On Thursday, Jan. 3rd I was up and out the door at 7:10 for my walk. I had an envelope to give to Dorothy from Freddy so because I don’t always see her in the mornings, I dropped it on her step. As it turned out, I met up with her on my return route and she was very pleased to get Freddy’s message. Back home, I had my tea with Bill and read a couple of blog posts that I’d missed last night before bed.
|And if you remember yesterday's photo, the moon had a dark background|
Today it was much lighter out but you can still see the moon, Venus and teeny Mercury
I made us poached eggs on toast and then Bill had his shower. Rob and Pat were driving and we were all going on a couple of park tours just for curiosity. They had never seen the park we are going into in February so we popped in there to see our sites before driving to Copper Mountain RV Resort, 40 miles out, and then one last stop at CVR Carefree Village Resort. This was a park we’d tried to book in the fall and couldn’t get in. A very nice park, similar to Sundance.
|the park is filling up now that Christmas is over|
A week ago there were none in this row
We made a stop at Sam’s Club for a handful of items, Keurig coffee being #1 on our list, and then to Pet Smart for dry dog food for someone special in our house. The day has turned out very nice and after I had a coffee and pepperoni and cheeses, I texted Pat to invite her up to the puzzle room. Someone has done leaps and bounds on this one so we wanted to contribute something if we could.
|This is how I found the new puzzle this morning|
We walked up at 2:30 for an hour.
|It was a pretty drive out Frontage Road|
After we got back it was time for Happy Hour, our last one with George and Suzie. They are pulling out tomorrow. We assembled next door at Rob and Pat’s site. I was sitting facing the sun so was toasty warm in a sleeveless top and long pants. Those in the shade were feeling more chill and needed long sleeves or jackets. Other than George, who had been in shorts all day catching the suns rays. At 5 Bill and I were the last to head home.
It was an easy supper of leftover chicken and dumplings and possibly ice cream for dessert. It has been a while since we’ve treated ourselves with a dessert dish. After a ‘curious’ day, checking with the office about our friends’ expected arrival in the park, I finally checked emails. My notification was turned off the other day when I was trying to understand why my phone battery was depleting so quickly. Unfortunately, I’d turned my message notifications off accidently so I didn’t realize I had emails waiting.
|All along the highway, new electric poles were going up|
Upon checking, we were sad to see that Marlene and Benno ran into more difficulty during their travel today and had emailed us with their update. Broken down on the road this morning, they are certainly enduring a challenging trip. I felt bad that I hadn’t checked earlier, not that there was much we could do other than offer support in a reply. We hope they’re okay for the night. Fingers crossed that they will get things fixed so they can head out tomorrow again.
|The fields are producing all those fresh vegetables we love|
Supper was ready and over by 6. Leftovers are always easy and sometimes taste better the second time around. Bill had mixed vegetables and I had spaghetti squash on the side. It was a fulfilling meal and still another serving before it is gone. Those two chicken thighs went a long way!
|It tasted better than it looked, I think|
Bill washed and I dried the dishes and we relaxed for the evening. The nights have been cool, with forecasts of 32F/0C for a couple of nights but so far, we haven’t dropped that low.
|No sunset photo tonight but an Arizona scene instead|
This has been a good day with some shopping, some touring around and some relaxing as well. I hope your year is starting off on the right foot. Thank you for the visit!