Yesterday was the Thanksgiving dinner sponsored by the RV Resort. People had been encouraged all month to sign up at the activity office in groups of 20 per table.
Our table included Bernie and Cathy, a couple from Saskatchewan whom we have been spending time with playing pickleball and swimming in the pool. There were also a few other couples that we had met before and some people we didn’t know at all. This is a nice way to get to make some new friends.
The resort supplied the turkey and gravy. Everyone at the table signed up for a dish to pass. Each group could also decorate their table with a chance to win a pizza party for the best decorations. Our group gathered together items we had in our RVs and had a very nice table, but we didn’t win. Some of these groups really went all out.
The food was all delicious. Many of the people here are Canadians so we had some food items that are not traditional for an American Thanksgiving like meatballs and pirogues. It’s nice to experience other traditions. I brought a sweet potato casserole, a favorite in our family.
The weather here in Yuma has been beautiful the last few weeks. Highs in the mid to high 70s and sunny every day. The sunrises and sunsets in the desert are often breathtaking. Here are a few examples from the last week.
We have been keeping busy with activities at the resort. On Mondays we go to shuffleboard. Tuesday and Thursday mornings we’ve been playing pickleball with Bernie and Cathy and other couples who want to pick up a game. Some days we go to the pool in the afternoon for some swimming exercise and a nice soak in the hot tub.
We also walk or bike an hour most mornings for our daily exercise. With all of this exercise, you’d think the pounds would just fall of, but that’s not happening.
We also went to the Yuma flea market and found LED bulbs at a good price. I think this coming week we may go to Los Algodones, Mexico and see what we can find there. I’ve been hearing about people who have gotten great deals on new glasses, so I may just get a new pair of prescription sunglasses for driving.
The fall is flying by. In three weeks we’ll be heading to Nebraska for Cathryn’s graduation from grad school and then on to Wisconsin for Christmas. We are very much looking forward to seeing our family, but not looking forward to the cold and snow!
Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!