Monday, December 31, 2012 propane?

Got up this am and found we were out of big deal as Billy just hooked up our tank we use for the BBQ.  That is the thing with the RV always have to have a plan B and sometimes a plan C!  LOL! 
Tonight we have big plans....he! he!  The park is throwing a New Years Eve party at the club house with a live band and dinner.  Looking forward to ringing in the New Year with our new friends here at the park.  It will also give me a chance to practice my newly found line dancing skills..wahoo!
So let the fun begin....wherever you are....with whom ever you are safe, have fun, and raise your class to a New Year filled with love and laughter.....

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Quiet Christmas

We had a very quiet Christmas day.  I spent most of it in the kitchen making one of Billy's favorite meals....ham and scalloped potatoes.  I also decided to make some Christmas cookies to share with some of our neighbors...they were a big hit!  An old family recipe for sugar cookies with buttercream frosting...they melt in your mouth...and then, of course they land on your hips! LOL!
Billy and I each got an Iphone 5 as our gifts to one another.  Love them....except I found out the other day that my ear phone jack does not work.  I'll have to have that taken care of after the holidays.
The weather here has turned a bit chilly and overcast and I think it may just stay that way for awhile.  We have been so spoiled by the last couple of warm and sunny winters that this comes as a real shock.  I can handle a little chill in the air, but I sure do miss the sunshine!
Hoping all of you are enjoying this Holiday Season.....wishing you and your families..."Happy Holidays"!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


The folks here at Del Pueblo are so friendly....we, well I, enjoyed "happy hour" last night at one of our neighbors.  Billy decided to stay in on his beloved computer.  Anyway, you would have thought we had all known each other forever.  We were doing Fire Ball shots (something my Auntie Di introduced me to) around one of those portable propane firepits.  The neighbors across the way were having a big pizza party and yes, we managed to get some leftovers sent our way...LOL!  The street definitely lived up to it's reputation of being "rowdy" last night.  It was great fun! 
We made our appointment for our passport apps yesterday down at the post office....oh was a zoo, but we managed to get in and out in under 10 minutes.  The earliest we could get in is Dec 21st and then it will take about 4 to 6 weeks to receive the passports.  Wish it were sooner, but we will be here til April... so time we have.
We also found out yesterday that someone had managed to get Billy's debit card number.  The last few times he had tried to use was denied.  When we called our bank had cancelled the seems someone was trying to go on a spending in spree in Europe.  Upon further investigation we did find a charge that had gotten past our bank....about 300.00 taken from our account.  Fortunately we were reimbursed for that charge.  I'm really mad at myself for not catching I usually check our account every couple of days.  Not sure why I didn't see it.....but I'll be paying much closer attention to the numbers from here on!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Settling In

Well....we really do like our little winter site here at Del Pueblo in Yuma.   On day one, many of our neighbors came by and introduced themselves.  I'm doing my best to remember their names....LOL!  In the course of conversation they also let us know that they do cross over into Mexico to shop once in awhile and invited us to come along.  Mentioned there was this neat little restaurant there that had really good margaritas.  Apparently, this group has been known to over indulge.....just a little....I think the saying goes, "one tequila, two tequila, three tequila....FLOOR!"  Ha! Ha!  So, I mentioned that my Billy doesn't drink and is my built in "DD".  Wow.....did he make some new friends fast....they all LOVE him...HE!  HE!
Lots of activities here.....yesterday the ladies and I went for "Line Dancing" country western style.  Think I need to get me some cowboy boots now.  Day before I checked out the gals in beading class...they were having a good time too!  All in all, I think we are going to really enjoy our time here at Del Pueblo.
Here is a photo of our site.....
Lots of space and a really nice big patio.  The rest is pretty much gravel, except for the area directly behind the rigs and that is sand.  I don't mind the sand....great place for the furballs to do their business! Speaking of "furball business", you should see their dog run here.  Not only is it nice and large, but it has artificial grass.  They have a hose there to aid in clean up, but also an in ground sprinkler that runs every wash down the puppy pee!  And once a week they come in and hose it down with a puppy friendly disinfectant.  Next to that is a small shed with state of the art puppy washing....that cost some coin though....kinda like a car wash. 
This place is also hummingbird central....I have never seen so many.  I put my feeder out yesterday and it did not take them long to find it.  They also like to sit in that tree and chirp at one another.   Hoping to get some photos in the future. 
We had quite a bit of rain here last Thursday evening and then the temps dipped a little.  Our days went from 70's to 60's, cooling down into the low 50's at night.  Lastly...our Christmas presents to one another are on the way.....two new bright and shiny Iphone 5s.  Black for Billy and White for me....can't wait to get them and check out all the new bells and whistles!  Life is Goode!
Happy Holidays Everyone!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Yuma Escapees

Made it to Yuma with no problems and arrived at the Escapees park there around 3pm.  This whole Escapee thing seems to be a bit more complicated then we least here in Yuma.  It seems the folks here only have to give a one week notice of coming to use their site.  What that means for that we can only reserve a site for one week at at time and if the owners of that site show up, we have to move to another site.  The second problem....I was told I cannot use my washer.  Something to do with the age of their sewer system, yet they have several top loading washers available for me to use in their laundry facility at a cost of $1.50 per load.  Apparently the sewer system can handle those with no problem...ummmmm.....
Bottom line....this place is not for us.  We found another park.... Del Pueblo RV Park.  It is super nice...large spacing, beautiful pool and clubhouse, and very friendly folks, and I can use my washer.  We went over yesterday and were given a choice of several lots to choose from for our 4 month stay.  Took a look at each one and made our decision, went back and placed our deposit.  As soon as I gave her the site number....she smiled and said, "I must warn you...that is the "party" street!".  She continued, "They tend to get a little rowdy over there around happy hour".  My husband laughed and said, "No worries, my wife will fit right in, she comes from a long line of rowdy happy hour folks"!  So true.....I can't wait to meet everyone and let the fun begin!  We will move to the new park on the 12th.
Today we are having the rig and our truck washed.....they sooooo need it!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tucson to Yuma

We have been here in Tucson for the last couple of nights enjoying the Lazy Days RV park.  Very nice....wide paved streets, gravel pads with concrete patios.  Plenty of room between the sites too!  Today we head over to Yuma....going to give the Escapees park there a try.  Last time we were in Yuma they were full, but we are here earlier this time so hoping to land a spot. 
The weather has been great lots and lots of sunshine with temps in the mid to upper 70's.