Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
We are extensively traveling around...working and having a blast...Life is Grand!

Monday, February 25, 2019

Now What?

We are having an exceptionally hard time this year, we have NOT been able to find other steady work and Lt Blender with its new pay scale has fizzled badly. We are making half of what we were making the past few years and those years were lean enough. We have sent out hundreds of resumes since November and nothing. All of our original plans took nose dives so hard that there was no recovering and we ended up having to work a few events for Lt Blender just to keep us from totally losing it all. We continued to hold on to our faith that it will work out, but we’re getting weak.


We finally got a call mid February from a nearby resort that needed help in the kitchen and bartending. It was perfect timing for us so we thought it was a sign for better things ahead. Our event was just ending and we could immediately head there which was great for them because their help just walked off the job with no notice at all. That is never a good sign and there was an extremely negative review online that was not from them that just walked off but from another disgruntled employee. We will make our own judgment since we needed a steady income and nothing else was happening.



The work and the owners are good but Jerry only getting about 20 hours and me strictly on commission at the pool bar was not cutting it. Tips were not great because when I charged their tabs, it automatically added a 15% gratuity on it, BUT I did not receive it in its entirety since I received a third of total intake which they included the 15% in the grand total. It was strange and I didn’t think it was even legal but when questioned they said it was the way it was done, so we had to live with it until we found something else.



We’re barely holding on and we know the universe is trying to teach us a lesson but we are so done and just want to live our lives without all these roadblocks. And, yes we are grateful for all we have, but is it that wrong to want more?

In a moment things can change and we think they have, but at the same time we are afraid of believing in it just yet…

There was no drama when we told them that financially it would not work for us and we left. We headed for Casa Grande with hopes that this just might be the one that we can enjoy the work AND make some good money too, only time will tell.

Learning something new everyday, today I learned….


Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Yuma Lakes RV Resort
6275 S Avenue 8 ½ E
Yuma, AZ 85365
928-726-5860
2012, 2018, 2019



2019 UPDATE - They are still accepting Coast to Coast Membership and now that we have MayB it was nice staying way out in the middle of nowhere.

This is a Colorado River Adventures park which is a membership park that we used our Coast to Coast membership. We paid $10 with no additional charges for a water, electric, sewer, back-in, level, gravel site. Our Verizon MiFi does not work the best, but we muddle through.


We were greeted very nicely, even though it was early in the morning of our check in day, not a problem they escorted us to our site. Included with their brochure, they gave us a book that had information about the area and coupons from local area establishments to use during our stay, very welcoming.

They have all sorts of activities throughout the resort, shuffleboard, horseshoes, Bingo, pool and spa, and so much more.


There is a lake for fishing, but we were told we would need an Arizona Fishing License to partake. They even have a restaurant open all week long that serves some pretty good choices at a great price.


They have several laundry facilities and the one we were closest to was small, only a half a dozen washer and dryers and each time we came by there were people waiting. Thank goodness we were able to wait and do it at our next location.

The resort is old, but they maintain it well, several restrooms and showers were located throughout the resort, that were kept clean. If we are ever in the area again we would most certainly stay here.



Back when we were in our stationary lifestyle our home was decorated in the southwestern motif and since we had our own tile installation business, my favorite thing to do with tile was and still is mosaic. We created so many items with this design and for me it was like therapy and knowing just how time consuming it can be, it is appreciated when we see other creations. Here are just a few of the southwestern and other artwork that you will find throughout the resort.





Learning something new everyday, today I learned….