Friday, December 30, 2016

We May be Retired and Living the Life, but.......

.......we still enjoy a quiet day once in a while.

Thursday, Dec. 29th was just that kind of day. I was up by 7:15 am and quickly checked the day’s forecast. It’s calling for a high of 68F and full sun. I’m glad we decided to stay put for the day.

Bill was still sleeping when I grabbed the little camera and went out for my walk. The air was cool but I could tell the clouds were soon going to be pushed out of the way giving the sun control. The eastern view of the mountains behind the park was beautiful.
After checking blog posts with a cup of steeped tea, I hopped in the shower. It is nice to be in a park and have water at our disposal. It was a nice long shower. There was no wind to speak of so we put the awnings out to keep the Suite cool inside. Before long the thermometer outside was reading 77F and inside it was 80F, a gorgeous day.

By 10 am it was warm enough for shorts and a tank top. Bill cooked bacon and eggs on the Weber Q and we sat and enjoyed our books after breakfast. 
Rob next door in his muscle shirt waxing his rv
Told you it was a hot day!
We soon realized we could use the sun shade we bought so zipped it on. Bill usually prefers the shade and I choose the sun every time.
Bill and Clemson were happy for the sun shade
I slipped into my bathing suit and sat in my lounger for a while before deciding that the sound I heard was the pool calling my name. Bill promised to join me once he finished his book so off I went. I was quite happy savoring the quiet and soon Melinda joined me for a dip and some more tanning time. The company was nice. I can't get over how there is never anyone else at the pool when I go.

Two hours later, Bill came to cool off and after a quick swim we walked back together, just in time for Happy Hour. It sounds funny to say we have ‘regulars’ for happy hour but we really do! We welcome anyone new who’d like to stop in but we also enjoy the same friends each day.

We have a lot of laughs together and the days seem to be staying warmer longer making it harder to say good-bye. Today before most arrived for H.H. Clemson surprised us by jumping up on Suzie’s lap.
I really do like you, Suzie

There are first times for everything
Clemson gets a Suzie fix
He has been avoiding her, and everyone else, since we arrived here. Earlier today he even allowed Pat to pick him up when he visited their site.
Clemson sharing the love

We split up shortly after 4:30 and prepared our own supper while the sun set beautifully. We had chicken breasts and potatoes on the barbecue with the last of our pumpkin pie for dessert.

Gerry and Melinda relaxing before supper

Gorgeous evening

Sunset at 5:45 pm

It was a great quiet day. I like those days too! Tomorrow we’ll all be on the road again to Yuma for another new adventure.
This was the picture on Pat's phone yesterday
at Los Algodones

Thank you for reading along. Your comments are always welcome!


  1. Today is the first day we weren't freezing in Quartzsite but that could be because we weren't there. It started raining steady before we got back. You chose the better place to be. Next Year.
    Wishing you, Bill, Clemson and the rest of the gang a Safe and Happy New Year.

    It's about time.

    1. It is too bad you are experiencing such cool weather. It sounds like it is unusual so how would you know? Yes this is definitely better weather here.

  2. We particularly love the days when we have no where to go, but do a few early excursions, We do have a fun days everyday day, enjoying this wonderful weather. Thanks for hosting HH. again

    1. You're welcome, we love hosting, there is lots of room here. We had fun today with yet another new adventure.

  3. The dip in the pool sounds nice, I have to admit. That would be much nicer than shovelling the walkway and steps twice in the same day! The mild temps seem to bring along lots of snow...winter in Canada, gotta love it! Happy New Year!

    1. I would love to share the pool with you, sis. Maybe in February?? :)

  4. Patsy, you and I can sit in the sun, and Bill and Roland can sit in the shade around the corner. :) Keep enjoying your new journey as we do.

    1. You are absolutely right, Lori! Love the sun as you know. Thank you, this is quite the life and we are enjoying it to the fullest. Nice to hear from you.