Sunday, February 3, 2013

A Lot Going On At North Ranch

Just a short time ago the Campground here at North Ranch was barely half full. Recently it has filled up to the brim, as you can see in the photo above.

This weekend is the “Escapees Boot Camp” where people learn about the RV lifestyle. They get quite a turnout.  The Activities Center and the Club House, along with the streets are much busier than usual. Plus, a lot of folks come over here from Quartzsite after the big blow out over there starts closing down. Most of them have been boon docking over there, so they come and get there “full hook-up” fix for a while. A lot of them stay for a couple months with us before they continue on their travels.  It's good to have them with us.

I’m always glad to see February means that the weather will be warming up. Just like yesterday, it was a superb day. We went out to the Saturday morning scheduled Tactical Competition Pistol Match at the Wickenburg Sportsmens Club. It was a little cool in the beginning at 8:30 but before long it was a beautiful 70*.   As it warms up, shooting get more popular   We had 25 registered shooters yesterday. It was a fun time and a great shoot.

I think Ms. Pat and I are getting used to our new Ruger SR1911 .45 ACP pistols that we just started shooting this winter. It takes time to get used to a new gun and a new caliber. We both have several 1000 rounds fired through them and have learned to enjoy a “Big” gun. This is Ruger’s first 1911 model pistol and it is also both of our first experience with the famous 1911 model frame that came into existence over 100 years ago. Pat agrees that the recoil is not any worse than our .40 S&W Cal Glocks.  In fact, we own a Ruger 9mm LC9 that has more recoil than these 1911’s (in our opinion).  It just seems they have a very comfortable, easy to hold frame and grip and you have more to firmly hold onto, The gun absorbs a lot of its own recoil. I hope you follow that but you know what I mean…Smile

North Ranch puts on these great breakfasts every Saturday morning. Well, we shoot on Saturday mornings and miss these breakfasts.  However, the one Saturday we rained out at the Range, I told Ms. Pat that we should go to the Activities Center for one of their breakfasts. Now Ms. Pat doesn’t condone these unhealthy breakfasts very much and she was reluctant.  But, since we seldom ever get to go and she knows how much I love biscuits and gravy, she agreed it would be OK this one time. Only problem is, they don’t start serving until 8:00 and we always eat at 6:00.  You know how regimented us old folks are. It was a long wait, but it was worth it. The biscuits and gravy were delicious, especially all doctored up with “hot sauce”, the way I like mine!

We were blessed to have our friend Ray stop by and pay us a visit. He is a dedicated blog follower and one that encouraged me to continue writing my Wednesday blog. Good seeing you again Ray. Ray and Cindy are from Utah and are here attending the “Boot Camp”.  They are new to full time RV'ing and are here to learn all they can about traveling and maintaining an RV in a few short days.  They are also new to blogging so check out their blog and leave them a few encouraging comments about RV'ing and their blog:  Ray and Cindy's RV Travels

It was also a special treat to have Kelly, the other half ( the better half, as Al says) of the Bayfield Bunch stop buy for a little visit. She was on her way home from Wickenburg and Mr. Al was home guarding the fort, so we didn’t get to see him…….maybe next time Al.

Time for me to get moving and be ready to head to Church in a few minutes.  Thanks for stopping by and remember what I've told you so many times...."Don’t forget to tell your kids you love them, they may not be around forever!"

It was a GREAT WEEK!!!!   

God Bless and Travel Safe. Thanks for stopping by!


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Kevin and Tracy (a.k.a. kcgaz) said...

Boy those Biscuits and Gravy sure do look good. Visited Ray and Cindy's Blog and tried to sign on as a follower, but no where to do that. Looking forward to getting up your way soon for a visit, just been too busy lately. Enjoy church and your day!

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

Now thats a mans breakfast looks good.

Lady Dyna Ryder said...

Oh, now you've done it, Mike! I LOVE hot sauce but never even thought about it on biscuits and gravy...can't wait to try that combination. I'll probably dub them my McFall biscuits..ha!
You and Ms. Pat take care and have a great week!

Al Bossence said...

Hey Mike, just read your post about warmer February weather so went out on the porch to get me some. Guess you were meaning later February eh. I liked the looks of that breakfast. And yes, I've been doing a lot Fort guarding this winter over here on Ghost Town Road. Kelly generally puts me in my crate whenever she goes to town...........:))

Janna and Mike said...

Boy that was a step outside the box for Ms. Pat--biscuits and gravy!!

Unknown said...

OK, yeah, now I'm hungry.

Unknown said...

Ok, yeah, now I'm hungry!