Pilot Knob RV Resort, Winterhaven, CA
Thursday, Dec 26th, Bill and I slept in. I guess it was a good morning to do that since it was dull, windy and cool outside. We can’t and won’t complain since we were graced with a gorgeous day yesterday for Christmas Day. It was 7:30 when we had our coffee and tea and I was able to sit and catch up on our friends’ blog posts. Everyone had a wonderful celebration!
|I slipped out the door at 7:30 to catch the beautiful sunrise|
|The reflection on our Mobile Suite looks lovely|
It was around 8:45 when we got out for our walk and yes, I bundled up. The temperature wasn’t terrible at 50F but the wind went right through you if you weren’t prepared. Our fast pace slowed on the return trip but it did help to warm us up initially. Sitting back home, we read together in our chairs with only the radio playing country tunes in the background. Enough Christmas music for me. They’ve played them to death.
|Looking to the east where the sky isn't so pretty anymore|
this was on our walk
As I was sitting here, I asked Bill what he thought about sending an invite to everyone for a warm Happy Hour today before Gayle and John left tomorrow. He agreed so I texted them and received favourable responses. We have room so why not? Other than that, it is a quiet day. After breakfast and dishes, we noticed the winds gusting periodically and the spatters of light rain on the windows. When my outside wreath blew off the door, I retrieved it so it didn’t end up down the lane.
|We had bacon and scrambled eggs|
and they hit the spot
Gayle messaged me and asked if we were interested in seeing any of their pictures from their stays last winter(s) in Mexico. Last evening, we had been discussing some of these areas. We don’t think it is something that appeals to us for our future winters but it is always nice to see options available to us. So, after we had a phone call from Marilynne, Bill’s step-Mom, (we’d failed to make a connection yesterday) they arrived and shared some pictures. The pictures along the beach of the Bay of Conception looked intriguing.
|I didn't get pictures of our Happy Hour inside but after they left|
the sun started to disappear
|A close up|
Around 3, the rain had stopped, the winds had died and the sun came out. Kim, Ken, Tom, Deb, Bob, Jo-Anne and then Dave and Cheryl arrived. We had chairs set up for everyone and although it wasn’t maybe the best seating, the conversation ensued with no dull silences. At one point, around 4:15, I handed out papers and pens to ‘play’ a game. This was unusual and I had no idea how our friends would like it. The girls groaned as it reminded them of 'shower' games (which I never mind) and the the guys surprised me by getting right into it.
|The following pictures detail how I cooked the pork tenderloin|
|Seasoned meat ready to go in the air fryer|
I got our red chef out of the cupboard and pulled the seasoned tenderloin out of the fridge. It had been marinating most of the afternoon. I placed tin foil in the bottom of the air fryer and curled the 2 pieces of pork inside. I cooked it for 15 minutes at 360° before adding sweet & sour sauce to half and bbq sauce to the other. Then another 10 minutes of cooking. My mistake was not to check the centre as it wasn’t quite finished and had to be returned for 10 minutes more.
However, when it was done, it was perfect and I had mine with asparagus and Bill had his with mixed veggies. The tenderloin was wonderful and moist. I’ll do it this way again. After dishes, Bill was finally feeling himself again and we sat together to watch CourtCam and Live PD: Wanted. When I finish posting this, I will get some more chapters read if I’m not too tired. This was a great day and other than our morning walk, we didn’t go off our site.
Good night everyone
from Winterhaven CA
I hope you’ve enjoyed your ‘Day after Christmas’. Thank you for popping in.
It’s fun following your adventures this year. I get home from work just after eight PM, just in time to read your post of the day. Sounds like you are having another great winter in the south-west!
It is only fitting on a day like today that we in the ‘lower forty-eight’ join with you and all of our Canadian friends in celebrating the achievements of legends in sport. We fondly remember the greatness of the likes of Jack Dempsey, Sonny Liston, Joe Frazier and yes, that unforgettable hero, Rocky Balboa! We proudly stand and applaud these fine men!
Hey Robert! How interesting that you refer to 'Boxing Day' in terms of sports. For us Canadians, it simply means a day of boxing things up to return items received at Christmas.Delete
I've learned a whole new meaning now!
Thank you Robert for reading along and your reminder of such well known fighters. :)
The pork loin looks delicious! And those early morning photos of the sunrise are stellar.ReplyDelete
Enjoy your day!
Oh YUM!! Pork loin looks delicious! Thanks for the reminder of Boxing Day! Now I can celebrate THREE days at the end of the year!!ReplyDelete
The pork loin was wonderful and easy. So was the clean up!ReplyDelete
Boxing Day for us means boxing things up for return. Haha
Happy to hear you folks have enjoyed the Christmas Season once again in the warmth of the desert. Nothing quite like it. The tenderloin looked wonderful.ReplyDelete
Thank you Deb and Riley. It has been another great Christmas here far from home.Delete
It appears you made the best out of a shadowed day.ReplyDelete
I grew up to the Fighter's version of Boxing Day.
Be Safe and Enjoy the season.
It's about time.
We sure did!Delete
Funny about Boxing Day, so many versions!
We might have "groaned" but we all really did have fun. I think the laughter proved that...lol Thank you for hosting inside your lovely home.ReplyDelete
I knew it would be a pretty sunset can not believe I missed it.
Ha ha, yup, I could tell from the laughter that a great time was had by all. I wouldn't have had it any other way - groans included!Delete
Thank you Deb for your kind words.
Nothing like a social gathering to celebrate Boxing Day. I hear the game was a hit.ReplyDelete
Yes, I can put my friends through all kinds of things and as long as they are laughing, it was a hit! :)Delete
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