Sunday, March 31, 2024

Happy Easter And Happy Birthday

 Yuma, Arizona            High 71 Low 50

It got cooler today and we had rain last night with high winds. The weather guessers are predicting more rain tonight. 

I hope everyone had a Happy Easter. 

Yesterday we were invited to a birthday party for one of the Park residents, Jo. She turned 90 yesterday and seems to be in good health. I see her and her husband, Dell, walking around the Park quite often.

The party was catered by the Park's CafĂ© and lots of people attended. 

Lots of good food and we had a good time visiting with some of the people from the Park.

Thanks for visiting.

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Bike and Da Boyz

 Yuma, Arizona         High 80 Low 52

The weather finally got hot with no wind, although 80 for here isn't all that hot.

My insurance agent told me that my supplemental Medicare Insurance would reimburse me up to $800. for a bike. It is part of their way to try to keep me active. So I bought a new bike because my old on was worn out. Three of us went for a bike ride to try out my bike. We rode about 9 miles, which probably was over  doing it for me.

Ron has an electric bike, which he has to pedal some, Warren on the left rides all the time. He usually goes about 35 or 40 miles each time he goes out.

I have been riding my bike around the Park, but nowhere near what Warren does. I didn't want an electric bike because I felt like if I did, I wouldn't get as much exercise as a regular pedal bike. The one I got is 7 speeds, which seems to work well for me.

We went to Da Boyz again as sort of a farewell for some of our Canadian friends, some of whom have since gone back to Canada, and some that will be leaving soon.

We were in a new to us room at Da Boyz with lots of different pictures of other movie stars from the 1930's.

We also had a Happy Hour at our home as a farewell for a couple of our neighbors that have bought a home in the Foothills, and will be moving out of the Park soon.

The Sun on the wall is the one we bought in Mexico which my son-in-law carried out for us.

Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Jackpot And Chocolate Poker

 Yuma, Arizona            High 84 Low 52

It has been warm for the last few days. It is a lot warmer than back in Utah.

We have been playing poker with some of our friends here in the Park. The main difference between regular poker and what we play is what we use for money. We found a box of small chocolate bunnies' at the local grocery outlet store, which we divided with our friends. We have been using them like money while playing poker. 

Sometimes they win and sometimes we win. So far it has averaged fairly close to even. We only play for a couple of hours once in a while. And of course, some of the bunnies get eaten.

We went to what is probably Yuma's largest rummage sale. There were lots of people waiting for the 8:00 AM starting time. We had about 5 minutes till it opened.

They said they had about 1500 tables of stuff and we didn't find anything we wanted.

There was also a yard sale at the local Catholic Church. At this sale, Cindy hit the Jackpot. There was a bin with new rolls of fabric stabilizer. It was marked 2 for a dollar and someone told her if she took it all, she could have it 2 for a dollar.

 From the prices, you can see that it cost from $23.00 to $58.00 per roll. We also got an almost new Omnigard cutting mat for a dollar. My old one was worn out, so that was a great find also. Cindy felt like she had hit the Jackpot. She says she will never have to buy embroidery stabilizer ever again.

Thanks for visiting. 

Saturday, March 16, 2024

More Cowboy Days

Yuma, Arizona       High 70 Low 47

It got a lot cooler the last few days with lots of wind. We had a really dirty rain first thing Friday morning. Next week is supposed to be up into the 80's.

Our group at Cowboy Days had what we called  stage couch races. They used small wagons, which had to be loaded, then run around a course, then unload for the next race. The race didn't go exactly as planned, but the participants all seemed to have a good time.

One of the next events called for the contestant to ride a stick horse through a course, then to drink about 8 ounces of beer as quickly as possible. This was a timed event. The winner drank his beer without swallowing. He literally poured the beer down. I have never watch anyone do that before.

The last day, there was an inflatable bull riding contest. People were around the bull which was surrounded by a large inner tube. They tried to cause the rider to fall in the pool. This was timed also, and whoever stayed on the longest won.

The last event was a wet tee shirt contest. This time it was the women spraying water on the men. After the buckets of water were gone, the men were then judged by the audience.

 The participants said that they used cold water, which got them cold. A lot of them got in the hot tub after the contest. 

Cowboy Days was a lot of fun for everyone.

Thanks for visiting.