Monday, January 28, 2019

USA Parade

Yuma, Arizona             High 76 Low 54

The weather today was perfect, not too hot, no wind, and clear skies. It did cloud up later in the afternoon but was still very nice, a lot better than the snow predicted back in Utah by this weekend.

We had a USA parade in our Park. Anyone that was from the USA could be in it.

We had all kinds of costumes if the person or dog wanted to dress up for it.

There was and old VW Beetle and a 1956 Chevrolet in the parade.

Cindy and I (and of coarse Penny) rode on the float. I started out with Penny in her bag, but she got scared of all the commotion, so Cindy had to hold her to calm her down.

We went all the way around the Park and lots of people were out watching.

We all had fun doing the parade. Where else can a bunch of old people have so much fun?

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Trivia With A Twist

Yuma, Arizona       High 71 Low 46

Tuesday the wind blew very hard. As a result the air was filled with dust. We couldn't see the nearby mountains. I guess thats because we are in a desert. Today was still a little cool but we are supposed to get a warming trend.

We went to an activity called Trivia with a twist. The Hosts were Tom and Lilly. The theme was the  60s and a lot of the questions were about things that happened in the sixties.

Our flower children.

Tom is the one in the Park that thinks up all the different activity's. Lilly usually help him put them on. The audience seems to enjoy this kind of thing as much as the participants.

There were 9 teams of 3 that were dressed up in some kind of costume and the premise of the first part was based on the TV show Jeopardy.

After answering the question part, the teams were given other tasks to perform, like Pictionary but they drew pictures of a song and the team mates had to decide what song it was and then sing the first part of the song.

One task was to keep balloons in the air without them hitting the floor. They started with 2 balloons and kept adding one more to keep in the air until they had one hit the floor. The person with the most in the air was the winner.

Notice the white balloon going to the floor.

One group had to use a straw to pick up an M&M and place it on a straw placed through  the bottom of a cup and balance the M&M until they got 4 of them balanced.

This was catching ping pong balls in a cup and stacking up the cups untin you used all your cups without spilling cups.

This was one of the outlandish costumes.
Tom's and Lilly's costumes were also pretty wild.

The picture below is a different version of Pictionary. Notice the shows judge dressed up like Judge Judy.

We all had a good time either watching or participating. Tom is always coming up with something new and different.

Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

And Then She Was Gone

Yuma, Arizona  High 69 Low 51

Today started out very foggy. It reminded me of our time on the Oregon coast. But I guess after all the rain yesterday, what did I expect (it never rains in Yuma?).

Cindy and Nancy went to Algodones yesterday. It must have been some kind of record, they went there, got their meds, and were back within an hour. They told me that there was no one in front of them coming through customs.

After they came back, they went to Grandma Jo's and bought a little fabric and patterns.

Today, Nancy left for Quartzsite. After that she is headed for Tucson. It was nice to see her again and we were glad she was able to stay in our driveway. She and Cindy seemed to enjoy each others company.

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Visitor and Fun Day

Yuma, Arizona              High 68 Low 54

Yesterday afternoon we had a visitor come and see us. Nancy Kissack drove over from Indio, California where she has been attending the FMCA Rally. She has her big Motor home parked in our driveway. She kind of is heading toward Tucson, with stops in Quartzsite and Casa Grande.

Nancy will be with us until Wednesday morning.

Today I took her to shuffle board with me, where Dave taught her to play. She ended up with a good score which wasn't too bad for the first time to play.

After they first game she left and took Cindy to the local quilt store, Grandma Jo's. They each bought some fabric.

Tomorrow they are going to Algodones for meds and to see if Cindy can get needles for her insulin shots. I will be busy with a shuffle board league so I won't be going with them.

Tonight we had a pot luck dinner which we took Nancy to. There was lots of good food and lots of good desserts. We did get to visit for a little while first.

Nancy was playing around with our friend Sharron.

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Quilt Show and Sunset

Yuma, Arizona          High 65 Low 48

The weather has been very nice even with the small amount of rain we got.

The annual Quilt Show in Yuma was held this weekend and of coarse we had to go. While it isn't the biggest show we have been to, they still had some nice quilts. To enter the participants have to belong to the local quilt guild.

We got lots of pictures of the different quilts. I have only included a small portion of them,

Great quilting.

These bears claws are way bigger than they look in this picture.

I like the 3D look of this one.

Very nice quilting.

This one was made from the selvage edges. Cindy likes to make quilts from scraps, but I hope she doesn't decide to go this far.

There were many more. The show seemed to be well attended. We ran into several people from our Park that had gone to see all the quilts.

While we were checking out the vendors, we found one that had material for $3.95 a yard if you bought the whole bolt. Yes we found some we had to have. They had almost 15 yards on the bolts, so almost 30 yards later, we quit buying. Same question, can you ever have too much fabric? For us, I guess not.

Last night we had a beautiful Arizona sunset, just enough clouds to make it look like the sky was on fire.

Penny and I on our front patio.
Today we had a visitor, but I will talk about that in my next post.

Thanks for visiting.