Pilot Knob RV Resort, Winterhaven, CA
On Sunday, Dec. 15th Bill and I continued our walking routine. We were up at 6:30 and out the door by 7:15 for a nice trek around the park. We went in the opposite direction this time and scooted around the road and back in the main entrance taking in the perimeter of the park. We always meet ‘dog’ people and enjoy seeing all the breeds and chatting with the owners.
|A nice morning to be alive!|
|First time we've noticed this sign after walking|
this way a few times
Back at the Suite, after tea and coffee, we began packing for our departure from Yuma Lakes Resort. We had some oatmeal for breakfast and when we were almost ready, Bill took our empty 40 lb. propane tank up to get it filled. They offer it right in the park. All you have to do is call and they’ll come. They are open from 8 am to 2 pm.
|This is from the main road in, looking|
down at the newest section of the park where we were
situated for a week
|Bill spotted this heron fly over so I was lucky|
to capture it in flight
Then a whole flock of about 7 followed
and my camera wasn't quick enough
We said goodbye to Chris and Autumn as well as Glenda when she popped over to offer us a piece of her homemade blackberry pie. Bob and Jo-Anne were doing the same and getting ready as well. It was just a few short minutes before 10 when we pulled out of the park. Our view to the left showed us that Dave was outside getting ready to leave also. We would see them at Pilot Knob later on today.
|The sun rose beautifully after we returned back from our walk|
It was nice to see Cathy and Sheri again when we checked in at the office of Pilot Knob RV Resort. We paid for the month and then signed up and paid for Christmas dinner. They put on the best meal here and for only $10 pp. We love it! We pulled in to our respective sites, 79 & 80 and were set up easily by 11. We had the welcome greeters, Ken and Kim, arrive soon after and that just made our day. Once the Suite was opened up, I raked our lot area, just to remove the bigger stones and small twigs.
|An eagle? We've seen him a few times but this was|
the first time I got him on my screen
|The Ocean to Ocean Highway Bridge near the Yuma Territorial Prison|
|Welcome to California|
|Approaching Winterhaven this area is frequented by boondockers|
|The Fruit inspection station|
No sir, only apples from Washington
Since today was Sunday, all 6 of us walked up to the Ice Cream social at 2. Dave joined us as well. It was neat seeing Gordon and Barb serving again and even Joe at one point. We were reminded of Boccee ball in the morning at 9:30 but unfortunately there is only one game per week and no shuffleboard scheduled for the time being. Maybe we can still play our own private games and others can join. We really enjoyed it last December while here.
|Our welcoming committee|
Kim and Ken
|Barb dishes up the ice cream and Gordon takes the cash|
|A nice scoop with all the fixings $1|
Bill and I hosted today’s Happy Hour and our friends joined us. At a few minutes before 5, the wind and the hour had us going our separate ways for supper. I had 2 chicken breasts out for ours and a week ago I’d picked up a can of beans and rice. Hmm, never had these before so tonight was the night. I used Madame IP for the chicken and after the sauté process, it only took 5 minutes cook time and 3 minutes natural release. It was done perfectly. I heated the beans and rice in a pot on the stove. We were done eating and with dishes by 7.
|Walking back to our site you can see Bill's flags|
|L to R|
Ken, Patsy, Bob, Jo-Anne, Dave, Cheryl, Kim, Bill's chair
and Higgy in front of it
|Papa Bill is the 'treat' master|
|Please Papa Bill|
A treat for us both tonight was to watch The Sound of Music. It was my very first time to a theatre movie at 12 or 13 -years old. I can remember a girlfriend I had in Lucan whose parents were in the ‘well-to-do’ category. They were taking their only child to the theatre soon after the movie came out and invited me along. It was quite a big deal for me, never having set foot in such a place. I’ve loved the movie ever since.
This was enjoyable for both of us. I sat and worked on my blog while it played
|A change up for supper and it was very good!|
This was a nice day. I’m so happy that we’ve moved on, not taking away from Yuma Lakes, but just because Pilot Knob feels like home to us now. We’ve been coming here for Christmas since 2016 and although we are missing a few very special friends, we will enjoy our time here very much.
|A peek out our festive dining window at the tree|
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