Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Ramblin' man

Paige has family in the Phoenix area. This week her brother Steve has been visiting from New Jersey. To celebrate his 50th birthday, he rented a Harley Davidson Street Bob (that's him in the red shirt) and Dave (in the flames), Bill (with the straight pipes) and I (with ear plugs) have been escorting him around the area. Actually, Dave has been doing all of the work - planning our trips and leading the way. I wish I could tell you exactly where we've been, but that's not really important anyway. We've been riding.

Yesterday we stopped for lunch in Eloy, AZ and ate at the "Bent Prop". The restaurant and food were not the main attraction at Eloy. This is the largest skydiving resort in the world. http://www.skydiveaz.com/ Following lunch we sat near the landing zone and watched skydiver after skydiver swoop down for one of those perfect landings that you see on television. Planes and jumpers were taking off and landing in an endless loop. I have to say that referring to this gathering of buildings in the middle of the desert as a resort is a stretch.

Sadly, the ride ended on a bad note as Bill's UltraClassicElectraGlide decided it didn't want to make the final leg of the trip home, so Bill had to get his truck and trailer and give it a ride home. Something in the electrical system pooped out and killed the battery. He will get another lesson regarding the true meaning of HD (hundred of dollars).

The birthday celebration continued at PF Changs in the evening. A good time was had by all.

Today we head for Prescott. This will make Steve happy as he has been asking for a ride in the mountains. For some reason the highway department in Arizona builds their roads around the mountains. Amazing.

Our barbecue on Sunday evening was delightful. We had huge steaks, asparagus, baked potatoes, baked beans, Caesar salad, beer and good company. We celebrated the good news that Dean and Sue bought a house in Sun City West and told each other how nice it was to be able to gather here at the RV park now referred to as PSNS South. We'll be going our separate ways soon.

1 comment:

CiaoBella! said...

Scott, will you be going thru Willcox? or in from the West? Take your time and enjoy the trip.
Tucson? Picacho (sp)? Peak is a state park with good campground, small. And RV parks outside of Tucson, near the Saguaro Park on the east, are nice. Careful of the cholla!(choya). Nice trippin'! You're sounding pretty happy and content!