Pilot Knob RV Resort, Winterhaven, CA
Sunday, Jan. 12th arrives and it reminds me that today would be my older brother’s birthday. If he were here. Bruce would be 67 today so I wanted to remember to send a huge hug up to him in heaven. He is missed. He never saw age 59.
|Happy Birthday, big brother!|
Bill and I were up at the usual time for us, before 7 and since I was up first and knew we wouldn’t walk for an hour, I sat and read with my tea. My book is hard to put down except when it falls out of my hands at night as I drop off. Last night we watched Hallmark movies, one of which I enjoyed (mostly), the second, needless to say, put me to sleep. I went to bed around 10 before it was over.
|To the west this morning, the Wolf moon is no longer ruling the sky|
|the sun came up over the mountain to the east|
We walked our route this morning, the perimeter inside the park. The temperature was 48F, then 47, then 46 when we left. Wrong way, Jose! (Hosay) The nice thing is that the winds were almost non-existent making it pleasant. Back at the Suite, I sat and played my Scrabble games with Bill and 3 of my sisters. I seldom win but with the exception of one, I at least feel like I have a fighting chance. I enjoy the online game but would much prefer the manual version.
|Yesterday, we saw Loyal trimming this tree|
It's all dressed up now
And I'm loving this picture!!
Yesterday, I woke up with shingles on the back of my leg again. It seems to have no rhyme or reason when or why they appear. I just know it is in an uncomfortable location for sitting so I apply the cream and put up with the worst day relatively quietly. I take the pills 2x a day only when I have the warning and/or during the breakout which lasts for about 4 days. Then the mark disappears after a couple of weeks. I just had a bout around New Years.
|This truck and 5th wheel came in yesterday|
Look how the atv fit right behind the cab
I wonder if the stories I read are a contributor? Let’s face it, I’m not stressed about anything, really, nor overly excited. Oh well, this too shall pass. In February when we are back here, our first Los Algodones trip will involve a few more bottles. Thankfully, there is no limit.
|Working on the tube|
|Working on his plane lighting|
|Bill wanted to add more lights to the belly of his Timber|
for better night viewing
Needless to say, we don’t have a patch kit but will pick one up either at H.F., the market or most likely Quartzsite. Yesterday, I suggested that he pack my bike away since I can’t ride it anymore before we leave anyway. I was surprised and pleased that he took the time to see what the problem was. Then he went outside and worked on his plane batteries and lights. He has no problem finding things to do to keep himself busy.
|Keith helping Bill with the bike tube|
|They were able to patch the teeny tiny hole|
Bill also found a goat head in the tire
and that could have been the cause of the hole
The two of them worked away outside on my tire and before long the little bike was standing on both full wheels again. Thanks guys! That’s awesome! It was such a nice day that I decided to get my paints and rocks out. I moved the bbq table over to the sun and set things up. First, I popped over to see Jo-Anne and we shook our heads over the miscommunication of yesterday’s texts. LOL somehow, her messages weren’t coming to me and visa versa.
|It turned into a gorgeous day so I took|
a second walk
I also asked to see pictures of their new grandson. Not my news but I can say that Mom and babe are both healthy and returning home today, I think. Yay! Bill took my bike for a ride up to the office to check on their delivery times for FedEx. We were expecting a parcel yesterday and got a weird note about the office being closed. Turns out, FedEx doesn’t even deliver to the area on the weekend. Well, why didn’t they say that? No worries, we’ll get it tomorrow or Tuesday.
|I set up my paints in the sun|
Our lawn chairs are so low that I needed an extra cushion
to sit on
So, I painted and completed 2 rocks. Nothing special, my mind was kind of a blank. I started 2 more before answering my Fitbit and taking it for a walk around 2. I stopped at the puzzle room and put a few pieces in a new puzzle up there. They are large pieces but still interesting. Back home, I started packing things up so we could join Bob and Jo for Happy Hour at their place today. The temperature is a marvelous 66F and with no wind to speak of, it feels like 77F. Lovely!
It was just the 4 of us plus Higgy today but it was a very nice visit. We talked about their drive yesterday to San Diego and then Julian for pie. We talked about rv’s, health issues and Quartzsite and just basically enjoyed each other’s company. It has been a while since the 4 of us just sat down together. At a few minutes after 5 we said goodbye and came home. Bill helped me move the table with my paints over closer to the Suite as I will finish the last two tomorrow.
|This was a yummy supper and very little carbs|
For supper, I cooked a spaghetti squash for my noodles and about 10 pasta noodles for Bill. I warmed the sauce and meatloaf and it was a great supper. There is always more sauce than needed when you have meatballs instead of ground beef but I’ll use the sauce for another meal. Bill chatted back and forth with Keith during supper as they wanted to meet over the fence and do some night flying. Ken and Dave, you would have loved this.
He went after dishes, just after the sun went down and by the time I dished up some Jell-o, they were up, up and away! I grabbed my jacket, camera and phone and dashed out. The horizon’s sky was beautiful. I didn’t want to startle them by coming up behind them, especially Oreo, who was being the perfect lady, waiting for Keith as he flew. Keith has a sail plane so both planes were a little different but equally fun to watch.
|I had a great sky to capture the two planes|
|Keith's sail plane on the left, Bill's Timber on the right|
I'm lovin' the silhouette so gearing up to show you my favourite two pictures
On my walk over, a few rv’ers were walking over to the fence or looking out their windows. Lots of keen interest. I took a few pictures and a video but naturally there are a few favourites out of the group. It was hard to keep steady and focused on the buzzing objects in the sky. There were some bugs flying around, not sure if they were biters or not but I headed back. When I saw a car with headlights driving slowly in their direction I slowed and walked back to meet Bill.
|Bill's plane lands safely|
|Bill getting ready for another flight|
|This turned out better than I thought it would|
|Today's best picture|
Good night from this land of great sunsets
Thank you for stopping in.