Friday, January 1, 2016

2015’s Full of Changes!

2015 brought us a new camper, a new tow truck and a new home!!! Well, not brand new, but new to us.
The first two were totally unexpected and, at this time last year, the downsizing project did not seem possible.  Way too overwhelming!
By using Google Photos and the new Open Live Writer, we are presenting our last year in photos.

Picacho Peak State Park was our first night in Arizona after a harrowing trip west.  The setting sun lit up the mountain across I-10 from our campground and we were back in our winter home.

Our happy place… the foot of the Superstition Mountains in Lost Dutchman State Park.

Boondocking on Dome Rock Road in Quartzsite….We were climbing the hills behind camp.

Bloggerfest 2015

Lynne and Sylvester at Clark Dry Lake, Anza Borrego SP in CA

John, BJ and Turk at the Dome Rock Egg Rally in Quartzsite

Theodore Roosevelt Lake, Arizona’s largest lake.  We swapped the crowds of Quartzsite to almost complete isolation of this lake east of Phoenix.

More Roosevelt Lake

Salt River with Four Peaks in background…..close to our favorite parking lot at Phon D Sutton Rec Area.

Tucson Mountain Park

More Tucson

And that’s the end of our winter trip!

The remaining photos were selected to show the important happening of that month.

March: Green Eggs and Ham Rally in Montgomery, Alabama

April: Sadly said good-bye to our faithful companion of 5 years.  Sooo many memories!

May:  And said “hello” to our new home!

June:  Our house sold!

July:  Remodeling on our new home begins!

August: Time to rest, time to take a deep breath!

September: Land Between the Lakes Rally in Dover, TN.

October:  Cherokee Rally in North Carolina and our new truck!

November: Gulf State Park at Gulf Shores, Alabama

December:  David on the Tennessee Riverwalk after record setting rains.  Whole area underwater two days later.

Fireworks are sounding in the distance!  Another year is coming in! 
Hope everyone will have a wonder-filled 2016…HAPPY NEW YEAR!

PS  This blog was edited 4 days after publishing as the author mistakenly deleted all the photos!


  1. What an adventuresome year for you two! Nice review.

    1. Thanks, Emily. Wishing you a great year with lots of fun and love!

  2. A milestone year for you, for sure. May your 2016 be full of adventures!

    1. Same to you...looking forward to following your travels!

  3. A great year of memories. Hope to see you soon as you make many more.

    1. Hope all your travels are safe, easy, and without any ice or snow!
      Take care and say "hi" to Wanda!

  4. FYI The camping situation at Phon D Sutton changed this year - weekends only :-(

    1. Oh, no! Just when we find a great place...the rule makers spoil it. And I fell in love with Clark Dry Lake at Anza Borrego sP...and they have screwed it up with additional limitations.

      Thanks for letting us know!

  5. Magnificent recap and photo's...Oh the of my favorites....this year I got a rainbow on I extended my stay :)

    You Guys had a fully packed year with more "milestones" than most folks have in a 10 year period...and you came out the other end making travels in your new "Home on Wheels"....we're on our way up North again...:(

    Happy New Year and may this be your Best Year ever!....Horst sends

    1. Just read your previous post....sorry to hear about your Mother...."positive thoughts" and prayers going your way...BTW great header photo...Horst sends

    2. You always have such nice things to say. Thank you! That header photo was taken at Q with my phone. The sky was so would have looked great on any camera.

      Take care on the road...stay away from all frozen precip if it's possible!

  6. Not sure how the photos disappeared. Hope I can fix it.

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  8. Loved catching up with you. I finally got your new link working.

    The new home looks so cozy and in such a beautiful setting... and I am simply drooling at the Escape!!!

    Happy New Year!

  9. Hey! It is so great to hear from you and sorry for the delay...been traveling for 6 days...just got to AZ yesterday!
    Really enjoyed our talk! Will read your latest post when this days travels are glad you are posting. Love

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