Thursday, February 21, 2019

Some Catch Up

Yuma, Arizona              High 56 Low 41

It is colder than usual here in Yuma (and a lot of other places). We have had rain this morning with more predicted for this afternoon.

Last week we went to a concert by John Conlee. This concert was a little different in that the singer was the actual John Conlee, not just a tribute like most of our others. He was very good and sang a lot of his famous hits, like Rose Colored Glasses, Miss Emily's Picture, and I don't remember Loving You. There were a lot of others. I think everyone that likes old country enjoyed the concert.

Yesterday was my birthday. Cindy surprised me with a cake at our quilt class. Right now I'm looking pretty scruffy getting ready for the Red Neck Olympics here in our Park. The Red Neck Olympics are the invention of Tom Wells. He is always coming up with different things for us to do. Perhaps we old people have too much time on our hands and need some of these type things to keep us going.

There are seven teams, all of which sponsor a different event. Ours is seed spitting. There are also Beaver shaving, a balloon will be covered with shaving cream and will have to be shaved off without popping the balloon. There is Red Neck golf, hub cap toss, frozen turkey rolling, Wet toilet paper tossing, and turd tossing (not real, but Plastic). Our team are the Beer Belly Boys and the Hillbilly Honeys. We made up these back patches for our athletes.

Each team gets an hour with each team hosting someone from all the other teams. and at the end of the afternoon, each team will race in a boat made of empty water bottles and duct tape.

We took ours to the Colorado River to test it and also so no other team could see how ours was built. It worked well and now is under cover so we can't be copied. I will have to wait to put pictures of all the events and boats in a future post.

All the playing (Red Neck Olympics) are scheduled for March 2nd.

Today we went to a small quilt show put on by another park. We always enjoy going to see quilts on display. While the we ran into Evelyn Breutzmann of RV Kronicles of Kevelyn. Although it was small, there were a lot of well made quilts with nice quilting.

Tomorrow we have another quilt show which should be a little larger.

Thanks for visiting.


  1. Gotta love viewing the quilts.
    Your redneck olympics sounds like a fun time.Hope to see some pictures.

  2. I LOVE that red and white window pane quilt. Now I'll have to look for a panel!! I can't WAIT to see the plastic bottle boat!! That should be a kick in the pants!!