Sunday, March 26, 2023

A Couple of ‘Lasts’ for Now, Lovely Spring Day

Park Place RV Park

Sunday, Mar. 26th was starting the last day of the week or the first day of the week, depending on how you look at it. For me, after a working career, it was the last day as Monday started our work week.  It was a tad cool to start but we were all up by 7:30 and Gibbs and I got out for our walk at 8. I didn’t need much for a jacket under those sunny skies.

Last night, while i finished my blog
my chair was being saved for me - I think

This Prickly Pear cactus is one
I've been watching each day on our walk

After our walk, I headed over to the clubhouse. Nancy and I had a puzzle to get working on. She’s leaving in the morning and wants to take it with her. We had a bit of help from 2 young boys who came in to the clubhouse. Cute kids on March break, here with their dad. 😊 They put some of the dog faces together and then left us to work on it alone.

This morning's walk

It was fun to do together!
Darn the overhead lights!
Nancy's pix might be better
on her blog here

You know we had to finish it before we left so by 11:30 we took pictures and walked away. It was fun and one of the ‘lasts’ for this season. Nancy and I working on a puzzle together is one of those special moments I treasure. Bill had done a couple of jobs around the Suite, inside and outside, and I had packed my paints back under the bed. I’ve already painted the ‘last’ rock this trip.

Lori and I had 
blended margaritas - Yum

After some lunch, a toasted keto cheese and lettuce sandwich, Gibbs and I went for another short walk. I took some painted ‘creations’ over to place in the clubhouse and since Adele and Dora were there, I also gave them the two I made for them. The girls were playing poker pool and invited me to play. Of course, I joined in. My last game is just around the corner so I am enjoying the extra games.

Yum, the Al's combo house favourite

Five of us played until 3:30 and I returned to walk Gibbs once more. Bill was all ready to go for supper so I changed into clean clothes as well. After picking Nancy up, we met Roland and Lori at Silly Al’s for our ‘last’ pizza this season. We treated ourselves and had margaritas, rum and beer. Why the heck not? My Al’s combo pizza was delicious and I brought half of it home, as usual.

Good friends sharing conversation
over good food

This place is always busy busy

We said our goodbyes and that was it for this year. The last time we’ll see those two until the fall. It’s amazing how many friends we’ve made in this lifestyle. We all understand each other and realize how important it is to nurture these friendships. I’m so glad we were able to have one more visit. We dropped Nancy off and came home to watch tv together. Gibbs was happy to see us, as usual.

Two Reflections just down the row from us
Hey! One is Nancy's 😃
Good night

Another great day on the record. Thank you for the visit.

Saturday, March 25, 2023

An Unscheduled Game, Puzzling with Nancy

Park Place RV Park

On Saturday, Mar. 25th the day was pretty normal to start. We had clear blue skies and the morning temperature was around 43F/6C. Bill put the furnace on for a couple of run throughs and once it warmed up inside, shut it off. He had nothing going on today so it was a resting day for him. 😊

Today's morning sky picture
Plus the blue dot

After my tea, Gibbs and I went for our walk around the outside park perimeter. The sun was warm and temps increased rapidly throughout the morning. I texted Nancy at 9:30 to let her know I was going to work on the puzzle and after making a coffee, I met her at the clubhouse. This one should be done after lunch, especially with both of us working at it. Susan joined in with a few pieces too.

Lunch was tasty but I should have had
more good fat as I was hungry mid afternoon

At noon, we parted ways after making plans to meet later for a game of poker pool. First, I finished the puzzle with the girls and then uncovered the pool table. Nancy and I started one of her puzzles and it looks like fun. We have one day to finish it! We were expecting Sheila to join us for a game, but she went somewhere with her hubby so it was Adele, Susan, Nancy and I for 2 ½ hours of play.

The last of the puzzles in 
the box of 10
All beautiful pictures and fun puzzles to work on

Nancy won’t be here to play on Monday so we thought this would be a good idea. Plus, I get an extra game in before we leave! I placed second behind Susan who wins 9/10 times but it was enough to give me a boost. 😊 The thing I seem to be lacking is my shooting power. My aim is not the greatest but it is the ‘punch’ at which I shoot that needs work. We all had fun and shortly after 4, went our separated ways again.

And this is Nancy's puzzle
Cute, huh?

This morning, I made a No-Bake pineapple cheesecake and after lunch took Nancy over a couple of pieces for her dessert. I also took half a doggie muffin over for Cooper. Back home after our game, I took Gibbs for his walk and then we sat with Bill to read. Bill finished James Patterson’s, The Red Book, and I made progress with mine, called Summer House. Another good J.P. story.

Smoked ribs - yummy!!

Nancy offered us some of her smoked pork ribs for supper. We reheated them on the Weber with sweet & sour sauce and inside I cooked a vegetable each with potatoes. It all tasted great, thank you Nancy, and our dessert was yummy as well. Easiest cheesecake I’ve ever made! After dishes, I wrote my blog and we had the tv on in the background. Not too much on tonight.

And a light delicious dessert
Good night everyone!

What a great day! Thank you for popping in.