Rally After Rally

Good Sam Rally 2015

Good Sam Rally 2015

We are wrapping up our three RV rally events in four weeks and will be heading back to Arkansas soon. Our feet are sore, our backs are tired but we have met so many people from around the world who call the desert SW home for the winter.

Part of our job is to show new RV products to the public. RV toilets, holding tank treatments, freezers, cooler, icemakers etc.

Mean Joe Green #75 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is not so mean after all.

Mean Joe Green #75 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He’s not so mean after all.

You’ve never seen a group of people so willing to talk about RV toilets, odors and embarrassing moments like a group of RV’ers. I’ve heard of people cleaning their toilets with Dawn Dish Soap, tongue depressors and even Tang. We share laughs at the things that have been dropped into holding tanks such as bolts (Ok…we did that one), mouth guards, sunglasses and toothbrushes. RV’ers secret? What falls in the tank stays in the tank!

While at the Good Sam Rally we did have the privilege of staying at a hotel for 5 nights. And as many of you know, it is always a luxury to stay where there is an endless supply of hot water, enough counter space to handle your tube of toothpaste and moisturizer at the same time and a flush toilet that can handle an entire roll of toilet paper at once. Oh the joy of careless flushing!

Between events, we pulled the RV into Paradise RV Resort in Sun City, AZ for 5 nights. This was another 55+ retirement community with more park models than RV slots. And par for the course, this place had a long list of activities to keep you entertained and busy.

We played a few games of pickle ball. The fun part of playing pickle ball, or any other game for that matter in 55+ communities, is that no one can remember what the score is. I’m not kidding. I couldn’t even remember. I think there is some sort of device that sucks the memory side of your brain out as soon as you pass through the gates. Once outside the gates, your memory is graciously restored so you can remember you went to the store for batteries. But once back through those gates, BAM…it’s all gone again.

Post water volleyball soak with the team!

Post water volleyball soak with the team!

Most everyone wears a name tag. But on the occasion when it’s not on, our new friend Joe taught us his secret. Just call everyone man or honey.

We played another “friendly” game of water volleyball with the group of guys that play every day except Sunday. These guys play with enough youthful exuberance of an unsupervised group of teenagers in high school detention.

Jeff earned the nickname Chunky by Joe. Joe said he wasn’t going to remember the name Jeff but he could remember Jiffy peanut butter. And since he likes chunky better than smooth…voila…Chunky was born!

It’s been a fun trip out west again, but we are looking forward to getting back to Arkansas. We’re hoping to time our return with spring since the temps in Phoenix and Tucson will be reaching the 90’s next week. We’ve heard that the snakes and scorpions start showing themselves in these parts when things start to really warm up. So we will be checking our shoes before we head out.

The Xscapers first meet-up at the Escapees Escapade 2015

The Xscapers first meet-up at the Escapees Escapade 2015

It’s back to the bricks & sticks for a few months to attend graduations and our nephews wedding before heading back on the road for more RV’ing adventure. We have big news (hopefully) coming soon, so we will be posting a blog about it as soon as things are finalized.

Blessings everyone!

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  1. #1 by Thomas on March 16, 2015 - 12:36 pm

    Stumbled across your blog, and it looks like you are having some great adventures. Anyways, I’m a Peace Corps Volunteer and am looking for people to help me out with a project for my English class in Mozambique. There’s more info on the Postcard Project tab on my blog. Let me know if you’d be able to help out. Haven’t gotten anything from Arkansas yet

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    • #2 by Deb on March 17, 2015 - 1:18 pm

      Hey Thomas. Thanks for stopping by our blog. Our hearts are with some kids learning English in Guatemala but I wish you well in Mozambique. It is a noble effort for sure!

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  2. #3 by Kim & Don Greene on March 16, 2015 - 6:58 pm

    Hi Deb & Jeff, It was a pleasure meeting you at Escapade in Tucson. We look forward to meeting up again somewhere down the road!

    Cheers,
    Kim & Don Greene
    Harvest Hosts

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    • #4 by Deb on March 17, 2015 - 1:15 pm

      We sure enjoyed meeting you both too! Keep in touch. We would love to see you again down the road.

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