Sunday, April 15, 2012

Housekeeping and other things

As you may recall we decided to head north out of Goodyear AZ on our way to Canada in June for Bob's fishing trip. We were trying to avoid tornado alley during what was forecasted to be a bad spring for tornadoes and severe weather. It already looks like a good idea just a couple of weeks into the trip. We would have been traveling through Oklahoma yesterday if we were on our original schedule and there were storms there the last couple of days and even some tornadoes. We realized we might get some snow but we decided snow was better than tornadoes.

Well we got some snow flurries here yesterday!! It was amazing watching the outside temperature, started out at 37 when Bob got up and climbed to 40. Then we saw 37 and some snow flurries, then it ticked down to 36 on the way to 33. Now it was the spittin' wet snow that did not stick but we did have snow. Once it quit the temperature started ticking back up again to the high in the mid 40's. We will look at the road conditions on Monday to make sure we can travel on Tuesday to Bryce Canyon City Utah which got 4 inches of snow.

Other housekeeping notes; we realize we have not been keeping our site up to date with our photos. So photos have been uploaded to flickr for Goodyear AZ which includes a roadrunner, some sunsets, Estrella Mountain Regional Park, a farmers market by the lake and Spring Training, Goodyear AZ Flickr set.

Photos have also been uploaded for Prescott Valley AZ which includes Watson Lake and Jerome, Prescott Valley Flickr set.

Photos have also been uploaded for Page AZ which includes Glen Canyon Dam and Bridge, Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Point Marina, Wahweap Marina and area photographs, Page AZ Flickr set.

Now some notes on the area. Lake Powell is the second largest man-made lake in the USA, only Lake Mead is larger, but you really won't find the scenic driving tours around the lake here. That is because until the Glen Canyon Dam in the 1960's there was absolutely nothing here. There are marinas and other areas where you can go sit by the water and read but it is all part of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area which means that you will pay to get closer to the lake. Having the Golden Age Passport allows you free entry which saved us a lot of money this trip. The best way to see the area is by boat tour which we will do the next time we are in the area, boat tours and snow just did not seem like a good idea.

Finally we saw this photo of an Alaskan fishing sign at a restaurant here in Page and it pretty much says it all. We have no plans to incorporate jokes in our blog all that much because we know of others that do a much better job than we would. The 'Wednesday Funny' from Kenny and Angela at RV Life is Good always gives us a laugh as does the 'Groaners Corner' that The Bayfield Bunch usually puts at the end of their posts. They do a much better job than we could of finding some funny things, this just caught our eye.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo


  1. That is funny..

    Come on back to the midwest and enjoy the spring storm season with us!!

  2. I agree - rather have snow than tornadoes any day. But I'd prefer neither. That sign was funny.

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