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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Remembering Shadow…

Today was a very sad day for Mac & I. We had to put our cat Shadow to sleep today. He has been a part of our family for the last 15 years and it has been a really hard day for us.

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Mac found him as a small kitten in Dec of 1996 out in country. There were several small kitten but he was only able to catch two of them. We kept Shadow and our neighbor took the female kitten.


We will miss him terribly! Love your Shadow…Rest in Peace.


Our time is running down here in Yuma. We will be leaving Yuma next Friday and heading north to Lake Havasu City for a few days and then on to Las Vegas for a week.

We have had so much fun this winter in Yuma with all of our friends.

This last couple of weeks we have been to many Happy Hours, dinner with friends, and Mac became a Moose.

Monday the14th we went to the Moose for Wing night and Karaoke. We set with Bob & Phyllis, and Deb & Rod. Mike, Bette, Buzz and a few others were at another table. Had a great time.

Tuesday evening Mac was initiated in a member of the Moose Lodge.

We spent St Patrick’s Day with a group of our friends at Parish’s Bar & Grill for some good food & Drinks. I think there were about 14 of us at 2 different tables.


Friday,we decided to take a trip to The Peanut Patch and invited Bob & Molly to join us..after miles and miles of driving we finally made it…the Pumpkin Patch is only about 10 miles from us but Mac decided to take the scenic route…lol



We bought some great in the shell Peanuts and some fudge.

The next day Bob & Molly picked us up for a trip to Lake Martinez too look around and stopped at the Cafe for a light lunch. The Hummingbirds were out in full force..



When we left there we headed out to see Senator’s Wash. On the way we stopped and had to look at all this Military equipment.




On the way back we decided to take another scenic route and cam across some laborers picking Romaine Lettuce right by the road. We all got out and took some photos and the foreman let us come down and talk to him. He gave us some lettuce that they had just bagged…very nice man.







and we waved goodbye to the harvesters…..

We were driving along and happened to see a lot of Date Palm trees and looked over and there was their store. We just had to make a stop and see what all they had to offer!

We tasted some samples of fresh Dates…too sweet for me.


Now we needed to make tracks since we had a dinner date with Bob & Molly, Bob & Phyllis, and Rod & Deb at DaBoyz Italian Eatery. Their food is so good that we are really gonna miss it until we get back here next winter.

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The next morning found us up and off to Bob & Phyllis’ for Sunday morning Bloody Mary’s and Brunch . Good food with great friends! Sorry, no photos…just believe me that we were all stuffed when we left.

We made a trip to Algodones Mexico with Rod and Deb on Tuesday the 22nd for some Margarita’s, lunch, Liquor, and some medication.

We had a Happy Hour over at Rod & Deb’s MH on Wednesday. Had a great evening.

They had to take off toward Apache Junction on Thursday to see Deb’s mom. We said our goodbye’s.

Bob & Molly had invited us over for a farewell dinner on Saturday the 26th. I was sooo sick that I couldn’t go but I insisted that Mac go without me. They had a birthday cake and gift for me. Thanks so much you guys!! Love ya! See you soon.

These last few days we have been pretty much home bodies…I either got some food poisoning or caught a virus and was sick for about 3 days.

Yesterday we went to have our taxes done…ouch!

This morning Mac took Shadow to the Vet because he was starting to feel bad again and wanted to stay on top of it. He was scheduled to have his teeth pulled on Monday to hopefully help with the infection in his mouth. After talking to the Vet about the blood work that he had had done, and about her worry about the result of having his teeth pulled, Shadow was put to sleep.


We are sure missing him already….




Friday, March 4, 2011

Enjoying Arizona

We are still here in Yuma enjoying all the nice weather and our good friends.

We have been spending our time visiting, playing cards, visiting with friends. Also a few trips to Mexico and dinner out with our friends, and trips to the Flea Market.

It’s hard to remember what we have done daily since I haven’t been writing as often as I should be. I know we have had several Happy Hours that usually follow with a few hands of cards. We have been playing a card game called Chase the Ace. It is so much fun and goes very fast since you are only dealt one card per hand. We have also played a few hands of Hand & Foot.

We also had JB & Brenda visit us over at Kevin & Arlene and Donnie & Karen’s lot. We hosted a Happy Hour and had a nice long visit. It sure is great spending time with our friends. Kevin & Arlene, Donnie & Karen, Keith & Donna, Bob & Molly, Bob & Phyllis, JB & Brenda, and Mac & I were all there.



Poppers I promised JB…


We said goodbye to Keith & Donna. They left to go to Waco to watch their grandson in an archery competition and then on home to Lufkin, TX. We sure will miss you guys.


Mac and I have really enjoyed just sitting outside in this nice weather. We bought us a couple new Zero Gravity loungers and they are so nice to just relax the afternoon away….lol



We also took a couple of drives and got a few photos of the surrounding area.


Monday evening we went out to dinner at Chretin’s with Donnie & Karen and Kevin & Arlene. Donnie & Karen were heading back toward Weatherford, TX on Tuesday morning. We had a nice dinner with lots of conversation….we are gonna miss y’all.

Tuesday evening we invited Kevin & Arlene over to grill hamburgers for their farewell dinner. They are headed to California on Wednesday. We had a nice dinner and wonderful conversation with our close friends.We won’t see them again until August 19th….we’re really gonna miss you guys!

Wednesday, we were invited over to Bob & Molly’s and Harrell & Tommie Sue’s lot for Happy Hour. We saw some friends we had already met, but we also met several new people. A lot of them are going to be on Staff at the Escapade in Gillette, Wy so it was really nice to meet them and have some time to get acquainted.





Today we have just zoned out and spent time just catching up. Tomorrow evening we have plans to go and watch the Classic Car Cruise that kicks off Midnight at the Oasis Festival.

Here is one of our amazing sunsets out here in Yuma…


Stay tuned..we will be here until April 8th…