I woke at 10 to 6 on Saturday, Feb. 19th and rolled over on my back thinking “in 10 minutes, I’ll get up and turn the hot water heater on. My plan was to rise and shower at 6:30 giving it ample time to heat the water up. The next thing I knew it was 7:15 and I woke Bill up and told him the time. Good grief!! We wanted to be showered/washed and fed before we left at 8 am. That plan went down the tubes.
|We said goodbye to George and Rose again this morning|
but only temporarily
So, I forgo my shower and we both wash quickly, grab a hot drink plus toast and make the scheduled departure with Rob and Pat. Bill drove Black Beauty. The parking lot where we go each opening show day is fuller every year we go. People are getting wise so they don’t have miles to walk to enter. I took my new ball of wool along and crocheted a bit while we all waited for time to pass until the ‘virtual’ doors opened at 9.
|And this is a really big 'shew'|
|This parking lot filled up quickly|
|This display made me chuckle|
The guy was in a housecoat in the bed
Probably the most comfortable of any of us!
|Lots of people, inside and out|
Somewhere after getting out of the truck and within minutes of walking the first aisle, I realized that I had a twinge in my upper back shoulder blade. By the time we got home, I couldn’t take a big breath or bend over without real discomfort. With Bill’s help to retrieve things and untie my shoes, I made bacon and eggs for our lunch meal. A second coffee hit the spot too. We cleaned up dishes and I took a couple of XS Advil and stretched out on the bed.
|Today's haul and I only spend $3 for the visor with the adjustable band|
inflatable cooler, toothpicks in a purse case, notepad, keychain,
foam cup cooler, folding fan, eye cream and a few candies
I wasn’t tired so worked on attempting a slipper patter with my crochet skills. Half hour later when I got up, my shoulder was improved, not 100%, to the point that I could mov, bend and breathe easier. I sat outside in the sun’s warmth for a while and at 2:30 went for a nice walk until close to 3. That helped even more. I was pleased to discover that my little painted rock is gone. Yay! Someone has found it so I’ll have to check out RV’ing rocks.
|This picture is for Brenda and Randy|
Remember this group of saguaros?
|The empty nest is still there|
When I returned, it was time to gather for Happy Hour so Bill made a rum and coke and I used up the last of our pina colada mix with vodka (woops!) and joined the group. The wind was fairly strong from the north and cool but our spirits weren’t dampened. Friends of Tom and Deb’s, Jean and Tony, joined us for a while and then friends of George and Suzie’s from our home province, Kim and Ken, pulled in with their motor home. Our Happy Hour was extended until 5:30 so we could properly welcome them.
|If you look under our awning, Bill's yellow shirt is visible where|
he sat to read
|There are still a lot of great spots to set up camp behind us|
|This is the gathering of some of the big motor homes (45' ers) that pulled in|
by us yesterday
|It doesn't look quite as neat in a picture|
but this is what the rain from Tuesday left in one wash
|Only a few lined up at the dump station around 3 pm|
|There are always lots of Bluebird coaches for their gathering|
|It would be interesting if they opened up for tours|
especially the ones without slides
|These 2 older ones in particular would be neat to see inside|
We joined them before 7 and returned home just after 9:30. What a fun evening that was. We played 10 games and tied and then Rob and I pulled out into the lead for the tie breaker. Lots of laughs, which isn’t a surprise, and a night out well spent.
|My anal husband (his words) had to pull the wind sock down to adjust the string|
|And then put it back up again|
All during Happy Hour
|If he's happy, I'm happy|
With our batteries still at 12.3, we didn’t need to run the generator. With the chill in the air and indoors, we did turn our Blue Flame heater on low before going to bed. We are not ‘cold’ sleepers and like last night, it probably won’t kick on anyway.
|and the sun drops on another great day in paradise|
|Someone said there was to be an eclipse tonight but I took|
this just because of the pretty picture it presented
The mountains in the east are pink AFTER the sun went down in the west
|'Po' man's meal' on the menu tonight|
This has been a fun day and we have the first show day under our belts. I hope you’ve had a good one too.
|This is a fun game and only the second time|
Rob and Pat have played it
Good night everyone!
Thank you for reading and for any comments you wish to leave.