Wednesday, February 03, 2016

New Beginnings

While we were still in Yuma we continued to go to the movies and dinner with the Boomer's. Played cards in the evenings with Glenda, Don, Kay, Tom and our new friends Phil and Judy. We went to MX several times with Phil and Judy for dental, hearing aides and the usual stuff.

Donna went to lunch with the Boomer Ladies one day.

We got our 5000 geocache at the Peanut Factory.

On the 13th we headed out to Quartzite. Our first camping spot was "Boomerville". Our rig is the center one on the bottom. Phil & Judy parked next to us. 

We were very busy.
Two days we went to the Escapee's Happy Hour. Saw lots of friends.

Redmond Services had a free dinner and drinks. We met Wendy and Mike and took Phil and Judy.
We went to Silly Al's for great pizza and dancing.

We went to the Desert Bar for drinks and to show them around.
Then it was off to the Floating Bar for lunch. Rob and Linda joined us.

We did 4-wheeling with some of the Boomer's. Got a geocache here.

We moved from Boomerville to La Paz Valley Road for the Geocache Rally.
They arranged for a tour to an historic place. Geocaches there too.

We went to Millie's Hanger Party in Salome.

Then we went to the QIA to see our friends Tupe and Janey do their "Laughing Bird" show.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Working and Playing in Yuma

When we arrived on our lot the 16th of November, our across the street neighbor was Doug Hubbard, a friend from the WIN group we had belonged to. We had a nice visit with him.
 Bob was extremely busy getting the shed cleaned out and sorting out what needed to go back into the bays of the motorhome. It took almost a week. 

In the evenings we would go down to the clubhouse and play cards. Donna would go to video walking exercises in the morning. It was good to get back to visiting and renewing our friendships.

On Wednesdays the Boomer group we belong to go out to the movies in the early afternoon and when it was over we would go out to eat at a different restaurant each time.
We went to Los Algodones, Mexico to get Donna an implant for her front teeth. It was going to be a Christmas present from Bob. After X-rays and sonogram it was decided her jaw bone wasn't strong enough. She got a "laser teeth cleaning" and a tooth extraction. 18 Novocain injections to do that. She was put on ibuprofin and amoxicillin. She developed a massive infection. We went back down 10 days later and still too much infection. 

We attended the Thanksgiving dinner at the clubhouse. Bob got to serve the gravy. Donna was able to eat mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing with gravy and pumpkin pie. 

The Roadrunner Chapter we belonged to folded due to lack of interest in the campouts. We had a party at the Z Fun Factory in Yuma and we went. Donna could only eat soup.

We had new neighbors across from us. Don and Glenda Wicks came over several times and played cards with us in the evening. One evening he brought a bottle of Key Lime Vodka and we brought out the tequila and moonshine. To say we slept well that night is an understatement.

On December 5th the Winter Visitors are treated by Los Algodones to a "Welcome Back" party. We met Glenda and Don at the parking lot then walked across the border.  In the first  block we got to taste as much tequila as we wanted.

At the end of the block were margaritas.

Glenda and Donna got to dance with these young men. Notice their beer dispenser. That was the 3rd one so no wonder they danced with them.

A motorhome parked in front of our lot to put their car onto the tow dolly. The wife was driving and went too far and the tires went beyond the dolly. Bob helped jacking it up along with 2 or 3 other men to get it back off and put on correctly. Took almost 45 minutes.

One of the Boomer ladies had a party at her place in the Foothills. It was to help her decorate her golf cart for the Christmas parade they have every year.
 Quite a few showed up. Hey, offer free food and they will come.

We made several trips to Algodones and our friends Curt and Louise Pyatt met us at our new favorite restaurant. Wonderful Mango Margaritas, food and music. The waiter even drove us to the border since we had too many of the margaritas.

We found a new dentist for Donna thru a friend. Adrian had been our waiter at our favorite restaurant in Algodones but now he works for Dental Clinic. 
The dentist Pabel checked Donna over and came in with an estimate $2800 less.

 We stopped off at Ogliby Rd to join our pastor Jim's group for a pot luck lunch on one trip to MX.

Christmas Dinner at the clubhouse was fantastic. We volunteered to cook 4 boxes of dressing. 3 others also provided the dressing. There had to be over 100 people there. Donna volunteered to be a greeter. She welcomed all who came in the west door and directed them to where to put their potluck dish. Most everyone had already brought their plates etc and chose a table. The turkeys where cooked there and cut up by a crew of volunteers. 

We continued to go out to the movies and dinner with the Boomer's each Wednesday.
New Years Eve was spent at the Clubhouse so we could walk home.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Vegging Out

Nov 7th we left Las Vegas not knowing where we were heading except south towards Yuma. Was it going to be Needles? Maybe Bullhead/Laughlin? How about Parker? Well we ended up in Quartzsite at Hi Jolly. It was a Saturday so Donna called our friend Millie to see if our favorite band was playing any where. The Yacht Club had been sold where they would normally play and was shut down. "Yes" they were going to play at 4pm. We quickly set up and headed for town. We met Millie but we couldn't find the band. She called "Chief". A friend who came and we found them. They weren't going to start until 6 pm. We went back home for dinner and never went back out.

The next day we went out to grab a few geocaches that were near us then we went down to the long term area to visit with our friends Jim and Barb Denning. We had gotten a text message that Kay and Tom Seliskar were headed our way and when we got home sure enough, they were there. We had a great visit with them and played Pegs and Joker's each evening. The girls won but we did let the guys win a game or two.

Our last day in Quartzsite we visited with them and their friends Pat & Linda Jenkins. We took off geocaching a long run. Due to the heat of the summer and other reasons several of them were missing. We did meet some other caches while out on that run.

On Nov. 10th we headed to the Chapter 7 Rally on Ogilby Rd. in California. The first day there was only 3 rigs. The 6 of us had a nice visit. The next day two more rigs came and we sat out of the wind by our patio door. What patio, just desert. Our last day was the annual meeting. Donna acted as secretary. One more couple drove out from Kofa just for the meeting. Without a quorum for the second time we decided to disband the"Chapter". End of meeting.

Everyone left the next day but we stayed on as we weren't able to get on our lot at Kofa yet. We vegged, we geocached, we watched TV, we read. We had a beautiful sunset.

Sunday the 15th we headed out to Yuma. We stayed at the Paradise Casino. After unhooking we headed out to get groceries and fuel. After fueling we decided to head to the VFW to do a little dancing and visit with friends. The first person we saw was Sharie. She was with us the day we met. Always good to get hugs from our friends. Handlebar Jim, Jo Bada, Shirley Bradley were all there too as was bashful John. We had a nice visit then we hit Walmart for our supplies before heading home. In the evening it rained. That messes up our TV so we watch a DVD of the Outlander series.

The next day we called Kofa and our lot was empty a day early so we moved into "home"

Friday, November 06, 2015

Las Vegas Fun

Our stay at the 1000 Trails in Las Vegas was great fun. We arrived on Oct 26th. Not much happened the first few days. We read and did routine chores like laundry.

Bob invited his sister, Gayle from Ft. Myers, FL to come and visit. He put her up at the Boulder Station a few blocks from us.

On Halloween we took her for a tour of Valley of Fires State Park.
In the evening we went to Fremont Street. 
Had dinner at the 4 Queens.
 Then we walked the streets looking at all the Halloween costumes.
This couple caught our "eye". Check out theirs. Spooky.
 Doctor Howe Fletersnatch. Say that out loud.

 Then we had to take our shots.
 This guy must have had a headache.
 We took Gayle down to the Ventian Casino.

 She was trying to hit on the statue.