the wandering chick
...The gang
We're loud and we travel in a pack

Pleasant Harbor RV Resort in Peoria, Arizona has been my winter home away from home since about 2010. It's a great place to do some fun RV-ing, away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, yet close enough to get in for shopping and entertainment.

Sure, it has the necessities of the average RV park, but it's not the park that has been bringing me back the last few years. It's the people I've met here. That may sound like a cliche', but in this case, it's truly not. I have a group of friends - the gang - that has captured my heart and reminded me some things are done better with friends.

This page of pictures is for us, to look back and remember some of the many, many good times we've had together.

May there many more ahead!

the group
on a hike
When the guys aren't around, we women get wicked...and we find things we can't live without.
in the rosette
carol, me and linda
plate of salmon cooked by Mike Ashmore
at Karen's house
Some out-of-this-world salmon cooked by Mike Ashmore. Lordy, it was good!
me being silly
Sometimes your friends cause you to do silly things...even if you're not particularly a silly person. Now that's friendship!
our new pedis
karen and carol in washington
After a pedi
words in the snow
We wrote "Hi, Julie," in the snow, but it's not very legible.
our collection of sand dollars
at the campfire
Our collection of sand dollars
Karen, Julie and Carol at Christmas time
Linda me and Julie
Karen, Julie and me
Carol and me at a woodpile
hiking that hill
Someone told us there was a new wood pile at the South Ramp.
hiking that hill
hiking that hill
hiking that hill
waving to Mike
Waving to Mikey even though we can't see him down there waving back.
Julie at high tea
Connie, Karen and Carol on a hike
at high tea
at high tea
at high tea
rod and louise
Linda, Karen and Julie
linda and steve
sad puppies
sad puppies
I told my besties not to have any fun while I was gone, which, I suppose, was a little selfish on my part. But they knew it was spoken in jest, as is their act in this photo. They weren't fooling me. I just told them they look like those sad puppies in the adopt - a - puppy infomercials. Happy Birthday, Carol!
grabbing treasures
fender bender
It wasn't always peaches and cream, but we got through it.
karen gathering treasures

 

forever gathering treasures

at Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix
at Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix
at Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix
at Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix
at Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix
at Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix
at Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix
At Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix
dieter and schnookie
yvonne
at the Grand Canyon
at the Grand Canyon
At the Grand Canyon's South Rim
at the Grand Canyon
at the Grand Canyon
at the Grand Canyon
at the Grand Canyon
at the Grand Canyon
at the Grand Canyon
at the Grand Canyon
So here we are at the Grand Canyon, and these two are admiring their jewelry!!!!
sedona, julie's legs sticking out of tree
I'm pretty sure there's a person attached to those legs...
Sedona, Submarine Rock
Sedona
Submarine Rock, Sedona
On Submarine Rock, Sedona
Pleasant Harbor end of season picnic 2016
at the theater
Relaxed in our cool seats at AMC Arrowhead, ready to watch Sally Field in "Hello, My Name Is Doris."
Here's a link to the Pleasant Harbor RV Resort page.
in Michael's

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Sedona
Sedona
Sedona
Climbing Submarine Rock in Sedona
Sedona
Can anyone explain why Julie gets TWO cups???
hikding our treasures
hikding our treasures
The first year of stashing our treasures in the desert for the summer
hikding our treasures
julie and mike
Julie, Karen, Carol and me
bill and connie
Ladies' Tea
Ladies' Tea
Ladies' Tea
on a hike
on a hike
on a hike
on a hike
after a hike
on a hike
at the Grand Canyon
at the Grand Canyon
tent at Organ Pipe Cactus NP
Karen and I visited Organ Pipe Cactus Natl Monument...here's our campsite. Thanks, Steve, for the tent. We're happy the wind didn't carry it away.
karen at sign
me on seat of my pants
hand signals
Sometimes our friend Karen can have a good time all by herself!!
Really??? When the sign said "End of Trail" ... what part of that didn't we understand???
steve
Carol, Karen and me at karen's house
Our fearless leader
the guys
Eleanor
julie and Connie
my birthday pie
Thanks, Karen, for the birthday apple pie!!
in the Rosette

For as long as we're all friends, there will be more pictures. Check back in the fall when once again we meet up for yet another season of happy gatherings and good times.

These are not all my photos. They''re a collection from the gang. If anyone has any of the gang that you want posted, send them to me. I'll add them. Thanks

Linda and Steve
making potato jewelry
at Sedona church
Karen and me
at Tonto Natural Bridge
Here's a link to an off-roading trip into the Bradshaw Mountains, Feb. 2017
at Tonto Natural Bridge
Caroline and Russ
Two Carols, Linda and me in Portland
Meeting in Hillsboro, Oregon, for a day of Canasta
Russ and Caroline Pomahac were visitors to Pleasant Harbor when the majority of us today didn't even know it existed. I met them when they wintered in the Rosette for a few winters before they decided not to return. They live on Pender Island in British Columbia, and I visited them in the fall while traveling B.C. It was good seeing them again.
desert treasures
We have a blast collecting treasures from the desert floor, but much of it is returned when we all leave in the spring.
collecting treasures from the desert
waiting for our boat
mike ashmore
on the boat
on the boat