(Jan) While the cold and snow has started in much of the U.S., the area around our Yuma home base has been warm & sunny. Our travels since Death Valley have been two nights near Quartzsite, five nights west of Yuma on BLM land, six nights at the Paradise Casino and now we are once again at home on 53rd Street in the Foothills. The weather is in the 70’s & 80’s most days and in the 50’s at night. It’s no wonder that winter visitors flock to this area each year.
One of our first stops in the area was a trip to the dentist in Los Algodones, Mexico. Our favorite dentist, who we’ve been to for the past 6 years has started her own office, Venus Dental. We had thought that our visit to Dr. Krystal was going to be for a root canal for me. Instead my tooth was cracked. It could not be repaired so having the tooth pulled was required. Dr. Hector, an Oral Surgeon, did an excellent job of pulling the tooth, placing bone grafting material in the cavity and then stitching it up. I will return later for an implant and a crown. I’ll have it checked next week when Chuck also has a check up.
Recuperation time was spent in the desert with friends Karen & Mickey, Kaaren & Bill and new friends Linda & Pat. It’s been wonderful visiting and catching up. On Friday we girls tackled a new bracelet pattern that Linda had brought. We sure had a fun afternoon beading together. On Sunday we went into see friends Ron & Sharon and play a few hands of Pegs and Jokers. From there we went over to Boomer Friend Joy’s for a Birthday party for those of us that had July through October Birthdays. It was wonderful seeing so many Yuma friends there. The following day five couples, Bill & Kaaren, Ron & Sharon, Mickey & Karen, Pat & Linda and Chuck & I gathered at our Motor Home and then had lunch at the Casino. Whew! We’re already in a lively social whirl.
Tuesday was laundry day and haircut day. I cut Chuck’s and had mine cut at a salon. For months I’ve been thinking about short hair so that is what I had done. I love it! My ponytail was mailed away to ‘Lock for Love.’
On Thanksgiving the couples at left minus Ron & Sharon had dinner at Golden Corral. The food was good; the company was even better! That afternoon Chuck and I went over to the Wetlands area near the Colorado River to get a photo taken for this year’s Christmas Card. 50 cards for $15 at Sam’s Club seems like a good deal to us. That plus a battery for my Fitbit was the extend of our Thanksgiving/Black Friday shopping!
Since our move into town we visited Ron & Carol and Jim & Diane, washed the Jeep and wrapped a few Christmas gifts. We’ve even put up the 2 foot Christmas tree and a few lights in our front window. Let the Christmas Season begin!