January has kind of blown by almost without my being mentally aware of it. Friend Marie (and Boomer, the Pomeranian) that I have visited twice over the last couple of years at her home in Twisp, WA, got very tired of shoveling that white stuff, had somebody plow her out and without disturbing her MH which was sound asleep in a major snow drift, headed south to Arizona. Good Move! She followed my lead of last summer, and rented a place to stay for a few weeks near Yuma and has just arrived at N. Ranch. Her friend, John, a full-time RVer for many years, helped her move into another friend’s RV that I found for her here so she can stay out of the snow for a bit longer. RVers are a resourceful bunch. Of course with the wind this morning, it isn’t too warm here either but I suppose I can’t expect any sympathy from those who are shoveling snow or chipping ice!
Friend Linda arrived Saturday from snowy-blowy Indiana. With plans for a short trip the end of this week to see if we can find any trouble in Old Tucson Town, Sabino Canyon, and the Mission San Xavier Del Bac, I desperately needed an oil change and tire check. Not realizing the tires were in such dire straits, we later drove the “Cork Screw” up to Prescott Valley Costco and had four new tires installed. That of course meant taking the Astro to another place for alignment. Returning on the Cork Screw after dark is not my favorite thing to do but we arrived back home only a few minutes into President Obama’s State of the Union Address.
Something he said really struck me and obviously all those who were in attendance, that as upset as we all get with each other and politics and how things are done or not done, we would not want to have been born anywhere else. Amen! God Bless until next week.
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At 45, Widow Minshall began 20 years of solo full-time RVing throughout Alaska, Mexico, and Canada. Sharlene canoed the Yukon, mushed sled dogs, worked a dude ranch, visited Hudson Bay polar bears, and lived six months on a Mexican beach. She lectured at Life on Wheels, published six RV-related books and wrote a novel, “Winter in the Wilderness.”