Saturday - March 22, 2008

Today was another hot, sunny day with a high of about 92F (31C); this is a bit too warm for my liking but I won’t complain as I know it is still quite chilly back in Ontario.

Jim & Sonia came over this afternoon so we had a great visit and said goodbye until next year. They have taken an annual site at Desert Paradise but aren’t sure when they will come down, probably late November or early December, whatever, we will be looking forward to meeting up with them again next winter.

John has just gone out for a quick bike ride and then will probably get the bike ready for travelling, hopefully he will be able to do more riding on the way home as he really enjoys it. I was going to go for a swim but it is kind of late, but I will definitely have to go tomorrow as the park we are staying in Tucson doesn’t have a pool.

I talked to my mom and Nan today so am looking forward to talking to Kel tomorrow and hopefully will also be able to touch base with Mike, but he is a hard one to get a hold of.

We hope everyone is enjoying Easter and we were thinking of all our family yesterday when we knew they were having the family Easter dinner, we do miss not being there for those occasions but look forward to seeing everyone when we get home.

Time to think about dinner; and so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to the mystery of tomorrow.

Friday - March 21, 2008

Today was another beautiful day, sure could get used to this but unfortunately it doesn’t stay like this here, it just keeps getting hotter and hotter.

Late this morning we headed out and our first stop was for hair cuts, yes, they weren’t busy so we were in and out fairly quickly - good timing on our part. From there it was off to the mall, nothing exciting there, then we decided to head for Fry’s and check out the diesel price at Barney’s in the Foothills. I picked up some meat and yogurt at Fry’s, diesel at Barney’s was cheaper than any where else in Yuma so we filled up there, made at stop at Sew Masters (no bargains there either) then headed home.

When we got back I decided to kill two birds with one stone, I rounded up the laundry and did that while I was having a very refreshing swim. After that it was time to think about dinner – where does the time go!! And so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to the mystery of tomorrow.

Thursday - March 20, 2008

Today was a beautiful day and a day of doing a bit of this and that. We headed out of here with the intentions of getting hair cuts, not to be today as they were very busy. I asked and they are open tomorrow so we decided to let the cuts go for another day. It appears that Easter here is maybe Easter Sunday, not a big holiday like in Canada. Our next stop was Cracker Barrel for lunch, we both had the Thursday special which was turkey and dressing – very good and I knew that it would make for a light dinner – gotta love that!

From there we went to Circuit City, John is looking at upgrading the hard drives on our computers but we left empty handed, there is one he wanted to come back and check on the internet before purchasing. From there it was to Superfuels for propane, we passed on fuel as there was a long lineup waiting for it and we saw another station with fuel only $0.02/gallon more so we will wait until Sunday to feed the tank. After that it was off to Time Warner to return the Roadrunner modem and supplies, sure will miss their high speed Internet, but for sure we will get it when we return next winter. After that it was off to Wal Mart to stock up the cupboards and fridge, and by then it was time to head home.

After getting the groceries put away I headed for the pool and had a nice swim. By the time I got back it was time to think about fixing something light to eat – we ended up with some soup and crackers and cheese. Now it is a bit of TV and reading and I feel like I will be looking at the bed very shortly; and so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to the mystery of tomorrow.

Wednesday - March 19, 2008

The nice weather continues to be really nice with a high of about 27C today, nothing to sneeze at. We started to get ready to go on the road on Monday, today John started cleaning out the back of the truck and I got my crystals packed away until next winter, probably. I did some cleaning, getting a start on getting all spick and span before we head out.

Monday we are going to go to Tucson and are going to stay at Justin’s Diamond J RV, we want to visit the Desert Museum as well as a couple of other places in Tucson so we aren’t sure how long we will be there. That is the joy of this life, you go where you want when you want, so our trip home is not written in stone, we know where all we want to go but have no deadlines.

I went for a nice swim this afternoon and had a few enjoyable chats with people in the pool, everyone is getting ready to head for home and it is surprising home many of them have now decided to leave their RVs here until they return next fall – sign of the times with the increased fuel prices. The fellow next door said they are leaving on Friday, they have bought a park model in Casa Grande so are heading for there to move in then will go home and try to sell their RV and truck, they have an older big 5th wheel and a real heavy duty truck so we think selling the combo might be a bit of a challenge.

Nothing else new, just another nice day; and so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to the mystery of tomorrow.

Tuesday -March 18, 2008

Our weather is now back to 25+ and sunny – nice. My mother had her cataract operation this morning and sounded quite chipper when I talked to her this afternoon so I am relieved that all went well with it.

Today was the final golf scramble of the season, the attendance was down with just 31 of us today but, as usual, a good time was had by all. I played with a lady from Kirkland Lake (and we think we have a long drive here!) and neither of us could putt today, we had lots of balls rim the cup or go right over but we sure did have a hard time getting that little sucker to fall in – oh well there are just some days like that! The rest of my game was good so I was happy, just wish the putting was better.

I didn’t sleep well last night so when we got back I laid down for a while and snoozed then went outside and read for a while, very laid back and lazy.

Nothing else new, just another nice day; and so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to the mystery of tomorrow.

Monday -March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patty’s day everyone, hope you enjoyed green beer; John had his Guiness to celebrate (YUK!). The weather is improving, it was quite windy this morning but it died down this afternoon and got up to about 22C so very pleasant.

This afternoon we went out and did a bit of shopping and that was our excitement for the day.

Late yesterday we saw some commotion on the road behind us and then the ambulance and fire truck arrived and the ambulance left with its siren going – not good. When John was barbecuing tonight the fellow behind us came over to chat and said the man in the trailer across the road from them had a heart attack and died on the way to the hospital – how sad.

Nothing else new, just another quiet day; and so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to the mystery of tomorrow.

Sunday -March 16, 2008

Today was a cool, partly cloudy day – what a change from last week, but it still beats snow! We hit a high of 64F (17C) today so not great but at least the wind died down this afternoon so it really wasn’t too bad. We actually turned on the furnace for a short time this morning to warm the trailer up, not nice. We are just watching the news and there was a big pileup on I-40 near Flagstaff today due to snow, wow sure glad we are no where near there.

I decided to go out and do a bit of shopping today so went to Mervyn’s and Kohl’s, I picked up a couple of things but nothing exciting. I did buy new beach towels as the ones we are using have to be really old, I think I bought them in Florida close to 20 years ago, wow, guess it really is time for new ones.

Tonight John was able to barbecue the ribs we were going to do last night and they were very good and somehow there were a lot less dishes to do tonight – bonus!

Nothing else new, just another quiet day; and so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to the mystery of tomorrow.