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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Arizona Market Place and a sunny day with a cool, west wind

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        A great sleep and a mild night 52F at 5am was very nice and no wind to start the day off. Got my first walkabout as the sun was rising, but it hid behind the clouds so no colourful display today.
       Back home I thought we would enjoy a small beef chuck roast, today , Picked up one the other day at Fry's on Sale a 2.5 lb beef roast  for $7:45 not often we eat beef but with this deal. Cut it in half to put in our freezer. Into my slow cooker with potatoes, onions and carrots on low and just let it go all day and enjoy the lovely smell through our house.
        Then at about 9:30 we headed into to the Arizona Market Place just because we could on a nice sunny day. But a cold west wind.
love the market place always something new
      I cut this roast in half and froze the rest.
cut this in half for 2 meals
     We do enjoy this market , and ran in to good friends Rob, Pat, Patsy and Bill as they were leaving . At 10 am never to busy yet but we  saw what we wanted and bought a few things that we were looking for.

lots of fresh fruits and veggies, good prices too
      Back home by noon for at tasty light lunch then enjoyed the afternoon, very warm sunshine out of the wind with our e-readers.
Loving these amazing blue skies here in the desert
       Later on we moved our car to block the west wind and enjoyed the sunshine on our patio.
 this make a nice wind screen 
      After 3 pm our friends Kim and Ken joined us for Happy Hour. Just because they could and we were outside anyway. Always fun to chat with these guys, when we can.
Kim , Ken and Suzie
        As it cooled down about 5 pm they headed home and I made some Yorkshire Pudding mix to go with our Roast beef , potatoes and carrots done to perfection on our Crock Pot.
 this package does a great job so easy and quick
our crock pot we love
these Yorkshire puddings we love
        Roast and veggies done now to thicken the gravy , so quick and easy.
     Supper cooked perfectly in the crock pot, Added some Turnip we had in the freezer and really hit the spot today. Leftovers? Yup we did and will be great for light lunchtime meals.
what a very tasty roast beef diner we enjoyed
       As supper was done we did actually manage to catch a bit of the end of today's sunset.
a perfect ending to another  great desert day
    Hey, thanks again for dropping on by.
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Friday, February 15, 2019

Friday fun, visiting friends saying see ya later, Happy hour chats and a tasty burger night here in the park.

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        Well the rain finally stopped overnight and we both had a wonderful sleep again. Up early as usual and as the sun was rising I got out for my first walkabout of the day. Around the park my first mile of the day. And enjoyed a nice colourful sunrise.
love these desert sunrises we can still enjoy here
      Then at 7:45 Suzie had the laundry sorted and I headed to the laundry here in the park, Got our 2 loads washed, dried and folded back home by 9:30 for Suzie to put away, nice to get that done early in the day.
while I was gone she too ka pic of this guy
overhead with her phone
    When I came out of the laundromat spotted this interesting vehicle drive by and managed to get a couple of pictures of it ,a very nice couple from New Brunswick a  Canadian made vehicle similar to a jeep. They were heading to Mexico for his glasses so did not  get a chance to chat much longer.
a very cool vehicle
this would sure be a fun ride
         A bit later a light lunch, another walkabout  and enjoying a nice sunny day. temperature warming up nicely. Then I took  a ride around the area back to the free 14 day area and spotted our good friends, Ken and Shirley packing up to head on out. Had to stop and say hi , see ya later guys. Then Tom and  Deb next to them came out for some huges as well.
Ken and Shirley
Ken, Shirley, Tom and Deb
       They were getting ready to head on out to new places again, we did spend some fun times with them in Quartzsite and hope to hook up with them again next year again.
      Now back home to enjoy a very nice sunny afternoon at 70 F quite comfortable out of the wind. we both got into our page turners again. I finished another John Sandford and immediately started the next one nm this series. Really do love his books.
       As Tom and Deb drove but the campground blew their air horn and waved as they headed on down the road again,
another page turner
we had some nice warm sunshine for a while
     Then another walkabout for me almost too hot except for the cool wind, But heck no complaints here at all.
a nice area but the Laundry
the shuffle board fence has been removed
wide open now, love it!
      Back home we had Loree, Ron and Freddie stop by for a chat.
Freddie loves Suzie
Ron riding his bike with Freddie
look what Freddie did to Ron's seat on his bike
he is a wonderful dog no matter what Ron says
     They joined us for Happy Hour then Rob and Bill dropped in to say Hi.
      Ended up they joined us with Ken, Kim, Pat , Patsy, Bill, Rob and Pat. Now we have 10 of us here from Ontario and all Rock Glen resort  members. our home park. Such a small world once again!
here we all are 70 f but a cool north wind
this picture has me to the right next to Suzie
     As they were heading home noticed these guys in their parachutes landing right across the interstate, they know what they are doing , I hope.
      Now tonight is Burger night here in the park, so at 5 pm the 6 of us here went for  this treat, only 5 bucks a person burgers with the fixings, plus desert. a nice tasty treat and no dinner to make. Plus more social fun with our friends.
Suzie and I both enjoyed a
grilled chicken breast on a bun
     Back home by 6 pm no visible sunset tonight and still a cool breeze, so we headed inside to call it a night after another fun desert day with good friends.
     Thanks for dropping in and I just know y'all had a great winter day as well, no matter where you are.
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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day, we had fun together on a rainy day.

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         Just another great nights sleep , milder again as well  it 58 F at 4 am but never seemed to get much warmer all day.
Happy Valentine's Day Suzie
because she loves Chocolates and Roses
a tiny Rose plant our wedding was all about Roses
          Right after she got up I headed into town at 6:15 to pick up some needed groceries, at Fry's then, Alberstons and some deals at Walmart. Nice at this time day no crowds and very little traffic. I was home shortly after 8 am.
          Then about 9:30 Suzie and I headed out on the rainy day, she actually wanted to do some shopping! First stop at Sketcher's outlets in Yuma for a pair of shoes she has been wanting for a long time. At home in Canada there at $89.99 a pair. well she found them here on sale second pair half price so she got 2 pair for $80.00 US ($106. CDN) still an awesome deal now she finally has them, so very comfortable. Well not quite yet they had to order her size in and will be here in the campground in a week. She has had one pair for many years and really loved them. So if she wants good comfortable shoes they are worth it ?
this is a very nice store lots of selctions
      From here a quick trip to the Goodwill store. She hates shopping so in and out in 5 minutes. Then a quick stop at Walmart she looking for something else ok 10 minutes here.
         Now because it is Valentines Day we thought a treat for lunch. At The Chicken (used to be Chicken on the Run). Wow love their excellent broasted chicken and found they had moved 500 yards down the road to a much bigger place at 12471 S Frontage Rd, Yuma, AZ 85367  Their menu still the same a family run restaurant (their menu here) with 3 large dining areas. We got there at 11:30 seated right away. A busy place 2 dining rooms full but one we were in lots of tables. we were served right away. They are working on a new Web page so not available yet.
right out front their Chicken
      And of course lots of chicken decorations all over.
our dining room nice and quiet
     They do have an awesome sounding buffet that we did not know about. great price too.
       We had our food cooked to order and were finished eating by 12 noon. We each got the 3 piece chicken with 2 sides. Each meal $7.99. Now they do have a very extensive menu from burgers, to fish , Ruebens etc, and a full breakfast menu as well Open 6  am till 8 pm fast friendly service Good as always.
mine with fries and baked beans
Suzie fries and coleslaw
       Now we had a wonderful Valentine's Day lunch and our main meal for the day. It was so tasty.
       Back home shortly after 12:30, still raining so a quiet peaceful most of the rest of the day relaxing and reading inside.
       Then just before 4 pm we got a bit of sunshine, and temps got to 65 F. So outside we go with our chairs to read for a bit then Kim and Ken walked on by and joined us for Happy Hour. Compared our days and shared stories of our travels. Always fun to chat with these guys. And then just after 5 pm the skies darkened and wind picked up,  and began a light rain again. Ok, that's it. At least we did enjoy a nice hour or so outside. They headed home and we back inside.
it was a nice time outside for a while
nice to see Kim and Ken dropping by
for HH and compare notes 
then the skies darkened and winds picked up
       No supper tonight needed today just a light snack of some popcorn and share an apple while watching a movie or something on the tube to wind down our day.
       We enjoyed our wonderful Valentine's Day here together as we do every day. 
       Thanks for dropping on by and hope you're day was a good one as well.

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