Thursday, March 19, 2015


Currently in Goodyear AZ (Low 55 Rain and Clouds High 80) 

We spent last week in Tucson at the 55th Escapade; a combination of fellowship with other members of the Escapees RV Club (aka SKPs), fun and education. A few observations:

Never underestimate the power of the Escapade curse. Long time readers will recall that this is probably the 3rd or 4th Escapade we have tried to attend. The M and M issues seemed to rear their heads, medical and mechanical, preventing our attendance. We got to the Escapade and parked and got setup.

We went to the opening ceremony and the evening entertainment, then the curse reared its ugly head. Jo got sick and was sick the rest of the time in Tucson and a couple of days after we got back to Goodyear. We saw the doctor immediately after we got back and he thought it was a stomach flu. Took about a week but it ran its course. We have learned to never underestimate the power of the Escapade curse :-(

Bob was able to attend most of the seminars and walked around the vendor floor although he did get dehydrated one day and had to take it easy, that dang ole curse again. He did experience a little satellite envy while walking around the roughly 850 rigs in attendance.

We just have the smaller one, we can honestly say we have not seen a dish that big on top of an RV before.

It was great to hear Kay Peterson (co-founder of the Escapees RV Club) in person but it was an absolute honor when Bob was able to meet her, even if only very briefly. As you can imagine she was swarmed wherever she went.

This was our first big rally after attending the Oregon Cascaders smaller rally last year. There was more to do at the big rally and lots of seminars to choose from but it seemed like Bob was always heading somewhere to the next thing. The smaller rally was more intimate and less hectic and will probably be our choice for the near future, considering the curse of course.

March Madness begins today so Bob will be a hermit for the next 4 days watching basketball games all day long. 16 games will be on TV today on 4 networks.

There will be 16 tomorrow and 8 games each on Saturday and Sunday. His brackets are filled out and he is ready for the best sporting event ever. His Iowa State Cyclones are in the tourney again and are the 2nd game this morning.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo


  1. So sorry to read about your illness, Jo. Hope you are back to normal now.

    We love watching the college kids play. Love the way they put their heart and soul into the game.

  2. With that history, I think I might intentionally avoid those events in the future:)