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Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Spoke To My Aunt, Christmas Dinner and Campfire Get-Together.

Our Location today is at the La Posa South, LTVA, Quartzsite, Arizona.

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Even though it was a day of very special meaning because of last nights news of my Uncle Bob’s Passing I planned on getting up at my normal time to call my Aunt Anna. Great time for my body to need extra sleep. When I saw it was 8:30 I nearly ran downstairs to get on the phone. It didn’t take long before she answered. She was happy to hear from me but at the same time I could hear the shock in her voice from losing the love of her life for the last 58 years. She was too choked up to stay on the line but I’ll make calls during our time away and we’ll be visiting with her as soon as we get back to Windsor in the spring.
Merry Christmas Sunshine.
Kathy heard me talking and was soon downstairs before I started getting things ready for breakfast. Looking out at the mountains as we ate was our gift to one another but we wanted to share it with our family. One by One we called them knowing their Family Traditions of being together for the day.

We called one only to get their Voice Mail then we called the other to get a Busy Signal. Part of their Traditions was to call one another. We waited a minute before trying again. You could here the excitement in our son Kevin’s voice as he heard us wishing them a Merry Christmas. The boys were happy that we were calling all the way from Arizona just like last year and Melissa was glad that we were safe after reading about our mechanical problems.

Next was our daughter Karen’s house. Their Tradition was having a Family Brunch so there was a flurry of activity happening. We spoke with Karen, Kylla and Ashley who was home for the holiday from her teaching job in Spain. We got a shout out from Greg as he was cooking on the stove but we missed Tyler who was taking a shower.

It was nearly 10:00 by the time we sat down to the Computers. We would like to thank everyone for their Heart Felt Condolences regarding the loss of my Uncle Bob. I can only hope to be able to say that I was able to influence someone in as positive a way as he did for me.

We were in bed shortly after 11:00 last night and were just about to drift off to sleep when we heard Wayne and Sue talking outside then their Truck started and drove away. Thinking there was a problem we just lay there wondering what had happen. About ten minutes passed when we heard the sound of their Truck returning but minutes after it shut down it sounded like it was just pulling up again before shutting down. Then we heard more voices talking but didn’t think it was Santa so we went back to sleep. Sitting in my chair at the Computer this morning I looked out the window and got the answer to our riddle.

Wayne and Sue’s Son and his Family had arrived but not knowing the area had driven past on the main road. Wayne and Sue had seen them go by so had to go to the Fresh Water Area and lead them back to their sight.
Rain on the Mountains.
I’ve written in the past how Mary a Foot Nurse from Healthy Heals tends to Kathy’s feet because of her Diabetes when we are back in the Windsor district but when we travel I fill in for her. She allowed me to watch what she was doing and explained why. This morning Kathy’s feet were bothering her so I set about to fix that. We have tools that we only use strictly for her feet and she appreciates it. By the time I finished she said it felt like she had new feet for a Christmas Gift.
We had a lite snack rather then a normal lunch because we were going out for a Christmas Dinner later this afternoon.
We all drove to Times Three Family Restaurant on West Main Street and arrived just minutes before our reserved time. There Wayne finally introduced us to his Son, Daughter-in-law, 10 Year Old Grandson and 7 Week Old Grandson. Sorry folks but due to too much fresh air I’m having a hard time remembering my own name.
Kathy ready for our first Campfire of the season.
We had great time visiting during the short wait for our meals to arrive. We were served a Traditional Christmas Meal with Beverage, Salad, Dinner Rolls with Butter, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans, Dressing, Cranberry Sauce and Turkey then top that off with Pumpkin Pie all for $15.95. We all noted the Plate size was smaller this year but it was still worth the money. Last year everyone was taking home Doggy Bags but not this year.
Outside Wayne and Sue planned to show the kids around but we headed straight back Home. The reason for that was to set up the Chairs and Campfire. We also had the chance to watch Rain falling over the distant Mountains. It didn’t take long after the Sun set that the Temperature dropped quite quickly. It was getting cooler and all the Fresh Air soon had us all yawning so we said our Good Nights before 9:00.
Kathy and I hope that everyone had as enjoyable a Christmas Day as we did. Thank you for following along and feel free to leave a comment.
Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

You Might Be a Redneck If

Your Christmas tree was growing in your neighbour's yard at Thanksgiving.


  1. Sounds like a great day with friends and talking with family. No stress and someone else cooking with you. Very nice. A fire to end the day..perfect!

  2. A nice day, great food and friends equals a great Christmas!!

  3. Glad you and Kathy had a nice day. Always nice to be with friends and family no matter what the time of year. Even if the family isn't our own.

  4. A lovely Christmas Day. Love the campfire.