This is our new home in front of
the Superstition Mountains
near Apache Junction, AZ
Deb's sisters, Lesley & Shelley and Mom in BC
David, Larry & Walt, fraternity brothers in Washington
David Donofrio's farm in Oregon
Driving through the
"Golden State"
"Davieboy", sister Candace and husband, Lee from Granite Bay CA
Parked in front of
David's sister, Ricki and Doug's house in San Mateo CA
    Our son, Kyle, in Pismo Beach CA
"Life Rocks When Your House Rolls"
At Rincon Beach there is a 1 1/2 mi. stretch of parallel parking for RV's.
Our spot in
Mesa by the
dog park, 20
min. from our
"Boondocking"  with our new solar system 
in the AZ desert
Roosevelt Dam near Globe AZ
Tortilla Flat
John, Christina and grandson Carter
Kyle came from California
Carter's 1st Christmas
David's brother Chris, Cherylee, Hailey in Woodinville WA
 Happy Chinese New Year!
Our kids sent us to the Seahawk game!
Jan. 2, 2012
  Red peppers!
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Ozzie & Sophie
Dee & Duane
Nancy in San Mateo
We remained in Mesa for the month of January mostly for our son, JC and grandson, Carter’s Baptism late in the month. Kyle also had a move late in January which brought him to Mesa for the event. It was great to have our whole family together just before we left for 8-9 months. It was also special to get to know JC’s wife, Christina’s extended family better.
Really tough to say goodbye to family and friends in Mesa as we left the 31st of January and headed south toward Tucson.
Our Trip from British Columbia to Mesa, Arizona

From Kamloops we took off in early September on what was intended to be a leisurely 3 weeks getting to Mesa, AZ. We hoped to travel with the mantra of 2/2/2. No more than 2 hundred miles, get there by 2:00, and spend at least 2 nights. It would have been fine if we were just seeing family and friends along the way but Noooo! David felt we could get a “few” logistical things handled along the way.

Importation of the RV, international move of our stuff, new phones, lap tops, internet, buying our car, getting a brake system and rigging for towing, and adding satellite DirecTV mobile dish were just some of the things we managed along the way.

Yet we were still having a fabulous time until our inverter/charger got fried.

From Red Bluff we limped all the way to Mesa having to keep moving or disconnecting our entire bank of batteries every day to keep them charged. We made the very best of it and arrived in Mesa to get our inverter replaced October 3rd.

With several wonderful side trips, in Mesa we have been using Val Vista Village (David affectionately calls it a “Convalescent Home”) as our home base until our son JC and Grandson Carter get baptised at the end of January. Activities have included a lot of golf, water volley ball, pickelball, pool, and working out at health clubs.

What a joy it has been to watch Carter grow up so fast. JC and Christina are both wonderful hosts and parents. It will be hard to leave when we head out on the “real” adventure slowly moving across the Gulf Coast taking in new sights, sounds, and the spring Bird migration.