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Monday, January 23, 2012

Still Kicking Back In Yuma & Visit to Quartzsite…

Saturday, Jan 14th…just like the title, we were just kicking back here on our lot in Yuma. We had chores to get done, laundry to do, and then we just watched TV and surfed the internet….nothing real exciting here…lol

Saturday evening we met our friends at DaBoyz for dinner for Hanna’s Birthday. Knute was not feeling well, but he did treat us all to dinner…We had a great time and the food was wonderful!!

Sunday, we were invited to breakfast but decided to stay home. My sinuses were starting to bother me again. Mac watched Ball games and I just read my Kindle Fire and did some Facebook…I cooked a Ham in the Crockpot and made a Hashbrown Casserole for dinner. It was really good. I’m saving the leftover Ham to make a pot of Ham & Beans.

Monday, I woke up in the middle of the night with a major Sinus Migraine, again! I hope this doesn’t become a regular thing…. Needless to say, I was worthless all day. We didn’t go to the Moose for Wings & Karaoke either.

Tuesday, I was still not feeling very good so we just hung out at home…

Wednesday, we both had Dentist Appointments in Algodones. Mac was lucky and only needed a filling…me on the other hand need a crown on one tooth that they filling broke, and a bridge on the top where the other filling broke a tooth recently. The other end of the bridge was needing a crown. Also, I need a very small filling. Whew…I was not counting on having this done this year…. I had all the prep work done and will go back next Tuesday for the permanent Crown & Bridge to be put on and the small filling done.

Ohhhh, almost forgot…of course we had to have a Margarita!! We also had a couple of Carne Asada Tacos from Rico’s Taco Stand….they were written up in the Winter Visitor’s Guide here in Yuma so we wanted to try them out…pretty good even though half of my mouth was numb…lol

We then stopped at the Quechen Casino and made our deposit…not too much but Mac says he needs to go back next week and see if it has made any interest…LOL

Thursday we went to Quartzsite for the Escapees Happy Hour. Looked like there was about 300 people there and were told that about400 showed up for the Happy Hour on Wednesday. There was live entertainment. He sang very well.

Got to see Walt & Kelly, Linda Fleeger, Dennis & Carol Hill, Denny & Susie Orr, Jim Tidball, and several others. We stayed a couple of hours…here are a few photos from that day…









After we left the Escapees Happy Hour we headed over to LaPosa Rd to see the gang at the Class of 2007 Reunion for another Happy Hour. The guys were in one circle and the ladies were in another….we had a great chat and got to see Marcia & Joe, Ron & Linda Fleeger, Jim & Nancy Tidball, and Tricia Schmidt. I also got to finally meet an online friend in person…Bobbie Chapman. I also met Kathy Bennett, Bobbie Tumalo, Becky, and a few others…

Class 2007 gathering.4


Class 2007 gathering.2

Class 2007 gathering.3

Class 2007 gathering


We had such a great time visiting with these great people.

Friday, we went over to Jerry & Sharon’s for Dinner & Cards….neither one of us won, but we had a great dinner and lots of fun with friends!! Thanks for the great evening Jerry & Sharon.

Saturday, I made a pot of Ham & Beans and some Cornbread. We also took a drive around the neighborhood to look for some Lots for Rent for some friends that will be coming to Yuma in a week or so. Can’t wait to see Donnie & Karen again.

Sunday we hung out at home most of the day and then made a trip to WalMart for a few things that we needed, and then a stop at Five Guys for dinner. We love their Cheeseburgers…but the Fries are to die for!!

Stay tune for what happens here in Yuma next week!!


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Monday, January 2, 2012

Gearing up for the New Year…

We had a great Christmas with our friends here in Yuma. Lots of laughter, games, food, and visiting….

Monday  & Tuesday after Christmas were kind of a blur….I had a Sinus Migraine and it sure didn’t want to go away. I think I tried about every kind of medicine that I had and nothing seemed to work…

I used to have a Sinus mask that you put in the Microwave and warmed up…then it helped unblock your sinuses and soothe the headache. I’m gonna have to find another one here if I can.

Wednesday I was feeling better but not quite up to par still. We just hung around the RV and I actually felt good enough to fix dinner. Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes, and Gravy. Mac had cooked some fresh Green Beans earlier in the day in the pressure cooker so we had those too…yummy. Best meal we have had in a while at home.

Thursday, we went to the Indoor Flea Market on a mission to find a Sinus Mask…and I found one!! YEAH! Now when my sinuses start bothering me I can use the mask before the headache starts.

After the Flea Market we went for a drive and ended up at the Cocopah Casino….Mac put $5.00 in a machine and won $90.00 on the first pull….and just continued winning…He ended up leaving $220.00 ahead for the day. Me on the other hand….I put in $20.00 and left with $15.25 of my $20….not too bad. We were going to eat at the Casino but they didn’t have a Buffet on Thursday so we left on search of a Mexican Restaurant that had been recommended to us on our Christmas Light Bus Tour.

We found Chili Peppers after a little searching….well all I have to say is….the food was almost the worst we have ever had….and we both left there without eating most of it. That’s not normal for Mac,if you know him….$25.00 and I would recommend that if you like real authentic Mexican Food….AVOID this place.

After dinner we stopped at Fry’s to pick up a couple of things and then headed back to the RV for the evening.

The weather here is starting to warm up finally…It has been in the 70’s the last few days and we are really enjoying it. Next week we plan to make another trip to Algodones to visit the dentist that we see there. Mac needs a couple of fillings and I have two teeth that the fillings have came out and broken the tooth. So who know what that will entail! But we will get to go to Paraiso’s and have a Margarita & maybe do a little shopping…

Friday, we went to Mike & Bette’s for our Friday night Pizza & Cards…it is so much fun getting together with all of these new friends that we have made here in Yuma.

Saturday night we went to the Moose Lodge with the gang for the New Year’s Eve Party & Dinner. The dinner was just so-so. No one really liked it all that much. I thought the Chicken Cordon-Blu was pretty good but the biggest complaint from everyone was that there was no salad, the veggies were soggy & no dessert to finish off the meal. Oh well…we ate and did a lot of visiting before the band started. They were really good!

We danced more than we have danced in years…we both figured that we would be really sore the next day, but we weren’t.

Me & Phyllis

Lynette and Phyllis

Our dinner


the gang…




Phyllis & Bob


Mike & Bette


me & Mac



Nancy & Bill


Jerry & Sharon




Buzz’s date, Carolyn


Knute…his wife Hanna was working at the Moose


Hanna & Buzz dancing after she finished working


me & Bob dancing…


A fun time was had by all!!

We went home and Mac decided that a little payback was due, so he called Teri & Dana about 1;30 our time…2:30 theirs and talked to Teri for quite a while…he also tried to call our other daughter, Christie…but she never answered…LOL. Don’t blame her… :)

Sunday we were up and getting ready….we had a New Year’s Day get together at Mike & Bette’s for Football & Food. They had baked a wonderful Ham and everyone else brought sides & a Dessert. Yummy. I even cheered on the Arizona Cardinals..since we are in AZ.

Mike & Bette in their backyard bar area…








We stayed and laughed, and visited until almost 6:00 and then decided it was time to head on home. We just watched TV and tried to catch up on blogs, Facebook, Words with Friends….

Monday we are just going to stay home and relax….nothing planned again until Friday with the gang.


Stay Tuned….



Happy New Year