Counting down 2 weeks…

Informal date evening, we started to go out to eat and it ended up bar hopping. We started at Legends bar then we wanted bbq from Oso smokehouse and sadly at 6 pm they were practically sold out. So we discussed ” what now” for supper? After eliminating the usuals we settled on salads from The Red Baron restaurant.  Yummy!! An antipasto salad and a Cranberry- walnut spinach salad. We got large and it was enough for 2 suppers. Phew BIG!!

Legend’s half order of nachos with chicken Delicious!!
Beef sliders with fries
Tanqueray an tonic

Waiting for our food at Red Baron

Seven and seven

I sure love retirement!! 🎉🥂⚾️

We definitely are having a fun week! 2 date days in a week, WOW!!! David has been really working hard. #1 The Blue Chair down by the London Bridge.

Banana rum monkey drink
Tropical punch
Stuffed jalapeños, delicious!
View from restaurant
Fun!!
Outdoor entertainment
Dixie Belle paddle boat

Next #2 we went over to Martini Bay, happy hour!

Firecracker shrimp!!
Shrimp with BBQ sauce
On the way back to the car….

#3 Final stop Angelina’s restaurant.  Dinner…yummy!

Chanti and Merlot
Bread and oil

We also had an olive spread with bread to start. Then an entrée and salad. We took dessert home for later.

Ciopinno with clams, mussels, shrimp and scallops 

This week we are starting to get ready to leave on May 1st. I was lucky that my bedroom coverlet and pillows arrived. Beautiful I really like them!

Always ready for the beach!
A matching rug..  awesome ❤

It’s been a great week, alot of fun! 🎉 We did take a down day on Thursday. Friday David went to work and I’ll be doing some cleaning getting ready to leave.

I did buy some items for hiking. Some walking poles and a hydration backpack. I’m excited to go to some of the National Parks.

Walking poles and hydration backpack

We have a head start on vacation!! It’s been an absolutely great, fun week!! We finished the week with a turkey dinner at Blondzee’s restaurant.

Salute!!!

Winding down 3 weeks to go……

Headed down to Mexico to finish my bridge. The mountains always look so beautiful to me.

I was amused that you can see our reflection on the back of the truck.
Winding down drinks and appetizers. Yummy!

Thursday Annette gave us a beautiful Italian dinner for all the volunteers. The dinner was catered from la vita Dolce…yummy Italian food. 2 types of salad and dessert!! An assortment of drinks and good company.

Bill supervisor of maintenance
Kathy takes the orders and money
Al and Alisha do all the outside Christmas decorations also they generously donated raffle prizes!
Arnie oversees games
Barbara oversees games
David does the pools and Diane does ice cream social. Both help on Burger Wednesday
Frank and Diane do Security
Kevin and Marie do the front office, helping RVers check in and out. They also run bingo 2 nights a week.
Frank is the grounds keeper, Sue his lovely wife will help anywhere we need it.
Hollie assistant to the cook
David assistant in the kitchen
Bill helps anywhere!!
Me (Linda) Assistant in the kitchen with Annette manager of the park
Food table
A delicious salad
Lasagna, ziti and garlic bread
Tiramasu

Thank you all for another wonderful winter.

Finally Opening day!!! Yeah!!

Prudential 1st sign of Boston
Kenmore square
Sausage guy
Time for a drink before the game
Nolan and Mike
Best ballpark ever!!
Follow the leader
Only 4500 fans allowed 😪
Green monster
Go Red Sox!
National Anthem
Introduction of the Red Soxs
Message from Pedroia on his retirement
Play ball
Our yearly picture

The best part of this Opening day was 3 generations !!!

Me, son Seth and grandson Nolan

Saturday and I will be leaving for Arizona this afternoon but before I go I went to see my grandson practice ❤

Nolan (orange) waiting his turn
Coach Seth (Dad) outfield drills
Infield drills

Leaving is mixed emotions…. great week!!

Baseball….pre week

On Friday March 26th, we were having drinks and appetizers at Blondies. Our oldest called and said he had tickets to opening day. I told him I would need to call him back. David said go so not even 5 minutes I called back and said I’ll flying in on Monday. Going to Las Vegas Airport.

On the way to Las Vegas

Pictures of the airport and in the clouds over the Rockies.

Beautiful scenery
Rockies
Arriving in Boston

On my 1st day Tuesday I spent it with my Mom. We went cemetery visiting, ate lunch then wicker chair hunting. It was a good day.

On Wednesday I spent with Seth’s family. This included a trip to the Dollar store….lol.

Yes they bought a Styrofoam head!
Decorating the head
Seth painting the front door red

Getting ready for opening day. First breakfast then the sad 😪 news. Postponed to Friday.

Thursday I went with Adam to surprise Evelyn. Later we went back to Seth’s for dinner. On the way I got to see Evelyn do jiu jitsu. It was wonderful to have the family all together for dinner.

Go Evelyn!! Memere is so proud!
Surprise Oriana!
Happy 17th birthday 🎂🎁
Love my grandkids
Sibling love

Tomorrow is opening day!!!!

Winding the season down

Monday 22nd we went for our second Pfizer vaccine. On the way back we stopped at the Topock restaurant. Yummy! I had a tri tip French dip and David had a tri tip Philly. The beef in both was so tender! French fries were done crispy and soft in center. Pictures below was our view during lunch.

A great lunch!!

On Wednesday we had a fundraiser for the local fire department. We raised $1800! Great job!

Lea Master of Ceremonies!
Lake Havasu Fire Fighters

The last of the week was a surprise call from my son offer opening day tickets! Oh how I wish!!

St. Pat’s week

St. Patrick day was a busy and fun day! There was corned beef and a dance afterward.

Another successful get together!!

What’s going on?

On Sunday there was a BBQ in the park. They serve beef, beans, broccoli salad and garlic bread. There were about 62 people that attended.

Today in the middle of serving dinner a beautiful rainbow appeared ❤ I believe my Mem and Dad visited today….

Double rainbows today.. beautiful.
180 degree rainbow

It was a good day! I finally got my haircut…yeah! Then we went to the Copper Distillery for a drink before we headed home.

Yeah!!
Best Bloody Mary and Peanut butter martini!!
Brat, sauerkraut and chicken wings! Yummy!

A good week for David too! He cooked on Monday, salad, chicken cacciatore and garlic bread. Everyone loved it, it was a success. Yummy comfort food!! Great job Chef David ❤

March…a day date 🥰

Date day….. I just love these days!! Friday we went to check out a seminar on Medical air service in case of an emergency. Chinese food from the Hokkaido, yummy ! Then we took the ferry over to California to check out the gaming casino.

Going to the ferry site
Starship 2010 cruises

Boat under the London Bridge

Going out towards the Colorado River
Floating bar
Houses along the river
Duck, Duck
Ferry coming!
Leaving Arizona
Light house replica
Lake Havasu
Surrounding mountains
California casino

We spent about 2 – 2 1/2 hours gambling. Had a drink, played some machines and luckily we only lost $25. It was fun. After we returned we came home and put or feet up for awhile (nap). 😁 We then decided to go to dinner at The four Clovers, an Irish pub. I have been wanting lamb lollipop chops, they were done to perfection! We also started with drinks of course 🥂

A naughty leprechaun and a Cranberry orange margarita
French onion soup yummy!

Another wonderful date with my husband. A fun day. I love David. ❤

To Yuma and back….

It’s Thursday and we are on our way to Yuma. Then tomorrow for dental work in Los Algodones, Mexico.

The water is so blue!
The mountains are beautiful!
I love cactus plants!!
His favorite spot to travel
Came across a RV accident SCARY!!
Looks like kale
Sushi before tomorrow’s dental work!
On the way to Los Algodones

When we got back I ate soft pasta and took a nap for 3 hours. I don’t mind going to the dentist but it can be stressful and today it was!! (See previous blog .. dental work) Back we go again in the morning.

When we got back we chilled for awhile then we went out to eat at a Cajun restaurant Icon. There was music and the food was spicy!

He played jazz, blues and Cajun music
Fried oyster and Gumbo
Jambalaya and hush puppies

We said goodbye to a unique trip!! Heading back home .. yeah 🏡

Ahhhh dental work…

This weekend didn’t start out to well. On Wed I called to make reservations to stay at the Days inn in Yuma,AZ. Made reservations for a pet friendly king room for which they charged me $359.84. When I got to the hotel they said no such room is available only 2 queen beds available but would need to pay an additional upgrade fee of $30 and $30 for pet fee. I stated I had already paid for the reservations and couldn’t they just switch rooms. Receptionists needed to check with manager. She was being nice but I could tell I was frustrating her. I asked to speak with manager she tried to bypass but finally recalled him. He did not come out to talk with me but agreed to talk with me on the phone. 1st the reservation were made through a 3rd party booking company, I stated that this does not state it anywhere on the days in website. So I could recall them and NO he was not going to back down and change my room without additional fees being paid. I stated that it was double dipping and he became angry and adamantly said it was not! He became more nasty to the point I couldn’t even talk about the situation. He was not listening to me or didn’t even try to offer alternative solutions. There were 3 foot tables in front of hotel desk. I toss phone on counter it slid across and landed on the floor at which point I was accused of throwing the phone and was asked to leave. So now I called days inn booking company and they stated all bookings are final. I am now referred to the 3rd party booker. We went round and round and David finally called the credit card company to put hold on the charge pending a hearing on the charge.

Now I’m got $359.84 charge out of my bank account and nowhere to sleep. I called motel 6 and they were very nice, professional and the charge was only $224, no frills but pet friendly, clean and neat. There was also 3 more phone calls in hopes of remedying this whole mess. I’m tired, frustrated and ready to go home. Grrrr

Day 2 we went to Mexico for my teeth. I was suppose to have a root canal and 2 crowns. 1st they said I would need 3 crowns since one tooth was getting really bad, chipping away. The doctor spent an hour and 20 minutes on the root canal and it failed. She only remove 3 roots. So the root canal failed and the alternative was to have the tooth removed, treat for an infection and build a 3 tooth bridge and 3 crowns and finally a crown on my bottom molar. I bet I had a dozen shots of novocaine. I can’t have novocaine with epi causes it cause me to have heart palpitations. So now I have to have a tooth removed and the tooth is breaking apart as he tries to remove it. There was a lot of drilling and grinding so the bridge would fit over 3 teeth. A hour later tooth removed and post made from the other 2 teeth. Now 4 molds later I have to have a bone graft so the hole won’t collapse in on itself. Bone graft done, temp crowns are placed on. I am in severe discomfort. I can hardly close my mouth without being in pain. A total of 4 hours in a dentist chair is definitely not fun. I haven’t eaten and won’t be able to for several hours. When I got back to the motel I took some pain medication and fell asleep for 3 hours. Soft food for supper.

Day 3 I went back to the dentist to have the permanent crown and bridge put on. I signed in an then went to this little taco stand we found last year. I had a fish and a shrimp taco. We walked around to kill some time and I bought a hood jacket and a pair of earrings. Finally it was my turn, today was better and alot less pain. It took about an hour of trying on the bridge and bite down. When that was done then the lower crown and Viola done. My mouth is tender and feels funny or different with the new hardware in my mouth. I’m so glad we are headed home tomorrow.

Thank you for the rant and venting!!