Pam and DK Loo
It was early November when 20 families from the Rovin’ Pebbles RV Club made a five-day, 52-mile trip to Cave Creek Regional Park. It has spacious areas between camping sites. The weather cooperated with several sunny days, light winds, and gorgeously brilliant sunsets. The Wagon Masters were Mike Kramer, Cindy Hix, and Pam and DK Loo.
Close to forty of us gathered for our customary first evening potluck dinner. Each family offered their favorite dish. The group dinner also provided the venue for club members to introduce themselves and to engage in cross-talk in smaller groups.
A big pot of coffee and light pastries awaited the club members each morning of the trip. A camp fire was also started so the members could enjoy each other’s company a bit more.
In the afternoon of day 2, we drove to Los Cedros Ranch in Scottsdale for a guided walking tour. It is a famous Arabian horse training and boarding facility. The facility revisits the feel of a Moroccan citadel some 2,500 years ago, surrounded by tall walls and enclosed by huge solid cedar wood doors. The carvings and designs in the cedar wood are detailed and impressive. Inside the compound, we enjoyed a tour of more than 50 prized horses in their spotless and odorless stalls, a customized horse swimming pool, and lush courtyards.
Since we were at Cave Creek, many of us stopped into the Buffalo Chip Saloon for dinner. We ran smack into their Friday night bull riding contest with cash prizes in their in-house corral. The popular restaurant quickly filled with cowboys, cowgirls, and other customers. Several of us stayed for the contest and reported having a great time watching the show.
Another pot of coffee was ready the next morning (day 3) along with a full breakfast of ham, bacon, fruit, and fresh waffles made by Mike Kramer, Marty Chambless, and DK Loo. It was well received by everyone. Then, after an open day of personal and open time, we all gathered for happy hour and shared the day’s fun events with others by the campfire.
On day 4 and with help from fellow camper Len Magsamen, the Wagon Masters served up a delicious Italian dinner while donning chefs’ head dress and aprons. It is important to recognize Mike Kramer and Cindy Hix for the excellent and bountiful meals throughout the caravan. They had exceeded all expectations while working closely to a tight budget from the caravan fees received from the membership.
The magnificent sunset provided a picturesque backdrop for the dinner and a close to another memorable caravan.