(Jan) Many in the Escapees Boomer Group gather at Quartzsite the last two weeks in January for Boomerville and again near Lake Havasu in February. In between these two events, Chuck and I went down to Yuma. We had not stayed at the Paradise Casino before but found our four day stay there to be very nice and fairly quiet. It also put us quite close to a delicious Rib Lunch at the casino w/John & Cathy, Ken & Bea, Jerry & Sue and Ron & Diana (pictured below) on Tuesday and Prime Rib with Joanne on Wednesday night. Yum! Algodones, Mexico was also close for us to make a prescription run as was the Main Street Theatre were I went with the Boomers to see ‘One for the Money.’ After reading all of Janet Evanovich’s 18 Stephanie Plum books, I was really excited to see this movie. I liked it for the most part and the movie people got most of the plot line right. Several main characters were excellent but several like Grandma, Mom and Vinny were way off. The jury is out on Ranger. I guess there is never enough time in a movie to get ‘everything’ in there and all of the characters rounded out.
Our next four days were spent at 53rd Street in the Foothills. This always puts us close to Joanne’s for a fun day of cards, cooking and laundry. I joined Sharon, Linda and Jeanne for two mornings of Zumba at local RV Parks and Chuck and I spent two great afternoons playing Tripoly at Jim & Diane’s and Pegs & Jokers Express at Ron & Sharon’s. At left are Chuck, Ron, Jeanne, Sharon, Jan and Jack.
On Monday morning we drove back down to Algondones for Chuck to have his recent dental work photographed and do a little shopping; some Amaretto Tequila and those fun paper flowers pictured above. Then we were off to MM99/Road Runner south of Quartzsite for a ‘quiet’ day. I finished reading ‘The Help’ and we also went on several long walks. The ‘quiet’ part was a pit deceiving. A neighbor started beating on a drum around 9 P.M. but luckily decided to call it a night around 10:30.