I temporarily left the WINs and went to the Escapees Escapade in Tucson, AZ from March 8-13. I got to park with the Escapee Boomers group which was a lot of fun. They are one of many special interest BOF (birds of a feather) groups you can be a part of. The Escapade had lots educational classes on RV maintenance and life on the road, as well as being a great time overall.
He said that Val Kilmer told him he regretted his "I'm your Huckleberry" line in Tombstone when facing down Johnny Ringo. He said that no one ever comes up to him anymore to say hello, they always say "I'm your Huckleberry.
We also stopped at the boot hill cemetery in in Tombstone, AZ, after visiting Tombstone
I went to a lot of jam sessions but only played with my friends. I am terrible. LOL!
Dave Mckinna (Boomer) and Dave Bloom (WIN) trying their best to teach me.
My new uke
Jean and I made dinner for our friends that had been so helpful. I was in charge of the decorating.
Jerry, Dave, Jean and Dan
We were roughing it.
On another adventure I had a chance to go to a rodeo in February.
I needed something to go with my pirate costume so my friend Gene carved this beautiful knife for me.
As there is never a dull moment, my next adventure was a romp on the White Sands National Monument. It was 16 miles southweast of Alamogordo, New Mexico on our way to the dance rally in Bandera, TX. President Hoover created the White Sands National Monument in 1939. The monument is completely surrounded by military installations so at times the monument area is closed. We were lucky that we had a chance to play. We were in Alamogordo from Mary 17 - 21.
Sledding the dunes!
Looks like snow doesn't it? Actually it is gypsum The gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert, creating the world's largest gypsum dune field. You can rent the sand saucers at the visitors center and go sledding on the dunes. Gypsum that makes up white sands starts out as clear, translucent sand grains. As the wind bounces the sand grains along the ground, they collide and scratch each other. The scratches change the way light reflects off the grains, making the sand appear white.
Instead of staying with the WIN group, Jean and I went to El Paso, TX, since we had to get to the dance rally early to meet our friend, Gene.
While there was I surprised to get a call from my cousin, Kevin. It turned out that he lived about 10 minutes from were we were parked at the Sam's Club.
The next post will be about the 10 day dance rally I attended after leaving the dunes. What fun!