Thursday's forecast was for sunny sky, warm temps and calm wind...a good day to do laundry. So we headed into town around 9:30. It is definitely getting busier now that Christmas and New Years is over.
Steve helped me in with the bags of laundry and then headed off to fill our fresh water containers. About an hour later we were home and I was hanging the laundry on the clothesline. While I was doing that, Steve took advantage of the calm wind to fly his glider...and once Earl was finished with the poop-mobile, he started his chore of pumping and dumping.
It was actually so calm out while I was putting the laundry up that I was hoping for just a bit of a breeze to help with the drying process...but what I got was more than a breeze! It wasn't long after I got everything on the line that the wind really started to blow...you just never know here and you can never trust the forecast in that regard. Oh well...the clothes didn't take long to dry!
Friday (Jan. 3) Deb picked me up at 9:00 and we were off to Blythe. Their dog, Freya, had a vet appointment and we were going to do a little shopping beforehand. After a stop at Smart and Final and Albertson's, we took Freya to her appointment. She's doing well...no more antibiotics required.
We had a quick lunch at Denny's and then headed home. While I was gone, Steve had been a busy boy. He fixed one of the skid plates and the padded back rest on my quad as well as other odds and ends around camp.
With the groceries put away, I helped Steve put up the sunscreen and then sat crocheting...such a beautiful day!
Ray and Deb came over for happy hour and we joined the group over at Jim and Barb's. It was a little breezy so their trailer made a good wind block. Left to right around the circle...Jim, Barb, Ray, Deb, Marilyn, Colan, Red, Pam, Steve, Lisa and Dino...
Steve and Earl managed to get some RC plane flying in...they went to the big area on the other side of the wash behind Earl's place.
Work has started on putting up the "Big Tent" for the RV Show...
Over to Steve now to tell you about his ride...
This is one of my favourite rides...Preachers Pass. It takes awhile to get there through the BLM's and town but the views are spectacular and the hill climbing is fun.
Arrived at our first hilltop for a break and searching for a geocache. Earl had to replace it with a new container...
If interested in viewing previous Go Pro pictures of the hill climbing to Preachers Pass click here.
While Steve was gone, I cleaned up the kitchen and did some housework, then sat down with my legs up...and the ice pack. I spent the rest of the day outside crocheting, finishing my sweater-coat, and then got my Kindle out and started reading a book.
Steve and the group didn't get home until almost 4:00...a long day for them. Steve had just gotten home, put his things away and was about to sit and relax outside when Roger and Cindi arrived. They had pulled in late yesterday afternoon and are just west of us, not far from where Deb and Ray are parked. We had a great visit with them...looking forward to some quad rides and spending more time with you both! Our community is definitely growing!
It was one of those days that just zipped by...we really didn't do much, just a lot of tinkering...a little of this and a little of that. I spent some time outside reading and Steve edited some pictures so that I could work on this blog, then he chopped wood for tonight's fire, and took apart the metal framework we had set up for a wind break for our Christmas lunch.
Just before 4:00 Steve decided to move the truck over to the firepit area to act as a wind barrier...it's not super windy but enough to be bothersome sitting around a campfire. We had another great gathering...we are missing Red and Pam and Colan and Marilyn; they have moved over to the Roadrunner BLM area for a week to attend the Grand Design Rally. But we have more additions to our circle...left to right around the circle starting with Steve in the back...Guy, Sue, Barb, Jim, Lisa, Dino, Roger, Cindi, Cec, Jim, Bill Sandy, Kate, Dave (friends of Roger and Cindi), Ray and Deb...