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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New year !, Getting together with fellow bloggers and enjoy the last day of 2017 with a new Years eve Karaoke.

Where are we today?
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      Well here it is the last day of 2017, enjoying this warm dry mostly sunny weather in southern California. Another wonderful colourful sunrise that makes a great start.
                                                            via GIPHY

                After morning coffees and computing and a short walkabout I headed into Yuma at 7:45 for a few last minute groceries, nice to get this done before the stores get busy and traffic on the roads in town. Home shortly after 9 am Suzie had the laundry shorted so off I went to let the machines do their magic.  Nice laundry here only $1.25 to wash and the same to dry, Want to start the New year off with clean clothes and sheets on the bed. While I did this Suzie swept and mopped the new floors in our house.
what a great way to begin the last day of 2017
with an amazing desert sunrise
heading into Yuma on I-8 no traffic
         Laundry all done and wrapped up so we could enjoy a light lunch at 12 noon. After lunch I did a quick drive down the road to check out the Imperial sand dunes and as I expected the place is packed. Lots of people out there on their sand rails, dune buggies and atvs, even the little ones having fun on them as well.
Entrance to Imperial dunes
need stuff? they have it here
couple of little ones having a ball
this is the area we have parked before with friends
ooopppss this guy is stuck,
nice he had a buddy to tow him out
racing up and down the dunes
     Did get to do a bit of reading outside then about 2:30 fellow Bloggers Tom and Deb (Celebrating the Dance )arrived for a visit at Bill and Patsy's   We met Tom and Deb 2 years ago at Blogger Fest and follow each others blogs. Nice to see them again. Then Bill and Dee with Doug the Pug arrived to join us as well. Heck here we are all bloggers and Rv'ers 2 couples from Canada and 2 couples from the United States. What do we have in common? Rving and blogging all of us loving this lifestyle and all of us here to get away from the cold snowy weather up north, to the sunny warm desert days here in the southwest.
      And we shared stories flapped our gums and before we knew it was 5:30 Wow that was a long fun happy hour ! Sometimes we just get carried away, time flies when we having fun. But what the heck what else do we have to do? It was cooling down,  we all retired to our homes to whip up supper.
Patsy setting up her camera
LR: Patsy, Tom, Deb,Suzie , Bill, Clemson
Dee, Bill , and Doug the pug
Doug and Clemson making friends
Last sunset for 2017 !
supper, BBQ'd turkey burger and a salad
     Then about 7 o'clock  we headed up to the clubhouse for the New years eve Karaoke. Joe tuns it and there was lots of people and quite a few new very good singers. Quite a few up beat songs, people were dancing , even us and quite a few duets.
Joe on the right
these girls were sure having a ball.
    We managed to enjoy this until 9:30 but I was yawning and it was quite cool in there, so time to head on home. We back here just before 10 pm and got to welcome in the NEW Year with times square, The time zones make it easy for us to enjoy midnight at 10 pm! Past our bedtime, but we made  it.
     That was our final day of 2017 and hope y'all had a good one too.
     We want to wish everyone of our readers a very Happy and Prosperous New Year.
     Thanks for stopping on by see ya next year!

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Arizona Market Place and met some new blog followers .

Where are we today ? 
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        We are really enjoying this weather, have I said that before? I think so, This is why we are here. Got a couple of nice walkabouts this morning enjoy the warm weather in the desert and the sunrise.
the is why we are and loving it
      Below is a picture that Bill took while flying his drone yesterday. Thanks for sharing Bill if you care to see more great drone pictures of  this area and park you can check out his blog Posting HERE.
our wonderful site here
     Then my first walkabout revealed and nice sunrise and clear blue cloudless skies with no wind.
by the office flag is  laying low, no wind
      At 9:30 this morning we headed into the Arizona Market Place. With Bill and Patsy , Bill driving today. Because we all enjoy it here and may as well ride together.
got here before 10 am and not too busy yet, perfect
Bill in the lead Suzie and Patsy behind and me following
up the rear, nice rears to follow!
    We separated and agreed to meet at 11:30 this way we can wander as we like.
free samples here
     Lots of vendors and just about anything you might want is here.
lots of food choices if you like
I did buy some socks here 2 packs for $5.00 that is 6 pairs of very nice socks !
      This vendor below has awnings, dash covers,  window and sunshades , very reasonable and most sizes in stock.
sunshades for your awnings ready to go
quite a few of our friends have bought theirs here
and love them
     Lots of cool stuff to check out here as well.
          Love checking out Wally's world lots of deals be found and we found some.
11 am and starting to get busy soon we be outta here
could not resist this shirt
only 6 bucks 
       Back home by noon for a light lunch and a few more walkabouts , opened our awning and set up our sunscreen. Then we can both dive into our page turners on our E-readers.
a perfect day again only got to 85 F (29C) with no wind or humidity
we not complaining though
       I got an email from some blog followers the other day and they would like meet us if possible, They are from Buckeye AZ and will be in Algodones today. They have been following our blog for years as well and Patsy and Bills. My reply is heck why not, drop by and say hi we always enjoy meeting blog followers.
       We are outside reading anyway, enjoying this weather so drop on by we will be home this afternoon.
Frank and Peggy
    They wanted to meet Bill , Patsy and Clemson as well. Heck they are next door so Suzie sent them a text and they joined us as well. Bill is getting over his cold slowly so he visited for a while then back home to get better.
Bill, Clemson and Patsy
Well we all hit it off and had some great conversation, for a few minutes,
(lol almost 120 minutes)
but time just flies when we are having fun!
No problem we are here for the duration anyway.
now though not needed they brought us some nice new Ball Caps,
from where Frank worked

and some  Date Almond Rolls and Date coconut rolls 
from Datreland Arizona
Oh My these are amazing!
thank you so much!
     Soon time for supper , Suzie's choice tonight was hotdog and homemade fries.
love our fry daddy and the Weber Q100 grilled the dogs
loaded my dog as usual, peanut butter (you should try it), tomato, onions, relish,
mayo and mustard
     Then as this was about done we got to enjoy another wonderful desert sunset.
      A nice ending to yet another great day here in the southwest. Enjoyed the market with friends, picked  up some deals and meeting new blog followers.
      Thank y'all for stopping by and checking us out. And really hope you had a wonderful day as well.

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Hanging out, chatting with friends, enjoying the weather and nice FaceTime video chat with family.

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    Just another day in Paradise. Up early as usual and first walkabout at 6:30 this morning after coffee and computing for a while. Yes it is still dark out but in the campground there is a few lights that help mark the way. So nice and quiet at this time of day.
    Back home for another coffee chat with Suzie for a while discuss our day then another walkabout to catch a bit of the sunrise.
a bit of smoke in the air hid the sunrise
     Then a walkabout the desert for a while as well, sure do love the desert.
           Then at 9:30 it was getting warm so we decided a good time to pack away our Christmas decorations for another year. Got that all done and enjoyed  light early lunch, Soon time for the hot sun on our Patio. The awning was opened and our sunshade hooked up, helps keep everything a bit cooler. Did get up to 89f (31C) with only 10 % humidity so in the shade was very comfortable for most of the afternoon.
A perfect way to enjoy this weather, in the shade with a good book,
and my honey.
still pretty quiet here right now, but more rigs coming in every day
really love these clear blue cloudless skies
          About 2:30 we managed to hook up with daughter number one and enjoy a wonderful vide FaceTime chat with her, SIL, and 3 of our grandchildren . As we know they all had a very busy Christmas with families and sports for the grands, hockey for both boys and our granddaughter as well.. But we were able to finally connect. So nice to see them all there, smiling faces, thank you's for the Christmas gifts and family updates. Gotta love today's technology !
       Then shortly after 3 over to Bill and Patsy's for Happy hour. Bill is feeling a bit better today after being under the weather last night.
nice to chat for a bit in the shade and make a plan or 2
       Back home to whip up supper, Thawed couple of cod fillets , preheat our Weber Q and made a salad.
while the Weber was preheating we soon removed
our sunshade and rolled up the awning for the night
    Then I even had to begin another book as our fish was cooking on the grill.
another page turner
not long Fish is done
after yesterdays feast we really enjoyed and needed this light tasty meal
      Now what a better way to wind up a sunny desert day than with another desert sunset, we never get tired of these, hope you don't.
going down quickly
Gone !
         No plans today, just because we can relax , get some walking done a few chores, more quality reading. chat with a few people, enjoy Happy Hour, another tasty, light supper and of course a colorful desert sunset.  Finished posting this outside just before 8 pm and still about 64 f , really gotta love this weather!
         Want to thank y'all for taking the time to stop by for a peek and hope you enjoyed your day as well.

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