Today is Thursday, Mar.16th and our 9th day in the park. There isn’t much to say as far as weather, so I will just say it is a repeat of the last 5 days minus the clouds. The sky is so blue you can get lost in it. I’m so happy to have a pool in which to swim in while looking at the sky.
|Good morning Sunshine|
I was up before 7 today and out for a mile and a half walk. The temperature was 60F and we had lovely cool air coming in the windows through the night. Yesterday I prepared Bill’s bread pudding so popped it in the convection oven when I got back and made myself a hot apple cider. Don’t laugh, I’m making do right now and it tastes quite nice!
|Yum, dessert tonight|
Bill and Clemson got up (for the second time) around 8 ish and we read posts and emails. He had little jobs to keep him busy outside this morning, I read under the awning for a while and Clemson laid on his stool in the breeze. I like to see the hair on his ears flapping, it means he is cool.
|Look how this quail perks up the landscape|
|And two bunnies playing tag|
I was looking for a small 3 cup teapot I’d bought back home and thought I’d try that in the morning until I get out and get us some good coffee. I started hunting and found it, cleverly packed away. At the same time I pulled out my blender and tossed the strawberries from the fridge into it with some milk, cream and ice. It was noonish so Bill and I enjoyed a nice smoothie each.
|My small appliance cupboard, the blender goes in that empty spot|
After that, it was time for the pool. By the time I got ready and my bag packed it was 1:30. Hardly anyone there, just one other couple. Perfect! I set my chair up facing the sun, laid my towel out and my book and proceeded to get myself cooled off right and proper! It just gets warmer every day but maybe still only mid 60’s.
|I'm going to miss this|
I swam back and forth a couple of times and laid out for a while. After an hour my sweetie showed up. I had a feeling but never put any pressure on him to join me. I was in the pool when he got there and he wasted no time getting in. More people arrived and we met a couple from Washington, in their 12th or 14th year.
|My pool chair view|
Idle chit chat continued and I soon got out, listening from my chair and finally the talk turned to things I wasn’t interested in and Joanne left and by 3:45 I headed back to the Suite. Bill was having a nice conversation so he stayed for a while longer. He came back with an invite to get together again with these people. Nice!
|Bill getting cooled off and making friends at the same time|
We walked over to join Happy Hour at Lori and Rolands’ site and met two other couples. I hope I have their names correct, Lindy and Vic from northern Alberta and Neil and Lee also from Canada, can’t remember where. It is always nice to meet new people and today overflowed with those friendships.
|Is everybody happy? YES!|
Looks like we've cut out Oscar and Neil, sorry guys!
It was after 6 when we moseyed back home and Bill started the barbecue for supper. It seems like we are repeating a lot these days but we had 3 sweet sausages to cook. Bill likes his on a bun and I like mine with sauerkraut on the plate and broccoli on the side with lots of butter.
|Another view across to the Casinos|
No question about dessert, I just need to make whiskey sauce for our bread pudding, once we have room. I’m sitting outside as I write this, it is hovering around 90F inside the Suite tonight at 7:15. It is 85F out here and the sun has set. Basically, other than the blue LED lights under the awning, I am sitting in the dark.
|I walked in the dog walk area and found so many flowers dotting the landscape|
I hope that you have had a great day in your neck of the woods. A few of you are on the move in the morning, others are settling into a new park and even more of you are snuggled inside preparing for bed with temperatures in the minus digits outside.
|without my walking stick, no way could I make it to the top of this sandy hill|
This has been a wonderful day and I’m proud to say we are taking full advantage of what this journey has to offer. We have never looked back with any tinge of regret on this decision since we left home on Oct. 24/16. It is all good.
|Goodnight from Ridgeview RV Resort|
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