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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

200 yards....

7:20 am - PST - Tuesday - 49º F, humidity 56%, wind 4 mph out of ENE....clear blue skies from horizon to horizon.  Enjoying our new river view as I scribble out the latest drivel of our lives for your reading pleasure.......hmmmm.......at least I hope it gives you some pleasure.......😉

 Our upgraded view....

I was puttering around the outside of our coach Monday morning when Fred and Donna (campground hosts) drove up in their golf cart to let me know a river side campsite (#12) had come available and did I want to take it.......I had told Fred that if something became available within 24 hours of our arrival we would consider moving......well, there it was....decision time.

They offered to give me a ride down to the site so I could see if I would fit......it was immediately obvious we could fit.....the question was could we get sun on our solar panels, and could we orient the coach in order to get the most benefit form the sun each day.  There is a big tree which looked as if it might block the sun from our solar panels early in the morning, and possibly might block our view of the southern sky (DirecTV), but I thought we could overcome both issues if we got as deep into the site as we could.  Nevertheless, I owed TLE first right of refusal, so Fred and Donna took me back to get TLE and we walked down to site 12 together.  She was inclined to stay in site #22, and was disinclined to have to expend the effort necessary to move, but in the end she agreed and we made the move.  We got it all done and were enjoying the river view by 10:30 am......


......once we had moved and set up we were both very happy we chose to move......nothing like being right on the river.  Ironically we had wonderful cell service in site #22 (3-4 bars of LTE), which is just 200 yards away, but on the river we struggle to get 2 bars.......go figure.

We had made a date to visit with some fellow Newell owners Steve and Patty at Echo Lodge RV Resort (about 5 miles north of Crossroads) at 1 pm, so we headed there around 12:45....

Echo Lodge RV Resort from the air (photo courtesy of Yelp)

......this resort is tucked in between some gorgeous rock formations and the Colorado River and has a lot of permanent park models, but they also offer many full hookup RV sites right on the river as you can see above.  Our friends (Steve and Patty) are in the section along the river pictured above, although their coach is not in this picture which is courtesy of Yelp.

We sat around talking and drinking adult beverages for about 3 hours before heading back to our Newell for a sunset fire and nightcap.......



.....so nice to have a fire with no wind blowing, and not having to be all bundled up against the winter cold......it got into the 70's Monday......


.......nothing like a memorable sunset to punctuate a great day on the Colorado River!

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Now that looks like a wonderful view, enjoy your time there. Nice in the Q as well 70 f and no wind, soon time for us to hit the road again too.

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