Friday, November 26, 2010

Jackie and Reid Come Over to Moms

Reid ( my youngest sister’s son) shows us that he received honours in grade 11 and also received:

‘Multimedia: The winners showed exceptional and creative Multimedia design skills. These students demonstrated an excellent work ethic and a positive attitude.

10 Reid Nixon’


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Supper with Mom at Heather’s Place.

Today we went to Heather’s ( my oldest sister) for supper with mom. PICT0031

Mom and Heather


Heathers two boys practicing on their chanters. From left to right, Ian, Kent and Kent’s girlfriend Nicole.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Dads Funeral

Today was Dad’s funeral. Jackie (my youngest sister) hosted a lunch for family after the funeral.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Dad’s Obituary.

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Earl Herbert Meyers

On Saturday, November 13th 2010, Earl Herbert Meyers passed away peacefully, at his residence in Calgary, Alberta, surrounded by his loving family at the age of 79 years.

Earl was predeceased by his parents, Herbert and Ida Meyers and son-in-law Jack Ward. He is survived by his wife Eva, his brother Jack and sister Fay as well as son Terry (Teri) Meyers, and daughters, Heather (Jeremy) Miles, Laurie Ward, and Jackie (Miles) Nixon. Earl is also survived by six grandchildren and two great grand children.

Earl was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on January 5th 1931. Three year old Earl and his family moved to Holbeim, Saskatchewan. The family had purchased a small farm where they lived out the depression years. They moved to Brandon during Earl’s teenage years. At high school he played basketball, baseball and joined the air cadets where he earned his pilot’s license through a flying scholarship. Earl married Eva McLaren in 1952. Eva and Earl built a home in Brandon, Manitoba where son Terry and daughters Heather and Laurie were born.

Earl started his career in the farm implement business with International Harvester in sales at Brandon, and then moved as sales representative stationed in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. In 1962 Earl purchased shares at Boundary Motors IH dealership in Estevan, Saskatchewan. He continued as owner/salesman until his retirement in 1983. During these years Earl’s third daughter Jackie was born.

After retiring Earl and Eva traveled extensively and spent many fine winters in Mesa, Arizona. In his retirement, Earl loved to play senior ball in both Arizona and Calgary playing his final game in September of this year. Earl and Eva enjoyed square dancing for over 20 years. They moved to Calgary in 1990 to be closer their family. Earl loved being with his family and was always organizing events for the grandchildren. He made every outing an adventure with lots of excitement and chocolate.

Earl left a huge footprint on this earth and he will always be remembered for his great sense of humour and his inner child, which was always front and centre.

Services for Earl will be held on Thursday, November 18th at 10:30 AM at the Chapel of the Bells, located at 2720 Centre Street North. Calgary, Alberta.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Palm Creek RV and Golf Resort, Casa Grande, Az

We are busy getting to know our neighbours and get involved in activities.

Then on Thursday, November 11th, Laurie (my middle sister) gave us a call informing us that my Dad had a turn for the worst.

We flew to Calgary on the 12 of November. Dad died on the 13th of November.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Camping World in Mesa

Our appointment to get a new satellite dish on the motorhome was for the morning. So, as per usual at 2 PM our motorhome finally got in the shop. So instead of being done at 1 PM we will be driving in the dark to Palm Creek RV and Golf Resort in Casa Grande, Az.

This is us at the rest stop 15 miles north of our destination

PB047856 We arrived too late to be escorted to our site so we sat in overflow for the evening.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Prescott Arizona to Casa Grande

Today we drove from Prescott to Camping World in Mesa. Tomorrow we get a new Satellite dish on the motorhome.

When we started the day Teri found a praying mantis on the motorhome.


All hooked up ready to go.


Phoenix is just over the hill.


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sharlot Hall Museum Prescott, Az

Museum Exhibits


The Sharlot Hall Museum invites you to explore the colorful panorama of Central Arizona's History. The Museum's nine buildings and four special gardens (including our famous Territorial Women's Rose Garden) illuminate a period spanning the years from before the founding of Prescott in 1864 to the present. Our exhibits include the following:

Get to know Museum founder Sharlot Mabridth Hall through an exhibit revealing her life and passions. She was a woman ahead of her times in many ways, yet with a keen sense of history.

The crown jewel of the Museum grounds is the original Arizona territorial Governor's Mansion, proudly standing in the same place where it was built in 1864. It is the Museum's original home.

The Museum's promary exhibits and dioramas are housed in the Sharlot Hall Building, built in 1936 as a project of the Civil Works Administration. This building also served as Sharlot Hall's home for a period.

The Bashford House is a Victorian treasure that houses the Museum's gift store, Sharlot's Timesless Treasures. It is the only one of Prescott's many Victorian houses that is regularly open to the public.

The Museum's collection of Native American baskets is a must-see, with dozens of beautiful baskets on display in "The Baskets Keep Talking" exhibit.

From a vintage stagecoach to Sharlot Hall's own 1927 Durant Star Touring Car, the Transportation Exhibit will stir the imagination of visitors of every age.

In "Skyviews: Aerial Townscapes of Prescott, 1868 to Present" the Museum has put together a collection of old and new aerial views of Prescott that reveal how much the area has changed over the decades.


The museum is worth the visit. Great history on the Prescott area!

Yavapai County Courthouse

Downtown Prescott has a huge courthouse square. This is the County Courthouse of Yavapai County.



Back at the campground the quail come out at sunset.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Scooter trim from Prescott to Jerome and Back.

Today we got on the scooter and went on highway 89 to Jerome. Jerome is a ghost town. It used to be a thriving mining town of up to 10,000 people up until the 1950’s. Copper was the main ore but there was a gold mine or two as well. Today the main street is used for tourism with the shops full of restaurants and artisan shops. The one I found most interesting sold only kaleidoscopes.

We drove on a highway with 152 curves in 12 miles with an elevation change from 4,000 feet to 7,000 feet above sea level.


Jerome on the side of the mountain.


Copper ore.


The View from Jerome.

Point of Rocks RV Resort, Prescott Arizona

This is the view of our campground in Prescott. This is a nice basic campground with dirt roads in a wonderful spot.


This is the trail behind the campground.