On Thursday, Dec. 13th I was up at 6:45 and read blog posts until 7:30. I listened carefully to see if Clemson needed to go out before I left for my walk. Bill had a late night (or should I say early morning?) so I didn’t want him disturbed until he was ready to get up. I walked around the park and covered a couple of miles. It was cool again but pleasant at the same time. The sky was clear and the winds were going to be the talk of the day.
|A peek over the fence into the blm camping|
Elva, are you back there?
I was ¾ of way into my walk when I saw a very handsome man a lane over walking a dog. Wait a minute! That’s my man and my dog! 😊 He was trying to catch up to me, apparently Clemmy got up 10 minutes after I left. I suggested that Bill go back (he hadn’t prepared for a long walk yet) and I would walk our pooch for a bit, let him stretch his little legs. Back at the Suite we had our coffee and tea together and finished reading.
|I love that Bill is flying his Dad's flag|
|Not only does it look regal, I can see it from across a few rows|
Clemson got his point across very strongly that he wanted one of us to sit with him and when I heard a wee gurgle in his tummy, I understood. I left the table and sat with him and picked up my David Baldacci book, The Whole Truth, trying to resume where I left off 3 or 4 days ago. Well, maybe 5 or 6 days ago! It is a little hard to follow with his jumping around to different characters but I soon caught up.
|The park is quiet until the Christmas guests move in|
|You can see the wind in the palm trees|
It must have jiggled my camera too! teehee
First Rob checked out the Boccee Ball game and must have got accepted to play as he didn’t return for a while. Pat carried on inside her ‘home’ with putting up her Christmas decorations so I popped over to see them. I also informed her that Bill had put our clothes line up if they ever needed to use it. Bill and I had bacon and eggs and cleaned up dishes before he hopped in the shower. Then I got cleaned up and began my post for the day.
|Now that is a very bright rv!|
"Which trailer is yours?" "Look for the red one!"
|And the sun popped through the trees|
The weather forecast is for 20C/68F but with these winds hovering between 10 and 20 mph winds, you never know how warm it will actually get. I’m hoping for a swim today, it looks so inviting! Otherwise, I would make soup or bake something. It is nice to save that stuff for a cloudy day. I promised Bill that I’d make my Christmas cake but need to buy some raisins first since that is one of his favourite things. 😊
|Doesn't that look nice?|
So, the two guys went into Yuma around 11:00 and Pat and I went for a walk around the park and hid one of our painted rocks each. I dropped a book off in the ‘library’ and picked one up in the clubhouse. It seemed appropriate that it was a David Baldacci book called the Christmas Train.
It should be a fun read when I finish this one. We walked
back and parted ways. I wanted to sit in the sun so got out the Christmas cards
and started writing them out.
|All written, just need to address the envelopes and send them|
They may arrive late this year, darn!
|Pat and I walked up to the clubhouse|
I finished half of that process and when Bill called to say they were having a good time, flitting here and there, I decided at 1:30 to walk up for a swim. There was no one there, perfect, and although the water was not as warm as I thought it would be, it was quite nice. I dipped in, swam the length and back, floated on my pool noodle and 15 minutes later got out for a hot dip in the hot tub. Because of the soapy feel from that, I swam once across the pool for a rinse and stretched out on the lounge chair.
|Pat's little tree found a home|
|And so did my little present|
I saw the boys drive by around 2 and at 2:45 I was dry and walked back home. The winds had died down considerably, registering around 6 mph or less. Bill was finishing up a small part of a job in the bedroom (darn, still needed longer screws) and when he came down for a rest in his chair, I went outside with a cup of tea and my book.
|Here is our living room for the season|
Bill picked up a few necessary groceries while in town, including the raisins. What a sweetie. It wasn’t long and Bill and Clemson joined me and we invited the nice people next door. 😊 Naturally, Rob and Pat brought their chairs over, accepting the invite.
|Our tree, decorated|
'These are a few of my favourite things'
We discussed various topics but seemed focused on meal prep today. Rob, Pat and I contributed to the conversation about how we cook ribs, chicken, shrimp, fries and oh yes, potatoes, tomatoes and sausage. By 4:45 they were ready to head home. Rob said all that food talk made him hungry. I think their lunch, like ours, was either missed or just a snack today. I had planned on spare ribs for supper and this always makes me a bit concerned.
|My Christmas wreath displayed on our door|
|Pat's Christmas wreath displayed on their window|
Bill lit the Weber Q and instead of sauerkraut (something Bill doesn’t like) he suggested cooking them in mushroom soup. I’m easy, I just want them tender and tasty. I put them in the foil pan and poured mushroom soup blended with some water over top. Covered in tin foil, we cooked them for an hour on low/medium. In the meantime, I cut up quartered a large potato and wrapped it with onion and butter in tin foil and grilled for the final 40 minutes.
|Supper was oh, so good!|
While things were cooking, I walked up to the front of the park with the garbage bag. I found the ‘lemon’ tree that Rob and Pat told me about but even though they are large, they are not quite ripe yet. I’ll give them a couple or three days and bring a couple home. I love lemons! Dusk was falling quickly as I walked back, missing the sunset tonight. I enjoyed looking at the Christmas lights on a few rv’s and that includes Rob’s tree and Santa light shining on his fiver.
|Someone getting into the spirit of the season|
|Rob's pretty tree and if you look closely you can see Santa's silhouette|
on the Silverback
|Bill's outdoor lights|
The blue one dances on our Suite
This has been a great day. I got my swim in and the hot weather had everyone smiling. Pat and I hid our rocks and the guys enjoyed some free time away from their wives. Our trailers are completely decorated for the season and we all had another fun Happy Hour. I hope you can say the same.
|I missed the sunset tonight|
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