Over the washes and through Joshua Trees

In the last episode of RVSue and her canine crew . . . .

Reggie and I enjoy our camp at Hole-in-the-Wall Campground, keeping cool as much as possible in the present heat wave, unusual for March in these parts.

This is not a time for us to explore the Mojave Preserve.  Besides the heat, the snakes are out and about.   Perhaps we will come this way another time and explore.

In this post, the Reggie Man and I make an early start, moving our camp across the Preserve and beyond.

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For those of you who like to follow with map in hand . . .

We go north through Black Canyon on the road of the same name.  The road is dirt and in pretty good condition.

We roll along around 20-25 mph as the road curves through the canyon. 

It’s an enjoyable ride in the coolness of morning with the windows open.  We meet no vehicles and pass no human-made structures.

We don’t take the turn for Mid Hills.

Continuing on Black Canyon Road, the Perfect Tow Vehicle rumbles over cattle guards, although we see no cattle.

We pass a windmill. 

We must be on a ranch . . .

The landscape shows the effects of a fire . . . blackened skeletons of trees, bushes and grass burned.

A ranch house comes into view way off the road. 

My mind wanders to an old-time tale of a young bride brought to see her home for the first time.

The rancher husband nervously attempts to prepare his new bride as they bounce in the wagon over the dusty, two-track road, not much more than a path,  . . . .”You’re going to love it, honey.  Our spread will be the largest around.  We’ve got a good well and I’ll build us a better house . . . . “

I can’t imagine how difficult that must have been, the summer heat and all.  Well, maybe the ranch is relatively new, established when times were easier . . . .

Hmm . . . a “for sale” sign.  I wonder if they’re selling because of the fire.

Black Canyon Road dead-ends at Cedar Canyon Road.

We turn left.  The road narrows and deteriorates into the worst washboard I’ve ever driven on!

I say a prayer for the new refrigerator bouncing in the Best Little Trailer and for the PTV’s undercarriage and suspension system.

We cross a series of deep and dry washes.  It’s hard to imagine the need for signs about avoiding drowning on this dry road through sun-baked country.

Suddenly we’re in a Joshua Tree forest!

The further we go, the denser the forest becomes.  This is one of the largest and densest forests of Joshua Trees in the world!

As we leave the Mid Hills and swoop down into a valley, I see a few cars tucked among the Joshua Trees.

Maybe they’re boondockers . . . .

I take one more photo of this marvelous forest.

We reach the Kelso-Cimo Road.


A right turn takes us toward Cima, an intersection of roads and railroad tracks, “originally established as a water stop for trains going up the long Kelso Valley grade.” — digital-desert.com

“Oh, yay, a cell tower!”

Reggie perks up at my happy outburst.  I pull over to the side of the road, check this blog, and reply to a few emails.  I get out and open up the Best Little Trailer.  Being a woman, having a toilet on wheels is especially appreciated!

“Okay, Reg.  You can have a potty break, too.”

From Cima we take Morningstar Road and cross an immense plain of desert scrub.

A left onto Ivanpah Road and soon we’re at Nipton Road, where . . .

A Decision Must Be Made.

Shall we turn left and take Interstate 15 north?

Or shall we turn right and cross the New York Mountains to Searchlight?

To Be Continued . . .



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115 Responses to Over the washes and through Joshua Trees

  1. Claudia says:

    Good afternoon Sue and Reggie!!!

  2. Kim in PA says:

    I got this post in my email just now. I was reading your early blog posts as to how you got started on the road. I’m really enjoying your journey.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You did? You got an email notice? Wow! I hope it’s fixed! Thanks for letting me know.


      • Kim in PA says:

        Yes, it popped into my email, so I left 2011 and headed over to 2017. I ordered a Benchmark Utah map via your amazon link yesterday so I can start marking potential camping areas. We have the DeLorme map for Utah but Benchmark looks like it would be good for less developed areas. One can never have too many maps.

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          I agree, Kim. I love maps! But, of course, if I only have one, I want a Benchmark. It takes a while to become savvy with it — seeing all the features. I don’t think I would’ve found half my great camps without a Benchmark atlas. Enjoy and thanks very much for shopping Amazon from my blog!

          It must be weird, reading our story in different years. 🙂

  3. Velda says:

    Good afternoon Sue, Reggie, and everyone in Blogerinoland! Beautiful day!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Good afternoon, Velda, SECOND PLACE!

      I was thinking of you this morning, hoping to see you here. 🙂 You have a beautiful day, too!

      • Thank you Sue. It’s been a heck of a past week. I got a GI bug, then hubby awoke unable to put weight on one foot and we had 2 Dr appointments and a general anesthetic throat stretch procedure for him scheduled. Ended the week exhausted from the 2- 40 miles round trip to university hospital and 2 just slightly less to VA. Running around wishing I was camping as he has needed lots of attention to get him to adhere to in bed, foot above heart for swelling of foot, which, I might add, in spite of 3 different doctors poking and looking, we still have no clue cause other than they ruled out blood clot in leg! Waaaaaaa! I want to go camping!!!

        • PS I did get email post on both last and this post!

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          I bet you do, Velda! Gollee, you two have had an awful time! To say “It’s been a heck of a past week” is an understatement. You must be exhausted and so very sick of this medical stuff. I hope you both are seeing some improvement, and, if not, that it will happen soon.

        • Barbara (Nashville) says:

          Hi Velda,
          I am certainly no doctor, but when my husband’s feet and ankles swelled and became painful, he was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. and has to take diuretics as well as other heart meds. now.

          • Barbara, this was one ankle starting with a tender spot on the arch. He does not have CHF. It is slowly resolving. Our worry was a fracture because he has osteopenia from various treatments causing bone loss.

  4. 3rd,, well I hope you got gas,, nice photos and post,,, have a great week and stay safe and give Reggieman a huge hug from us,,, Piper n rusty

  5. DawnfromCamanoIsland says:

    We saw that Joshua Tree forest last winter–it’s amazing! We stopped briefly & continued north to Caliente where we camped at Kershaw Ryan State Park for 3 days. I wish we were better at going home slooowww!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Dawn,

      You’ll settle into the right pace for you eventually. I travel much more slowly than I used to.

      Never been to Kershaw Ryan State Park. If you’re still here to reply…. Did you like it?

    • Rita says:

      Oh, we’ve been to Caliente Cathedral Gorge. We followed Sue’s travels in the area…love the little town of Caliente and the old train station. We tent camped at Ely, NV that evening. We also toured the Pahranagat National Wild Life Refuge. The area has it’s own beauty.

  6. Pat Hall, Sizzling Tucson says:

    Got an email!!!!

    Enjoyed the pics. Stay cool!!!

  7. Susan in Dallas says:

    Love the Joshua tree forest. That padded zero gravity chair sure looks comfortable! You might need one of those.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Susan,

      It does look comfy, designed to support big people.

      Oh, I’m happy with my bright blue lounger. 🙂

      • Joyce sutton says:

        And guess who the biggy is. Wish I could lose wt. but that a whole different lifestyle From the one who is removing the bathroom wall so I’ll fit in it. Sigh. On the other hand life if good and things are shaping up. Been testing out my new components all week. Since it was 16^ here when I left I could put water in my tank so filled jugs. It was forty degrees when I arrived about 250 mi south and I risked flushes and a lityldown the s drain pipes. Hope it doesn’t get cold enough to freeze those as I’m going to risk not putting the rv antifreeze down again. We froze our pump once as there’s such a small amt water in them at Any one time. We had to replace. So no water in tank just yet. The gene is awfully noisy. Wishing for solar. I can afford the little suitcase thing amazon has but haven’t a clue what to do with it if I had it. Not quite enough to afford a professional install. I’ll get there and manage with the racket for now and try to avoid the nice people til then.

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          Hi, Joyce,

          That lounger looks comfortable. I hope you like it, and thanks for going to Amazon from my blog. If you ever do purchase a solar suitcase, you can watch videos on Youtube and go to sites that explain the installation. Search for “how to install a solar suitcase.” The suitcase probably comes with instructions, too.

          Ah, the adventures of an RV in cold weather! 🙂

    • Rover Ronda (WA) says:

      Yay, that’s my chair! 😃 I love it when my stuff makes the list. Lol. I need a wide one so both dogs can sit with me, and sturdy as I’m 200+ and combined they are 44lb. I drape a piece of denim over the arm rest n tuck it under so they won’t fall out the side. Most people rest their arms on arm rests, I get to rest my arms on 2 soft furry standard doxies. I’m going to have to split the piece I tuck under so it will go around the bars on the side. I’m sure I can make it work. It’s supposed to arrive tomorrow I’ll let you know how it is.

      • Joyce sutton says:

        Thank God for company. She got commission off two. Mine must have been an earlier order. Been too cold here to try mine out though

      • rvsueandcrew says:

        Thank you, Ronda! I hope you and your doxies share many cuddly moments in that chair. 🙂

        • Rover Ronda (WA) says:

          Hi Joyce thank you I like company too😃I hope you get to try yours out soon.
          My chair arrived today, like Joyce I don’t have the weather to really try it out but a quick test in my living room shows it is sturdy, comfortable and attractive. The bars on the side were no problem for me when I draped a denim across the seat and arms and tucked it in, however the bars are keeping my dogs from both fitting in on each side of me. Peanut has to sit on my lap, his preferred spot anyway. I just get too hot sometimes and make him sit on the side which I can do in my Kong chair. I’m still glad I bought this recliner. I’m sure I’ll get lots of enjoyment reclining in it and only use my Kong chair if I get too hot. If you’re curious my Kong chair is the Alps Mountaineering King Kong chair. Sue can probably insert a link. Sorry I don’t know how to do that.

  8. Kim in Houston says:

    Hi Sue, yes I got an email notification. Thanks for the great post and pics.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You’re welcome, Kim. I appreciate you letting me know about the email. I was so distressed yesterday that I’m still having a hard time believing it is working again.

  9. weather says:

    Yay! The email notices are working, wanted you to know mine came through simultaneously with your posting. Now, I’ll read the post.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      What a relief! I thought I had deleted well over a thousand email addresses, besides breaking the notification feature. Thanks for letting me know.

      • weather says:

        Perhaps it may be worth your time to look up” backup”- a free online service to back up important files in case they’re lost. I typed;- how to back up important files on my laptop-, into my web search box to find that. Several sites came up, that one was the first free one I saw. That seemed simpler than putting everything on to a pdf file or disc though I’m just guessing . It hopefully will never be potentially lost again, yet would be so nice to be able to access somehow if it were.

        Wow, that’s a lot of email addresses! It had crossed my mind that having those would be handy if only to send out a mass email to let readers know new post notifications weren’t going to be an option for awhile. I hadn’t realized you thought you had possibly lost them all. No wonder you were so distraught.

        Hopefully whatever it was that you were trying to fix that caused the problem is now permanently the way you wanted it to be. Gosh, it’s amazing how much is involved with your blogging that you’ve had to learn and do. I continue to be increasingly more impressed by your intelligence,skills and dedication.

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          Thank you, weather. I do have back-up through my webhost and others. The problem is not something I want to discuss here since it involves spam. Now that the email notifications are working, the original problem has returned, having to do with memory, a problem that shouldn’t exist. It’s so complicated I can hardly understand it, let alone explain it. I’m dependent upon the different “entities” involved.

          I like the mass email option whenever there’s a problem with my blog, since I have problems quite often. Until certain things are resolved, that’s not an option. I don’t want to start a thread of suggestions from techie blogorinos on what I should be doing so I’ll leave it at that. It’s a multi-layered mess.

          Add to that my suspicion that I may have had a malware attack. I think that has been dealt with. Time will tell.

          • rvsueandcrew says:

            …. which reminds me of another issue… I’m seeing “RVSue” being used in several sites as if I’m being quoted. I want all my followers and readers to know that the only place where RVSue (of “RVSue and her canine crew”) appears is here on this blog. I may make a statement about that in a post, once all this other stuff is taken care of.

            • weather says:

              Good Lord, when it rains it pours! How low some people will stoop to cash in on another’s success is disgusting. Sometimes problems we need to deal with seem to multiply for us all. I just listened to Third Day’s youtube video of “I need a miracle”. It’s a good reminder that we’re not alone in occasionally feeling overwhelmed and that our answers and help are there if we ask for them. I’ll add you once again in my prayers for this good day and the future.

            • rvsueandcrew says:

              It’s difficult to know what is going on. So much on the internet is not what it seems.

              For instance, I wanted to buy the domain name RVSue, but it was already snapped up. A person who reads this blog, or at least used to read it, bought the domain name before I got it. I think his name is Bob and he lives in California (I don’t recall the name of the town right now). That is why my URL isn’t rvsue.net

              Thank you for your prayers, weather.

            • weather says:

              Might Bob have offered it to you once in a comment , saying that he had gotten others in case the people needed them? I seem to recall something along those lines in a long ago post. I’d be willing to look for that, if that’s the case, and if it would help.

            • rvsueandcrew says:

              I investigated it and didn’t want to pay the fee. Now that I’ve established rvsueandcrew.net, my interest has waned. I have too much on my plate right now to go after that. There are people who buy domain names and then put them up for sale.

              Why would a person buy up a domain name in the spirit of helpfulness? Just leave the domain for me to buy. If I’m too late, too bad for me. Why interfere? And if the person goes ahead and interferes by buying the domain, why not let me know immediately? It wasn’t until I mentioned in a comment that someone already possessed the domain name, that “Bob” surfaced with what he had done. I don’t want to touch this. Too weird.

            • weather says:

              Good answer!

  10. Barbara (Nashville) says:

    The Joshua Tree Forest is amazing. I didn’t even know it existed, now I do, thanks to you.
    Seeing the photo of Reggie looking out the window reminded me to tell you that Angel jumped out my car window while I was at Walgreen’s. I was inside the store, but my DH said a lady approached and she just jumped out. The lady put her back in. Thankfully, I had her leashed back there, but she was hanging by her harness. I freaked out when he told me. Now I will have to remember not to leave her window down all the way, when I shop. Finally found a toy she likes. It is a cute little hippo.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Barbara,

      I bet Angel learned to never do that again! How awful for all of you. I guess your husband was in the car with her? I’m glad you had Angel in a harness, rather than a collar around her neck. Methinks your Angel can be a rascal at times. 🙂

      Angel has a hippo. Well, that’s something Reggie doesn’t have. Hard to believe with the menagerie on our bed right now. Ha!

      • Barbara (Nashville) says:

        I made a goof, it is not a hippo, it is a dragon. Don’t know where my mind went on that one. Also, I ordered her new Soresto flea/tick collar from your site about a week ago. Hope you got the credit. They are a lot more affordable from Amazon than the vet or pet stores. Also, had to put her on weight management food. She keeps gaining weight, but I don’t even feed her what mfr. recommends and we walk 2-3 miles a day (not all at once) I worry about her weight with her heart condition.

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          Hi, Barbara,

          I think I did see a flea collar on my orders list a while back. Thank you. I’m glad you found the price better than elsewhere.

          Sounds like Angel has a slow metabolism. I can relate! Well, you’re doing everything right with her food and exercise.

  11. Pat from Mich. says:

    Joshua trees are so stupendous. Mind-boggling! Stay safe Sue and Reggie.

  12. Rita says:

    Good morning! Arrived back from one week trip to Cancun, Mexico and read back to when I left off. Beautiful photos and camp sites of your travels. I’ve never been in that area. Yes, I too had a wonderful Caribbean vacation trip. I snorkeled for the very first time in my life and loved it…saw beautiful tropical fish and reef (although a lot was dead from oil spills in the gulf of Mexico and surrounding areas). Also went to see the Chichen Itza ruins. I’m thinking you went up Interstate 15 north….can’t wait to see your next post.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Good afternoon, Rita,

      What fun you’ve been having! All my years in Florida, even a trip to the Keys, and I’ve never snorkled. I haven’t been to the Chichen Itza ruins either, but I did go to Teotihuacan, many years ago.

      Welcome back!

      • Rita says:

        thank you. My daughter did all the keys a month before my vacation…she loved it. In our entire lives, we can never travel to all the beautiful areas around the world. I’m also following Kevin and Ruth and can’t wait to read their tour of Italy.

  13. Pat from Mich. says:

    I think I’d have turned around when I hit the washboard road! My MIL’s road used to be a horrible washboard. I hit a bad spot once when I was towing my pop=up camper and it bounced the camper right off the ball!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Whoa! Bounced your camper right off the ball? Didn’t the tongue clamp down and have a lock on it?

  14. Cinandjules (🌵) says:

    Wow! Desolate for sure!

    My guess is…..you turned left and stayed off the interstate!
    Have a great day!

    AO’s favorite Uncle is headed this way from his winter digs in Pahrump NV! Maybe HE can get her in the pool! Temps are rising!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Cinandjules,

      Well, good guess on where we went from there, although turning left takes us TO the interstate.

      Ha! “AO’s favorite uncle”… That is really odd — a retriever who doesn’t want to go in the pool. I wonder why.

      • Sarvi in OR says:

        I used to have a black lab that HATED the water! We would take her for walks on the coast, and would run up the sand if a wave came and touched her paws, it was hilarious! The chocolate lab I have now will romp, roll and splash in any mud puddle he sees!

        • Cinandjules (🌵) says:

          Because she was born in a barn (Lewis county) during the winter. She rather pee on a snowbank than grass!

          SaraAnn on the other hand was part crocodile..we couldn’t keep her out of the lake!


  15. Sarvi in OR says:

    My guess is you stayed off the interstate. I can’t wait until my biggest decision of the day is whether to turn left or right.

  16. AZ Jim says:

    She’ll head for Searchlight.

  17. Renee from Idaho says:

    Awwwkkk! To be continued???? The suspense!

  18. Cinandjules (🌵) says:

    Hmmmm…it might just be ME!
    Can’t seem to see the comments…tried clicking on the title and rebooting my iPad.
    Someone probably already mentioned it…but just in case they didn’t!

  19. Shawna says:

    Love that Joshua tree forest! It’s now on our list … You and the Reggie Man have fun and be safe. Mono Lake is in our rearview mirror, and we are headed back to northern Cali for a couple of months then we’ll be off again.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Mono Lake, wow. It seems early in the year for that area. Although I do remember how beautiful it was around our camp near Glass Creek the time it snowed and the deer walked by.

      How nice that you have a place to rest with more explorations ahead when you’re ready for the road again. 🙂

  20. weather says:

    Your second photo of the beautiful Joshua tree forest is great, I’m so glad you took just “one more”. I think that would be my favorite part of the preserve. I really liked your snippet from an old time tale. Those settling the west went through so much, to get there and to build ranches. I imagine they’d have been as glad to see other people in such a vast and barely populated area as you were to see a cell tower.

    Thanks for the link about Cima. The history of places fascinates me, so while I was on that page I read a few other things, off on another rabbit trail, Ha! As to if you turned right or left I think whichever one was the shortest and most direct route to your destination. You wouldn’t want to be driving long with you and Reggie inside the PTV as the day began to heat up. I just like the name Searchlight for a town so I may have gone right to have a look at it.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Good evening, weather,

      I’m pleased you enjoyed the Joshua Tree pic and thinking about the history of places. I don’t know if the choice I made was the most direct route or not. I think it may be “six of one, half dozen of another.” 🙂

      It was a great driving day. Rolling along with air moving through the PTV, it wasn’t until mid-afternoon that the heat was uncomfortable, and only because we had to make stops.

      This heat wave is supposed to be over on Wednesday. I plan to move from this camp on Tuesday.

      • weather says:

        Hi, Sue,

        With this being possibly your last day at your present camp I hope you and Reggie can finally just spend it enjoying everything there. I imagine last night you slept more peacefully than the previous nights knowing that all’s well with your blog. I hope so, anyway, and that being well rested helps makes this an especially wonderful day for you.

        The first official day of springtime is always worth celebrating! A new season full of changes and wonders to behold. I guess by now you have a pretty good idea of where you’d like be going for your annual warm months travels. I’d love to know your general plan though you may not say a word about it until you’re wherever those places are, mysterious woman that you are 🙂 .

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          I’d love to know my “general plan,” too! 🙂 My turn-left-or-turn-right question in this post also applies to where we will go this summer.

          Go through Nevada to Idaho? to Oregon? Cut across Utah and head up into Wyoming? Mosey along or make a mad dash up the interstate toward the Canadian border? Go back to Colorado? What about the Dakotas? Make a loop through Washington to the Pacific? So many choices! This is one “problem” I can smile about.

          Happy Spring to you and all my readers!

  21. Hello Sue, hmmm – I wonder which direction you took? I do agree it is nice to have a bathroom handy. Don’t know about those washboard roads. I’m more of a smooth road kinda girl. Beautiful pictures of this drive.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thanks, Lisa. I’m glad you liked the pics.

      Well, sometimes you gotta’ put up with some washboard to get where you want to go. Fortunately it wasn’t a long stretch of the road.

  22. eliza says:

    I’m in the top 100! And I got my email notification too!
    And I never knew there was a Joshua Tree forest so I am very happy.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, eliza,

      I saw more Joshua Trees than in the national park of that name. They trees are close together, making a forest.

  23. suzicruzi from Van, WA. says:

    Hi Sue and the Reginator! I did get the email notification for this one – but not the last.
    Thanks for the awesome pics of the Joshua trees! OMGoodness, they are pretty dang cool looking! I’ve seen pictures… but this post makes it real. Wow! So cool to be you!

    After following behind you all these years, we’ve decided we probably should install shocks to our little travel trailer to help with the bumps and lumps that we know we’ll encounter. Many recommend it, so to be safe, and hopefully not have to replace that expensive refrigerator at 5 years, we’ll just get it done right off the bat.

    xo to Mr. Reggie

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, suzicruzi,

      I’ve never given any thought to adding shocks to the BLT. In fact I don’t think I’ve ever heard of people putting shocks on their Casita. I may be wrong about that. Remind me… what kind of trailer do you have?

  24. MollyLuvsRoadtrippin (WA) says:

    The upside of not being notified of the last post is that this post is a “two fer”. I love me a bonus deal. 🙂 Excited to see where you have landed in your next camp…the suspense is building.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Molly…. I smile at you getting a “bonus deal.” I hope all is well with you in the great state of Washington!

  25. Ilse says:

    Hi Sue,
    I get two separate emails for every one of your posts, normally several hours apart. The last one I got just once, on Thursday at 11:15 pm (MT). I think I get two, because there had been a problem once before, at least two years ago and I had to sign up again.
    I feel so much like RV Sue this weekend. I’m at Bluewater State Park in New Mexico and the weekend crowd is here. I stay inside all day and have to talk myself out of getting angry about all the music and generator noise. I hope most are gone by tomorrow.
    Take care,

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You’re feeling like me… I’d laugh but it’s not funny when people inflict their music and generator on you and your home. When that happens it is maddening, but oh so glorious when you wake up, look out the window, and they’re GONE!

      I hope you see the “wild” horses at Bluewater. Bluewater SP can be a nice camp, depending upon who is there. Best wishes for a better tomorrow, Ilse!

      BTW, you probably know this… You can unsubscribe so you only receive one email per post.

  26. That is quite the road – go you girl!! I thought it would be greener in that area but I love all the Joshua Trees and golden grass. Can’t wait to see which way you went :-))))

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Jodee,

      I had very little idea what that part of the Mojave would look like. It isn’t as green as the part of the desert near Blythe this spring, although when we arrived at Midland last fall it was mostly brown and tan.

  27. Barbara from Camano says:

    Received your email. Love all the pictures of the roads you are on and am finally figuring out how to follow you on the iPad google map. I’m slowly getting alll my camping things in order, out in stacks in the basement. Hope to start traveling in May but just found out my dear friend of 40 years has very rare and serious cancer. I will want to be available for her. We just need to find out more.

  28. Rover Ronda (WA) says:

    FYI received your blog post email

  29. Deena in Phoenix, AZ says:

    Received your email post.

    Today, I was treated by my youngest sister, her hubby and 15 yr old daughter to “Jesus Christ Superstar” at the “Arizona Broadway Theatre” in Glendale, AZ. The program was called “ABT Experience: Act I – Dining: The Art of Culinary Creativity! Act II – Performance: The Art of Theatrical Excellence!” I enjoyed the food, immensely enjoyed the play but mostly had a blast with my niece, who attends a local high school that specialize in the Arts…next month she is directing her 1st play so she had a lot of opinions about the staging…very funny stuff.

    Got home about 10 this evening; after Miss Mollie and I went for our walk thought I would check your blog for further blogorin0 comments and very happy to see a new blog…after reading all the comments, checked my phone as I hadn’t heard the chime, lo and behold phone was off for the play, wouldn’t have noticed for a couple days probably…so thank you for reminding me…LOL

    Decisions, Decisions…you make it so much fun…Thanks

    Deena and Miss Mollie

  30. Susan vlastelica says:

    Wish you would have had the time to visit the Kelso Train Depot! It is very interesting with much of the depot and grounds preserved. Lots to see there in their museum as well.

  31. Susan in south central WA says:

    I’ve never seen a Joshua Tree forest! Pretty cool looking!!! We have a place here called Juniper Dunes that is considered a forest even though the Junipers are spread pretty far apart. Keep cool 😉

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thanks, Susan. We’re comfortable with a warm breeze coming through the windows. Yeah, it’s warm but at least it’s moving air!

  32. Jean in Southaven, MS says:

    I did not receive an email. I just happened to put in your site name and this new post came up. I was worried about you. I hope I get an email when you write another post.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Jean,

      Please don’t let too many days pass without checking here. I want you with us!

  33. val and donna says:

    Hi Sue,
    Wonderful to run into you and Reggie Man yesterday. He’s a Sweetheart. We enjoyed taking a break from schlepping water to our trailer to top off our leaky tank. Thanks for sharing the shade of your camp and reliving and recounting, for my sake, some of your adventures that I’ve long been reading in the blog. And now Donna know you really do exist and I haven’t been bringing a fictional character to bed on the laptop for the past couple years.

    Thanks for encouraging us to slap on the solar panels and get out there!
    Happy trails and give a toot if you see our red chevy rig rolling by on the open road.
    Val, Donna

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, val and donna!

      You were fortunate to catch me in a good mood when you dropped in on me. I can get pretty grumpy about that! 🙂

      I hope you got the water you need for your trailer and are all set for following some “happy trails.” This heat wave is almost over! Yay!

    • JazzLoverWMa says:

      Well val, if you have been reading rvsues blog for the past couple of years you must know how much she dislikes having her privacy and life invaded by insensitive people who don’t respect her wishes of “no drop-ins”. There are many of us who would love to visit with her but out of respect would not even if the chance arose. If you cared about her you would have kept on schlepping your water and left her alone.

  34. ApplegirlNY says:

    Good morning, Sue and Reggie, and blogorinos. I’m a couple of days late, as usual. I love those Joshua trees! They almost seem animated to me. Your wanderings sure take you past some interesting things – the windmill for instance – another great pic.

    One of our dogs (Blaze) is really suffering. We’ve been to the vet a couple of times (and hundreds of dollars). It may just be his decline. 12 1/2 year old Springer. Love the furry guy. I’ll just keep him comfortable, no more vets. I’m so worried about his brother (Sparkie), they’ve never been apart since birth. So much love and so much heartbreak, these critters bring. He may be on his way out, or he may rally, who knows.

    Take care and stay cool.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Good morning, Applegirl,

      I’m saddened that you and your dogs are going through this painful chapter. “So much love and so much heartbreak”… How very true!
      I wish I knew what to write that would be a comfort, but I don’t know the words that can ease the anguish and worry. Know that we care.

  35. Dawn in NC says:

    Hi Applegirl, I am sorry to hear about Blaze. It really stinks that our beloved companions age so much faster than us. I have a 16.5 year old cat that I fret about every day. As, she has outlived her mom and her siblings. However, she is still in relatively good health. Yet, I know that time is NOT our friend in this matter. Good on you for knowing when to take Blaze to the vet and when to keep her comfortable. I hope she rallies.

  36. Terri From Texas says:

    Wonderful Joshua Tree pictures! looking forward to the day I can see them for myself.
    My cat, Joy, was born in the twentieth century!! She will be 18 this summer and still, apparently, going strong. Gave her some catnip the other night and she went nuts over it. It will be hard when she does go but she has had a good life-was a rescue not long for this world when we took her from the rescue shelter. Looking forward to see where you travel next. 🙂
    Take Care All!

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