Adventures of Brian and Dee

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Some People Are Just Rude

I know that millennials — those between the ages of 20 to 30 years — have the reputation of being self-centered. Well we had an unpleasant experience with four college students last night. Lake Roosevelt has a few campsites that are placed too close together. The site in back and to the east of us Continue Reading

Gotta Love Butcher Hook in Tonto Basin

Down home, Old West, friendly staff, huge portions, lots of menu choices and good food. That about says it all. We’ve been for breakfast and lunch, although Butcher Hook also serves dinner with prime rib available on the weekends. Biscuits and gravy is one of my favorite breakfasts and Butcher Hook does it up right. Continue Reading

The Silence of the Night in the Desert?

Not really. You’d think being miles out in the desert would be complete silence at night. No traffic. No music. Not heater or air conditioner. We usually camp in a tents only campground or loop so no generators from the RVs. Last night we were woken by two owls hooting to each other, I couldn’t Continue Reading

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Well it is for Arizona. In Phoenix, as well as Roosevelt Lake where we are, the low temps are supposed to be in the high 30’s. Keyword there is supposed to. Our thermometer registered 32 degrees and there was ice in the dog water bowl. How do we survive? His name is Little Buddy, a Continue Reading

Skunked

So it seems Roosevelt Lake now has a resident skunk population. We’ve seen Mr. or Ms. Skunk four or five times now. He comes up to the path from the lake—which is too steep for us to walk – right into camp, not the least bit concerned with us. However, he doesn’t like Kate, our Continue Reading