Saturday, December 31, 2011

LOTS OF VISITING

First up was a quick drop by to see Barbara and Katie.  A fellow RV’er (Don) was there visiting as well with his dog Duffy.

Everybody got along quite well – after all the ‘butt sniffing’ was done.  Duffy is a major hole digger and Bennie was real curious as to what that was all about.

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The following day Barbara came by our area to meet ‘in person’ fellow Bloggers Jim and Sandie and Jeri and Terry.  Yup, All the ‘humans’ also got along famously – thankfully, no ‘butt sniffing’ was necessary !!

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After I got all set up – awning out; mat out; chairs out etc. etc. it was too HOT to sit in the sun so I had to drag my chair over to the opposite (and shady) side of the rig to cool down.

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I want to get a collection of pics together with the various ways people bring their portable holding tanks to the dump station.  The most common is dragging it behind their ATV’s.  I’ve also seen is dragged behind their trucks and golf carts.  When I can get more pics I will post them.

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Took a quick run into Town today with Jim and Sandie.  We only walked two short rows and even though the ‘Big Show’ doesn’t start until January 21st I think the majority of vendors are already set up. Some of the sayings on these signs are hysterical !

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I ordered a sign to put up in the garage….

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We stopped to have a hot dog and obviously this table was reserved for people who had dogs.  Jeeze, They think of everything around here.

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I also want to get a collection of pics with the ways people carry their dogs around while going through all the vendors at Q.  Some are pretty darn cute !

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Late this afternoon Sandie comes out of her rig and says she has a big pot of spaghetti on if anyone wants some.  D U H H H H !!!  Like anyone was going to say no to that !!

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It was deee – lish !!  Thanks Sandie !!  So glad I didn’t have to cook tonight.

What a wonderful clear night it is with stars in the sky by the millions.

HEADED BACK TO QUARTZSITE

A SAD DAY

Jamie & ‘Mudder’ moved out of our Lakefront Property on Monday (December 26th) but I delayed it until Wednesday and even then it was hard to leave…

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Check out the little duck swimming across the Lake in this next pic…

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But my two weeks was almost up and Quartzsite was a callin’ me. Yup, new people to meet;  new (mis) adventures to have; new scenery to see.

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A few pics I took from the roof of the rig when I arrived.  ‘Parking’ is pretty tight here huh !!  LOL

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Bennie & I didn’t get settled until Jim & Sandie arrived but we did prioritize !!  Get the bike out !!  So we sit back relaxing (hmmmm, I seem to do an awful lot of that !!) waiting for the gang to arrive…

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There is MAJOR solar happening here of course.  Pretty much every second rig has solar panels.  So much so that there are several that have their rigs decorated outside with Christmas lights and they are on all night.  Sure looks pretty at night.

I’M RETIRED

IMPORTANT - HEALTH MESSAGE

 

I'M RETIRED

 

As I was lying in bed pondering the problems of the world, I rapidly realized that I don't really give a rat's ass. It's the tortoise life for me!

1. If walking/cycling is good for your health, the postman would be immortal.

2. A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks water, and is fat.

3. A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 15 years.

4. A tortoise doesn't run and does nothing, yet it lives for 450 years.

 

And you tell me to exercise?? I don't think so.

I'm retired. Go around me!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

CHRISTMAS DAY WITH THAT CRANBROOK CROWD

What a gorgeous, sunny day it was.  Jamie and ‘Mudder’ decided to open their presents outside.

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Brandy got the most presents I think and she very quickly got into them…

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OK, So that was one, there’s more…

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Next up was Jamie’s turn.  Seems Brandy was out shopping when no-one was looking buying gifts for ‘Dad' as there were several gifts for Jamie from Brandy from the Harley Davidson store…

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‘Mudder’ also had a gift for Jamie – perhaps she was trying to give him a hint ???  I dunno ??

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Now it’s ‘Mudder’s’ turn – I tell ya, the local Harley Store did well this year….

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Despite the fact that I am a major HUM BUG when it comes to Christmas, my little boy isn’t !!!  Jamie & ‘Mudder’ didn’t leave him out.  He got treats and a new squeaky – which was a BIG HIT !!  Unlike his new best friend, Brandy, he wasn’t interested in ripping the paper off himself.  Mom to the rescue !!  Once that was done it was off to the races !!

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After all that excitement Bennie and I had to go take a nap.  And look what we came out to just an hour later….

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Yes Folks – on December 25th, 2011 in Yuma, Arizona it was that warm !  Gotta love it.

BTW, That is Jamie’s idea of ‘fishing’ – and NO he STILL didn’t catch anything – but Brandy was trying to do her part by helping….

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That is one dirty, muddy little pup.  I warned Bennie not to go near the water and thank goodness he listened.

We capped off the day with another great camp fire….

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With Bennie showing no improvement in liking this ‘outdoorsy’ stuff once the sun goes down….

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Another great day in paradise !