Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
June, 2019 - Mount Denali, Alaska

Monday, January 22, 2018

A Fantastic Winter

As much of the country is in the big chill this winter, we have been so fortunate to enjoy some exceptionally beautiful weather here in Yuma. Temperatures have been above average, and we are becoming spoiled with consistent 70 plus temps. About every ten days, a little cold front comes through creating strong winds and temps in the low 60s for a few days. Then its right back into the mid 70s. Loving it!!!

We've been keeping busy with the same activities; golf, hiking, quilting, bocce ball, walking, biking, cards, visiting with new and old friends, and relaxing. We are also working on a pretty significant change in our lifestyle. However, it hasn't all come together, so I'm not ready to announce it quite yet. Hopefully, within the next two weeks, I will have a pretty big announcement. How's that for a cliff hanger.

There are about 1,200 sites at this RV resort. Most every site has some type of tree in front of it. I'm not sure what the name of the tree at our site is, but many of the sites have this same type of tree. We've been at this same site for a few years, and the tree has always looked like a bush rather than a tree. Kevin has to be very careful not to scratch the side of the truck when he parks the fifth wheel. 

This winter some of the work campers have been going through the park and doing some major pruning on these trees. It is long overdue, and will help the trees grow taller, rather than bushing out. Here are the before and after pictures of the tree at our site. It should be much easier for Kevin to pull the fifth wheel out of the site this year without worrying about scratching the truck.

One of the facts of live at a snow bird RV resort is that many of the visitors are elderly. This year there have been several deaths at the park, and a number of people have been hospitalized; some of them having to go back home for further medical treatment.

On January 2nd, a fellow golfer died of a heart attack. Del had just finished playing nine holes of golf with the men's group and collapsed afterwards in the clubhouse. They were able to revive him, but he died on the way to the hospital. He was only 72 years old. His wife Joan is a quilter, so I have gotten to know her pretty well. Yesterday there was a celebration of life service for Del at the main hall. It reminds us that life is short, and we are so happy with the choices we have made in our lifestyle at this stage of our life.

I don't mean to be a downer, but remember to take time to smell the roses and enjoy every day!!

Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!