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New Year's Eve party was a success, lotsa food music and dancing, a good time was had by all. Then Wed. Jan 3 we are enjoying very warm weather 22c (72f) and sunny. After supper it was still mild and we had a fire with our neighbours. Now Thursday morning and we are preparing for moving on Yuma etc.... not sure where our next internet connection will be but will find it somewhere.
The weather overnight 0 c (32f)today 18c (65f) and sunny, warming up again.
Have had a nice quiet week, relaxing, showing Steve and Barb how to operate their new laptop computer and just puttering about. On friday we went and gathered some more Pecans to shell sometime this winter. We have about 6 lbs done already. Darts friday night and getting ready for big New Year's Eve Party at the Clubhouse. Then prepare to head put to the desert friday Jan. 4th. with Steve and Barb who want to try it out. Hope all have a Happy New Year!!
Dec 24th Christmas Eve our Neighbours (Spud & Suzie) invited a few of us over to socialize in their RV. In was a fun evening.
Dec. 25th Christmas morning Suzie and I enjoyed the Yule log on TV and talking to family back home. Later Christmas day we had the Neighbours over for a non traditional Christmas dinner of Scallops, King Crab legs, Fettuccine Alfredo, Casar salad and Pumpkin Pecan pie for desert. There was 9 of us altogether. We had planned to do this outside but a very strong cool wind put us inside our RV, no problem. These neighbours are all full time RV'ers also. And we all just love it.
Christmas Day Pics
After a nice day outside, about 68f (20c) We went to the clubhouse for an nice potluck ham dinner, Lotsa food and deserts. Over 100 people there. Everyone brought a wrapped unmarked gift. They were put on the tables and as your number was called you went and picked one out and unwrapped for everyone to see. The next person could either take your gift or get a new one. This went on for about 3 hours and was a lot of fun. The good gifts we exchanged quickly but only 4 times then it could not be taken anymore.
The following day was a bad accident on the freeway outside the park, Traffic was stopped for hours while a helicopter came in the police investigated.
We went down to play darts after supper and had a good time. Suzie was right on and got 2 hat tricks , (3 darts in the bull's eye). Her 3rd in 2 years. ( None for me). A good time was had by all. One of the best players there is Gerry ( 92 years old).
Darts & Party Pics
I went shopping today for Christmas dinner of King Crab, Scallops, caesar salad, crab salad and Fettucini Alfredo. Returning from Casa Grande a couple pulled in beside us from Washington State. They just sold their house and went fulltime in September. He had worked with Spud ( across from us) for 10 years. We met them and sat outside at Spud and Suzies'. Next thing you know people dropped by, including the park managers and we had a gathering! Talk, socialize and refreshment while it was still warm out. Then Spud started a small fire to warm us up before a late supper. Impromptu get togethers are fun.
After Darts on friday night we took a drive Saturday morning through Tucson to Nogales Mexico. Arriving there we shopped at the duty free shop and crossed into Nogales. Checking out the sights and sounds and deals we ended up at Johnnies Pub in a back laneway. Very Friendly and inexpensive. Always a nice place to stop for refreshment and a rest. We then walked about a bit and back to the border about a 4 block line up to walk across, but only waited about 45 minutes. On the way Back we stopped at El Guero Canelo restaurant for some really awesome burritos and fixings at a very reasonable price.
We took a drive out into the country side, with Steve & Barb, past the Prison in the Desert to a spot where there were Pecan trees at the side of the road. We pasted a few spots in the road that were slightly flooded from the previous rains. Stopping here we gathered a few bags of pecans and returned home to sort them and begin cracking them.
We had one more day of nice weather and sat outside with Barb while she shelled some pecans.
Friday night we played darts again, 28 people and went from 6.00pm till 11.00pm a long night.
Sunday morning we took a drive to Tucson to a flea market, and looked about. the bridges over the interstate down here are decorated very nicely with Mosaic tile or huge carvings in the cement. From there we went to a Camping World Store just in time to see an awesome sight, The Sunriders Motorcycle Toy Parade. We waited about 15 minutes while they drove by into Camping World's huge parking lot out back, then the second batch about 15 min later,about 1,000 motorcylces altogether.
Then the weather got cooler with clouds and overcast for about 6 days with a bit of drizzly rain. The daytime highs were only about 60 f (15c) but nights were down to freezing. On Monday there was 18 inches of snow in Flagstaff, about 4 hours north of here but at 7,000 feet above sea level, we are about 1,500 ft here.
We spent a few days showing Steve and Barb how to operate their new computer and the internet. Then we decorated our house for Christmas. Now today bright and sunny, nice.
Wed. Dec. 5
About six men went to play golf ( not me) and afterwards we met them with their wives at the Tumbleweed Restaurant, for a very reasonable dinner and drinks. Celebrating Bills birthday (68) with a toast and a cupcake. The portions were huge every couple each shared a meal. We returned back to our house and got out or propane firepit and a bunch sat around enjoying the lovely evening. A fire always invites company in these campgrounds. One man dropped by with a huge black Great Dane and shared stories with us as well.Picacho Peak Pics
We headed west to Picacho Peak RV Resort where will stay for 1 month . We were welcomed back by the managers, staff and other campers as we arrived. Really nice. Our friends Steve and Barb had a big pot of chili for us to share with an early supper so, we could be at the clubhouse for darts at 5.30pm. 26 people there, 13 teams and we had a nice evening wrapping up about 10.00pm.
We decided to take a short drive to Kartchner Caverns and check them out. In November 1974 two young cavers, Gary Tenen and Randy Tufts, were exploring the limestone hills at the base of the Whetstone Mountains. In the bottom of a sinkhole they found a narrow crack leading into the hillside. Warm, moist air flowed out, signaling the existence of a cave. After several hours of crawling, they entered a pristine cavern. Now 33 years later is a State Park with amazing facilities and excellent tours of this Live wet cave. We did the Big Room tour which lasted about 2 hours in all and was extremely interesting. No cameras were allowed and once you do the tour you understand why. But we did purchase some post cards (cheap) with amazing shots of the caverns. That do not really bring out the real beauty under those hills. Back to camp later to enjoy the afternoon sun and supper.