Pilot Knob RV Resort, Winterhaven, CA
Saturday, Dec. 21st started off busy. Once we were up, dressed and had our morning drink we loaded our 2 old recliners and console into the back of Black Beauty. Bill tied them down. We have the darnedest record for losing things out the back of our truck box. All we can do is laugh about it – so far. Thank goodness, no one gets hurt in these minor infractions.
|All loaded up before 8 am|
|And the sun over the mountains as we travel east|
We pulled out onto the Interstate, not too fast and about a mile down the road a passing car motioned something to Bill. He pulled over and our console was gone. Oh my goodness! Probably because of the soft cushions of the chairs, which the console was tied to, things loosened up enough that it bounced right out. We took the closest exit, turned back, went through the Agricultural Inspection station to go back and pick it up.
|I like this Arizona sign with the organ pipe cacti|
Ahead of us, we noticed a state patrol car pulling up onto the overpass and down the highway where we were headed. LOL Now, we’re thinking ‘darn!’ Expecting a possible charge for ‘an unsafe load’ we braved up and took responsibility as we pulled up behind the trooper’s car. He had walked up to the console which was lying on the merge part of the highway and tossed it off into the shoulder. He saw us behind him and walked towards my side of the truck, with a smile.
|We'd never been out this far|
|I liked the apparatus at the entrance|
|Bill liked the air craft at the front gate|
|The landfill entrance|
|Back in quite a ways was the rubbage where household|
garbage gets dumped
|We just added to the mess|
|And apologized to these scavengers that we left them nothing|
On the way back home, we detoured through Yuma to Fry’s and Home Depot for some things we needed to pick up. Bill has a little project that he wants to work on here.
|I wished I'd spent more time on this but I could name the areas|
I worked on! haha
|A nice sitting area outside the laundry room|
|Christmas cake ready for the oven|
This one was very thick with fruit
I decided to bake my Christmas cakes after returning to the Suite, now that I had enough raisins. With two loaf pans of cake in the oven, I sat outside with my book while Bill worked on his project. We texted the group that we would host H.H. today since the cakes were going to take an hour and a half to bake. I hope they turn out; some results are better than others. Everyone joined us here by 3:30 and our Happy Hour turned into two. No complaints, we always have lots to chat about.
|Bill took the Happy Hour picture for me today|
What a lovely group!
Patsy, Jo-Anne, Bob, Tom, Deb, Kim, Ken, Dave, Cheryl
At 5:30, after the gang left, we came inside and I cooked 2 very thick pork chops in Madame IP. On the side we finished the last of the garden salad and cleaned up dishes. The chops were okay but Bill wasn’t keen on the mushroom soup that I’d added. There were two in this pack and the remaining chops in the freezer are individually packaged. The soup flavouring helped me to get through mine, you know I’m not a fan of pork chops. I can make his plain next time and I'll have chicken. :)
|The clouds had control of the sky during Happy Hour|
We watched some television together and for some reason, I’m feeling really tired tonight. I didn’t get my normal number of steps today so I can't even blame it on walking.
|It is kind of cute seeing the Happy gang walk back home|
or are they P.K. immigrants?
It feels like we’ve been on the move the whole day but I think part of that is because I was awake at 3:30 and had a hard time sleeping after that. I’ll probably be asleep early tonight. This was a good day and the weather was lovely for the most part.
|Supper was filling|
For dessert, we tasted the Christmas cake with a slice of cheddar
Good night y'all!
Thank you for stopping by to see what we’ve been up to.