Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Martin Luther King Holiday

After spending Christmas & New Years's out in the '62 Shasta camper, we weren't going to let the next Holiday slip by without making a trip somewhere. So, once again, it was back to Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood, AZ. Temps were chilly, and we had a little rain, but no worries... Warm inside the camper, and had a few nice fires outside as well.

The NFL Football playoffs were going on, with 2 games Saturday and 2 on Sunday as well. You may be thinking, "Why leave home if you are just going to sit around and watch football?" I can see that line of thinking, but, nonetheless, it was still a very enjoyable trip with 25% nature and 75% amenities of home! Plus, it's just fun cooking outdoors if you do nothing else!

Now, on Martin Luther King Day... I guess every ethnicity, race, culture, etc., deserves it's day in the sun. Italians have Colombus Day, Mexicans get Cinco de Mayo, the Irish have St. Patrick's Day... You get my drift. Well, my Grandmother was born in Finland and came here when She was very young, my heritage is Finnish. I propose that in early May, we Finnish-Americans should celebrate TEAMU SELANNE DAY!!!!

That's pronounced TEA (as in the hot beverage) MOO (as in cow noise), and last name is just like SALAMI but with NN's. He's a Hockey player, currently with the Anaheim Ducks. Yes, He's from Finland as well. It's either him or Paavo Nurmi, a runner in the 1920 Olympics. That seems way too long ago to celebrate that Dude now.
Teamu... Nothing to do with camping

But I digress... Back to the trip. Not much to tell, just 2 days and 2 nights out in the cold, with Hi's in the 50's and lows in the 20's. I was hoping for a little snow, but it wasn't quite cold enough for that. Maybe next time. See 'ya!

Sunrise at Dead Horse

View from the neighboring campsite

A blustery Winter day

Beautiful sunset at Dead Horse Ranch State Park

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