(Jan) Leaving Yuma this spring has taken on a whole new meaning. With Joanne coming with us in the Motorhome and moving to Seattle, this trip has taken on a ‘final’ overtone. We’ve spent part of the last several weeks helping her go through things in her home and packing. Our brother-in-law Butch flew in from Seattle last week to pack up Jo’s Toyota RAV4 and then drove it back so she will have her car in Washington. Co-incidentally, his son (Joanne’s grandson) Matthew & wife Roberta were traveling from San Diego to Phoenix and stopped for a visit. What a wonderful afternoon we had visiting! In the group photo below that’s Chuck & I, Joanne, Matthew & Roberta and Butch.
Joanne is leaving her home of 22 years.
For most of the month of March we have lived on 53rd Street. This is the 6th year that we have been here. The March weather has been very pleasant with some days up into the 90’s. It’s been very nice to be plugged in and have the A/C running. When the sun goes down and the temps moderate, it was time for us to get out and walk! We are going to miss this beloved neighborhood and our evening walks after dark as we head north.
For our last week in the Yuma Foorhills, Ron & Bernita came and joined us here. Tuesday we spent most of the day in Los Algodones, Mexico; dentist office for Ron, shopping for Chuck & I and then lunch at El Paraiso’s for all of us. That’s Bernita and I at left. Between time at Joanne’s, the four of us shared meals, went for walks and played Pegs & Jokers. We also had Ron & Sharon over one afternoon and on Saturday we visited Jim & Diane. Yesterday on Easter Sunday, Joanne joined us after church services for our traditional ham dinner followed by a jigsaw puzzle. It was more packing after that and then Ron & Bernita and Chuck & I ended the day with another favorite, ice cream cones from the Mini Mart on Foothills Blvd.
Today we are on our way. Chuck’s driving, Joanne’s riding shotgun and I’m on the sofa writing this Blog. We’ll see Jo’s brother Gerald and friend Rita this afternoon and then head north to visit my brother and sister-in-law. It’s been a good drive up along the Salton Sea, through Palm Springs area and on to Redlands.