Christmas 2013 – Holly and John’s first Christmas together and we are invited!

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We drove from Palm Springs to Phoenix, Arizona to spend Christmas with our new son in law and his new wife. John and Holly flew down from Portland to see his grandmother, parents, siblings, friends, and pets. That is a lot of visiting that needed to occur over four days. This page today is more family stuff, then travel stuff, just an FYI to our normal readers who are gaining travel knowledge.  To that end we did some research on where to stay with your RV in Phoenix and if you are under 55 most everything within driving distance is not available. There are a few parks though that will take you.  This park is open to families, but they know about supply and demand. https://www.desertsedgerv.com/, they are also extremely convenient to the freeway.  We stayed at Lake Pleasant Regional Park https://www.maricopa.gov/parks/lake_pleasant/RV.aspx which is reasonably quiet, is very pretty, and inexpensive compared to its competitors but has no sewer hookups.

We caught up with the kids in John’s grandmother’s back yard diligently using this stick to move the bushes in an effort to find grandma’s turtle which they found hibernating in the bush just to the right of the bridge. John and Holly did their job well and the turtle will remain safe from the terminator who will show up soon to send all the black widows spiders to their eternal reward.
We caught up with the kids in John’s grandmother’s back yard diligently using this stick to move the bushes in an effort to find grandma’s turtle which they found hibernating in the bush just to the right of the bridge. John and Holly did their job well and the turtle will remain safe from the terminator who will show up soon to send all the black widows spiders to their eternal reward.
John reunites the sisters!
John reunites the sisters!
Holly and Sarah happy doing what they always do. Sims!
Holly and Sarah happy doing what they always do. Sims!
Christmas dinner is served. Scallop potatoes, ham and turkey!
Christmas dinner is served. Scallop potatoes, ham and turkey!
Got a picture of John’s Parents, Holly, John and Susan. Holly is doing what every wife aspires to do and censoring her husband’s speech.
Got a picture of John’s Parents, Holly, John and Susan. Holly is doing what every wife aspires to do and censoring her husband’s speech.
Lots of presents!
Lots of presents!
John gives Holly some rocks for Christmas
John gives Holly some rocks for Christmas
I think the likes the rocks!
I think the likes the rocks!
They are pretty
They are pretty
John, Erik, Deb, Susan, and Holly came up to the park, and helped us Sacrifice our Christmas tree to any deity who might be interested is such a thing.
John, Erik, Deb, Susan, and Holly came up to the park, and helped us Sacrifice our Christmas tree to any deity who might be interested is such a thing.
John and Holly had to return home, and were left with a beautiful but disturbingly quiet morning, our kids were with us, but the time was short.
John and Holly had to return home, and were left with a beautiful but disturbingly quiet morning, our kids were with us, but the time was short.
As we headed out on our evening walk the last night we were to be in Phoenix, a lady saw us with our camera and offered to take our picture. The last time that happened was at Busch Gardens, Victoria B.C.  2006!  We were kind of surprised, but there is only three of us this time, and we are much older.
As we headed out on our evening walk the last night we were to be in Phoenix, a lady saw us with our camera and offered to take our picture. The last time that happened was at Busch Gardens, Victoria B.C. 2006! We were kind of surprised, but there is only three of us this time, and we are much older.
One thing we love about Arizona is the desert sunsets, they are every bit as cool as the sunset over the pacific.
One thing we love about Arizona is the desert sunsets, they are every bit as cool as the sunset over the pacific.
Randy, I know you don’t read our stuff, but I am always thinking of you. Today I am really thinking of you we are at the Glendale, AZ. Cabella’s, and this one rivals the Cabella’s we saw in Pennsylvania. Sure wish you could be here seeing these things with us.
Randy, I know you don’t read our stuff, but I am always thinking of you. Today I am really thinking of you we are at the Glendale, AZ. Cabella’s, and this one rivals the Cabella’s we saw in Pennsylvania. Sure wish you could be here seeing these things with us.
This Cabellas has slot canyon to walk through.
This Cabellas has slot canyon to walk through.
If your walking along and see one of these, you have really good vision! If you try to catch it, you need professional help! In the end, thank you John, Holly, Erik, Deb, Mike, Susan, and Darlene for including us in your Christmas festivities. You really went out of your way to make us feel like part of the family this year. Holly married into a great family. We are looking forward to seeing you all next time our travels take us through your area. Thanks again Erik for giving Sarah that laptop, she is one happy kid, which makes me happy. Have a good evening and a good night!!!!!!!!!
If your walking along and see one of these, you have really good vision! If you try to catch it, you need professional help!
In the end, thank you John, Holly, Erik, Deb, Mike, Susan, and Darlene for including us in your Christmas festivities. You really went out of your way to make us feel like part of the family this year. Holly married into a great family. We are looking forward to seeing you all next time our travels take us through your area. Thanks again Erik for giving Sarah that laptop, she is one happy kid, which makes me happy.
Have a good evening and a good night!!!!!!!!!
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