April, 2012 – Apache Junction, AZ

 Our neighbors are continuing to leave and the park is getting a lot emptier.  Nancy’s parents joined us for a very nice Easter dinner in the park hall.  We had about 80 people at the dinner and we all had a great time with lots of delicious food.

We enjoyed more kayaking trips on the Salt River in April.  

We saw a lot more wildlife including herons, wild horses, bald eagles, turkey vultures, turtles and cormorants.


The pincushion cactus we have in a pot in front of our 5th wheel started blooming again. It bloomed in October shortly after we arrived.   It has beautiful pink blooms.

We left Apache Junction on April 26th and followed Nancy’s parents to Benson, AZ.  On the way to Benson, Nancy’s dad blew a tire on his 5th wheel.  We were glad we were following them so  Rex could helped change the tire.  We enjoyed 3 days of bluegrass music in Lion’s Park in Benson at the annual Bluegrass in the Park Festival. The weather was great – in the mid 80’s with a nice breeze.  Our friends, Leroy and Jinx, who live in Benson also attended the bluegrass festival.  While we were at Leroy and Jinx’s house on our last night in Benson, mutual friends, Bill & Linda, from our old camping group in Colorado stopped by.   Bill and Linda were on their way back to Colorado after spending three months in Arizona.  We enjoyed seeing Leroy & Jinx and Bill and Linda again. 


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