Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Day Trip! Visiting a Dear Friend

Park Place RV Park

On Wednesday, Dec. 20th every Canadian is happy. Yes, government pension time. 😊 It isn’t all about the money, no, but it sure helps us pay the bills and enables us to do what we want to do – this lifestyle, for one. We decided yesterday that we would try and get out of here at a decent hour this morning and head to Lake Havasu City for some shopping and some visiting.

I forgot to do this yesterday.
The snowman brooch was worn on the 7th day before Christmas
The angel pin was worn today on the 8th day before Christmas

This morning in our park

We communicated with our friend, Keith, who is diligently making his way down here to Arizona. Yay! We’re so happy that he chose to come back again and sooner than we first expected. 😊 Gibbs and I went for a walk after Bill got the pensions moved around with some $$ transferred down here to our American account. It was again in a different direction but I followed his lead.

A drive to Lake Havasu City presents many
gorgeous views of the mountains

Around 10, we all hopped in the truck, Gibbs adorned in his thunder jacket in the hopes it would help to calm him. Well, it didn’t work perfectly but I think it helped somewhat. This is a beautiful drive, through Parker and those mountains with golf courses on both sides. We like Lake Havasu but don’t have a need to stay here anymore. We spruced Black Beauty up with a wash, not the best ‘diy’ one but she looks much improved.

A golf course in the mountains
The Colorado River separating two states

Definition of OVERKILL
3 engines, 2 cars

Then a stop at Hobby Lobby, Bill went in and got what he needed and I stayed with Gibbs. My turn was down to the .99¢ Store for a few things of my own. It was around 12:30 and we were hungry enough to stop at the In ‘n Out Burger for a take out order. We had Combo #2, cheeseburger, fries and root beer and ate in the truck with our little guy. He got one of his own treats. 😊

Although the tongue is out,he's laying down.

We drove back to Rose and George’s on Palo Verde Drive to find only Rose home. George and Gigi were out at an appointment and some shopping but we had a nice visit. Gibbs took to Rose like a bee to a rose, my goodness, he just loved sitting, laying, sleeping on her lap! Of course, she didn’t mind the little love bug’s cuddles at all. Around 2:30, we said our goodbyes and wished her well on a trip she has planned tomorrow.

Black Beauty getting ready for Christmas

a picture of two cuties
Can you see Gibbs in the top photo?

We made a stop at the Walmart in Parker where Bill stayed in the truck with Gibbs and I filled the cart with the food items on my list. It seemed like I was in there forever but I’m not sure. I think it was close to 4:30 when we returned home. We won’t need supper tonight other than something minimal. Maybe a snack, we’ll see.

A couple of beauties right here.

More views in Lake Havasu City.

This was a good day and after we settled, we watched the last episode of The Voice finale. Bill dozed and I wrote my blog post while the hour of recaps was on. We hate when they do that! I hope you’ve had a great day. 

A visit with Rose Anne

Between here, Quartzsite, and there, Lake Havasu City, temperatures reached 77 & 81F/25 & 27C and even though it isn’t going to last, we are still happy campers. 😊

The drive home

Gibbs was pretty good throughout the day, a perfect little gentleman on the ride home, of course.

Every once in a while, he'd check
out who was behind us.
Good night!

Thank you for stopping by!


  1. Ok, those temperatures are more what I'd hope to experience. Sounds like you had a good and productive day.

    1. Exactly, but they won't last. We'll get them back again in January and warmer as we go.

  2. You got a lot done in one day. Cute picture of Gibbs keeping an eye on traffic.

  3. Now those temperatures are awesome. I would definitely have either shorts or a skirt on.

    God bless.

  4. Great weather. Enjoyed the pictures. I always enjoy our SS payments the 3rd Wednesday of each month. The money makes a difference and welcomed.

  5. Yes, watched the finale for The Voice! Then last night was finale for The Masked Singer!
    I'm with you on the Hallmark movies......seems all the men drink hot coco.....I don't know any of those kind of men. Men I know drink beer and/or booze!
    Great day today but the rain is coming Fri.- Sat. :((

    1. I was pleased with the results of The Voice, although we loved Mara. Don't watch The Masked Singer anymore.
      I laughed at your comment about the cocoa, that's hilarious!
      Rain expected here tonight too.