Monday, August 23, 2010

Dancing Through Summer 2010

   Another summer has almost come and gone, with less than 3 weeks left for us.  Overall it’s been a good summer, once we got past the flooding, snow and rain.  It’s also been bittersweet, as we’ve given notice that this is our last summer here, as Area Managers for AL&L.  This is our fourth year here and with three previous years at Ledgefork Campground, two others at Meteor Crater and Maine plus the Escapee Parks we workamped at, we’re ready for some free time during the summer to travel.  We look forward to more exploration of Oregon and Washington, new adventures in northern Montana and Canada, and attending Summer rallies.  With all the family around, Evanston and Salt Lake City will always be on our map to visit on our travels.
    As many of you know, we had a goal of hitting our 1,000th geocache by our 10th anniversary of fulltime Rving on 9/ll.  We hit and passed that goal this month and currently have 1,026 finds.   We know new geocaches await us as we continue Rving. 
         Gary has had fun with the Senior Center pool tournaments this summer, placing in almost all of them.  It’s the only time he has a chance to play, so he’s looking forward to getting back to town and daily playing, and then to Casa Grande with pool tables close by.   He also continued playing golf on his old league in Evanston, once a week.  Currently they are in 1st place with 2 weeks to go. 
    I entered several quilts in the Uinta County Fair, held in Evanston, WY.   I was most pleased to win two Reserve Grand Champions and one Grand Champion.  I learned how to do redwork embroidery by hand last winter, so was surprised when my redwork sampler quilt took an Overall Grand Champion.  
    We enjoyed having Arizona friends Julie and George come by to camp for a few days, as well as local family and friends  that took the time to camp with us this summer.  That’s always what we enjoy  most and will most assuredly miss the most too.
       Please don’t mail anything to us in Evanston, after the first of September.  We’ll move into town in mid-September and hope to be on the road around the 20th.   When we leave here, we’ll head for South Dakota to renew our driver’s licenses and visit the Badlands and Crazy Horse.  Then we’ll work our way South through Colorado and New Mexico.  We’re aiming  to arrive back at our winter home at Rover’s Roost, in Casa Grande, AZ sometime in October.
    Dancing through Summer,
    Hugs, Katy, Gary, Rusty and Spicy