I was awake on Saturday, Feb. 10th at 5:30 first. Checked the clock and thought “nope, too early”. Who knows if I dropped off but I must have for a few minutes here and there because small snippets of different dreams flitted in my memory. At 6:30 I was fully awake but forced myself to stay put until 7 before I slipped out from under the covers.
|the moon and I say good morning!|
I noticed some low, very low-lying clouds on the eastern horizon when I opened the shades so slipped into my hoody and shoes for a walk. No sound from Clemson indicating that he was ready to go out so I exited. What a gorgeous morning at 57F already. My destination today was to reach the most easterly side of the park so headed in that direction. I didn’t meet anyone until after I’d reached the end and followed the lane back.
|The park is still in slumber so I played with the settings|
Bill wasn’t up yet so I tiptoed around and put the Keurig on for my tea. Turning on my phone’s Hotspot I checked for comments on my blog post and then got lost reading our blogger friend’s posts. Bill came down the stairs a few minutes after 8. Clemson didn’t follow until closer to 8:30. How some nights he can go 12 hours without a piddle and other nights he is up through the night just makes him more and more human.
|It was pretty even before the sun rose over the mountains|
|The park sweeper, there is definitely money here|
|We think is the kind of cactus we had in a pot in our home for|
5 or 6 years in our Southwestern themed living room
That was BEFORE we made our decision to come down
It was just a fantasy then
|Clubhouse, puzzle room|
|Lots of puzzles but haven't found books yet|
Don't need them, just like to check them out anyway
Nothing exciting in our tree behind us this morning but it is certainly a gorgeous day.
The almost lime green in the
Palo Verde tree behind us is so brilliant, I love looking at their smooth bark.
We sat at our laptops and did a bunch of stuff. I cut the pink grapefruit I
bought at Luz’s Cactus Ranch in half for Bill and I to share. A pre- breakfast
|From our House of the Rising Sun|
|Yummy, need to pick more up|
We had a white one yesterday and it was very good. There was a time, 8 years ago when Bill couldn’t eat them because he was on Lipitor, a cholesterol med. Now, thank goodness, he has that under control, no more meds and can eat them whenever he wants. Today, will be a slow day. We have no where to be and only the pool to visit, Happy Hour at 4.
I fried 3 eggs at 9:30 to go with our leftover bacon from yesterday, which I warmed in the microwave for 30 seconds. After cleaning up dishes, we went for a walk over to the Resort Home Centre with our entry to a contest they have for Quartzsite visitors. You could win a month stay here if you were the lucky one. That would be just fine too.
|We toured their 3 show homes|
We entertain the idea of owning one one day
We chatted with Christy, volunteer Workcamper for Cal*Am home sales. What a nice lady to talk to, very pleasant and excitable about the homes. She isn’t a sales person so that made it nicer, just like Bill and I when we work the RV shows back home. People feel comfortable without the pressure. We perused the 3 models next door and we’re duly impressed.
|this is for our Dryden friends|
Back at the Suite, we tossed ‘dreams’ around and ‘what ifs’ just for the ‘hell of it’. I was going to say ‘halibut’ but didn’t know if my humour would be received the way I meant it. Ha! Bill sat to read for a while and I wrote, the thing I do second best. It was a treat to hear from our friend, Jim, from back in Ontario, in the snow and cold. He really didn’t need to hear that we would be hitting 90F today but we hope he enjoyed the conversation just as much as we did. Thanks for calling, Jim!
Bill was reading his book inside and I sat outside for a bit. We’ve put both a/c units on in the Suite to keep it a moderately comfortable temperature inside. We have the service and it isn’t costing us anything, so why not? While up at the Home Centre earlier, Christy gave us information about the Valentine’s dance tonight at the North Hall. For $5 per person, we’ll definitely go for the evening. All she had to say was ‘chocolate desserts’ and I was in!
|someone took their Lincoln to the pool|
Funny, how plans changed. I thought we’d go up to the pool at 1 o’clock for an hour and a half and be back in time for a nibble and then wait for Tom and Deb to join us. Well, I felt so tired reading outside that I came in and lie down on the sofa. If it wasn’t for Bill’s snoring to wake me, I don’t know how long we’d have slept. It was 1:15 when I opened my eyes. Woops! So, we changed into our bathing suits and walked over to the pool.
There was quite a crowd at the pool and all of the recliners were taken so we set up at a table, which was just fine with us. The wind had picked up so we put our awning in before we left home, just in case. We swam around for a bit and when Bill got chatting with a couple of guys, or rather they got chatting to him, I swam to the end and climbed up the steps at the deep end.
Once the chill of the windy air (oh my goodness, it had to be 80F) dried my legs, the sun was once again warm. We noticed the wispy clouds had moved in across the sky as well. We read our books and then at 3:10 walked back to the Suite. I texted Deb to suggest an earlier Happy Hour since we would be home. The two of them arrived around 3:30 and we had a nice catchup from our last time we saw each other.
The sky was a picture perfect painting
We discussed meeting at the North hall for the Valentine’s Dance and said our goodbyes. Bill and I had planned on fish and chips but I had to have my shower first. By the time that was done, I trimmed my bangs, ironed a shirt and all that, it left an hour to eat and clean up. Hmmm. How does hot dogs sound? Bill had 2 and I had one with my second wiener on the side. Save room for desserts and drinks.
It really felt nice to dress up a bit and have a night out again, with friends. We secured a table and Deb and Tom arrived very soon after. Upper Room was the name of the band and we could tell from their warmup/guitar tuning etc. that they were going to be an entertaining group with some great tunes. And they did not let us down. From the first song, the dance floor was inhabited.
|It soon filled up|
It became a bit of a game between the 4 of us, naming the bands that originally sang the songs since 80% of the music was from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Mostly from our teen years (’69 to ’73) and that was wonderful! We had a great time and even though I didn’t finish the bottle of Yellow Tail Merlot, I made a darn good stab at it. While dancing, which we did a fair bit, I kept the effects at bay but I was a little giddy coming home.
|Our good friends, Deb and Tom, joined us|
|You know who we are!|
We drove out the Main Gate so we could drive back in our entrance and realized oh-oh, gates close at night. To exit, they open on a sensor but to return you have to use a code. The code is in the Suite. Hmm. Luckily, the entrance we needed to come in by, had a manual slide across gate. I felt fits and giggles bubbling to the service as I got out and slid it open so Black Beauty could enter. As I closed it behind us, woops! I ran the wheel over my foot. Had I not been so ‘medicated’ (ha ha) I’m sure this would have hurt like heck!
|And the dance floor never got a break|
I like that kind of evening/music
We could have left the drinks at home
Bar prices were $2 per drink, no matter what it was
Back home by 10:15 (the band quit at 10 on the dot) we sat and read for an hour while I drank a bottle of water. I didn’t want to regret this wonderful evening. I had a great time. We had a great time! It was mere minutes after my head hit the pillow and I was gone. What a fun day.
|They kept bringing these little desserts out|
There were 3 kinds of cheesecakes which is my favourite
|I asked the fellow at our next table if he'd take a picture of us|
good friends, good times
Thanks for following our adventures, even though they don’t seem like much is going on, we have fun, we meet people and we are getting the best out of our life. Please leave a comment if you wish to. I read and respond to them all.