Before the meeting ended there was a draw for 9 different planes. Steve missed by one number and three guys won twice! The RC Clubhouse is privately owned and is like a museum in itself. The owner, Jim, has a large workshop that is open to all members if they wish to use the equipment and work on their planes.
Later that afternoon, Steve took his new toy over to Red's "shop" and they built Steve's new glider. I walked over to join Pam for a glass of wine. Being small and hand launched Steve can fly this one in more places than the Apprentice to keep in practice.
When Steve stepped outside of their motorhome, he was so surprised to find Dominic laying on the mat. Red and Pam's Golden is a very old boy and never wanders far away from home...well, I guess he decided to visit his "Auntie and Uncle" and when we weren't home, managed to track us down! LOL...it was likely the aroma of grilled steak that brought him this way. Anyway, there was quite search party out in the dark looking for him. We soon noticed flashlights all over the place...Jim, Barb, Vicki, Harry, Pam and Red were all out looking for him. Red came in the rhino and soon Dominic was lifted up into the back and taken home...totally oblivious to the commotion he caused. Because of the Coyotes you have to watch your pets around these parts.
Thursday morning, Pam made breakfast for Red, Harry and Steve...and then they headed off to Yuma. Why?...well, Red figured a trip to the hobby shop was required! Poor Jim is still very sick and unable to join in the "guys get-away". While on the road Harry was checking for directions to the hobby store and discovered their hours were 1:00 to 7:00! Well this meant they had lots of time to kill so they decided to check out Mittry Lake near the Imperial Dam area. As they were heading that way along highway 95 next to the Yuma Proving Grounds, they noticed a
C-130 Hercules plane had just dropped something with a parachute then circled around. It eventually came up behind them following the highway eventually passing over them at about 150 feet...very cool!
They turned on to E Imperial Dam Road then on to the dirt road to Mittry Lake which was rough and not something we would take our rig in on. Here are a few pictures that Steve took.
Mittry Lake...the camping areas seemed pretty much filled up.
Prison Hill Brewery...
Lutes Casino for a beer. This was a happening place, packed like Silly Al's in Quartzsite!
Meanwhile, the "girls" also had a day out...in Quartzsite! Barb picked Pam and I up at 10:15 and we headed off to check out a few Thrift Stores and other shops in town. Vicki was working today but met us at 12:30 for lunch. We had a great day out...returning home at 2:30, about 45 minutes before the guys got home.
As usual, Harry, Vicki, Red and Pam joined us for a drink outside under our awning...still missing Jim and Barb, though. This flu/cold has really hit him hard...and Barb is having to "nurse him" back to health. Ken, the last fellow here from our ATV club, popped by for a visit and to say goodbye...he is heading off tomorrow too. Good meeting you Ken, safe travels home.
Friday was a pretty low-key day. Steve "pumped and dumped" the trailer while I took care of a few things on the laptop. Steve finally decided to tackle the pictures taken over the two days of quad riding...so that kept him busy.
Saturday morning Red and Steve headed out in the rhino with their planes. They had found a big open spot out back in the desert behind us that would work as their own private RC airfield. Of course, Steve was anxious to try out his new glider. Red's is on the left and Steve's is the little one.
Pam and I eventually walked over to see the show...
At 10:00 Barb picked me and our dirty laundry up and we headed into Main Street Laundry. We spent the next couple of hours doing our most favourite thing...but it had to be done. Back home, we both tried to hang a few things on the outside clothesline but they were flapping so hard in the wind that they dried in no time and I quickly took them off.
Needless to say it was an "inside" day...Steve watching "his shows" for most of the day. Once I had everything put away, I worked on a blog update and did a little knitting...spending most of my time unravelling a knotted ball of yarn.
At 4:30 we braved the wind and walked down to Mike and Dawne's who were hosting happy hour and chicken chili dinner at their place.
Red, Steve, Harry and Mike...sitting in the wind on the back deck of the toy hauler.
And that brings us up-to-date...we only have one more week here in Q. Amazing how fast our time here is going!