On Friday, Jan. 31st we almost have to shake our heads. Already the end of the first full month of winter. It doesn’t seem like we have been down here for nigh on 3 months! This has been a great roller coaster ride for sure, filled with travel, sunshine, shopping and friends so why am I surprised that it has zipped by?
|Remember how Keith's site looked yesterday?|
Now, the cargo trailer with his quad is backed up to the cement pad
His little camper (Lunar Landing he calls it) is off the truck
His home for a couple of weeks
Bill and I were up shortly after 6:30 and agreed that it was a wonderful sleep. It had to be the clean sheets. 😊 We both walked this morning and it was then that we noticed the winds had picked up again, especially compared to yesterday. The nice thing was that it seemed more like a warm wind and sure enough, it was a mild 57F/14C. Those are nice walks where hats and gloves aren’t necessary.
Back home, after my tea, we got washed up and picked Keith up around 9. Now, it was time to do the ‘big’ grocery shopping after being in the desert for 2 weeks. We let Keith use our Fry’s card to check out and he is amazed at the savings he gets. Plus, he is happy to help build up our fuel points. We’ll be sure to top up his tank this month and give the savings right back to him. He has a gas truck but can cash in on 10¢, 20¢ per gallon or more. We have over 600 points already to be used during the month of February.
|from the west corner of the park, the sun makes a statemen, drawing|
We stopped at CVS Pharmacy to use the Allpoints machine and withdraw more cash without any extra charge. We need cash for Monday and Tuesday at the dentist, rather than write a cheque. Then we drove to Home Depot for a fix-it job that Keith is working on. From the back seat, after noticing that it was 11 am, I heard a voice “Can we go home now?” Ha ha. We were all ready to return to camp. With a reminder to Keith about signing up for Burgers tonight, we left him with his groceries.
|Can't beat these prices|
As a card member, we paid the price in yellow
|I can't get over the deals at Fry's|
The food is fresh
(fyi - Bill doesn't wear a kilt)
We had a text that Ken and Kim were on the way so after lunch and dishes, we weren't surprised to hear they had arrived. I made Bill bacon and eggs and I had bacon, ham, cheese wraps. I enjoyed that much better than eggs today. Bill stretched out in his chair after doing the banking so I started dishes to get them out of the way. I sat with Bill and we both got a bit of reading in. Our books are good so no chatter was taking place.
|I think Oreo won this battle|
Keith doesn't seem to mind letting her be alpha sometimes
I’m almost finished mine and it is a nail biter! Kim texted that they were set up across the other side of the park. We’re happy that they got a spot here. Bill called Coast to Coast, one of our park memberships to confirm that we could get our friends, Bob and Jo-Anne, in to our next park location. They will be returning from Park near mid-month. That went without a hitch and I texted Jo-Anne to let her know. With that done, Happy Hour was just around the corner so I changed into shorts, ready to move outside when our company came.
|Kim, Ken, Oreo and Keith|
I could have gone to the pool today but I’ll wait until tomorrow and Sunday. They will be 2 of our hottest days yet. Yes! (fist pump) Kim and Ken brought their chairs down and soon after Keith and Oreo came in around 3. It is always nice to get together with these guys. At 4:45 we walked up to supper at the clubhouse. It is burger night. $5/plate. It is more food than I’m used to so was very full walking back. I should have walked around 3X to wear it off! Always a good easy meal. Barb was happy to see us all and encouraged us to play Bocce Ball again. No encouragement necessary, we just need to get the dental work out of the way first.
|Bill and Kim|
Notice they're all in the shade?
It was a lovely hot day
|Bill brought our sheepskin out for Oreo and she|
appreciated it over the stones
(not spoiled at all)
Back home, we quickly discovered that we couldn’t do our 2 loads of wash as planned because we didn’t have enough quarters. Darn! So, first thing in the morning it will have to be. We’ll see how quick we get moving and in to the office for change. One can only hope not too many others have the same idea. Oh well. It was very hot in the clubhouse, so the outside air felt wonderful. Back at the Suite, it was very hot indoors too even though windows were open.
|Pastor Bill up front making announcements|
and saying Grace to a full house
|It doesn't look like a lot but it truly was a great meal|
I snapped an ‘almost too late’ picture of the sunset. It is a beautiful night. We sat to read and I finished mine after getting my blog posted. Bill is making quick work of David Baldacci’s The Fix. I got through it quickly so I’m not surprised. This was a very nice day and now we have lots of food for the next week or so. Most of our small ‘family’ is back together so there will be many good times yet to come. Whatever did we do to deserve this life? 😊
|Good night from Pilot Knob!|
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