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Old 09-11-2009, 07:14 PM   #141
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Jim,
I believe a BLOODY MARY is kinda like your NRA membership...
hurry up and get this stuff over with...we'll try to be waiting in Q for you...if the same place you had last year is open, ya want us to...uhm...reserve it for you?
Luck on yer visit
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Old 09-13-2009, 10:45 AM   #142
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Jim,
I believe a BLOODY MARY is kinda like your NRA membership...
hurry up and get this stuff over with...we'll try to be waiting in Q for you...if the same place you had last year is open, ya want us to...uhm...reserve it for you?
Luck on yer visit
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What date are you hoping to be in Q?
If you get there bwfore my yes save the spot.
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Old 10-03-2009, 02:22 PM   #143
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Boondocking

I know some folks worry how things will go when boondocking.I can tell you it will go very well if you have the right equipment.
Here is how we do it with friends.Photos taken at our last outing boondocking at Colcord Ridge AZ.

(1) Boondock with lots of Champagne.
(2) Boondock with lots of friends, shrimp cocktail and more Champagne.
(3) Boondock with lots of Eggs Benedict for breakfast and Bloody Mary's.

See boondocking is no problem when you have the right equipment.
I hope that some time next week we will be off to a new boondocking site.
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The right equipment we learned

Our first outing with our airstream. BTW, nice fancy get ups on your meal tables, mighty impressed.
Anyways, we went up to Yellowstone and we learned lots and I think I have been through the manual pretty good now.
My list of right equipment:
1) A quiet generator, thanx to the forum for pointers there.
2) New batteries. On our way home we were in 12 degree nights. Our batteries lasted 2 hours. The party we bought the trailer from must have put in brand new batteries........... Walmart brand. Methinx we can do better?
3) Raising the jack stand, can't even come in our driveway without scraping our drive. That is done already.
4) Ottomans, we sure were fighting as to who got to put our feet wherever.

So thought I would chime in. I did make cranberry, white chocolate monkey bread one morning, and even some fresh rolls another evening. Of course wine to accompany the chef as she works.

More most likely later as I get all my pictures situated.
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Old 10-03-2009, 07:49 PM   #145
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Our first outing with our airstream. BTW, nice fancy get ups on your meal tables, mighty impressed.
Anyways, we went up to Yellowstone and we learned lots and I think I have been through the manual pretty good now.
My list of right equipment:
1) A quiet generator, thanx to the forum for pointers there.
2) New batteries. On our way home we were in 12 degree nights. Our batteries lasted 2 hours. The party we bought the trailer from must have put in brand new batteries........... Walmart brand. Methinx we can do better?
3) Raising the jack stand, can't even come in our driveway without scraping our drive. That is done already.
4) Ottomans, we sure were fighting as to who got to put our feet wherever.

So thought I would chime in. I did make cranberry, white chocolate monkey bread one morning, and even some fresh rolls another evening. Of course wine to accompany the chef as she works.

More most likely later as I get all my pictures situated.
Looks like you did well on your first outing.
Oh yes never never forget the WINE.We like white.
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Old 10-04-2009, 10:26 AM   #146
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Snow below timberline this morning...gotta get outta this place...high of 45 today...wet...makes it hard to pack...a little more whine with that cheese?
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We're having a lovely fall in VA so far. Come see us.

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Old 10-04-2009, 12:04 PM   #148
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Snow below timberline this morning...gotta get outta this place...high of 45 today...wet...makes it hard to pack...a little more whine with that cheese?
m
When will you be in Q?
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You all come spend the winter in Quartzsite AZ with us.No snow there.
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Man - I'd love to do that one of these days, especially with folks who have desert camping down to an art. Or science. Whichever one mixes drinks better.

Maybe this year. I've joined the great unemployed and need to figure budgets out. It's very tempting.

My mother always said that I was too easily led astray...

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Old 10-05-2009, 09:45 AM   #151
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Man - I'd love to do that one of these days, especially with folks who have desert camping down to an art. Or science. Whichever one mixes drinks better.

Maybe this year. I've joined the great unemployed and need to figure budgets out. It's very tempting.

My mother always said that I was too easily led astray...

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Sure Hope your unemployment is because you retired.
I got my last job at 66 and work till I was 72 then retired, wish I had retired sooner.
Time to come West and visit us in Quartzsite for the Winter.
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Old 10-05-2009, 01:11 PM   #152
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Ya know, a Long Term Visitation Permit(LTVA) can be purchased from the BLM for $180...good for 7 months...gives you access to dump, water, and dumpsters(and if you're brave, pit toilets)...that's $0.85 a night...can't keep our house that cheap when it's shut down for the winter, and we turn everything OFF...well, we leave the fridge on to keep things from freezing...oh, yeah, it gets that cold....the first time I looked out the kitchen window and saw -32, I went back to bed...it did get better...-20...AZ is a good place to be in the winter, and Quartzsite is a great place to boondock...just gotta find your place(there are ...uhm...several...it's a desert)...if you can park there, it's yours, and you can move if you don't like where you are...Jimmini did, and it meant I had to walk over a wash after BLOODY MARYS or drive the drive...drove more than I should have, but the first dive into the wash made me want something more substantial than jeens around me...and, yes, I will do it again...if ya haven't met Jim and Minni, yer missin' out on a great experience, and a great BLOODY MARY...m
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Old 10-05-2009, 01:21 PM   #153
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And the answer is...?

Hey Pat,
Sometimes, it just isn't worth the worry...give the pursuit a rest, and go for the enjoyment while you can enjoy it...we didn't retire rich, but economy versus enjoyment is NO contest...go for it...mike


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Man - I'd love to do that one of these days, especially with folks who have desert camping down to an art. Or science. Whichever one mixes drinks better.

Maybe this year. I've joined the great unemployed and need to figure budgets out. It's very tempting.

My mother always said that I was too easily led astray...

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Old 10-05-2009, 05:16 PM   #154
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Mingus mtn

Well I am off to Mingus Mtn campground tomorrow.
Mingus Mtn campground is off AZ 89A between Prescott and Jerome AZ
Prescott has much western history.In the 1870's it was the Arizona Territory Capital (twice)
Across from the couthouse on N Montezuma st is whiskey row.



OLD COURTHOUSER
Whiskey Row was the red-light district untill 1956.Now Whiskey Row only has whiskey.





First Territorial Capital and Governors Mansion.1854.Now part of Sharlot Hall Museum.

Jerome was a mining town that has been reborn as a town of artiste.
Jerome is the home to the Jerome State Historic Park.(NOW CLOSED DUE TO AZ BUDGET SITUATION)It is in the old Douglas Mansion that was the mine owners home.




Jerome Main st today
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DAMN!!! Really sorry to hear about the museum being closed...it's a GREAT place and so well preservred...guess we'll have to find another place for DH4 ventures...m
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Mingus Mtn CG

Well I boondocked 5 nights the 6th of Oct till the 11th of Oct at the top of Mingus Mtn CG.Not sure you can call this boondocking since they have 50 amp electric hook up but no water.But it is only $10 per night and only half of that for us old folks.
Photo 1 & 2 our campsite on the edge at the top of Mingus Mtn.
Photo 3 is looking down at Cottwood area in the Verde Valley.Sedona is by the red rocks in middle of photo,Mtns in top left of photo are the San Francisco peaks North of Flagstaff with mtn Humphreys peak 12633 ft the highest point in Arizona.The small hill at the right end of the mtns is Sunset Crater Volcano.
Photo 4 is some of the fall colors coming down the road off the top of Mingus Mtn.
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Wink Hilltop CG

Well I spent the 11th to the 18th of Oct 2009 at thr Hilltop CG in the Lynx Lake recreation area in the Prescott Basin part of the National Forest just South of Prescott AZ.The prescott Basin is often called a wildland-urban interface area because the forested public lands are adjacent to the urbanized area of the greater Prescott community.Costco,Wal-Mart and Lowes are less than 4 miles from the campground.Wildland-urban interface areas typically experience greater visitor use,human impact and demand for recretional use.
Sadly the "Basin" is a good example of our governments ability to not get it quite right.Some is good like dispersed camping only in "designaded dispersed campsites.BUT of the 111 dispersed campsite most are very small(not for RVs)and the campsites and or roads are not fit to take a trailer on.There are 4 main campgrounds in "the basin"White Spar it is just another campground that is on a paved road with 60 sites at 5700 ft elevation.Lower Wolf Creek this is an older campground with small sites close together down 5 miles of dirt road,It has 20 sites and no water.6000 ft elevation.Then there is Yavapai campground in the boulder strewn Granite Mounttain Wildernes.The 25 sites here that are also small.5600 ft elevation.
Now back to Lynx Lake Recreation Area.It has 2 campground Lynx campground with 39 sites 5600 ft elevation and Hilltop campground with 38 sites. 5700 ft elevation.Both campgrounds are on paved roads and both have water.BUT none of the water taps have fittings that you can put a hose on to fill an RV.Thay are so well made that you can not even get a water thief type fitting on.The host have taps that you can put a hose on but will not let you get water because they DO NOT have anti siphon fittings on them.The campsites at Hilltop are better than the ones at Lynx.You will note in the photos that all the campsites at Lynx and Hilltop are made for tent camping with large area at table/fire pit area for a tent so RVs park on the road side areas.There are a few with back in sites.
The camping rates At Hilltop,Lynx.Yavapai and White Spar went up this year from $10/night to $18/ night BUT they are only worth $10/night.NO hook ups and they do not take reservations
Photos 1,2 and 3 our campsite #14.Photo 4 some AZ fall color.
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Well hope to be off to Quartzsite AZ next week for the the snow bird get together.
Are any other 4CU members out there now?Or any other Airstreamers?
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Jimmini, Thanks for the trip travelogue and pix. Perhaps one of these days we'll follow along and learn from the master.

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