Not All Who Wander Are Lost

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

Friday, December 24, 2021

Merry Christmas

 Kevin and I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

It was another challenging year for the world with Covid still presenting many challenges and heartache for far too many. We hope next year will bring relief to those still suffering. 

We also had an up and down year. Although, we feel very blessed, losing my mom this year was difficult for our family. I find comfort knowing she is with my dad in heaven and is no longer suffering.

On December 18th, our resort sponsored a Christmas dinner. They provided the ham, and we brought the rest of the food for our table in a potluck type meal. Each group was also encouraged to decorate their table, and there would be a contest for best decorated table. Here's our snowman themed table decorations.

Our table won, so we will be treated to a pizza party for our efforts. Yippee!!!

After dinner, we enjoyed music by a DJ. Outside, there was a full moon. What a perfect evening.

On December 13th, there was a night golf cart parade. Our friends Carolyn and Cynthia were adorable in their outfits. After the parade, we were treated to cookies and spiked  hot chocolate at the main hall. So much fun!

On December 11th, we went to the nighttime electric Christmas parade in downtown Yuma with Dave and Judy Stanley. This was our first time going to this parade, and we were amazed at the effort put into the different entrants. Yuma has five high schools, so the marching bands were particularly fun to watch, all decked out with lights on their instruments and uniforms.

The Grinch was atop a Yuma Department of Public Works truck.

Of course, every parade needs to have Santa at the end!

On December 12th, a group of us went to the Nutcracker Ballet. It was performed by the local Yuma ballet school. I was amazed by the level of skill from these dancers. Yuma has a population of about 100,000 which is not a small city, but also not huge. This school brought in some alumni, and put on a fantastic performance. I had never seen this show, and really enjoyed it.

Cynthia hosted an ornament making party at her place for a group of ladies. We had a great time. Here's one I made.

Last week we bought a new to us car. Two years ago, we had purchased a 2017 Hyundai Accent. We discovered that we would rather have an SUV style to more easily put the golf bags in the back. Also, the Accent was black which was not so great when temperatures reached 100 degrees. 

Our neighbors sold their park model, and were selling their 2017 Hyundai Tucson with only 42,000 miles on it. We struck a bargain, and here's our new ride parked in the driveway with our other important vehicle, the golf cart.

We sold the Accent to Carvana. With car prices skyrocketing this year, we actually sold it for over $4,000 more than we paid for it two years ago. Crazy!

So, that about wraps it up as to what we've been up to in the last month. We're still golfing quite a bit, and the weather has gotten cooler which is normal for this time of year. 

We hope you all enjoy the holidays and have a great year to come.

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

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