Silver View RV Resort
Monday, Mar. 9th we were up around 6:45. Bill made his coffee and I went for my walk. Around the perimeter of the park and up and down a few lanes. I saw where Jim and Sharon had to spend their overnight and watched a bit of the construction going on just around the corner. We could hear the backhoes working on the new rv site area from here so I assume the people parked right next door weren’t too happy at 7 am.
|with no slide-outs, this was a suitable overnight spot|
for Jim and Sharon
That's what happens when you come in on a Sunday and the office is closed
|The crew were hard at it when I walked by|
They had a huge sized hole dug and were preparing to install sewer pipes. It will be interesting to check it out on our next visit. They won’t get too much more done on it this week if the forecasted rain appears. Back home, I made my tea and we both got cleaned up. I’d noticed site #395 just 5 down from us was empty this morning so perhaps J & S could move in there. The office doesn’t open until 9 so we all agreed to delay our departure until they could get settled into a spot.
|a lot these park-hung flowers get an automatic morning watering|
They're so pretty
Just before 9:30 we picked Keith up and drove outside the park and down the road to meet up with Ken and Kim. Keith rode with them and the 4 of us rode in Black Beauty.
This was supposed to be our last dry day while we’re here so we were happy to take advantage. It was early to be arriving at Oatman but that was okay, shops were open but the biggest disappointment was that the burros hadn’t shown up. The word is that they are staying and eating the natural greenery up in the hills.
|We arrived early to a quiet town|
Sadly, no burros on the street during our visit
|This lady recognizes me every time I come|
She sold me my jacket on our first visit here
|Signs, signs, everywhere a sign|
|These would be cool on the Ridge|
|Love this one|
We did a wee bit of shopping and hung around for the gunfight/bank robbery. It was fun, the guys gave us a laugh. From there we headed out through Oatman and took the winding Rte 66 to Sitgreaves Pass. We stopped there and took some pictures. Cool Springs Station (www.route66coolspringsaz.com) was the next stop and we had fun in that historical spot as well. The story is pretty cool. It got its name from the 1920’s when it was the stop for fresh water. You can read about it here.
|Keith's first visit to Oatman|
|A little history for you|
|Gunfight on Main Street|
|Walter, the only burrow we saw close up|
|We love this drive up to Cool Springs Station|
|I was going to crop it but I also wanted the view behind us and that sky|
|So here it is cropped|
Left to right: Keith Kim Ken Patsy Bill Sharon Jim
Look at all those Canadians!
|Bill and I to match last years picture|
|Why not, eh?|
|Don't pick him up!! haha|
|Mr. D'z Diner|
|Typically cool Route 66 setting|
|Jim and Sharon's full rack of ribs|
|My reuben and sweet potato fries|
|I think this is Miss D'z|
|I took so many scenery pics on our drive|
but this is my favourite
|The views are just too awesome to ignore|
At 4:30, I was watching the clouds taking over the sky and was glad not to be at the pool after all. Bill had NCIS on and then we watched The Voice and Bull. Funny to chat with Donna who is watching it back home yet it is 3 hours later. 😊
|This is exactly where I want to be|
We had a snack of cheddar cheese and chips/crackers and a cold drink. My goal was to finish my blog and perhaps even my book before going to bed.
|Outside, the sky is preparing for our rainy days|
Good night everyone!
This was a fun day and we enjoyed every minute. Thank you for stopping by.