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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Highway 1 Trip, Part 1 by Grace

My family and I went driving up Highway 1 in California in the Dormobile. We decded to do this because we were going to get a new/old car and not just any old car, a RANGE ROVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Range Rover was in Redwood Valley, CA. So, we decided to make a vacation out of the trip.

Yeah this may seem crazy, to take a 1968 Dormobile 2,444 miles round trip. But the only thing bad that happened was a flat tire.

We set off from Tucson on Sunday, June 12th. That night we spent in a hotel in Laughlin, NV. The plan for Monday was to get to the coast, but we didn't quite make it and spent the night in Bakersfield, CA. The third day was the real start of our vacation.

We drove out of Bakersfield towards the coast and visited Paso Robles. This is one of my parents favorite places to visit wineries. We visited a few. It was boring!!!
Finally, we got to the coast!!!!!!!!!!!! We camped at San Simeon State Park. The beach was just a little way from our campsite.We watched the tide come in, and the sunset.

The next we visited the Hearst Castle, but that is for the next post.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Rover Divas are in Arizona Driver Magazine by Grace

Look at us were in another magazine!!!!!!!

We are in the Arizona Driver Magazine the May/June Issue.

The article is about the Overland Expo.

Here is a photo of the article. Sorry it is so little, but if you click on the picture of the magazine. It will take you directly to the current issue of the magazine. We are pictured on page 6.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Easter at Turkey Creek by Grace

On Friday, of Easter weekend, I went camping. We went in the Dormobile to Turkey Creek.  

We set up camp and stamped eggs.  

For dinner we made cheese wrapped in ham, wrapped in chicken, wrapped in bacon.  We cooked them in the Dutch Oven.  Yum!!

Saturday I hiked to a cliff dwelling.  It was a Salado Indian site and was tiny.  

We hiked back to camp and dyed Easter eggs.  

I made an airplane and threw a ball against a cliff.

I started a fire with no matches.  It was fun and the second time I had done this.  

This is how I built it. 
1.  I shredded sycamore bark, then put it in the fire ring. 
2. I then put old leaves on the bark.
3.  Then twigs and sticks. 
4. Got an ember left from an earlier fire.  Then I blew on the ember.

5. And blew

6. And blew

7. And Fire!!!
8.  Then I put on leaves and twigs.  You have to be careful not to let it go out.

9. Add sticks and branches. Keep careful watch!
10.  Before you know it you are adding tree branches, and your fire is a real campfire.

We had our Easter dinner on Saturday night.  My parents had Rack of Lamb.  I don't really like that so I got peanut butter and jelly.  Much better!!

I set out two baskets one with eggs for the Easter Bunny to fill and one with just grass.  
On Easter I opened my baskets.  

My Dad went and hid the eggs and I had an Easter egg hunt.  It was fun!!

Soon we were packing up and heading home. 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Izabella's "Top 3 Disco Youtube Clips", .........for now anyway!!!

 I have been looking at youtube clips since we got our Disco 3 years ago, and I think I finally chose my favorites.  I like to watch them with the volume turned up to get the full effect.  It is amazing to see all that they can do.  I am not going to write to much, the videos say enough! 

So here they are............................ENJOY!!...............

1.   Thee Most Awesome

2.  Awesome

 3.  More Awesomeness!!!!!!!

It is cool to see in just a few minutes how the Discovery began, and how it looks now in 2011!


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

AZLRO Rally 2011 – The Super Duper Trail Story – by Dalene

March 6th, 2011

Land Rovers: LR3, Discovery I, Discovery II, Jeep, Defender 90
Drivers: Shaun, Ryan, Rob, Chad, Bill Burke
Diva: Dalene
Trail: Ajax Mine

 On Sunday morning we ate breakfast and packed our stuff.  My dad led a trail but the Rover Divas were not there.  It was sad that my Rover Diva friends weren’t with me.

On the trail two guys walked to Rob’s truck and told us that their Buggy was stuck in a hole. Things did not look good for the Buggy. I was not scared because the guys have fixed and helped trucks before.

Rob had a good idea. We pulled them up with a rope on a winch.  There were four winches. Everyone helped us pull him out.

The buggy was in a mineshaft and we got him out. I was happy that it didn’t take a long time. I’m glad that the buggy started running.

After that we ate lunch. We drove on a hard trail called Ajax before we went home. The trail was fun and everyone had a good time. I brought home some rocks from the trail. I always bring rocks home from the trail for my collection.