Monthly Archives: December 2013

December 31, 2013 – Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens – New Year’s Eve

The major event of the morning was having a service pump our black and gray water tanks. Shortly after lunch, we took a bus to the Huntington Library in San Marino, California. It is a collections-based educational and research institution … Continue reading

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December 30, 2013 – Float Barns – Bandfest

We bused to Adjacent to the Rose Bowl where the major float barn and float tents are located.  Once there, we found ourselves in an hour-and-one-half line to enter the float barn. Once inside, however, we discovered the wait was … Continue reading

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December 29, 2013 – Float Decoration – Races at Santa Anita – San Antonio Winery

This was a busy and event-filled day! After an incredible breakfast, we took a bus to Sierra Madre to help with their float preparation. Two background and historical items of interest to us: ·         This event began as a promotional … Continue reading

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December 28, 2013 – First Day of Our Tournament of Roses RV Rally

We were ready for the 22 mile trip to Santa Anita Race Track in Arcadia, the location of our RV Rally.  After we’d topped-off our 78 gallon fresh water tank, pumped our black & gray water tanks (during our -day … Continue reading

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December 27, 2013 – San Dimas

Laundry, a run to the post office and making our “crazy hats” (for our Tournament of Roses RV Rally’s New Year’s Eve party) were today’s exciting highlights.  Sunny with temperatures in the low 80os!

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Boxing Day in San Dimas, CA

This morning we finished vacuuming and washing the Jeep and thoroughly washing the outside and windows of our coach.  Then took a walk through the campground where I spied a number of hummingbirds frequenting a feeder. We also were treated … Continue reading

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December 25, 2013 – MERRY CHRISTMAS

Like our grandchildren, we awoke early, possibly because our bodies have not adjusted to Pacific Standard Time.  However, it was immediately clear that Santa had, in fact, been watching us these past three weeks and that he had decided that … Continue reading

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December 24, 2013 – Christmas Eve

Just after waking this morning, we looked out our window to a hot air balloon drifting slowly toward us … with the moon providing a dramatic backdrop. After a complementary waffle breakfast at our Indio campground, we continued our westward … Continue reading

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December 23, 2013 – Goodyear, AZ to Indio, CA

We left Goodyear under clear but cool skies.  I-10 west of Phoenix crosses a wide dessert valley bordered by stark mountain ranges to the north and south surprisingly interrupted by one short span of argi-fields Today’s nearly calm breezes were … Continue reading

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December 22, 2013 – Sitting Tight in Goodyear

Today, our great adventure was another walk around the campground followed by picking some incredibly tasty grapefruits from one of the many grapefruit trees throughout the park.   This afternoon, we found a warm, sunny spot out of the wind, … Continue reading

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