Saturday, March 27, 2010

A Pleasant Surprise and A Toad Question

Those desert winds kicked up again last night while we were dry-camping at the Casino in Cabazon, California.  Before going to bed we pulled in the slide on the windy side and then in the wee hours we woke up to hear the winds gusting harder, so we pulled in the bedroom slide as well.  This is one of the main reasons we aren't particularly fond of desert dwelling for long periods of time.  We enjoy the desert for a bit but then want to move on.  We still slept well, so no big deal.

We left this morning around 8:30 and drove the short distance east to the Flying J for a fuel stop and then breakfast at the McDonald's next door.  It was already above 70 degrees. we're talking!   We've finally found some warm weather, after a cold couple of months.

We had made reservations for 2 nights in Ehrenberg, Arizona at the Colorado River Oasis RV Resort, a Western Horizons park.  We pulled in and parked the RV.  As soon as we walked into the office to check in, Bruce spyed a blog posting they had featured on the wall.  It was MINE!  Who knew?   We had stayed at this membership park in January and after leaving I did a blog post on my review of this park.  It had garnered the attention of the Western Horizon corporate office and they printed it out and sent it along to the Colorado River Oasis to be posted.  After we saw it on the wall, I said to the lady behind the counter..."hey, that's us".  I was quite surprised.  She immediately ran to get Kathy (manager?) to see that we were out there checking in again.  Kathy and 2 young men came out with big smiles.  We talked for a bit and Kathy told us how pleased they were with my review and very surprised that I had blogged about it.  I told her that a lot of Bloggers do that and that they also read other people's reviews.  If you want to read that review click here because I won't be posting a second review since we were here such a short time ago.

I was very surprised to see that blog post displayed.  I know that all of our posts are open for viewing by anyone who Googles our subject matter or whatever...but when it comes to my attention specifically, I'm still blown away by it all.  You really never do know who is reading your posts.

I received a comment today from Sue and Doug about our Toad.  They also write a great blog and I encourage you to head on over and give it a look.  Anyway, they asked about our towed vehicle.  We tow a Ford Explorer 4 x 4, all 4 wheels down on the tow dolly for us.  Sue and Doug, I did a post on our choice of vehicle, and how we tow it, last year in November.  Click Here to read about the Neutral Tow device we had installed to enable us to tow this Explorer (the 3rd one we've owned and towed).  We have towed this car from Washington to Alaska, from Washington to Nova Scotia, and from Washington to Miami, Florida and back without problems.  If you have further questions that the post reference does not explain, just let me know and I'll try to give a better explanation.  Thanks for reading my blog, and for making comments.  Much appreciated.

We will be here at the Colorado River Oasis RV Resort for 2 nights, leaving on Monday.  We'll be buzzing right on past Phoenix and Tucson and landing in Benson, Arizona for Monday night.  We have dinner arrangements with fellow bloggers Jerry and Suzy for Monday evening.  Check out Jerry's blog, too, as he is a gifted writer.  It will be great to meet them.  We are also hoping to meet Marlin, Paul and Mary, and Cindy and Walker in Texas if possible.  Busy life this RVing!

Until next long for now!


Cindy said...

Margie that is just famous!!!
And of course people are reading your is always so interesting!!!

Now I need help..You explained it to me once and I have lost it..How do I highlight a name or blog for you to travel over to it?

I promise to write it down this time!!

Can't wait to see ya'll..the flowers are beautiful this year!!

Cindy and Walker

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

I know that must of been a big surprise to see your blog on the wall.

Before we know it you guys will be big time and have your own RV SHOW on TV.

Keep on blogging we enjoy traveling with you.

Happytrails said...

I hope the wind is something I get used to in this lifestyle. I just hate the sound the wind makes on the awning covers. Sounds so much worse than it is.

Hope you enjoy your dinner with friends,Jerry and Suzy.

Take care and travel safely.
Gerri and Mike(

squawmama said...

Wow Margie what an honor... but no surprise. You do right great articles and I always enjoy reading your post... Sorry we won't get to meet as you fly by us here in Tonopah... Just off of I-10 ☺☺☺ It's ok I just know we'll have other chances... Travel Safe my friend!

Rick and Paulette said...

Congratulations, Margie! What a great feeling it must have been to see your blog posted on the wall of the RV Park. I don't know why, but it constantly amazes me when someone, other than an RV'er, even reads my blog. Say hi to Jerry and Suzy for us. We're supposed to hook up with them when we leave here, but they may be south of Tucson somewhere at a rally when we are in the area.


Say hello to Jerry & Suzy for us when you get there. We spent Christmas day with them last year.
Yes, you just never know who is reading these blogs. Little surprises are bound to happen:))

KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

Wow.. you are FAMOUS now! We enjoy your blog too. Great posting about your RVing adventures. Keep on sharing!

Karen and Steve

Karyn said...

You're famous!

It is very surprising to find that people you have no connection with read your blog, isn't it? I'm even surprised to find out someone I AM conected with reads my blog. LOL.

Happytrails said...

Ooops, an oversight on my part.

I got so interested in the wind thing I forgot to congratulate you on having your blog posted in the office of the campground. What an honor but well deserved!!! :)