We did a Caribbean cruise in January. Pictures can be found here. In Cozumel we tried something new. We did helmet diving. Check out the pictures and video from our helmet dive. Back in Florida we did an airboat ride in the Everglades. 

We had a great spring with lots of wildflowers in the desert.

At the end of may we went to an UFO conference in Palm Desert, CA. It was our first trip to an UFO conference and probably our last. Here are some pictures from Contact in the Desert.

In July and August we moved with our travel trailer to Juniper Ridge RV Resort. This active adult resort nestled among the junipers, at 6,100 feet (2.000m) in the White Mountains of Arizona.  Juniper Ridge RV Resort offers its residents a cool summer home. This beautiful gated community is heaven for its "55 and Better" active adult residents. The Resort features 528 privately owned lots, and includes both RV’s and Park Models. Here are some pictures from our stay at Juniper Ridge. Including pictures from our motorcycle trips during our stay.

For Gerda's birthday we went on our motorcycles to the Hatch Chile Festival in New Mexico. A couple of days later we went with friends to Almont, CO. were we rented a cabin along the Taylor River.

It already became a tradition for us to visit the Chuck Wagon Festival in Chandler. At this festival crews hold up the old tradition of cooking in cast iron Dutch ovens. Every team has to prepare 50 meals including dessert.

Middle of October we met 3 friends from Austria in Las Vegas and went on a National Park tour with them. We visited: Zion National Monument, Bryce Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley and Grand Canyon. At the end we had a nice evening at our house in Phoenix.

Helmut was busy with a couple of business trips to Brazil and Panama in November and December.