Posts Tagged: ‘Lake Red Rock’

Heading South: Iowa to Arizona

October 15, 2017 Posted by Deb

Melcher-Dallas and Lake Red Rock

Happy Birthday, Gena - Raleigh Grill in Lucas, IA

Happy Birthday, Gena!

Raleigh's Country Bar & Grill out in the Woods

Raleigh’s Country Bar & Grill out in the Woods

After-Supper Hike to Whitebreast Creek on the Farm

After-Supper Hike to Whitebreast Creek on the Farm

We revisited the site of our first date. In the early 1970’s, a purple ski boat. Now, a Hobie trimaran.

Lake Red Rock

Lake Red Rock

Under the Mile-Long Bridge

Under the Mile-Long Bridge

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Tiki Hut Complete with Toilet

Tiki Hut Complete with Toilet

Our stop at Cindy & Bill’s included staging and organizing the mail we had built up with boat parts for Guatemala.PackingGuatemala

 

Off to Arizona

We made it to Casa Grande in four easy days after our stop in Melcher-Dallas, IA. We pitted in Wichita, KS, Amarillo, TX and Lake Caballo, NM. It has been close to 100° for a number of days and pickleball starts before 7:30 a.m. That is way too early for me and just fine for Deb. Palm Creek is undergoing major construction and they are adding what looks like 500 to 1,000 units to the north. Unfortunately, they gobbled up the RC flying field so we will have to commute with our toys.

Amarillo was once the largest producer of Helium in the world. Dead factory now.

Amarillo was once the largest producer of Helium in the world. Dead factory now.

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Lake Red Rock near Pella, Iowa

September 27, 2016 Posted by Deb

We decompressed at Red Rock with a few days of sailing the trimaran and camp fires. We had a couple of motorcycle guys and a barking dog about 100 yards away otherwise the whole park was ours. The dog got much better and they eventually moved on, leaving us alone among hundreds of sites, trees, and our own private shower and launch ramp. Wonderful place for $9.00 a day with our new federal park senior pass.

Best Pelican Fishing Spot

Best Pelican Fishing Spot

redrockcliffchuck redrockcliffdeb redrockdebcave redrockcliffssail redrockcliffpicnicOh … and we had company from the reunion. Bill Armstrong, his wife Emma, and daughter Kayra, formerly from Jakarta, now also live in Pella, Iowa while Kayra goes to school there. We traded house visits and a ride in Bill’s Dodge Viper. We stayed below its top speed by at least 30 mph.

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