Monday, December 25, 2017

Christmas Greetings from Arizona

This is camping site #49 in Cattail Cove State Park where we have enjoyed Christmas Day. It's a perfect site, just the right direction of grade so that there is no need for leveling blocks, and a nice tree for afternoon shade, plus water and electricity. Our friend Glenn came out and we did a morning bird walk and then he joined us in a Christmas Potluck that the park puts on every year.  Cattail Cove State park is located on the shore line of Lake Havasu a mere 17 miles south of our previous camping site at Lake Havasu State Park in Lake Havasu City. We drove here Saturday arriving around noon and decided to to stay for three nights, but within a few hours we found ourselves with a commitment for the next two months!  We will be leading bird-walks and serving as campground hosts in the overflow parking lot. Our aimless wandering around this winter has come to an abrubt stop.  The wear and tear of looking for the next campground, and route planing was getting to be stressful, so staying put in this lakeside oasis for a couple of months doing what we love feels great.  We owe our good fortune to the wonderful head ranger Cindy Smith who we have worked for previously at two Arizona State Parks. Cindy has us staying here temporary until later this week when we will move to our volunteer site in the overflow lot.