Happy Birthday, Daddy (1923 to 1995) and our great friend, Brenda!
|Always the clown|
|Brenda and Clemson walking at the Ridge|
I was up on Saturday, Dec. 9th just after 7:30 am. Still windy, so maybe that is helping us to leave Ridgeview RV resort. We love it here but our two FREE weeks are up today and we need to move on. With the windy days, there are some things not so enjoyable, like sitting out, walking and swimming, so it is easy to pull up stakes and move on.
|And they all gathered I'm sure to say goodbye|
We had some of my Banana Oatmeal muffins for a filler and were on the road out of the park by 10 am. Bill dropped our registration card at the office and said goodbye. We like them to know we have vacated so they can book right away if need be.
|Handing in our site card|
The drive was nice, going to the Route 66 way to Golden Shores and then onto I-40E to I-95S.
|Last visit this year.............we think|
|Clemson enjoying the ride|
|I like this stretch of Route 66 even with the Suite|
When we arrived at George and Rose’s in Lake Havasu we had an ‘oh-oh’ moment. There was already a motor home parked in ‘our’ spot at the top of the laneway. Hmmm. Things that make you go ‘Hmmm’.
|Oh-oh temporary setback|
Bill walked up to see what the situation was and it was George’s brother Logan. They’d arrived yesterday to unload things from their coach into George’s cargo trailer. It was so nice and they weren’t in a rush so thought they’d stay overnight.
|So, we waited at the end of the laneway|
Somehow lines got crossed and they either thought we’d been and gone or that we weren’t coming yet. I don’t know BUT it was all well-known to G & R that they would do this as in the past. So, Bill pulled the Suite across the driveway and we walked up and sat in their backyard while we waited for them to finish. I’m hoping they didn’t rush too much but they were pleasant and soon on their way within an hour and a half. Nice to meet them both.
Bill backed the Suite in with ease and of course my good hand signals (haha) and we were set up by 1:30 with the exception of the satellite dish. George said we could use their patio mat instead of getting ours out so I appreciated that. It is nice to step onto rather than the stones. It is a gorgeous day at 71F and guess what? The wind is almost non-existent!! This is even better than the last time we were here, because I can sit outside without roasting. Yay! Thanks guys!
|We had to stop to adjust our ladder and this was rumbling by up on the hill|
|I wish I'd captured the 3 engines|
We came inside and Bill made himself his favourite peanut butter and cheese sandwich on a bun. I had some steak leftover so fried it up with a couple of eggs for my lunch. There is enough left over for tomorrow as well since Bill isn’t keen on it. I did dishes inside and Bill set the dish up outside and together we quickly connected to 95 & 96% reception.
|Sometimes the mountains create a beautiful picture against the sky|
Now it is time to change into shorts, get a chair out and read some more. Bill and Clemson decided they were ready for a nap so went to the bedroom. I moved one of the patio chairs up beside the Suite at 3 and was soon hooked in my book. It seems to be taking me forever to read but now I should have some uninterrupted moments in which to finish it.
When I came inside at 4:45, Bill and I changed into our Christmas shirts and made a Google Hangouts call to our friends back home in London. Kathy, Derrick, Sharon, Jim, Lydia and Jeff were gathered for their annual Christmas celebration. It wasn’t one of the best connections and so some communication was lost but we at least got to see them all and hear their voices. Best of all we got to wish them all a Merry Christmas.
|For you, Deb|
For supper, I warmed up leftover roast beef, gravy and a vegetable. We weren’t all that hungry so I didn’t worry about potatoes or bread for hot sandwiches. It was just enough and still roast beef and gravy left over for another night. We cleaned up dishes and were just sitting around, me at my blog and Bill trying to find something on the boob tube.
|Bill and I both waved for you|
The phone rang and we were both delightfully surprised to see Krystal’s name come up. Krystal is Bill’s 3rd oldest daughter. How nice of her to call and catch up with us. It was great news to hear of a new job she has started and we wish her all the best at something that she seems to be enjoying. Drive safe, Krystal, and hope you got your gift wrapping done.
|Google chatting with our friends outside so we can show them our scenery|
There isn’t much on tv so maybe I’ll get into my book again. Or I might have to watch one of Bill's Christmas movies.
Now that the sun has set, the temperature has dropped to 65F at 6:30. I think it is time to download my few pictures for the day, post this and pour myself a drink of Desaranno. I’ll drink it slowly and think of Donna back home with her feet up in front of the tv by her fireplace (with snow outside). Maybe tomorrow I’ll share the story of my pickle juice. I do believe I was able to share something with my sister that she had never heard of.
So, we are settled into a different location today for 11 days. We have full hookups and surprisingly, again, free wifi. We have 2 tickets to use for a free ferry ride to Havasu Landing Casino again and 2 coupons for 10% off a dinner at their restaurant. This time I WILL remember my coupons and players card.
|I like the subtle Christmas touch across the way|
Oh, and the sky doesn't hurt either
|and the sunset from Lake Havasu City didn't let me down|
I hope you have had a good day. Thanks for stopping in today. Feel free to leave a comment.