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|
We didn’t 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?
|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.