Travels with Tucker

Travels with Tucker

Monday, March 2, 2015

Other Phoenix fun

While in the Phoenix area, we revisited the Musical Instrument Museum, which is still one of the most outstanding museums we have ever visited.   Check out my old blog post on this one if you are curious:

We took a boat ride on Canyon Lake, just outside of Apache Junction and the weather did us a miracle.  We first tried to ride the boat on Sunday, but the weather was cloudy and we decided to wati until Tuesday, hoping the unsettled weather would pass by then.  On Tuesday afternoon we arrived at the lake at 3 PM in a total downpour and clouds covering the sky.  It being our last day in the area, we decided to go for it and hope for the best.  By 4 PM when the boat left, the clouds were parting and we had two hours of glorious late afternoon golden light for our boat trip up the canyon!

Our boat, the Dolly
We saw a bald eagle soaring and several bighorn sheep like this one

The lake and canyon were very beautiful!
 At the tail end of our stay in the Phoenix area we attended our first, and last, Good Sam rally.  The Good Sam club is an RV support organization that provides insurance, trip planning, campground review guides and many more services for RVers.  They are affiliated with the huge Camping World store chain.  They have a big annual rally and we decided to check it out.  We enjoyed some of the workshops and seeing new RVs on display, but camping with thousands of other RVs in a huge dirt parking lot (the rally was held at a major NASCAR track in Phoenix ) was just not fun for us.  So we gladly left that scene behind and headed to Lake Havasu for a bluegrass festival, which was very fun with great music, lovely weather and developing friendships with some fellow RVers.

A sea of RVs at the Good Sam rally!

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