Wednesday, February 20, 2013

February 2013 at ‘The Steps’

P2100015(Jan A ten day escape to ‘The Steps’ south of Lake Havasu was enjoyed by the Moores. Many Boomers joined us there for one or more of the following; Ed’s BD Party, the annual Western Pyrotechnics display, hiking, seeing the sights in Lake Havasu, going to the Desert Bar or just the group camaraderie! For us it was all of the above except the fireworks! We’re told that they remain a marvelous show but we don’t like sitting in the cold waiting for 4 hours for the fireworks show or the traffic jam after. The photo at right shows part of the Steps area. We’re the dark MH on the left.

Sunday night we hosted a ‘Burn your own’ for our neighbors on Steps 1 & 2. Everyone brought what they wanted to grill and a side dish to share.  Great, food, fun time!

001Bruc & Dee, Bill & Gisela 003 Duane & Betty, Chuck & Jan
002Sherrie & Jack, Lee & Edie

427335_331928466918671_237516673_n[1]A group walk/hike to the Lake was enjoyed on Monday by 9 of us while Chuck & Bruce took off up into the hills. In the following days, the Richmonds and Moores did three different hikes; two of them at the Steps toward the lake and the Picnic Table Hike at Lizard Peak. (Click on the Link to read about it.) All were an fun hikes with good friends and I’m happy to report my ankle held up well!

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Ed's BdayOthers activities included Gisela’s neighborhood Taco Party for Bill’s BD, an impromptu grill out the last night w/Richmonds, Domenicks and Billers, and of course, Ed’s BD Party!  If you’d like to know more about the origins of Ed's BD Party read Chuck’s last year’s Blog. It was a fun event again this year with a great group of Boomers.001

On Sunday about 20 or so Boomers took fun trip to the solar powered Desert Bar, (click on the link to read about it.). After leaving the highway near Parker, AZ, it’s a gorgeous gravel road trek back out into mining country. Eight of us got there early & hiked the hills before posing for our photo in front of the Church silhouette next to the Nellie E Saloon. After a delicious Philly Steak sandwich and a mountain of fries, Chuck & I climbed the hill behind and above the bar and he made a great video.

We’ve moved to the Yuma area and will be here for an extended period of time.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

A Slower Pace

(Jan) Since December 19th, it seems we have on a mad dash from one location, event or activity to the next. The last 12 days have definitely been at a different pace and it has been good to ‘settle in’ with everything that has been going on in our lives. We spent the first 4 nights on 53rd Street when we got to Yuma. That put us very close to Chuck’s mom, Joanne. We’ve had some good times with her over dinner and visiting over jigsaw puzzles.

066We moved to the Paradise Casino RV Parking for the next 8 days which is closer to Yuma’s downtown area and 1/2 way between Joanne’s house in the Foothills and Los Algodones, Mexico where I had an dental appointment. Fun stuff in Yuma included a day having dinner and playing Pegs & Jokers with Ron & Sharon, a Potluck at Joy’s with a delightful group of friends, going to the Two Rivers Renaissance Faire and dinner at the Paradise Casino with friends Karen & Mickey and Kaaren & Bill and their neighbors. There was also time for fix-it projects and bookwork & business duties.

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001Last Tuesday Dentist Dr. Krystal & Dr. Sindy kept me in the chair for 3.75 hours drilling out all of my old metal fillings and then refilling 4 small fillings. On Friday 3.75 hours were spent giving me 6 porcelain overlays. The girls did a great job and now my teeth are now all pearly white.

This morning we are on our way north via Greys Well on I8 for water, Bythe, CA to dump the holding tanks, through Parker, AZ and on to ‘the Steps’ south of Lake Havasu City. We had a neat experience at Grey’s well. While Chuck began filling our water tank, we noticed that some Chinese tourists were pointing and looking over our rig. We struck up a conversation with them and asked if they had been inside a motorhome. They had not so we invited them in for a look. The young couple and both of their sets of parents were on their way from New York to San Diego touring the US by car. What a fun exchange!

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