Saturday, Mar. 4th is a day for sleeping in, obviously. I woke up at 7:15 and crept out of bed to find the sky mostly full of clouds. The sun didn’t make an appearance until 8:05, which isn’t far off the norm, but it doesn’t look like it will last long.
|The sun peeked around but it looks like an evening shot!|
Today we wanted to go back into the city before noon and pick up a few ingredients for my chicken soup. The weather forecast calls for 20-30% chance of showers with a high temp of 75F. We watched our neighbor, from Montana, in the re-invented school bus put his large tv antennae down and pull out before 10. Nice guy, wish we’d got to know him better.
So, after reading blog posts and having our morning coffee and a nibble we headed into town. It isn’t supposed to rain today although there is a 20% chance but let’s get this shopping done.
|Lots of old cars on the streets of Lake Havasu City, 1946 Ford|
No, he isn't passing us, we are stopped at a light.
First stop was Dollar General on the most southern end of Lake Havasu, actually almost completely out of city bounds. From there we found McCullough Rd., thinking this was the street Dave referred to by direction only, not by name and followed it. It took us down a hard packed gravel road to a closed Rodeo event and also a RC flying club which perked Bill’s interest. He had seen this online or was it his keen nose that found it?
|Not all flying stories end up positive|
No garbage dumpster there but we stopped in at the club anyway to see the planes and Bill chatted with a couple of the flyers. There was a man sitting on a table with his 1 year old cockapoo, Annie. As usual, our snobby pooch didn’t want much to do with her, especially up on the tabletop.
She was adorable but what amazed me the most was how she was keen to watch the planes on the ground and in the air. Priceless! He has been training her to sit and watch them without barking and without chasing them down. She is like Clemson and walks with her nose to the ground, hunter instinct, and tends to chase rabbits and birds.
We left there and found a really nice large dog park with different areas for large and small dogs and lo and behold an open dumpster bin! Good enough for us although we’re sure this isn’t the spot he meant. From there we drove back towards downtown and turned right into a lovely rich section of town. Oh my!
|something good dreams are made of|
|got a car, a truck and an rv?|
|And even a Thunderbird in pretty baby blue|
|I got a sore neck twisting and turning in this suburb|
Not only do many of the homes have 2 car/truck garages, many also have 3 car/truck/rv garages! And each and every one is breathtaking. As others have told us about Lake Havasu, if you want to get from one street to the next “you can’t get there from here”. Look at it on a city map, on the eastern side of I-95 it is a maze.
Last stop was Walmart on the most northerly part of city limits, with Pet Smart, J.C. Penny, Dillard’s and many other mall type stores. In the back section of this mall there were many empty store fronts so either a new mall or bad location for business. By this time, 1:00 we were tired of running around and hungry for lunch so headed back home.
The clouds were still in control of the sky but at least they weren't heavy thick ones and the sun’s warmth burst through and we did make it to 75F. I sat outside for a while and watched the 4-wheelers and rv’ers while reading.
People come and go in here as often as we change our underwear! Oh, not a good reference, we are boondockers and not always close to a laundromat. Ha ha.
|Jill and Thayer's mode of lifestyle|
After some reading a new neighbor, Jill, stopped in from her walk and we chatted for a good half hour. Very nice to meet new people. She is a teacher on a chosen leave from Seattle, WA and travelling in this little van conversion with her husband for 6 months. Once she’d left, going around the Grand Canyon between our rv's, I decided to take today’s hike.
|I like her name for these crevices|
|I saw some rugged dips off the roadside on my walk|
It was a nice walk down the buggy trail as I knew I couldn’t get lost that way. When I got back my book drew me in until the wind became strong enough to send me inside. By the way, my soup turned out great! I added carrots, celery and onions today along with about ¾ cup of pearl barley. I’m not into noodle soups and prefer this alternative to George’s recipe. Yummy!
Bill barbecued our sweet sausage to have in buns and I steamed some asparagus inside for me. I prefer to have my sausage on the plate with a veggie instead of all of that bread. I know exactly where the bread goes!
|supper is almost ready|
I hope you have had a fantastic day too! Our day today was made even better when we called Bill's daughter, Charlotte on Facetime/Facebook and caught her home with our granddaughters, Chelsea and Olivia. Olivia has lost quite a few teeth but it only increased the beauty of that little smile as she posed with Mom.
|Look at these beautiful happy smiles!|
And lastly, a couple of pictures of our summer location, The Ridge, sent from my sister, Donna. Looks like we could get into the long driveway now!
|Snow is currently gone from the entrance|
|Our shed and Bill's cargo trailer|
Thank you for taking the time to read today. Please feel free to comment if you wish.