It was early morning Yuma just as the sun was coming up. This is the second trip out with Cooper. It's weird ... the first time it wasn't all that cold ... the second time I should have worn a coat! Brrrrrrrrr
Lucky for me, there is a doggie area right next door to Cindy and Ray's house. I'm sure I wouldn't need a leash (they require it) because Cooper would stay there for hours just smelling the smells. I have to drag him away every time.
Surprisingly, he missed the kitty kitty who was laying down in the sun. He looks like he's standing, but he's really laying down. He didn't move an inch. I imagine he knows the dogs can't get to him.
I came out of my rig an hour later to see someone decorating their golf cart to the chant USA USA! Not long ago they had the Canadian Parade around the park. On this day it was the USA parade. Wow ... I've never seen so many fancy golf carts!!
Cindy and I dressed up in our finest red, white and blue before heading to the clubhouse for hot chocolate and donuts. The music blared away as the patriotic folks flew their flags. Even the doggies were dressed up.
There were two big Uncle Sams and lots of bunting! I love seeing people share their patriotism.
I thought this was the entire parade, but in no time it was twice this long!! Once they take off, they go around every single street in the park. THIS is a fun group of people!!!
Here's Cindy and Penny dressed up in their finest!!! Surprisingly, I was even able to find a white T-shirt and red shirt to match. We were twinsies!
On the way back home, there was a lot having an open house. Well lets just stop in and have a look. It was a casita with washer and dryer, bathroom and huge Murphy bed, along with lots of room for parking and happy hours. $165,000 in case you were looking. AND donuts, muffins and coffee. Who could resist THAT? I'm sure I've gained ten pounds in the last month!!
No time to waste though ... I was off to Wellton to visit Elva and Jerry. It fascinates me how this valley is all agriculture. To be sure water gets to everything without waste, the fields are tiered down to the lowest point.
Amazingly, I drove right to their house. No surprise since Elva gave me directions again. I think I could have found it ... maybe. I just love visiting these two. So many laughs!!!!
Pretty soon we took off to have lunch in town. There were actually THREE restaurants open and we chose The Hive. Wow ... the prices were right and the food delicious. This is a Hawaiian burger with yummy Cole slaw and a slug of fries. Best fries I've had in a long time!!
We didn't solve the world's problems, but we laughed a lot and had a good time. Afterwards we went for a short ride with more laughs about the little town of Wellton. Elva was happy that on this day the wind wasn't blowing the lovely feed lot smells to her house. It's no problem for me ... it just smells like the ranch ... something I'm very pretty familiar with!
Back to Yuma, I walked in to Cindy and Rays to see this gorgeous piece on the couch. This one was cut and sewn by Ray. You have to be a master sewer to do this ... for those that know what they are, this is all done with Y seams. That's the hardest seam there is to sew. One is a pain in the patoo .... 100 is just insanity!!
And so I ended a fabulous day on the floor of the rig rolling the ball for Cooper. Somehow I misread the football app on my phone and thought the games were Saturday. Nope ... they are TODAY!! So from 1:00 on, I'll be glued to my couch. After that, who knows!! The weather is changing it up once again with possible rain Monday and Tuesday. Another trip to Gramma Jo's may be in order ... you know, just to LOOK .........
What a fun day! We hope to watch some football today ourselves between some visiting.ReplyDelete
I'm watching the 49er game between racing to the quilt shop and back! LOLDelete
Well that was a busy day! The parade looks like a lot of fun. It was a great day for a parade...no wind. Thanks for making the trip over the mountain. It was a fun visit. There were actually 5 places open for lunch. Six if you count Mr. Box. Wellton is interesting. There's the new section vs the old. The interaction with the newbies and the old timers can be interesting. Go 9ers!ReplyDelete
Interesting little town Wellton is. You would never know if you didn't know someone there. Thanks for your wonderful hospitality!!Delete
Now THAT Quilt got my mind spinning. Very interesting piece, but it make my mind go around and around and around.ReplyDelete
Yuma looks like a nice place, closer to my family, close to good, cheep Eyewear and Dental facilities...and the thing about where Ray and Cindy live, you actually own the land, and the HOA is less than what we pay at our condo, and you can have your RV right there on the property. But it is TOO far from Marcia's family.
The Palms is a VERY nice park. And the people are SO nice!! I love staying here.Delete
I love the picture of you and Elva this two are fun indeed and we were also fortunate to get a visit with them earlier this winter. Great couple.ReplyDelete
That quilt is stunning!
Your meal looks yummy and the parade looked fun!
It's amazing what you can do with a few pieces of fabric!!Delete
Great picture of you and Elva. Glad you were able to visit her and Jerry. That quilt is beautiful and looks hard to make. Nothing better than a bunch of people celebrating our country in their golf carts. Notice I left out "old" :)ReplyDelete
I'm pretty sure half of those people were younger than me! LOLDelete
That sounds like a really nice park. I see from the picture of you and Elva that you gained your height back...lol Her and Jerry really are a nice couple. Sounds like you had a fun visit. That quilt is a definite WOW in the picture it must be something to see in person.ReplyDelete
They do a lot of stuff at this park ... too much for me even. Today it's shuffleboard!!Delete