to think!

Carol used to work with our youngest daughter Erika back in the 80’s at Shopper’s Drug Mart when Erika had a part time job there after school.  A long time ago!

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That’s Andy and Carol’s view across the river.

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Andy took Eric around the park in the golf cart.

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Carol and Andy in front of their 5th wheel.

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They’ve been coming south now for 16 years and still enjoy it!

Nice visit….have a good winter.

We left the park by 3:30 and had to rush as it is 90ish miles back to Laughlin and we didn’t want to get back after dark.  We continued south down the California side and west back Vidal Junction, north up 95 to the I40, west to Needles and back to Laughlin.  A quick stop to pick up beer in the town of Laughlin and home safe and sound by 5:30 pm. 

A good day!

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