It is Sunday, Mar. 19th and our time is winding to a close. It seems our last 4 days will be our busiest and needless to say they will slip by quickly. Not only is our time in the park coming to an end but our time in the southwest as well.
We have bittersweet feelings. We are going to miss the social life we have down here, the beautiful weather, the gorgeous desert in all its many stages, the cacti even more now that they are in bloom, the palm trees and the pool.
|Clemson takes care of business on our site palm tree|
I know once we leave here and are in the mindset of going home, we will be anxious to get there. To a point. For the first 5 days, we will mosey slowly across the mid states not rushing to the cooler weather. After that we hope to settle in a park for 3 or 4 days and then put the push on for the remaining journey home. We will look forward to seeing family, friends, our summer place “The Ridge”, the bunky we worked so hard on last year and access to my Toyota. I'm curious to see how our plantings at home have fared over the winter, in particular "Goose, the Spruce Tree".
Today is another hot one, at one point it reached 95f and that was at 1 pm. We received a text from friends of my sister, Gayle, who are camped at the Riverside RV Park in Laughlin, NV. This is just across the Colorado River from us and having met them once before at Pilot Knob blm, we thought it would be nice to see them again.
|Crossing the Colorado River|
I texted Judy that we had some groceries to pick up in Bullhead City and would get in touch around 10 when we got back. The fridge is full and cupboards topped up so we are good to go for our trip home. Darn it though, we forgot to pick up sandwich buns. We will have to nip back in tomorrow since we need diesel too.
|Arriving at Laughlin|
We connected with Judy and Gary and drove over to their sardine lot at 11:30. It was good to see them again and had a nice visit. I was curious what this park was like because it seems to offer lots of ‘cheap’ deals for camping. And the price is certainly reasonable for Gary and Judy for the week, including 4 meals at the Casino. After seeing the resort and how close the rv’s have to park, I’m no longer curious and we realize that it doesn't offer us what we would need.
|Driving into the park, looks nice so far|
|Judy, Gary and Bill visit|
|Jack tries to cool off in the shade|
When we arrived home at 1 (AZ time) 12 noon (CA time) I was more than ready for the pool. I packed my bag, threw in an apple and a mandarin with my water and walked up. No one, just me, the whole pool to myself until one of my neighbours arrived. This is crazy!
|Arizona in March|
Top is outside bottom is inside
|For my Ontario friends and family|
Bill and I had decided to close things up and put the air on in the Suite before I left. We are hooked up to 30-amp rather than paying a $5/day fee for 50-amp so could only put one a/c unit on at a time. No problem, it will cool it down inside to a comfortable level. When I came back from the pool after 3, I was refreshed and it was perfect inside.
Looking around at our neighbours, we didn’t see any gathering for Happy Hour today so stayed put inside the Suite. I had picked up a pack of ground beef this morning at Safeway’s and it was in the fridge waiting for me to put it into 1 lb. packs for the freezer. Now was as good a time as any.
We didn’t know what we wanted for supper but I talked Bill into homemade burgers and a salad. Well, burgers without the buns. LOL We need to finish off the bread pudding tonight as well, so that sounds like a meal to me.
I sat down before we started barbecuing and proceeded to place my Monopoly pieces on my game board. I received 14 pks today from Safeway. Still no rewards and lots of leftovers, anyone looking for one in particular?
|A few close ones but no cigar|
After dinner, my plan was to get out and walk back up to the clubhouse with the last 2 books Bill and I have finished. However, I waited too long and now we’ve just learned that the 9 pm Madame Secretary (we were going to watch at 6) isn’t on until 9:35. I won’t be going out after all. It is still 91F, therefore I’m not too terribly upset. I did get a mile and a half walk in today already.
I have 3 or 4 episodes of This is Us to watch so Bill has retired to the bedroom with his book and the tv up there. With us moving on soon, we won’t have hookups so I need to get a few watched at least.
|Goodnight from Bullhead City, Az|
I hope you all have had a great day! Not only was the weather wonderful here, it sounds like it was pretty good back home too. Happy Spring by the way! It will officially arrive tomorrow.
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