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Monday, April 04, 2005

Adios Snowbirds

3-19-05 to 4-02-05
Our two weeks at Ramblin’ Roads in Hope, AZ went by quickly. We were kept busy visiting with folks we knew. We also toured the new Little Church of Hope that the congregation built almost entirely with volunteer help and donated materials. They built it in three or four months and were able to hold Easter services in it. Winter inhabitants of the park presented a Quilt Show, Art Show and Craft Show on separate days the first week.

The desert burst into bloom around us with cactus flowers of all sizes and colors plus ground cover plants showing their finery in purple, white, yellow and orange. The whole area seemed decked out in spring finery for RV travelers stopping through on their way to cooler summer places.

Activities of the festival week kept the whole park buzzin’ with tournaments for horseshoe pitching, golfing and shuffleboard. Afternoons were Steve’s favorite with a jam session every day. Evening entertainment each night varied from programs by groups hired to perform to a play and musical presentations by tenants of the park. A beautiful quilt was raffled off the last night to benefit the new church.

The great thing about the festival week is NO COOKING! For thirty five bucks a person we were fed breakfast, a mid afternoon snack and supper each night.

Saturday, April 16 was moving day. After breakfast with those left at the park there was a mass exodus of RVs heading out. Many of the group of folks who had come to join the adios festival week were caravaning to Laughlin, Nevada, for more activities celebrating River Run Week there.

By noon we were beyond Hope... and headed for the Escapee park at North Ranch.

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