Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 in Review

We have traveled from Arizona to Glacier National Park in northern Montana to Arizona and down to San Antonio, Texas, during the year. We have towed the trailer 12,000+ miles and stayed in 49+ RV parks, four of them twice.

The biggest event of the year was going from this

to this.

Along the way we spent 12 days in a Flying J in Winslow.  It was an interesting experience...but not one we would want to repeat.

That story extended from early May through mid June.

There were two family weddings and one funeral, lots of great family time and outstanding scenery.

But before leaving our winter home in Gold Canyon  we enjoyed our first visit to the Musical Instrument in Phoenix with friends Bill and Ellie.

We enjoyed the Gourd Festival at the Pinal County Fairgrounds when John's sister Cindy came to Arizona for a visit. We had already seen her once, driving to Colorado to celebrate her 80th birthday.

In March our son Eric, wife Liz and our grandchildren Kylie and John visited us during their spring break. We had a great time at Organ Stop Pizza while they were with us.

Our summer travels took us to Chama, NM, and Antonito, CO, where we watched the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad.

This is one of many beautiful scenes at St. Vrain State Park north of Denver where we stayed for the first time this year.

We headed north again, heading for Wyoming and Montana.  I felt at home in Butte, MT, with these mine head frames.  They remind me of Colorado towns Cripple Creek and Victor where my grandfather mined.

We marveled at the scenery along the Going to the Sun road in Glacier National Park.

And enjoyed the many sights in Yellowstone National Park, both thermal features and buffalo.

The fall colors were spectacular along the Million Dollar Highway between Ouray and Silverton, Colorado.

And then we were back to the beautiful Sonoran Desert in Arizona.

We have made two RV trips since then. The first was to test out some remodeling we had done on the trailer with a visit to Laughlin, Nevada, for a barbecue cook-off. We enjoyed our destination and the changes to the trailer interior.

We have spent December in Texas, cheering our granddaughter Kylie on at the Junior Olympic swimming competition and exploring Hill Country.

We look forward to the coming year and hope everyone has a Happy New Year.


  1. Kathy and I would like to wish you both Continued Health and Happiness through the coming New Year.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  2. Happy New Year Carol and John.