Friday, December 14, 2018

Trivia With a Twist and Light Parade Award

Yuma, Arizona               High 68 Low 49

The weather is a little cool for here but is supposed to warm up in the next few days.

We got notification today that our Palms Bike Brigade got the highest award for walking/performing entry in this years Light Parade in downtown Yuma. Good for us!

Last night we went to What was called Trivia With a Twist. Tom Wells MC'd the show with the aid of his helpers. They were costumed and everyone had a lot of fun, both the participants and the

Tom, the MC.

Tom's assistant, Ms Lilly "White" (not her real last name).

Judge Deb, Lilly, Tom, Barbara, and the scorekeeper (I don't know her name).

There were six teams of three that competed against each other with three teams each time.
Each team had a team name. The show was a cross between Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune (hence Ms. Lilly "White") with a little Let's Make a Deal thrown in.

This team had the most points and won the washer and dryer.

There were some funny trivia questions, Pictionary with the answers having to be sung, and so on.

Lilly with the stuff for the Ring Toss.

How it was supposed to work.

Draw the picture and the other team members had to sing the correct Christmas song.

Acting out Gesture with the stern Judge watching.

The last callenge was to have a cookie placed on the forehead of one of the players. They then had to get the cookie into their mouth without touching it. Only one cookie was caught.

The big winning team had to pick which prize they wanted, an envelope, a large box or what was behind a curtain.
The winners took the box which contained: a new washer (small hand wash board) and a new dryer (a clothes hanger).
The envelope contained front row seats to the next Drive- in show at Tom's Trailer.

The last prize, behind the curtain was a new Palms cup and Palms ball cap.

Only a group of old people could possibly have this much fun!

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

2018 Yuma Light Parade

Yuma, Arizona                 High 70 Low 52

Yesterday was the 16th annual Yuma Light Parade. This years theme was Yuma Agriculture, although I'm not sure what Snow men and rain deer have to do with agriculture. Also the large Christmas tree and balloon snow flake also didn't seem to have anything to do with farming.

Our Park chose to be Red Hot Peppers. We even had two sets of farmers, one to lead the group and one to bring up the rear.

The rear farmers were driving a golf cart decorated to look like a John Deere Tractor.

We had 29 bike riders along with the two carts.

I think we all had a good time. I managed to pick up a goat-head burr and ended up with a flat tire about a half mile from the end of the Parade. I noticed it getting hard to pedal and finally found out the front tire was flat. I then pushed it for about 5 blocks and me and the people I came with walked our bikes to the place where the truck was parked. The plus side of that was that we got home about an hour quicker than last year.

In spite of the flat tire, I still had a good time and will probably do it again next year. Unfortunately, Penny didn't have a part this year (she was the Grinch's Max last year) so I had to leave her home. Cindy wasn't feeling well, so she stayed home as well.

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Back To Our Winter Home

Yuma, Arizona         High 72 Low 48

We had the funeral for Cindy's Mom on Monday. There was a good turn-out of friends and family. The weather on Monday was very nice, although a little cold.

Tuesday we spent the day getting ready to leave Riverton, Utah and head to Yuma.

We both woke up early Wednesday (4:30) and decided we might as well get on the road, so we left a little after 5:00 AM.

We were trying to get ahead of a storm that was predicted for most of Utah starting in the afternoon. We made it for the most part and only got a few raindrops on our windshield. We were through Las Vegas by 12:30 and made it to Yuma a little after 5:00. We stop a few times on the way down, which takes a little time. We had a good drive with no problems.

Thursday we were busy getting set up for Christmas. We got the house decorated and everything put away.

This morning I got to play shuffleboard.

We spent some time last night getting some capes ready for the Yuma light parade, which is next Saturday. The Palms Bike Brigade is entered. The theme this year is something to do with Yuma Agriculture so it has been decided that we will wear Red Pepper Hats and we found some Pepper fabric for the capes. We will have some pictures of the costumes and the parade next week. It is a Light Parade, so everyone will be wearing battery operated lights on the Bikes and on our clothing. I had a lot of fun last year and hope it will be fun this year.

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

What is All This White Stuff?

Riverton, Utah            High 37 Low 19

I only thought I was cold before, when the temperature gets to 19, I will really be cold.

We haven't been in snow for at least 4 years.

Penny is four years old and hasn't ever seen snow before. When she goes out she has to have her jacket on, which normally she hates.

What is this stuff?

That's enough. I'm going back where it's warm.

The prediction is for the snow to continue until about noon and then get really cold. Hopefully we will have decent weather after that for a few days.

The prediction for next week is partly cloudy through Wednesday and then snow for the next 5 days. It looks like we are leaving just in time.I can hardly wait to get out of all this cold.

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Friday, November 23, 2018

We had a Happy Thanksgiving

Riverton, Utah            High 52 Low 34

We were invited to Stephanie and Pat's for Thanksgiving. The live almost an hour south of us near Nephi, It rained hard all the way and we got a little sleet part of the way.

After we got there it quit raining and we got a picture of the snow line on the mountain. It is almost down to us.

Cindy's three oldest kids were there along with grand kids and one great grand son.

Tammy in front, Stephanie, then Scot.
Scot, Cindy's oldest.

Better picture of Stephanie.

Tammy's kids

Stephanie's son Tayden.

 Jasper, 7 month old grand son.
 His Mom above.

Stephanie is Cindy's oldest daughter and she had prepared lots of food. We definitely didn't go home hungry.

They had me carve the turkey.

We stayed and visited for a while. Some of them wanted to go to Black Friday sales which start at 6:00 Thursday night.

We have my Mother-in-law's funeral scheduled Monday at 11. We expect to be busy most of Monday, then Tuesday we will get ready to go back to Yuma and leave on Wednesday (weather permitting).

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Sad News

Riverton, Utah     High 43 Low 20

There has been lots of frost the last few days. Too cold for me.

We got word Saturday morning that Cindy's Mom had passed away. She hadn't look very good all week but had a little rally Wednesday. She would have been 90 at the end of December.

Friday when we were there, she didn't look well at all.

Because of the Holiday next Thursday, the funeral won't be held until next Monday.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

We Are Back In Utah

Riverton, Utah             High 43 Low 24

We have both turned into Arizonans, Boy! It is cold here.

Sunday we got a call from Cindy's sister Linda that we probably should come back to Utah. Their Mom who is almost 90 is in very poor health and probably doesn't have much time left.

We spent Sunday afternoon getting ready to come back to Utah. I had to line up someone to take care of a shuffleboard league I am the captain of and Cindy took her quilting patterns to one of the quilters so the class could go on.

Monday morning we left Yuma fairly early and got to Orem where Cindy's Mom lives at about 6:30. It was a long day driving partly because Cindy had hurt her foot Sunday night and I had to do more than my usual amount of driving.

Cindy's mom woke up, but wasn't able to talk and didn't seem to recognize us. She only woke up for a short time.

After we got home in Riverton I had to take Cindy to the Insta-care to have her foot x-rayed. The Doctor couldn't find too much wrong but gave us a prescription for pain which I went and picked up.

It was a really long day.

Today we spent quite a long time at Cindy's Moms and she woke up a lot longer but still isn't talking much and is hardly eating anything.

We are not sure how long we will be here. We both have been cold all day. Tomorrow we will spend some more time in Orem.

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

We Had A Happy Halloween

Yuma, Arizona        High 82 Low 59

The weather has been wonderful.

We had a Halloween pot luck at the club house. There were many varieties of food and so much that it was impossible to sample it all so I started with the desserts before what I wanted ran out.

The rest of the food was very delicious. This was one of the times that if you went home hungry, it was your own fault.

We could also dress up in costumes if we wanted. Cindy and I went as deviled egg. Some of the people that saw me without Cindy thought maybe I was dressed as a good egg. We had to be together for them to get it.

 There were lots of different costumes. One couple dressed as rodeo cowboys. There were several witches and a vampire costume. Another couple had Skittle Pox.

When you're from Maine, why not as a lobstah. (lobster for the rest of us.)

His wife also had Skittle Pox, so it must be contagious.

After there was a band which played for a while.

Another night we went to the local drive-in (a video played on the side of a fifth wheel). We got to watch  Young Frankenstein which everyone there has seen numerous times, but is so silly that it is funny.

Some of us walked and a lot drove in, in their golf carts.

I guess we have turned into Arizonans because all the spectators soon got chilly. It was only down to about 58 degrees.

Shuffle board has started already and we are playing three days per week.

Have I mentioned that I like my time in Yuma?

Thanks for visiting.