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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015

Our Saguaro Cactus did not survive the winter !

Where are we today 
      Gonna be a nice day "almost" but funky weather. Warm, cool, overcast, windy, sunny, rain, no rain, but at  least it was warm about 17c  (62f). But, hey we had no snow and thats a big bonus. We can sure handle that !
         We have an antenna souvenir fromArizona that is on the radio antenna of our car. But sadly it did not do well with our brutal winter we had here. Lost an arm and hat flopping , lips froze off , eyes gone weird, so today I had a funeral service for him (her) and planted a new one on our antenna. RIP Saguaro you have served us well. 
sad to see you go , but... 
new cactus planted and we good to go
     After configuring her Dad's computer for a bit at his place we had a bite for lunch then they headed to the hospital to visit her Mom.
      My plan was a walkabout town but after a 1/2 mile down the road began to rain a bit so headed home, did not get too wet. Got only a mile done so over to the indoor track and finished another 2 miles there, feel much better now at least I got some walking in today. 3 miles total.
       Then time to whip up supper, Suzie's request tonight was shrimp, so I cleaned some raw shrimp and marinated in olive oil and garlic, made a couple of shrimp kabobs to grill on our Weber Q and another tasty salad.
kabobs ready to grill
crocuses in the front flower bed
kabobs done after about 10 minutes
tasty, healthy and hit the spot
          There ya go another day whipped on by and we are moving forward.
          Glad that you were able to stop in again. Hope you had a great day too.
Check out the interactive map below to see where we have been this past Winter.

18 comments:

  1. It seems the further north we go the wet weather is following us. Tomorrow the winds could be gusting to 45 mph. Hope you don't get it up there.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!


    It's about time.

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    1. No problem here we are not travelling.

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  2. Never thought of marinating the shrimp in olive oil and garlic. Thanks. By the way, where did you get the new saguaro? I had one years ago and would like another. The frozen lips made me chuckle. :)

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    1. Bought it at the Arizona Marketplace in Yuma, one vendor there as them.

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  3. So sorry for your loss, but the replacement looks great. lol

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    1. Thanks he was here for a couple years, but the cold winter did him(her) in.

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  4. How many people carry a spare cactus??? :cD

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    1. I don't know but I know we do, gotta have one in reserve, just in case!

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  5. Haha...you had me going there. Thought you really had taken a baby saguaro from the south. Guess you have to get another one of the antennae saguaros next time you in Yuma.

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    1. We always like to carry a spare, never know when an emergency pops up.

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  6. Man oh man, your dinners always look good. Just sayin'.

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    1. Thanks Bob, they tasty and pretty easy too.

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  7. I didn't realize y'all travel with a mascot.... and a spare. How did I miss him when we saw you in Texas? Personally, I think you should have had him cremated and spread his ashes back in the southwest, but then maybe he was a snowbird at heart.

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    1. Yep that's our mascot had one there even since we first went there in 2006. Been a snow bird along with us ever since.

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  8. So sorry to hear about your cactus - may it "rest in pieces!" ;-) I have some shrimp that I brought home from Mexico and may have to try out your recipe.

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    1. Thanks, Cheryl, the Saguaro does not experience sub zero temps for a long period of time and beither do we, but we survived..
      Enjoy your shrimp its very tasty.

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  9. Now you'll have to pick up another cactus in case you have to replace the replacement.

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    1. We always have a spare or 2. gotta have one.

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