Where are we?
Subj: 144. Where are we?
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2004 11:14:01 AM
Yes, we are still in El Centro enjoying the winter. Unfortunately, it
has gotten rather warm. Now the temperatures are in the 90's during the
day and cools off to the 60's at night. We will be here until the end
of March. Then we head out to see visit with our children and our
grandchildren. Speaking of grandchildren, Larry's older daughter is
expecting a baby boy in early July. That blessed event helped us to
decide what to do during the summer. We will be at Crater Lake National
Park again. We are scheduled to arrive on June 2 and start work on June
3. A lot of the people we worked with last summer are returning this
summer so we know we will have an enjoyable time.
It's been fun here at Rio Bend. The workampers are great. There are
almost 50 workampers on the list and we have really enjoyed meeting and
working with them. El Centro isn't necessarily the garden spot of the
world but it has been fun. Larry's played about 40 9-hole rounds of
golf while we've been here. What's even more exciting is that Adrienne
has also played several rounds of golf.
Since this is the winter home of the Navy's Blue Angels, we've seen
them practice their tight formation flying. In fact we even have
pictures of them flying right over our motorhome. Last weekend
the Blue Angels did their first public performance at El Centro Naval
Air Station, about 5 miles from the RV Park. Of course we went to the
air show as did most of the people in El Centro. It was really great.
We've also taken two trips into Mexico. Algodones is an easy hours
drive from here. Algodones is a relatively new border town but it is
nothing like the other border towns we've visited. It's relatively
clean, the people have obviously made an effort to cater to the
Snowbirds in this area, and there are several nice restaurants. Both
trips were lots of fun.
We've also visited with friends from Crater Lake who wintered in Yuma.
We also took a drive to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, and the Salton
By the first of April, we plan to spend a few days in San Diego to
visit with Larry's younger daughter and her husband. Then, back to
Ridgecrest, Phoenix, Bakersfield, Los Angeles, and several other
places. By May we hope to be on the road sightseeing on the way to
Where ever we are.