|Beginning the storage process...|
|Cleaning things up.....|
|Loaded and ready to roll....|
We were back at our site one hour before Hector/Diane drove by to pick us up. We were off to the Yuma Palms Shopping district and, more specifically, to Lin's Chinese Cuisine for dinner. Bernie and Rita were joining us there. (Lin's is a popular Chinese restaurant chain...and the Yuma site is one busy place). We arrived at 4:00 pm to access a table before the huge crush of patrons dominates the joint. There are often long lines up to get in. The food is really good!
Our early arrival proved favorable. We had a table in no time. But....surprise of surprises, Hector and Diane had not mentioned that good friends, Lucky and Trena, had rolled in (on motorcycle) and would join us for dinner. We were pleasantly surprised when we saw them.
|Our group at Lin's Chinese Cuisine...for Monday evening dinner.|
|Completely surprised we were! Lucky and Trena were there when we arrived.|
|L-R Hector, Lucky and my brother, Bernie - 'chewing the fat', so to speak!|
|Hector and Lucky had not seen each other since leaving the Palm Srings area last winter.|
Suffice it to say that Hector is quite likely to get his hair cut and do away with the beard in the near future. Lucky, on the other hand, will maintain his long term style.
|L-R Rita, Jeanette, Trena and Diane|
|R-L Hector, Me, Lucky and Bernie.|
Talk about a great surprise. Hector/Diane, Lucky/Trena and Jeanette/me go back four winters ago when we all met at the Seven Feathers RV Resort in southern Oregon. We have been friends ever since. We've had some great times together.....! It was sure nice to get everyone together.
My brother, Bernie and wife Rita, met our friends several years back. In fact, they hosted us all a few times at the Yuma home. And, speaking of hosting, they invited us to their home once our restaurant dinner was over.
|Our visiting continued at Bernie and Rita's home.....|
With Hector and Diane planning to roll into this DHS area in March, I'm sure there will be a few occasions to get together with Lucky and Trena. I'm sure Lucky/Trena and Jeanette and I will get a few motorcycle rides in too.
Before that though, we have plans to head back home, to coastal British Columbia, for an important family visit. Jeanette flies out on Thursday and I on Saturday. We will get to visit with Deni/Courtney and new baby, Owen, and hopefully with Ginette/Trevor and Easton's baby girl (sister) - due to be born any day now. Important stuff!!! Exciting times!
We're both looking forward to seeing and visiting with our family. Once back down here, in Desert Hot Springs, we'll resume our regular sun-type activities.
|From the back picture window in our fiver, this beautiful, early morning, sky greets us on our last day in Yuma.|
|We were rolling by 10:30 am.|
|The All American canal, in the California sand dunes, off I-8 west - mere minutes east from Yuma, AZ.|
We usually have to remove the motorcycle and disconnect the swivel wheel before backing in to most DHS RV parks. Not this one though! Once the neighbors saw us roll by, and readying to back in, we had gathered a lot of eyes to witness just how we would fit our long load in. We made quick work of that. We also got the thumbs up from the observers. I did do two walk abouts, part way through the back in process though. We are thrilled with our spot.
|Lovely set up here at this RV park - with wide streets and mature palm trees.|
We Weber Q'd some delicious burgers and, a bit later - while Jeanette caught up on the Olympics - I left for a swim in the heated pool and a good soak in the hottest of four natural hot springs pools. Oh..yeah....that felt great!
|I had the entire pool to myself and enjoyed a good work out at 8:00 in the evening.|
|This is a little treasure.|
Thanks for dropping by.