Sunday, March 31, 2013

March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!  I hope your blessings are many!  If you are into the colored egg thing, I hope you found a lot of ‘em.  

At Bill’s “advanced age” he hides the eggs, can’t remember where he hid them, and then goes to find them.  That’s known as a “one man geezer Easter egg hunt.”  Joey, Meredith and Dwaine’s biggest dog, has a different version of “hide and find.”  He hides his tennis balls in a bunched up blanket or a snow drift, and then has fun finding them. It is a game he invented himself.

We left Alamogordo and took Hwy. 82 through Lincoln National Forest.  We passed through the ski resort of Cloudcroft, elevation 8600 feet.  We went from desert terrain to pine covered mountains to scrubby covered hills to ranch land.  It was an interesting travel day.

We stopped at a Rest Area, east of Hope, to eat lunch and nap.  When we went through the tiny town we couldn’t see many signs of hope, or Hope.  But you never know! 

East of Artesia we drove through large oil fields, with hundreds and hundreds of oil rigs.  Usually, when we pass rigs, only about 10% of them are pumping.  Not today!  It looked as if 40-50& were going up and down.  And lots of tank trucks were picking up oil from the storage tanks.

We parked for the night at the Walmart in Hobbs, New Mexico, not far from the Texas border.  After resting for a few minutes, we went out to find some geocaches.  We had a much better day than yesterday.  We found seven, with no DNFs.

Today’s Totals:  Mileage, 188---Critter sightings, a small herd of Shetland ponies---Geocaches, 7.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

March 30, 2013

March 30, 2013

We didn’t leave Flying J until 10:00, after fueling with diesel.  Our first momentous occasion for the day was crossing the Continental Divide. 

The variety of cactus plants in Arizona have been replaced by yucca plants.  Their tall bloom spikes are very impressive.  In some places a yucca plant is called soap weed because Indians used parts of the plants as soap.  In Mexico, the blooms are used like a vegetable.

Before we got to Las Cruces, we got off of I-10 because of construction.  Our destination was Sam’s Club for lunch.  It turned out to be a harder thing to accomplish that we thought it would be.  First we missed the turn off of Hwy. 70.  Then the entrance to Sam’s had changed since we were here last.  We went over a bump and “cleaned out” several cabinets.  A restaurant now takes up the space where we were able to park the MH before.  Sam’s parking lot was very crowded, so parking the coach was more difficult, but we made it, ate a quick lunch, decided not to shop because of the crowd, and got back on the road again.

There was a down side and a up side to our “bump” incident.  The down side was that the doors on my bead cabinet came open and most of the contents flew out.  We no longer have a clear path to the bedroom.  The up side is that I have needed to clean all of that out for awhile.  Today is the day!!!!!

We drove past White Sands Missile range and the National Monument and were soon in Alamogordo.  We parked at Walmart for the night.

I had loaded several caches into our Garmins so we set out to find a few.  What we didn’t find were the first four we looked for.  We were able to find the next three before darkness overtook us.

Travel Totals:  Mileage, 190...Caches found, 3

Friday, March 29, 2013

March 29, 2013

We had an electrical hookup here at Premier Motor Coach so we had the air conditioner on for most of the night.  That was great because it was still warm and a little muggy when we got up.

The motorhome was ready to roll at 1:00, so after eating Arby’s sandwiches for lunch, we did a Willie Nelson and got on the road again.  We’ll see if we can get to New Mexico before it is time to stop for the day.

We passed a llama and alpaca ranch with huge herds.  Between Phoenix and Tucson there is also a large herd with visitor parking.  Maybe we should put that on our “someday list.”  It would be an interesting place to visit.

We crossed into New Mexico with much fanfare...honking and yahooing.  Bill said I did a good job on my part.  As for him, he is very fond of honking the air horns and always does a great job.

We stopped at the Flying J in Lordsburg for the night.  We have parked here before.

Travel Totals:  Mileage, 150--Critter sightings, a whole bunch of llamas and alpacas

Thursday, March 28, 2013

March 28, 2013

Bill cooked us a really good breakfast this morning...bacon, eggs, hash browns, and toast.  Happy tummies!

I needed strength because I was going to a bead store and that takes tons of energy.  I spent quite a bit of time looking at all their beads and other supplies.  They had a large inventory.  I didn’t buy very much, but enjoyed looking at all the pretty beads.

We went to Costco and Walmart before going back to the motorhome.  The front seats were just about finished.  They did a fantastic job on them.  We are very satisfied with the job they did.

At about 4:00, we moved the coach to Premier Motor Coach.  They will do some work on it in the morning.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

March 27, 2013

March 27, 2013

We left the house at 9:30, headed for Old Tucson.  Yeehaw!  There were high, thin clouds.  We had hoped that with no direct sunshine it would not be a scorcher.  It might have helped a bit and there was a breeze blowing.

When we first got in the complex we took a walking tour with a historian.  It was very interesting.  He said with films, TV shows, documentaries, and advertisements being filmed there, the total is up to 700.  A film was just finished two months.

We walked around the streets, looking into various buildings.  We took a train ride around the town, with the engineer telling more interesting history of the place.

There was an interesting film museum where we spent quite a lot of time.  Many of our favorite Westerns were filmed there.

As we got ready to leave we talked to the historian for about 10 minutes.  That was an added bonus.

On the way back into Tucson I ask Tex where he wanted to eat lunch.  His choice was In-N-Out and, of course, that was fine with me.  Just as we got our order, a group of baseball players from a small college in Iowa came in.  Including coaches, the group totaled about 40.  They had been at a tournament.  It didn’t sound as if they did too well.

When we got home our sofa was back in place.  They did a really good job.  Bill’s place with a dent in it was very firm and comfortable.  He’s especially pleased with the the work they did.

After a chef salad for dinner, I worked on a beading project.  It is a bracelet I had started in Yuma before I got sick.  Hopefully, I can work on it some more tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

March 26, 2013

We were planning to visit Old Tucson where over 300 Westerns were filmed.  The only problem was that we couldn’t find it.  We drove and drove and made numerous u-turns.  Finally we got to the right place.  It was getting warm and it was lunchtime so we decided to return tomorrow earlier in the day.  

The up side to our adventure was the beautiful drive through that part of the country.  The hillsides were thick with saguaro, thousands of them.  It was a beautiful sight.  They are very slow growing.  I am so glad that the saguaro is a protected species.  The very tall ones with lots of arms are magnificent!

We went to Costco for lunch.  They have great hot dogs.  It has been quite a few weeks, maybe even months, since we have been in a Costco area.   

When we got back to the coach, the upholstery people were in the process of removing our sofa.  It needs new foam.  Bill’s special place to sit had a dent in it.  Otherwise it is fine...springs, fabric, things like that.

We spent the rest of the day resting and relaxing.

Monday, March 25, 2013

March 25, 2013

At 8:00 this morning the workers from the upholstery shop came out to coach to get the front seats.  It took a bit of time to get them out, especially the driver’s side.

Later in the morning we went to get an appointment for the MH.  On Friday we will get something or other to do with the lift pump fixed.  Please don’t ask me for any technical questions.  I haven’t a clue!

We were able to find a cache in that area.  

Our next quest required going to some Oriental grocery stores.  I was looking for ponzu, a sauce that Brent likes to use.  Neither of those places had any, but a customer told me she had seen it at Fry’s Super Market.  So that’s where we went.  Sure enough, there it was.  Isn’t that funny?  I thought it was very humorous!

When Brent was stationed here at Davis Monthan AFB there was a Mexican restaurant that he would take us to.  We found it in spite of the fact that it had changed names.  The food was still very good.

On the way home we found another cache.  By then, we were both to tired to trail around looking for any more.  We went home for naps instead.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

March 24, 2013

This morning we went to Verizon to get some answers to some of our problems with our data plan.  One of the things I am going to try to do is track our data usage.  Maybe that will help.

Guess where we went for lunch.  Right!  In-N-Out.  Before long, we will be out of their area.  Then we will have to quit cold turkey.  That’s going to be painful!

Before going back home we went to Walmart.  We had gotten so use to the busy Walmarts in Yuma that it was nice to have a store that was only moderately busy.  The arrangement of this one was quite different.  We almost never found the bread or the bagged lettuce.  It was very strange.  Hm-m-m!  It was a challenge.

When we got home we watched the NASCAR race from Fontana, California.  It was a fairly good race with a very exciting finish.  It is two weeks until the next race!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

March 23, 2013

It was 11:10 when we left Yuma.  That was NOT a Dane start.  We had much more “getting ready to roll” to do than usual.  We had more to put away and secure after being in one spot for nearly two months.

We are headed for Tucson where we are having the front seats of the MH redone.  We’ll park at the shop where we are having the work done.

We stopped at Dateland on I-8 for three eat lunch, find a cache, and get their world famous date shakes.  The first two things we accomplished easily.  The third thing wasn’t a success.  The shake place was very busy.  The guy making the shakes gave mine to someone else.  The line was even longer, and I decided it wasn’t worth the bother.  Bill had had enough time to get a nap so I went back to the coach and we got on the road once more.

Before we got to Gila Bend I took over the steering wheel and drove for about 45 minutes.  Traffic was not too bad, for which I was thankful.  We were steadily gaining in altitude.  The desert was very green compared to Yuma, with lots of vegetation and an abundance of saguaro.

When we got to Tucson we parked the coach at the upholstery shop and put the dish up in time to watch the Ducks basketball team annihilate St. Louis, who had a higher ranking than Oregon.  It was an impressive performance by the guys in green.  They play again next Friday.

We went to Wendy’s for a salad, came back home to eat, and watched Gunsmoke.

Travel Totals:  Mileage, 226...Geocaches found, 1

Friday, March 22, 2013

March 22, 2013

This morning Bill and I went geocaching with Todd.  Bonnie stayed home to catch up on things after being gone for two weeks.  We found 14 caches, with only three DNFs.  

After going back home to fetch Bonnie, we went to Sonic for lunch.  It was a nice day so we sat at a picnic table and visited after we finished eating.

The guys went back home and Bonnie and I went to the 99 Cent Only store.  I was looking for a certain size tray to use when working on my beading projects.  No luck so I will continue the search as we travel along.

From there Bonnie and I went to a bead shop.  It was one that I hadn’t been to before.  We spent quite a bit of time looking at the beads.  There was a large selection to choose from.  We both found some that we just had to have!

We will be leaving Yuma tomorrow morning.  There are several jobs that needed to be taken care of before “setting sail.”  I  rearranged the back of the Honda and adding some more things as space would allow.

When I needed to take a short rest, I used the time to call Verizon about our Mifi.  It took more time than I had expected.  Bonnie had invited us for dinner.  I began to think I would miss the meal because the phone call was taking so long, but I got to their MH just a few minutes late.

Dinner was great.  Afterwards, we built a fire in their fire pit and sat around talking with more friends who dropped by to say goodbye.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

March 21, 2013

This morning it was humid in Yuma.  Well, compared to some places that we go from time to time, it wasn’t, but to have any humidity at all in Yuma is strange.

I went for my final dental appointment at 11:00.  We crossed the border early because I wanted to pick up some stained glass panels that I had ordered on Tuesday.  They were ready and waiting for us.  I got an Oregon Duck one for Brent, and a Denver Bronco one for each of the girls.  Please don’t tell them if you happen to see any of our kids.  Its a surprise!  Sh-h-h-h-h!  Mums the word, OK?

We had time to walk around through some of the shops and that is always fun.  While at the dentist’s office I ask if there was a Mexican bakery.  They tried to draw a map for us, but were afraid we might get lost, so Dr. Montoya told her office manager to take us to it.  How’s that for service?!  Yum, yum!  We got some really good things!

It only took us an hour and 15 minutes to cross the border.  As we came into Yuma it was time for an early supper so Bill twisted my arm and we went to In-N-Out.  It was tough on me, but I sacrificed!!!

We went to Todd and Bonnie’s tonight to plan tomorrow’s geocaching fun!  All in all it was a good day!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

March 20, 2013

Hello, Spring!  Its nice here in Yuma, even if it is bit warmer than we would like it to be.

Todd and Bonnie returned today after two weeks in Florida.  It was fun to hear about some of their adventures.  Todd said there were more geocaches there than in Yuma.  Wow!  When can we go?

I spent the day going through my summer clothes.  I needed some more things to wear in this warm weather.  And I started a new gathering bag of thrift store items.

I also got several things marked off my “To Do” list.  That’s always  encouraging.  I like seeing the lines marked through the tasks begin to add up.

We spent some time visiting with Jim and Pat.  They leave tomorrow for Spokane where they’ll be for the summer.  It’s that time of year when people start going different directions.  We’ll be  singing our Willie Nelson song next week!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

March 19, 2013

Last night, after posting my blog, I worked on tax files for about an hour and a half.  I guess I’m not such a lazy bum after all.

I had a 9:00 dental appointment this morning.  The dentist is working on a bridge for me.  It wasn’t finished so we’ll have to continue on Thursday.  

After eating lunch and doing some shopping we started the process of crossing the border.  There were lots and lots of Snow Birds in Mexico today, probably making their last trip across the border before heading back to their summer homes.

It took us over two hours of standing in line to get back to the good ole’ USA.  When we got  home, we were both very tired.  We spent some time visiting with Jim and Pat.  The weather has cooled off considerably.  There was a breeze on their front porch.    It was pleasant and relaxing!

I talked to Brent to get a report on their hail storm.  At his house he had hail the size of peanuts.  In other parts of the area the hail was the size of baseballs.  It did major damage to the area.  Luckily, Brent had no damage.

Tomorrow is the first day of Spring.  Sounds to me like most people are really ready for it.

Monday, March 18, 2013

March 18, 2013

This morning we went geocaching.  We found eight caches before it was time to celebrate “I finished the taxes” day.  In-N-Out was on our agenda.  Yum, yum!

The rest of the day was spent relaxing.  I had meant to get all of the tax information sorted and filed, but I got lazy!!  There’s always tomorrow.  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!  

Actually, if you stop to think about it, tomorrow doesn’t come because when it gets here, it is actually today.  Do you get it?  Its kind of like when I get a permanent, it isn’t permanent.  It is only temporary!  Interesting, eh?

Sunday, March 17, 2013

March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day.  I’m not Irish, but I hope everyone else enjoyed the day.

I didn’t leave the house at all today.  I had plenty to do with those fun taxes looming over me.

We watched the NASCAR race from Bristol, Tennessee.  I missed a lot of it, but got to see the important parts.

Soon after supper tonight I finished our taxes and printed the information we needed.  Turbo Tax was much easier for me to use  this year.  Last year, Michelle took me through the whole process.  This year, she was on standby and offered me moral support.

I worked really hard on the taxes.  Don’t you think it would be nice of Bill to take me to In-N-Out tomorrow for a celebration?

Saturday, March 16, 2013

March 16, 2013

Off to another slow start today.  It wasn’t as warm today as it had been, but we didn’t do any caching.

I spent most of the day working on our taxes, including going to Walmart for a 2012 copy of Turbo Tax.  

I think most of tomorrow will be taken up with this least fun of all activities.  I’ll give you an update on my progress tomorrow.

Friday, March 15, 2013

March 15, 2013

This morning we went to the Flea Market.  Bill needed a new meter for testing water.  With that purchase taken care of we went into Yuma to the chiropractor.  

Our ventures out onto the desert yesterday left me with some hip pain.  I’m glad I’ve been able to find a doctor that can help me get the “kinks out.”

We took the Honda to Walmart for an oil change.  There was no line to wait in which is unusual.  They had it finished in a few minutes.

We got back home in time to watch NASCAR qualifying from Bristol, Tennessee.  I sent text messages to Natalia and JP reminding them of when we were at that track and some of the things we did while we were there.

Bill and I took Jim and Pat to dinner tonight at The Golden Corral.  It was really crowded.  As hot as it has been these last few days, lots of people must not want to cook.  One excuse is as good as another, eh?

Thursday, March 14, 2013

March 14, 2013

After calling the Marine Base to check on activity on the range today, we went caching on the Barry Goldwater Bombing Range.  We found nine caches before deciding that was enough for the morning and going back home.  

Not long after we left the range two fighter planes flew over very low to the ground.  The noise was deafening.  It reminded me of being on Davis Monthan AFB when Brent was stationed there.  Loud, low flying planes were the norm.

The weather today was very warm.  It got to Bill, so he took a morning nap.  I sat on the porch and visited with Pat, while Jim was packing, getting ready for their departure for Spokane next week.

When Tex finished “inspecting the insides of his eyelids, we went to Taco Bell for lunch.  We needed to go back to Michael’s Crafts for a kit to repair our clock.  This time “himself” stayed in the car while I went in to shop.  One trip to that kind of store was all he thought he could survive this week!  

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

March 13, 2013

My main goal for this morning was get a permanent for my tacky, tacky hair.  Two hours later, I was “kinky” again.  Yippy, Skippy!

The new “do” called for a trip to In-N-Out. Yum, yum!  Then it was to Walmart for a few items.

We went home and instead of resting we visited with some neighbors.  We have known Bill and Ardene for several years.  We not only see them in Yuma every year, but in the Portland area, as well, when we manage to get to Oregon in the summer.

Jim and Pat invited us in for dinner.  The food was good, but the best part was talking with them after we finished eating.  They plan on leaving for Spokane in a few days and we won’t see them for nearly a year.  That’s the way it is with us gypsies!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

March 12, 2013

We went caching this morning.  After finding seven, we decided it was time to go to Sam’s Club for lunch.  We shared a piece of pizza.  Afterwards, we shopped for a short time.

On the way back home, we stopped at Dollar Tree and Michael’s Crafts.  The first stop was for me...the second was for Bill.  Yes, he wanted to go to a craft store!  Mark this day in history!  He needed a certain kind of glue and was able to find it there.

Caching was fun this morning.  We met several local cachers.  That’s always nice and interesting to hear about places they have been.  It was warmer today than it has been.  I guess I’ll have to put the jeans away for a bit.

Today didn’t end to my satisfaction, actually.  I tried to load Turbo Tax, but I couldn’t remember my user name or password.  Also, Tex didn’t treat me to a viewing of Zorro.  Oh, well!  Life goes on!

Monday, March 11, 2013

March 11, 2013

After yesterday’s walking and blowing dust, I needed a day off!

I spent the day on various kinds of computer work.  I never seem to be able to catch up.  Geocaching takes a lot of time on the computer.  Dwight and Sheila have tried several times to teach me shortcuts on the PC, but I fear that I am just about a hopeless case. 

I also have this year’s taxes to prepare.  Oh, Yippy, Skippy!  That’s always such a fun activity.  Last year, Michelle was my tutor.  My goal for this year is to be more self-sufficient.

Tomorrow there will be extra errands to do because we stayed home all day today.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

March 10, 2013

This was the morning for the breakfast meeting of Yuma’s geocaching club.  We left home at 7:00.  Nearly all the tables were filled, so we went through the buffet line, found seats, and were still eating when the meeting started.

Most of the discussion centered around reports of the Mega Event held in February and plans for next year’s event.

We drove west into California once again to try to finish a power run that has turned into an ongoing project.  Today we were able to complete it.  The day was warm and sunny, but we had strong winds before we finished.

We were caching north of I-8 about 15 miles.  There were signs of past mining efforts in the area...quartz, I think.  As we were walking to one of the caches, Bill found a geode, aka thunder egg.  Would you believe he hauled it back to the Honda?  I nearly fainted from the shock!!!  I am usually the “hauler of treasures.”  Perhaps we can find someone to cut it in half.  It would be interesting to see it there are crystals inside.

We spent the afternoon and evening watching the NASCAR race from Las Vegas.  Both of us were tired from trekking around the desert in the wind.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

March 9, 2013

March 9, 2013

We left for geocaching this morning before 9:00.  On the way west we stopped to get sausage biscuits at McDonalds.  The Golden Arches may have a patent on them, but I “invented” them long before Mickey D!  Read on, please!

As we drove down the highway eating our breakfast, it was like a trip down memory lane.  When our kids were little and we were getting ready to take a trip, I would make sausage biscuits...lots of them!  As soon as we got to the highway, everyone wanted to eat.  And eat, we did.  It became a tradition to try to make it to the city limits.  We seldom did!

We went west into California to try to finish a power run.  Things didn’t go as we had planned.  We found six caches before deciding to continue our quest tomorrow.

As luck would have it, when we got back into Yuma it was time for lunch.  And guess where we were...close to In-N-Out!  Wow!  It certainly was our lucky day.  Yum, yum!

After we finished our lunch we drove east on Hwy. 95 in search of a produce stand.  There were several along the road, but we found the one we wanted and bought some pecans and raisins.  

All in all, it was a great day, ending with Zorro!

Friday, March 8, 2013

March 8, 2013

Our plans for today were to go into California to do some caching.  Bill and Todd started a power run over there several weeks ago.  They finished about half of the caches, but didn’t ever go back and complete the run.

Earlier in the morning, we had just a few Arizona 12” rain, aka 12” between drops.  As Bill was putting our geocaching supplies in the car, he noticed dark clouds gathering in west.  Soon we were having a real rain and strong winds, just as the weatherman had predicted.  

The storm lasted for quite a while.  We were very glad not to be out on the desert at that time.  Strange as it may sound, the desert is prone to flash floods.

We spent the day doing chores both inside and outside the coach.  And, of course, Zorro was our evening’s entertainment.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

March 7, 2013

We got out onto the geocaching trail at about 10:00 this morning.  Two hours later we had logged 17 caches.  It was a small power run out on the desert, all in a straight line, about .1 or .2 miles apart.

While out on the desert we came across a man exercising his three big dogs.  Big barely describes one of them...a 200 pound four year old St. Bernard who really, really wanted in the front seat of the Honda.  The other two were big dogs, but nothing to compare to the one the size of a small bear.  Its amazing, and fun, the people we meet.

On our way home we made a quick trip to Walmart, and stopped at Panda Express for lunch to take home.

Our evening’s entertainment for several nights has been watching the old TV series of Zorro.  Tonight was no different.  We really know how to have “a hot time in the old town tonight,” don’t we?

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

March 6, 2013

We got off to a late start today.  It was nearly lunch time before we left the house.  

We drove north on Hwy. 95 to a place called The Farm.  It is in the middle of a huge farming area that grows asparagus, celery, onions, artichokes and stuff like that.  

Their menu is limited and is cooked outdoors on a grill.  The closest thing I can compare it to was food we used to get from street vendors in Mexico.  I got a taco and Bill got something I can’t spell the name of.  They were both really good.  I especially like their homemade tortillas.

Afterwards, we went caching.  The one in the area we found was by a canal.  Other than that, we struck out.  However, it was good to be out moving around.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

March 5, 2013

March 5, 2013

I was up earlier than usual for the last several days.  Bill said he would take me to In-N-Out for lunch if I felt like it.  That was a good incentive.  You’ve heard of dangling a carrot in front of a donkey.  Well, guess who was the donkey and what was the carrot!

I was weak, but enjoyed lunch.  After eating I felt some better.  

When we left, we went to Verizon.  I have been having a problem with the Geocaching app on my iPhone and iPad.  The geocaching support people helped me, but I also needed help from Verizon.  We were successful after a lot of experimenting for awhile.

Bill and I went in search of a cache to see if the “fix” had worked.  Everything was A-OK.  Yea and Yippy, Skippy!

We had to stop at Walmart for RXs before going home.  I was really tired by the time we got back to the motorhome and lay down to rest, but didn’t nap.

At 4:00. we went to a birthday party for one of the neighbor’s.  I thought I might only stay for a short time, but all I did was sit and visit with people.

Several things might have contributed to my revival.  I ate two good meals today.  We had two text message “bantering sessions” with our four kids and me.  One was about In-N-Out and snow!  The other started with a great picture of Willie.  Brent wasn’t sure if the furry beast was tired or bored in the picture.  Brent thought a remote control squirrel might solve his problems.  We all put in our 2 cents about that!  Those text sessions always cheer me up.

My friend, Debbie from Brandon, sent me a picture of her great-granddaughter.  I think she’s about three months old, and is absolutely adorable.  Debbie knows how much I like pictures of the sweet little thing.

We’ll see how I fare tomorrow after all the helpfulness from today.  

Monday, March 4, 2013

March 4, 2013

March 4, 2013

I continue to need lots of sleep.  That’s just about all I did today.  It is very frustrating.  Please hang in there with me.  Hopefully, soon I will have more interesting things write about than the inside of my eyelids.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

March 3, 2013

March 3, 2013

Racing must not be good for me anymore because I was awake most of the night.  I couldn't stop my brain from "racing" around from thought to thought.

We watched the NASCAR race from Phoenix.  Usually, when I watch a race, I am busy doing other projects.  Today I just sat and watched the race.

We went out to eat Mexican food with Todd, Bonnie, Jim, and Pat.  Afterwards, Bonnie brought us a lemon pie.  Jim and Pat have a lemon tree in their backyard and Bonnie made good use of some of the fruit.  She makes really, really good lemon pie.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

March 2, 2013

March 2, 2013

The highlight of my, I'll rephrase that...the highlight of my week was a race at a dirt track across from the Cocopah Indian Casino.  It was a sprint car race, the kind of race car with wing things on the back.  The main attraction was NASCAR driver Tony Stewart...Yahoo!  I didn't cheer for him because I couldn't keep track of his car.  There were so many of them and they went around so often and so fast.

I’m not a Tony Stewart fan, but he does a lot to promote events at local tracks all over the country.  There certainly was a big crowd in attendance tonight.

The weather was really nice and the wind was calm.  Thank goodness, because when the "big guys" got out on the track the dust was terrible.  Up until then, it wasn't a problem.

We had a good time, though!  I'm glad we went!

Friday, March 1, 2013

March 1, 2013

March 1, 2013

Another month has come and gone.  It was a big month for the Dane clan...four birthdays.  And my mother had a February birthday, also.

March starts with an interesting number pattern...3113 (3-1-13).

After sleeping late this morning, I decided I needed to go to a chiropractor to have my neck adjusted.  Bonnie had showed me where her doctor was last week, and I was able to see him this morning.  He was able to relieve some on the tension in my neck.

Afterwards, we went for lunch at Bill’s favorite fish place.  We shared fish and shrimp, but after just a few bites I didn’t want any more.  It was Bill’s lucky day!

When we got home, I was very tired.  Naps refreshed both of us.  I’m feeling stronger after resting and hope it continues to be a pattern.