It's about time.

Many of you that can relate to this. Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" to follow our dreams.

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Finding Lost And Found, One Last Look, Surprising Happy Hour.

Our Location today is Phoenix International Speedway, Avondale, Arizona, U.S.A. 

It was probably the Truck Stop sound of all the Generators that were running that had me up before 8:00 this morning. Since our arrival at the Rally with all the cold night time temperatures we really haven’t been in much of a hurry at getting up to have a chilly start to our day. This was different because it was the last day that there would be Trash Pick Up for this Rally. You read that correctly Trash Pick Up at a Rally. We have never experienced that before so unlike our neighbours who have taken advantage of this on a daily routine we waited until today. That meant putting on cold clothes before heading outside to place it ahead of our RV. 

As we enjoyed our breakfast we were watching a steady stream of RVs pulling out heading to places unknown. By the time we had finished our morning reading and chores there were large areas of the parking lot with no RVs left. 
The other night when we were leaving the concert by “The Swingtips” we had only walked a few feet when I realized the Lens Cap was missing off the camera. With Kathy watching our chairs I immediately returned with a flashlight to where we had been sitting to find Nothing. Yesterday had returned in the morning and found Nothing again. Later in the day I had inquired with Security if a Lens Cap had been recovered or turned in and the answer was No. Kathy wanted to do some rearranging in her pantry this morning so she suggested I give it one more try. 

Arriving at the Security Office they suggested trying the Good Sam Hospitality Tent which involved walking nearly to the far end of the Rally. When I inquired at the tent they suggested trying the Good Sam Rally Office in a trailer half way back to the gate. When I got to the trailer it was being closed down by Raceway Employees. When I mentioned I was looking for a lost article they directed me to the Rally Ticket Booth which was also doubling as Lost and Found just outside of the gate. Finally reaching the Rally Ticket Booth as soon as I mentioned I what I was looking for the clerk said he found it himself. That meant he had found it within seconds of us leaving the Concert and nobody else had stepped on it in the dark. 
Back Home Kathy was happy to hear the good news. Minutes later we worked together to make a Scrambled Egg Omelet with Maple Cure Sausage and Toast for lunch. Needless-to-say it was all delicious. 

As soon as we’d finished cleaning the dishes we decided to take one final walk around the RV Rally. We found a number of RVs marked as sold and locked but we actually saw one that was so popular it had the names of six couples that were ordering that particular model. There were a number of Vendors Trailers that were already gone. Inside the Vendors Tent there was still plenty of activity happening but you could see the tired look on most of the Vendor’s faces. 

When we walked by the Camping World tent Kathy was almost disappointed to see the one Camping Chair that she found really comfortable not being displayed. When she inquired the one salesperson looked and found one in the bottom of a box. There was no arm twisting involved, that chair just followed us Home where Kathy immediately tested it out. 
Kathy testing her new chair.
As we were sitting outside we watched in horror as a beautiful A Class motorhome was heading for the exit with his Batwing Antenna in the up position. Luckily enough people were waving it down that it stopped and lowered it before reaching the gate. 

We thought that we’d surprise Jan and Bill and show up for Happy Hour. Imagine our surprise when we arrived to find their neighbour Curtis sitting outside his own trailer saying they had already gone back to Casa Grande because Bill has not been feeling well. Instead of leaving we enjoyed talking with Curtis until we started getting some strong Wind Gusts. We’ll be attending the Escapade in Tucson so we’ll be seeing Jan, Bill, Curtis and the rest of the gang when we get there. 

Back at Home Kathy started getting things ready for supper while I prepped the truck for towing, loaded the Generator that we didn’t use and put away everything I could outside to make our early departure in the morning possible. 
Back inside the trailer after I washed up I helped prep the Brussels Sprouts for Kathy while she made the Spanish Rice and cooked the Breaded Pork Chops. 
This entire area was filled with RVs yesterday.
Looking outside it is easy to say that Sixty Percent of the RVs have already left the Rally. We have to be at a Jayco Authorized Dealer tomorrow morning when they open so we’ll be setting the Alarm tonight to get there on time. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy! 

It’s about time.

Words of Inspiration 

I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings. 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


  1. Not sure where you are going for the Jayco dealer, but I10 E will be a zoo tomorrow morning. Be careful. Becki

  2. I am never lucky enough to find anything I have ever lost. We have a weather station that has an outdoor transmitter that tells you the temp. Well it has been misplaced outside in the RV port. We always get the temp on the inside monitor but we cannot find the transmitter! We have looked all over the place and still have not located it. We know it is out there because it is giving the temp every day?

  3. We laughed at all the garbage set out every morning, how can people possibly fill a large garbage bag every day! Glad you found your lens cap and I'm sorry we were not able to get together. Safe travels.

  4. What luck to find your lens cover. Safe travels.

  5. Bill's feeling much better and his heart is back down in the normal range. We just felt more comfortable closer to our doctor. See you next month when I finally get to meet Kathy.