Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Blast Off 2019

Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Yesterday we left Casa Grande at 8 am.  Somehow the other seven RV's that left town too all managed to hook up together by the time we arrived at the Vicksburg exit.  Three other rigs we already at the Casino waiting for us to arrive for lunch.  

That made 22 people for lunch.  In no time at all the waitress had a table for all of us. We told George whoever sat at the head of the table had to pay, but he ducked out before we knew it.

The weather was great for the drive and everyone was checked into the Rodeo Grounds in record time and parked.  Our escort parker didn't really understand when I said I wanted to park backwards, but he said since we've been here before just do it.  We like to have our rear living room window pointing to the area where the fireworks will go off so we can go inside when it gets late and still enjoy the show.  

Everyone was introduced at happy hour and it wasn't long before you couldn't tell the new people from the ones that have attended before.

Ron Ames told the story of his medical issues and how a new healthy way of life saved his.

This morning we checked our propane tanks and discovered they were very low on propane so we made a trip to Tractor Supply for propane.  While we were out, we also stopped at Walmart.  

Next thing we know it's time for happy hour.  

Carlena and Harry Schoolcraft

George, Linda and Chloe are laughing about something funny.

Donna, Lloyd and WC are first timers to the Pyrotechnic Show. 

Leslie made some great sliders for Happy Hour.  I look like I'm cold in that photo.  

It looks like Barb told Paisley she couldn't go past the white line.

Dave and Barb Burtrum gave me a gift they made.  It didn't show up in this photo well but it says, "enjoy the journey".  It has lights inside it.  I'll take a closeup photo for the next blog.

Turtle Safely.........

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Snowbird Season

Casa Grande, AZ

It's a very busy time of year in Arizona.  High season, with lots going on in and around Casa Grande.

George and Linda invited us to a party at their home.  We finally had the chance to meet some of the Bell Ringers.  It's not what I pictured when I heard this RV group was called Bell Ringers but they sure are a lot of fun.  Sorry I was having too much fun to take photos.  From left to right, me, Linda, George and Jackie.  

George is showing off his present from Harry and Carlena.  Do you know what it is he's wearing?

Here's a photo with a his food on the lid of the toilet seat.  It's a perfect bib for any senior.  I can tell by his smile, he's enjoying it.  Don't be surprised if it's seen in Lake Havasu City.

Craig was under the weather without a nurse but Carolyn drove down to Casa Grande by herself.

Later on in the week, George drove up to Sam's Club and the guys did shopping for new duds for the upcoming cruise.  There was a lot of looking but not much buying.  Linda found some really nice sunglasses that hopefully she'll get to wear next week.

Bill had a good report from his follow up visit from surgery in December.  The doctor took him off some medicine that was making him dizzy.

Leslie and WC Ernst invited us for lunch at Eva's.  Lloyd and Donna Fitzgerald were there too.   We ended up making it a very long lunch as we had a lot of catching up to do.  I had the camera with me, but never remembered to take any photos.  

Nancy Kissack and Lynn Cross drove up on Saturday to go to the Gourd Festival.  They were in the Fine Arts Building when we arrived.  They were just finishing up and we chatted for just a few minutes.  When we left  that building we never saw them again.  I guess Nancy called twice but I never heard the phone ring.   We saw George, Linda, Jackie and Doug there.  Jackie is quite talented and needless to say, this was right up her alley.

I bought raffle tickets for this gourd.  

There's no way any photo can capture the details of these gourds.

Can you imagine lamps made out of gourds.  The nice thing is the are very light weight.

I did read in Nancy's blog that she bought some equipment to try and do some gourds.  I'm anxious to see the finished product.  Maybe she'll have something completed and can show us at the Escapade.  

Mark Nemeth contacted us earlier in the week and said he'd be stopping by.  We visited with him for a while and then went out to eat.  

Jan and Paul Kelpe just called to say they arrived in town so we're headed over to the park to see them.

Turtle Safely.......