Friday was another cool, windy day...but at least the sun was shining! Steve and I got out for a walk but the wind was brutal...so after that, it was pretty much an "inside" day. Which ended up being okay because I really needed to get a blog update done. That was my main focus for the day.
Later in the afternoon, Steve powered up the TV and we watched a pvr'd program and not long after that was over, it was time to battle the wind and go across the road to Ray and Deb's. They are leaving in the morning...so one last happy hour with them.
After dinner, we headed down to Earl and Allison's for Rummikub. We played six games...Allison, Steve and I each won one game...and the big winner of the night was Earl with 3 games. A great couple of hours with good friends...fun times!
Saturday morning just before 8:00 Deb and Ray popped over to say goodbye...they wanted an early start to beat the line-up at the sani-dump. It was great spending time with you....safe travels and we'll see you back in BC!
Today was another beautiful sunny day, with a cool start and definitely not as windy as yesterday but still breezy. After waving goodbye to Deb and Ray, I got started on making the layered salad that we were taking to the Canadian Potluck Lunch.
Steve captured this fellow making his way over to check out the seed on the ground around the bird feeder. Steve's seen a few but it's the first Roadrunner I've seen this year....
Shortly after 10:30 we walked down to Earl and Allison's...we are going with them to the Canadian Lunch. They hold the lunch each year at the QIA (Quartzsite Improvement Association) and it's always interesting to see how many Canadians winter down in this area. This year there were 185 in attendance, down from last year at 208. Folks from all over Canada are represented with the majority from Alberta and BC.
Doug and Candice were already there holding a table for us. Left to right around the table...Doug, Steve, Candice, Allison and Earl...
Steve had read about a big BBQ Competition going on at the Main Event area on the northwest side of Quartzsite. According to the info on the website, it was from 4:00 to 8:00 and today was the last day (of 3 days). So just after 4:00 Jim and Barb came by and picked us up and we headed into town...Harry and Vicki followed. Well, the info on the website didn't really lay out the schedule of events and as it turned out, we arrived at the event just as the last winners of the BBQ competition were being announced. Apparently all of the barbecues had been set up serving their specialties over the last couple of days, the judging had taken place...and we missed it all except the announcement of the first place winner of $10,000. Sheesh!
Lots of people were sitting in the area enjoying a drink and listening to the outcome...so we bought a beer and after finding out what we had missed, we walked around in hopes of finding any of the 150 BBQ competitors that was still serving. No such luck, though...they were all packing up and heading out to their next competition.
Some serious barbeques!
We gathered at Jim and Barb's for a late happy hour and after a great visit sitting around the campfire, we headed home. Thanks for lending us a flashlight, Jim...it would have been an interesting walk home in the dark without it!