Life on the Open Road

The continuing saga of a full-time RVer, who travels primarily in the West.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

What Will YOU Do on your 80th Birthday?

Go skydiving?

Probably not, but that's what my friend John Clairmont did on his 80th!

He was one of 8 WINs who took the plunge at the Dance Rally. (He's the one with the camera.)

Then, the next day, he hiked to the top of Picacho Peak.

This is not an easy hike; there are several places where you need to pull yourself up by cables.

I wish we could all be in this great shape on our 80th! Happy Birthday, John!


Monday, February 25, 2008

More Scenes from the Dance Rally

The Dance Rally is over and it's time to leave. I have really had a wonderful time, and I can't tell you how many people have said they had never seen me smile so much!

The WINs cannot get together with out having a pizza party. Yum!

That's Barbara and Ron looking at the camera.

And we had the usual Talent/No Talent Show.

That's Jim, our DJ, and Judy, the dance instructor for most of the dances. Jim is an excellent dancer, who asked me to dance several times. I must have passed muster. It's always a little intimidating dancing with a guy who is an expert.

On Saturday night, instead of a DJ, we had a live "band," Dakota Kid. He came off the stage to sing "God Bless the USA." Excellent voice!

Bagpipe Bob entertained us during the break, (very popular with the ladies) and some did the Irish Jig.


Saturday, February 23, 2008

On the Road to Recovery

Breaking up with Randy was a real shock, and will certainly take some time to recover from. I am still really hurt and really mad. But I got an email from a fellow blogger, who said I should try to have WAY TOO MUCH FUN. Sounded like good advice to me.

Fortunately, the WIN Dance Rally was this week. All I needed was a little advertisement. I got a shirt at Goodwill and a pin explaining the situation from Too Crazy Ladies.

I think the guys got the message. And I really love to dance!

There were dance lessons all day

And dances every night.

I really love to dance!

There were also socials some afternoons.

Did I mention I really love to dance??


Friday, February 15, 2008

Goldfield Ghost Town

I have to admit I've never stopped here before because it looked like a tourist trap that costs money. But it doesn't! At least not to walk the streets of the town. So in I went.

There were lots of my favorite things, rusty stuff, to photograph.

And a bordello, near a chapel.

With the Superstition Mountains in the background, it was a beautiful spot.

Barbara found a guy with a big bag of gold, and immediately started flirting with him!