Sunday, January 8, 2017
2016 Year In review pictorially speaking
We did not cover a lot of miles in 2016 (Total miles driven in Newell in 2016: 2,130), but the year was jam packed with activity! We celebrated New Year's with my son (Chris) and his family in Octotillo Wells, CA (near Salton Sea), and what a time we had........
Amazing sunsets in Octotillo Wells
(Aerial photo courtesy Steven Dempsey)......our Octotillo Wells encampment
Michael Viccari and I taking a hike
Below sea level
Took a Jeep ride in Chris' YJ
Moved up to Borrego Springs around January 3rd with friends Michael, Liz, Steven and Linda (Liz not pictured here)
We enjoyed many campfires together
We then traveled to Quartzite for the annual RV show (photo courtesy Steven Dempsey)
Got a flag pole and flags at the RV show
The Quartzite RV show
Met up with long time friends Chris, Cherie and Becky at Quartzite
Got my windshield replaced at Quartzite!
Headed for Wittmann to visit our good friends Tom and Darlene
Spent time helping Tom install his compressed air system.....
.....and wrapping his AC ducts with insulation
Headed to Los Algodones for dental stuff....stayed at Quechan Casino for the first time
Back to Borrego Springs for a few days to visit with Steven and Linda again.....very, very windy!
Sharon and Brayden James born in February
Back in SoCal for a couple of months.....Tim and Laila
A lot of bike riding was done
Bought ourselves new recliners....TLE's above and mine below
Tim and Laila engaged to be married
On our way to SLT*
First glimpse of Lake Tahoe in 2016
Snowed the night before we arrived in SLT* at TVC** on April 30th
All set up
The 'Ranger' golf cart
Many bike rides around SLT
Jolene Rose born in June
A lot of great beer consumed at our favorite SLT micro brewery - Sidellis
Assembled a lot of picnic tables at TVC
Rode up to Emerald Bay numerous times during the summer
Our first annual beer tasting party
Spent a day with friends at Incline Beach
Met Paul in Mammoth for a day of mountain biking
Meredith and Amy drove up from SoCal to spend the 4th of July with us
Made new friends
Meredith came by to visit us while on a business trip
Newell friends Guy and Sue Cobham
Guy and Sue's 1984 Newell
Had dinner with long time friend Don Neff
Our 45th anniversary dinner at Nepheles'
Hiked to Mobius Arch while at Tuttle Creek
Tuttle Creek sojourn
Moi with Brayden James
TLE with Jolene Rose in November
Christmas 2016 family portrait - 19 strong now!
.......our family has grown larger over the past year. It has been a memorable year to say the least. What awaits us in 2017? Stay tuned, and thanks for stopping by!
* SLT = South Lake Tahoe
** TVC = Tahoe Valley Campground