Staying at Parker, AZ gave us the opportunity to catch up with family. We went to visit my dad and sister in So. California. When we left Parker we stopped off in Bakersfield to visit Dale's sister, Wanda, for a couple of days. We then stopped at a wonderful RV park in Patterson, CA and visited Dale's brother, Weldon, several days and spent Christmas day with our sister-in-law, Mary, in Hollister, CA and visited my brother, Mitchell and his wife and girls in Modesto, CA. We arrived at Bothe State Park to volunteer at the Bale Gristmill Dec 27, 2012. Gosh we loved that place.