"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Friday, December 29, 2017

The Sun Sets On Another Year

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As you read this, the year of 2017 is about to come to a close.  Another year of ups and downs, highs and lows, meeting new friends, and losing some old ones to the problems of aging.  We’re another year older and beginning to feel the effects.  Some friends ask; are you guys leaving home again next year?

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We answer such questions with another question.  Why would we not?  Sit at home, watching the rain, shuffling through all two hundred fifty channels on the television, only to turn it off in disgust.  That doesn’t appeal to us.

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2018 is about to be here, and we’ll be ringing in the New Year on the road.  The desert Southwest is once again calling our names.

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Though we live in the deep South, we’ve already had a snowstorm; and days of rain and cold can bring on a very large dose of the mullygrubs.  Why hang around and experience all that?

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This will our fourth year in the desert for January, and most of February.  Though there can be a few days of cold or wind, overall the weather is an improvement over home.  Add to that friends we will once again get to visit with, and it’s a no-brainer.

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We have a couple of new locations scoped out for the coming journey.  We always enjoy visiting someplace new, but we also have our favorites that we hit each year.  A stop in Benson to visit with a friend is always on the list, as well as a few days at Gilbert Ray CG near Tucson. Then, there’s the Texas friends we see at Dome Rock around the time of the big tent.

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We may visit Lake Havasu for a few days, as well as Lost Dutchman state park.  Borrego Springs, California is another option.  We love that little town in the middle of nowhere.  Wherever we land, it will be good.

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We hope the year of 2018 brings us as much fun on the road as years past.  We’ve lots of plans, that if come to fruition, will make for a banner year.

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We trust that you had a Merry Christmas season, and wish each of you a very Happy New Year.  May it be your best one, yet!!…..jc


  1. Jerry, such beautiful sunsets...thanks for sharing them. Sounds like some good plans for 2018. I know you and Wanda will once again enjoy the dessert this winter and we wish you safe travels.
    Our best wishes for you and Wanda to have a Healthy and Happy New Year.

  2. What magnificent sunset photos...Is the last photo at Sandy Creek, sure looks like a spot where I watched a sunset or two recently. :)) Have a safe trip and enjoy 2018 to the Fullest...Horst sends

  3. And A Bestest New Year to you also. I am washing all my dirty clothes tonight so can start the New Year out on a clean foot! Have a great time in the SouthWest. It is to love. Waiting for our first snow. . . .

  4. Can't imagine a winter not in the desert. Love thast last photo!

  5. Wonderful sunset images, Jerry! Always enjoy your posts. I'm going to have to look for hat El Paso bypass, I don't much like going through that city either.


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