I was awake at 6 on Saturday, Dec. 2nd
but waited until 7 to get up. I bundled a bit because it was only 53F outside
but walked around alone for 10 minutes until I met up with Donna, doing the
same thing. We laughed and walked together for another 15 minutes before going
our own way. She went back to put the coffee on in their park model and I came
back to find Bill getting up for our morning drink.
|Nice landscaping at the Laundromat|
We saw Lori and Roland finishing
their packing up so went out to get goodbye hugs. Lori rides her bike and
Roland drives the rig with his bike in the back. Bill and I wandered over to
say goodbye to ‘Mom and Dad’ (Oscar and Judy) too. Until we meet again.
|this is a big Mobile Suite|
spend a lot of time visiting with them this time but that is just the way it
goes in a park. We all continue to do our own things and enjoy the moments when
we do cross paths. They are all headed to Holtville Hot Springs LTVA.
|And it is going to be another beautiful day|
At 8:40 we headed up to the clubhouse
for breakfast and met Donna & Gerry at the wash. Breakfast was $3.50 for biscuits
and gravy or pancakes and sausage. I was the odd ball out trying the biscuits
for the first time. It was all very good and very filling. Donna and I checked
out the crafts for sale and I purchased a homemade tea and hand towel set to
support one of the ladies. It has sunflowers on it so just my style!
|I got a hug in before she bundled up in her bike gear|
|Lori behind Oscar and Judy|
|Roland follows Lori|
We discussed the plans for today and
the next couple of days before parting once more. It was just before 11 when we
picked them up to go into Bullhead to do some shopping. We picked up 4 steaks,
fresh mushrooms, lettuce and another box of Smirnoff coolers to share plus a
few other things on our list. From there we drove to a gated community, just
for the heck of it, and went through some open houses.
|we met Donna and Gerry to walk to the clubhouse|
|Biscuits and gravy|
Where else but in the southwest?
Remember, we have a real estate agent
amongst us and Gerry is very interested in housing prices wherever he goes. So,
the agent, Tim Smith, took us through a single-family home, 2 park models and a
Casita. Not sure if that is the correct spelling but it is a piece of rented property with a cement pad for an
rv (a prerequisite to owning one of these) plus a small housing unit made to
your specifications. These were very cool, something we’d never heard of back
|Happy, um, Breakfast!|
|My towel purchase to support the staff|
From there, we drove back to the
Suite, had lunch and I drove Donna and Gerry back to their unit with the food
required to make lasagna. Plans do change, as they are made in Jello, so
instead of lasagna tonight, we’re having steak at the Suite on the Weber with potatoes and
mushrooms. Since it was already 1:30, it meant Donna didn’t have to rush to
make the pasta dish and we could take advantage of the pool instead.
|By 5:30, the sun was dropping|
It was nice to see that it was
cleaned out and so was the hot tub. Someone put a lot of time into that this
morning! Donna and I swam and then sat reading and Gerry sat in the sun with us
for a while. Bill and Clemson stayed back at the Suite for a snooze. It was 4
pm when I walked back and hung my wet clothes on the line. It has turned into
another lovely day.
|I'm never in these pictures but I also am enjoying the Happy Hours|
As I sit here typing, the quail are
just-a-running along behind us up and down the hill. Has to be about 40 make
this trek twice in a day. I’ll never tire of seeing them and listening to their
chatter. I won’t bore you with pictures, they would just be a repeat of the
same little things.
|Potatoes and steak on the barbecue|
At 4:45 our guests arrived and we sat
outside in the shade of our sunscreen for Happy Hour. We all had a cooler and
enjoyed the warmth of the day before dinner. Bill lit the Weber at 5:30 and
Donna and I prepared potatoes and mushroom for grilling. We did the mushrooms
in a fry pan inside until they were golden brown and looked yummy!
Dinner was great but without a
surprise to me, I was the only one who couldn’t eat their whole steak. It was
very tasty but I knew when I picked it out (as the smallest I could find) at
Smith’s that I’d never be able to eat it all. Too much food and the alcoholic
beverage didn’t help things. We cleaned up dishes and walked back to their park
model with Donna and Gerry. Our evening will be spent inside with our books and
tv in the background.
|The moon tonight is a prelude to tomorrow nights Super Moon|
Tomorrow is another day and Gerry
said it best when he said “This is Day 5, it is really going fast!” I hope you’ve
had a wonderful day too.
Thanks for reading our story. All
comments are welcome.
I love looking at open houses too! Biscuits and gravy one of my favorite foods. Always interesting how different people make it! I know now that Cracker Barrel and Mel's diner uses liquid smoke which just ruins it for me..so beware.haha..Dinner looked really delicious, our mouths were watering this am with those pics! Time is really going quickly for you all. Are Donna and Gerry retired? Are they interested in snow birding in the winter? Just me being nosey...ReplyDelete
When we had our house I was just getting brave enough to pop in to the Open Houses. Just nosey too but I'd tell them up front I wasn't interested in buying. :)Delete
The time is zipping by but we are having a blast together. They are retired from their regular jobs but Gerry sells real estate now and Donna has 3 or 4 house cleaning jobs. So, slow paced. :)
That a nice day y'all had enjoying the area. Dinner looked very tasty too.ReplyDelete
I have tried biscuits and gravy a couple of times, but don't really care for it.
It was another nice day, we are having fun.Delete
I enjoyed the biscuits and gravy and would have them again.
Those steaks look tasty!ReplyDelete
And they were indeed! :)Delete
Saw a rig today on Hwy 54 thru the OK panhandle. A medium duty Freightliner pulling a triple axle Mobile Suite fiver, with a Jeep Wagoneer hitched to the fiver and a small trailer hauling an ATV hitched to the Jeep!! Got all their toys with them!! And all the rigs were painted very similar colors!!ReplyDelete
Don in Okla.
Wow! We can't understand how they would get away with towing like that! Let alone why would you want to have all that behind you?Delete
They sure were prepared and maybe it was just to one destination for the winter and then park it.
Wonderful pictures of the Grand Canyon, on our list maybe we will get there this year. I would love to take one of the Jeep tours to the bottom.ReplyDelete
We have driven Route 66 from Bullhead to Kingman a couple of times and I would do it again the scenery is well worth it.
Sounds like you have been having a wonderful time with your sister and her husband. I am sure the time is going by way to fast.
Great picture of the moon.
You will definitely enjoy the Canyon and fingers are crossed for this year. :) You're braver than me, don't know if I could do a jeep tour.Delete
The drive to Kingman is very scenic along 66, we all enjoyed it.
We're having a great time and it is zipping by for sure.