Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A Whole Slew of Activities....

We've kept busy, these past couple of days.  We've motorcycled as a twosome and in a small group; held an RV barbecue at our RV site; completed some long, long walks and topped it off with golf.  This was all managed between the one very windy day we faced recently.
Sunday morning - meeting to ride off for breakfast.
Hector and Diane were joining the motorcycle riders for breakfast and jokingly showed up with their pee wee Harley (an electric scooter).  That got some early morning laughter going.  Storing the scooter away, they drove out to our breakfast place in their sport ute.
Our breakfast destination was the town of Welton - east and over the mountain range - where breakfast was to be had at the Coyote Wash Golf and Country Club.
Rolling out of the mountains and heading east for Welton.
The clubhouse was very, very busy.  Although it took  some time to get our breakfast fare, it was worth waiting for.   There was not one complaint as everyone was digging in to their food.
L-R   Gene, Gail (from Saskatchewan), Trena, Diane, Jeanette, Hector and Lucky (from BC)
We chose to ride into the Dome Valley following breakfast.  However, the strong desert wind reared its ugly head and, facing a severe sinus cleansing, we opted to ride back to Yuma and wait for a calmer day to complete the ride.
Arriving back at our RV site proved to be a good choice.  We had invited a group of RVers, my brother and sister in law and other friends for an early afternoon 'happy hour' followed by burgers on the barbie.  Arriving earlier gave us plenty of time to set up the picnic site behind our fiver.
By 4:00 pm, everyone had arrived and they we're comfortably enjoying the late afternoon sun and heat.
It wasn't long before the burgers were grilled and the hungry visitors were digging into the fare.
Sister in law, Rita was first up for a burger.
Our motorcycle swivel wheel does double duty as an outdoor table.
As expected, it wasn't long before the laughter started in earnest.  My brother, Bernie was quick with the jokes while Hector and George were equally quick with the one liners and jokes. Most of the women were equally quick with shots too.  Great fun....filled with laughter!
L-R  Diane, Trena, Marie Anne, Rita.
Me, Lucky and Hector.
L-R   Lucky and George
When the sun sets, the desert air cools quickly.  Our trusty propane fireplace took the chill off and added to the evening outdoor comfort.  All were impressed with its ability to throw out good heat, with no smoke....typical of wood fires.
By 8:00 pm, these busy snowbirds were fading and soon to head back to their respective homes.  Jeanette and I cleaned up and settled in for the customary evening of blogging, emailing and catching up on TV news from home and beyond.  Our satellite dish gives us the very same Canadian TV access that we have at home.

Photo taken from my easy chair - in our 5th wheel -  as the sun peaked over the eastern mountains. 
The following photos tell the story of our RV spot in the Yuma Foothills.  It's our second year renting this spot from the owner, Yuki, who's regular home is in the city of Sacramento, CA. It is a lovely, full service, level spot, and it offers privacy and plenty of space to find all sun sides and shade when required. 

On our agenda today is a round of golf for the guys, while the girls have planned another day traipsing the Yuma shopping district and heading back into Algodones, Mexico.  

Our golf course of choice today - Coyote Wash GC in Welton, AZ.
Lucky, Hector and I will work the links today.  Another golfer, we invited along, has come down with the desert crud (a term locals use to identify a severe cold and flu).  He's opted out.
Playing this 'new to us' golf course will be fun.  We look forward to it.  The weather is picture perfect; no wind, no rain, no clouds, no dust.....! And the temperature will hit the high 70's/early 80's!

Jeanette captured this lovely early morning photo (7:00 am) today, as the full moon was setting in the west.
And that colours our lives these past couple of days.

Thanks for dropping by.


  1. Sounds like a great time is being had by all...continue to enjoy!

  2. What a fantastic Sunday, with lot's of good company to enjoy it with. Hector, looks like he's got the scooter thing down, now you need to take him bike shopping with you so he can be enjoying some of those fun rides you go on. Good idea, using the swivel as a serving table. The BBQ sure looked and sounded fun. Nice RV spot you found over there. Have a great day golfing!

  3. sure sounds like the two of you know how to entertain the 'masses'! good job!!

  4. I start to get tired just from reading your blogs, Rene. I know you and Jeanette find some time to rest and take it easy but when??

    Good looking burgers on that bbq!

  5. You sure had a fun day with friends, wrapping up with a nice BBQ and fire. perfect!