12/30/2014

December 1 to 29, 2014 Our time in Casa Grande, Arizona

Sorry it has been a while since I updated.  Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and are getting ready for the New Year.

Most of the time we spend here on our lot in Casa Grande is getting caught up on all our little projects around the motorhome and the lot as well as enjoying the park activities and getting caught up with folks we haven’t seen in a while.  And that is just what we have been doing for the past month.

On December 3rd, we had our rugs and captain’s chairs cleaned:

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We used 5 Star out of Casa Grande and were very pleased with them.  Our rugs and chairs are much cleaner even though they are over 12 years old.  We will need to do something with them over the next few years without spending a fortune.

Every first Saturday in December in Casa Grande, there is an Electric Light Parade.  This year there were almost 100 floats and our park had one of those floats.  Andy and I volunteered to carry the banner and we had a BLAST!

Here we are:

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Our “float” consisted of a motorcycle, then the banner, then this truck with the Escapee House, then two trikes, then another float with a Christmas tree, folks playing guitars (fake) and our theme song: “On the road again” by Willie Nelson.

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We also had folks walking and giving out candy to the kids.  Here is Katy and Gary and Paula (in the white skirt behind Katy):

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Here is Ruth:

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What a great time – Smile

On December 9th, four of us beaders did a road trip to Phoenix to the bead stores and lunch – a nice girls day out.  Carol made this poster and posted it - unbeknownst to us. Cute!

Left to Right is Paula, me, Gwynne, and Katy:

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On December 20th was the park’s Christmas Party – another good time.  Guess who played Santa:

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And I played Mrs. Claus.  There was also a park decorating contest and three of us won – Carol won 1st place, we won 3rd place, and Barbara won 2nd place.

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Here were our decorations:

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We also got our new dinette cushions with extra material so I could do the dinette frames.

Before:

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After:

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They have been totally replaced and I will probably sell the originals on Craig's List – cheap – rather than throwing them away.

We had Christmas Dinner here at the park.  This was the first in three years that Andy and I did not volunteer for anything – it was nice to sit and enjoy.  Jan and Ken came in to have dinner with us and then we visited afterwards.

At the end of that night, Andy took this picture of me sleeping with the two cats snuggled on me – HAHA!

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We have been enjoying Rover’s Roost Social Hours – always a lot of fun – as well as lots of get togethers: Dinners, lunches, breakfasts, campfires, crafts with the girls (which is more like a chat session – love it!) and lunch with Escapees Chapter 45 where I met Jan.  Jan has been following our blog for a few years and it was great to meet her in person. I really do enjoy getting together in smaller groups or one on one because it gives me a chance to get caught up with folks and get to know them a little better.

On December 21st, I went up to Tempe to spend the day with my cousin Kris.  A great day getting caught up and seeing her new house.  We hope to see her again before we head east.

Some of our daily entertainment has been watching the beautiful hummingbirds and the cats watching the hummingbirds:

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It is a daily occurrence and just fun to watch.

Our weather was beautiful (70’s days / 40’s nights) until this week where the temps have dropped to 50’s during the day and 20’s during the night.  Brrrr!  The cats are loving the heater.

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And the prices of gasoline – WOW!!!  $1.92 at Sam’s Club on December 26th.  Hope it stays this low.

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So that was our past month – Smile.  No real travels or sightseeing but spending lots of time with friends – Smile Smile.

Tomorrow we are heading to the Escape Park in Benson for a week so stay tuned and enjoy today.

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2 comments:

Jan Mains said...

It was really great finally getting to meet you two. I was hoping to get over and spend some time with you but since I had my accident, I don't think I'll be going too far. Say "hello" to everyone in Benson for us.

Diane said...

It was great meeting you too Jan and so sorry about your accident. Hopefully you are on the mend and will be up and about before long. Hugs.