It was certainly nice to see Rose and Art this year. Last year between all of us not feeling well and other commitments it never happened. We had a short visit and we got to show off the Stinger "B". Before they left we made tentative plans to get together at least one more time before we head east. They have a new place they need to show off and we are looking forward to seeing it.
|Left to right: Art, Tom, Rose, Suzie, Riley, and Deb|
|Left to Right: Bill, Patsy, Rob, and Pat|
|Left to Right: Deb, George, Suzie, and Tom|
|Three tables at Silly Al's|
Top Photo Left to Right: George, Rose, Pat, and Rob
Middle Photo Left to Right: Deb, Tom, George, and Suzie
Bottom Photo Left to Right: Ken, Kim, Bill, and Patsy
We walked out of Silly Al's right around 5:00PM took a minute to say good bye to George and Rose with hugs all around. It was certainly nice meeting them and we hope we will cross paths again in the future.
Back home it was still warm enough to sit outside so we decided to make an adult beverage and do just that. Stepping out I noticed Kim sitting outside and asked if they were having Happy Hour when she said yes I asked if they would like to meet in the middle. We moved our chairs and in no time the whole group was in the circle. It was a lovely night with no wind as we chatted and watched the sun set on our day.
|Walking back to the circle I thought it would be cute to include Clemson|
tonight and snapped the photo just as Bill was getting up to put the
little guy back inside.
|We had this last bit of color just before the darkness of the desert|
Not long after the above picture everyone except Kim and Ken along with Tom and I headed back in for the evening. We sat there a while longer, die hearts that we were, extending our Happy Hour with some more wonderful conversation until the chill of the evening chased us into our homes. It was a nice evening and we enjoyed every minute.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Up before the sunrise this morning I had made up my mind to get dressed and take a walk then when I looked out the clouds were in the East and I easily changed my mind. Tom made the coffee and while we spent time enjoying it I read blogs and shared with him what everyone is up to. Then I decided to stick to my idea of a morning walk. So I got ready and did just that. I mentioned the idea to Tom but he was busy getting everything together to send in for the license plate renewals for the Stinger "B" and Jeep but he did promise bacon and eggs when I returned. A promise he did keep.
|Checking the sky around me as I walked the sun kept |
trying to make an appearance.
|As I headed towards this Saguaro, I could see the nest on the arm from a|
distance, this (I am going to call him a guy) guy came out to greet me.
I was a little nervous at first and looked towards the 5th wheel he came from and of course there was no one in sight. He came up gave my a couple of sniffs and that was it. He never barked and just danced around me as I took the picture and did not follow when I turned to walk away. Just the same it made me uncomfortable because you just never know. I was far enough away from the rig and did not invade their area. The dog, in my opinion, should have been tethered, enclosed, or the owners should have been out there.
|I walked as far as this sign then veered off towards the east.|
|Interesting, not sure if someone was parked here or just left a chair|
for walkers to have a place to rest.
|A nice sentiment.|
|It always makes me a little sad to come across a Saguaro that has died.|
|I feel the same way when I spot an Ocotillo that is gone. These three|
were close to each other. Yet, I am well aware this is the cycle of life
and each plant, cactus, and tree has a purpose at all the life stages.
|Today's just because I liked it picture.|
|Coming back I could see our neighborhood in the distance.|
Two were off taking care of things.
The x's marks their spots.
|Stopping to check on the Ocotillo behind us. I can see the leaves|
After brunch Tom headed in to put gas in the Jeep. We are thinking about going for a ride tomorrow. Plus he stopped to fill the water bladder to add to our fresh water tank.
Around 3 o'clock Tom noticed Ken was sitting in the middle so he brought our chairs and drinks out and joined him. I was talking to our son and by the time I got there everyone but Suzie and George had joined them. George and Suzie joined us a little later after spending the day having some things taken care of on their motor home. (We found out later Ken had been out there since 2:30 we are definitely going to have to be more aware in the future.) During Happy Hour this afternoon a woman, I believe she said her name was Cheryl, from Prince Edward Island and her dog, Duchess, walked up to introduce herself and say hello. As always the conversations at Happy Hour are lively and she certainly added to the conversation. She and her husband are parked a little south and east of us.
|The sun finally made an appearance not long before it set this evening.|
|When it appeared it turned the light on the mountains to our east.|
|Just slipping behind the mountains.|
|Left to Right: My chair, Tom, Suzie, George taking a picture of the sunset,|
Ken, Kim, Pat, Rob, Patsy, and Bill
|We did get some lovely color after the sun slipped behind the mountains.|
Not long after this Happy Hour broke up. After coming in and realizing we were both hungry but no one wanted to cook dinner tonight we decided to take a ride into Quartzsite. Our destination was Carl's Jr for a hamburger.
It was two enjoyable days. Two friends, Rose and Art, we had not seen in awhile stopped on Monday, plus, we had a surprise visit from two more, Deb and Riley. Afterwards we went out to Silly Al's for pizza with the group we have been parked by out here at LaPosa South.
Tuesday was a fairly quiet enjoyable day for us. Well except for the issue we are having with AT&T but that will resolve itself eventually. Even if means changing carriers. As the saying goes time will tell. Both days ended with a circle in the middle for Happy Hour as we chatted and watched the sunset, Not a bad way to spend our days.
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