Christmas was so much fun! Our brother and sister-in-law, Don and Lou, flew in on the 20th to spend a week with us in Yuma. We spent a great week sightseeing, eating, playing board games, eating, playing card games, eating, and even bowling, followed by eating. We decorated the Beast up in hopes that Santa would come. We must have been good or Santa is demented - we opened christmas gifts for nearly 3 hours.
The first visit was to the Yuma Territorial Prison (check out the film 3:10 from Yuma). Very interesting. The view from the grounds is spectacular. You can see why very few of them escaped though - there is a whole lot of nothing once you hit the desert.
Christmas Eve saw us going on a tour of Candy Cane Lane and the 'Night Before Christmas' themed neighbourhood. Everyone decks their place out, have fires going and hand out candy canes and candy to the hordes of visitors that come through. My favorite was the Arizona Snowman - a snowman made out of tumbleweeds. Then we came back and sat around the fire with our friends before going back to the Beast to open presents. Don decided to get comfy in his new PJs. He asked Santa for longer legs but no luck.
Christmas day saw Don, Lou and I going out geocaching! Don't get to do that very often on Christmas day. We found 9 of them - a personal best for me.
And then, all too soon, it was over and we were waving goodbye to them as they headed back to Langley.
By then Carm was getting over her cold (which I gave her) but Jackie was starting on hers (which she got from Carm) And so the cycle continues.
Hope everyone had a great Christmas and all best wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year!
Saturday, 19 December 2015
I got back to Yuma on December 7th, which is a good thing. I’ve never been the type to get homesick, but I have to admit that I was missing a) sunshine and b) my clothes. I had decided not to bring luggage back to BC and just live with what I have at home. Turns out, I didn’t have much.
Anyhow, the first couple of weeks back were busy. Between replenishing supplies, getting the RV washed inside and out, catching up with my sisters and old friends and Christmas shopping, I didn't have a lot of down time. Add to this that I came back with cold #4 (the first one was in late August and I’ve had a cold a month ever since), and you’ll understand why I didn’t post.