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Minnesota -Trip One – 2108

I am heading out on a five day solo trip starting tomorrow to Minnesota to visit my 100 year old Dad.  Flying Sun Country Airline as usual and staying a night in Minneapolis and three nights in West Central Minnesota.  Hope I can get my card skills back up as Dad enjoys beating me in cards.

More starting tomorrow.  PS.  Weather is supposed nice, 70-50 degrees all five days.

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Posted by on April 25, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Unexpected Trip to San Diego(April 17-19, 2018)

We jumped in the car yesterday to spend three days in San Diego to celebrate some great news with the kids/grand son…more on this later.

The drive was one of the fastest we have experienced in our many trips here.  Especially for the 194 miles on some of the worst traffic roads in the United States;  138, 215 and the 15 in less than three hours.

Unpacked, took a afternoon nap and then visited and had dinner with the kids.  Took a hour walk and knocked off early last night. Getting ready for breakfast.

 
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Posted by on April 18, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

“Spring Break” For Us Seniors 2018

April 2, 2018, Monday

laughlin2Watching the sun come up from the tenth floor over looking the rushing Colorado River in Laughlin, NV.  What a way to start to start our second day of Spring Break.

We drove yesterday the 264 miles to Laughlin, NV on highway 40 which sports more semi-trucks than cars through the Mojave Desert.  Easy on cruise control at 70 mph.  Checked in early and unpacked and took our afternoon nap.  Headed out to dinner and the slots were friendly last night.

We ended the evening sitting with our winnings and drink overlooking the river.  Great time first day.  Party animals!

April 3, 2018, Tuesday

oatman 2018-3We are starting to meet a lot of people in our hotel and I wonder why…so many are from Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota.  Something about 7 months of snow and good connection on Sun Country Airline to Laughlin, AZ?

We headed out to Oatman, AZ a Ghost town full of tourists and wild donkeys.  Great fun.  A long drive from Oatman to Kingman, AZ where we enjoyed a great meal at the Cracker Barrel.

Gambling has been a brake even affair so far.

April 4, 2018, Wednesday

20180405_092923.jpgStayed in town today and walked up and down the Colorado River walk and visiting most of the hotels.  Stopped at our favorite discount mall that doesn’t discount anything and of course got our afternoon nap in.  Quarter machines doing relatively well…92 degrees outside…very nice.

Each night we sit along the river and people watch.  Reminds us a lot of the Rhine river where we did the same thing in Germany for two weeks 4 years ago.  So restful and makes one very thankful how lucky we are.

April 5, 2018, Thursday

Today is our 65 mile each way excursion down the river to the London Bridge in the Jet Boat.  40 MPH most of the way.  Petrographs, wild animals, beautiful scenery and so worth the $70.00 each round trip.  Its hard to believe that the original London Bridge was brought piece by piece from London to Arizona by ship and truck.

The gambling gods must have known that it was our last evening there in casinos so the $100+ we were ahead disappeared.  We left the casino $4.00 up in four days between the two of us.  Big winners. LOL

April 6, 2018, Friday

Checked out by 730 a.m..  Breakfast at McD’s and on the road home by 8 a.m..  Easy ride home and Tiny Tina had us back by 1:30 p.m..  Great trip.

 

 
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Posted by on April 9, 2018 in Uncategorized