Monday, December 30, 2019

New Day under a Cloudy Sky, No Outdoor Play, Shopping and Lunch Treat

Pilot Knob RV Resort, Winterhaven, CA

Bill and I were up by 7. I opted to join him with a cup of tea this morning and then at 8 we headed out for our walk. Brrr. The wind was brisk and it was only 41F making for not a very pleasant morning. We walked out the front entrance and down the road behind us. It is a nice walk around the outside perimeter of the park. We were back home after our mile and a half, quite refreshed. How nice to walk into a warm home!
Our walk took us out and around the park
This is looking back to the Interstate and the traffic going west
There is a train going by as well but I didn't zoom in

Gila Mountains to the east

A wee bit of pink sunrise along the horizon
and that was the extent of pretty sky until it set tonight
At 9:20 we headed towards the Bocce ball court and stopped to say goodbye to our new friends, Steve and Lynne (and Jack). By the time we got to the court, Gordon was waving us on, saying the wind chill was making it nasty. No bocce ball today. That worked for us as we really wanted to get into Yuma for some running around and food shopping. Which we did, right promptly. First stop, Ross’s for me. I ran in quickly and picked up a second pair of Polo shoes. Yay!

I like walking this road

Looking from the west field back to our site
Notice the flag blowing in the wind
It kept it up all day
From there, we went to Sam’s Club for about 8 items and came out with 12. After that we drove to Southwest Exchange in the Foothills of Yuma. Bill wanted to talk to someone there about what was the best way to fix the area on our roof/slide-out that was leaking earlier in the fall. We’ve had some suggestions and some ideas but now at least have a better idea how NOT to spend our hard-earned dollars. I’m glad he asked a professional so now at least we’ll look for the right stuff. That doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate help from our friends!

This is such a pretty tree and usually this corner site is taken
 When we left there, he drove to Fast Eddie’s Hobby Store for something for his airplane battery (?) and I walked into BigLots! Just poking around. Fry’s was next or actually it was first for the last 8 items on our list. We did good, coming out with at least 15 but cashed in on some big savings from the coupons I downloaded to my card. It wasn’t Senior’s Day but we were happy all the same and now it is done.

Just when I know the way to Yuma Palms Mall
Bill changes the route
Ha ha
Before leaving the parking lot at Fry’s, Bill pulled up to their gas pumps to fill the truck. Because of a mix-up on our card, we had 2 for some reason, we missed out on the discount. Now that we’ve got it straightened out, next time we will get 20¢/gallon off. It was 1:30 or later when we left the hobby store so Bill took me to IHop for lunch. We hadn’t eaten before we left home at 10 and other than a snack bar on the drive. This was a treat! I ordered a bacon tomato and cheese omelette with hash browns on the side. Heaven!

What is Ptooties doing in the parking lot?
Did she follow us to Arizona?

In honour of Rob, we ate at IHop

Lots to choose from just on this omelette page
I had the Bacon Temptation, 2nd from the bottom
Bill had the 2 x 2 x 2 (eggs, sausage and pancakes)
 Then it was time to head home. The food and prices are great. The place was very busy so I’ll give them leeway on their slow service today. Back home, we offloaded groceries and I managed to find room for everything – again. We took a few minutes to just sit before we walked up to Tom and Deb’s Stinger ‘B’ for Happy Hour. Today was an indoor one again and Bill took a hot chocolate and I took a mug of tea. We got to see Deb’s Christmas decorations this time, we’ve all had a turn.

A great meal and I ate the whole thing!
Back home by 5:30, Bill and I sure didn’t need supper tonight but nothing says there won’t be room for a bit of Christmas pudding. I have sauce to finish up, after all! This was a cool/cold day for us with 54F/12C being our high temperature and the winds between 7 and 15 mph all day. Not a nice day at all for us snowbirds. It was a quiet night with some books read and some television watched. I wanted to get this posted so I could relax. I hope you’ve enjoyed your day!

We're seeing a little more pink sky at sunset than we did at sunrise
Hopefully sunshine tomorrow!
Good night y'all!

Thank you for your visit.


  1. It was cold today, I have to agree. I wore a fleece jacket outside and didn't find it overly warm. I think the wind played a big role in the temperatures.
    Warmer days ahead I'm sure.

    1. We kind of feel like wimps about the cold but this was an unusual day for sure. For snowbirds. :)

  2. And I thought heading to Southern California was a good way to find warmer weather. Nope. Cold here too. Might be nicer by the end of the week though. Stay positive!

  3. Sounds like you two had the same kind of day as I had. Shopping and staying inside. Saw a MH go by this afternoon with Florida plates. They are probably wishing they had just stayed home where it's warm.

    1. You are right about the Florida people. I'm sure they are rethinking this adventure!

  4. I gather the Polo shoes were comfy, if you bought a second pair. It's nice when you have a successful day shopping and can end it by dining out especially if the weather isn't that great for sitting outside. As you were describing the chilly morning walk I thought it was funny (your blog name was kind of fitting for today :))

    1. Yes, very comfy with good soles and lightweight for the warm weather (if that ever sticks around for more than a couple of days!) haha.
      You are right, my title is VERY fitting today!

  5. I'll trade you, it was -13C this morning but it is supposed to get up to the freezing mark this afternoon. I'm hoping to convince myself to go for a walk.

    Have a great day!

    1. I kniw, we're wimps now, right? haha
      I'll decline the trade though and look forward to warmer temps. :)

  6. Catching up, it was a wonderful treat to be invited to dinner at JoAnne and Bob's delicious food and a fun time. The picture you caught, labeled coming in for a landing, with the oranges of the sunset and Bill's plane is beautiful.
    It would be nice if it would get a little warmer or if the wind would go away...

  7. Appy New Year to both of you! Hoping for warmer temperatures for you.

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