It was another beautiful day today...not quite as hot as it has been but still a really pleasant 76F/24C.
We finally decided to do something that we have been talking
about doing for quite a while...go through our clothes and get rid of the
things we haven’t worn in the last 29 months. So while I finished up responding to some
emails that I had been neglecting, Steve got started on his stuff. I was doing the dishes and he was still in
there...it’s amazing the clothes in the closet that we brought along once we
started this lifestyle...and haven’t touched!
When it was my turn...well, I was in there just as long and really tried
to be brutal but I think it’s harder for women...I just might want to wear
this...or that...and I even found some things that I had totally forgotten
The end result was three big garbage bags of clothes and shoes. We had asked Ann and Armand if there was a
thrift shop or goodwill store in town where we could drop the bags off and they
offered to take the bags to their church.
So shortly before noon, I set off in the truck and after
dropping the things off with Ann, I headed into Blythe to pick up a few
groceries. Once back, Steve loaded the
quads back into the truck and packed some things away in preparation for
At 3:00 we decided to go for our usual walk. On our loop back, we stopped at Tom and
Lynn’s, Wolf and Marg’s, and Armand and Ann’s to say goodbye and thank them for
all their hospitality. Steve had already
invited Dennis and Charlene over for a ‘happy hour’ campfire so we also invited
the other three couples to pop over.
Dennis and Charlene arrived just before 4:30 bearing gifts
for Steve and I...Charlene had knitted booties to keep our feet warm on those cool
desert days...thanks so much, Charlene!
Next to arrive were Ann and Armand...
Followed by Lynn and Tom...
...and then Marg and Wolf...
Everyone had a great evening! So much so, that it seemed no one wanted to go home! It ended up being a much later evening that we had planned...but it was lots of fun! Perhaps a little too much fun,,,probably going to be a little "slow" tomorrow.
A great group of people...we will definitely be back!