Tuesday, March 17, 2009

And a happy St. Patrick’s Day to all you Irish people out there. It was a hot, sunny day here in Yuma, in fact just a little too hot for my liking, but then I think of how cold it could be and I don’t complain – LOL!

We had a great time at Gail & Don’s St. Patrick’s Day party and thank them for inviting us. I think everyone there was Canadian except for Bernie and all of them pretty well from Alberta or Manitoba, we were the only ones from Ontario. We knew most of the people there but did meet a few new ones, always fun. Gail & Don had made corned beef & cabbage with potatoes and there were salads and deserts supplied by the guests, everything was absolutely yummy. They organized a game of Arizona Golf, you try to wrap a pair of golf balls that are on a chain over a stand which has three rungs on it, not as easy as it looks. Diane was the winner of this game and won the pot (everyone put in a quarter to play), way to go Diane! After dinner there was a trivia game, we were divided into two groups and the questions were of course all Irish trivia, lots of fun. John’s side won and they all got a small prize so as you can see Gail & Don went to a lot of work for this party. A very fun time and nice to see all these great people again as we are not in the same park so haven’t seen most of them yet this year.

Sonia, John, Jim & Bernie

Diane (The Winner) Taking a Turn at Arizona Golf

John with Carl & Isobel in the Background

Some of the Folks from Manitoba

We got home in time to watch Jay Leno and veg a bit before hitting the sack.

Jacky asked about the Swiss Chalet chicken we had last night, actually it is chicken on a kaiser with Swiss Chalet dipping sauce, Swiss Chalet is a chain restaurant in Canada specializing in chicken and ribs with their own dipping sauce. It is now possible to buy the sauce in the grocery store, it comes in a packet and you just add water and heat. The only province that I know of that doesn’t have Swiss Chalet is Quebec.

We are meeting up with Gil & Ginny on the way home, we have booked a week at Betty’s in Abbeville, LA and then a week at Gulf Breezes at Gulf Shores, AL so we are looking forward to having some fun with them. We are actually planning on meeting up with them at Kinder, LA where the casino there has a really nice RV park, we have heard about it for years so are looking forward to visiting it for a couple of days.

As always, today was another great gift of a day in the sunny south and we look forward to another good day tomorrow.

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