Then I met up with my fellow Quartzsite Dingbats and we loaded into a Jeep, a truck and an SUV and headed over to Sweet Darlene's for a full Christmas dinner. There was a buffet of special breads and salads to start, the main course with ham or turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, yams, gravy, and fresh carrots topped off with a slice of apple pie with whipped cream, and a drink of your choice. It was a great dinner, and the cost was $9.95, 50 cents extra for my coffee. I have enough food left over for a few more meals, and it was all really good. I wish I brought my camera to dinner, but I didn't even think about it.
When I got back to The Palms, I actually took a nap for about two hours! I've never done that before on a holiday, but I was so sleepy after that nice meal, and a nap felt good.
Then Katie and I woke up and walked around the campground with the camera trying to get some good Christmas sunset shots. The sky was beautiful, but not really any clouds to make it interesting. Still, a very pretty, peaceful, calm Christmas evening.
After getting The Palms all buttoned up for the night and Katie settled, I went over to the campfire to get some Christmas Campfire shots. Three of the men were there, Bob, Don and Ron. Ron had his laptop there, and was showing a slide show of past years at Quartzsite with the Dingbats. The group changes from year to year, and he had photos of people who are here this year, who are coming after Christmas, and some who aren't going to make it in 2011.
And that was our Christmas for 2011, our first one full timing in The Palms. Katie and I are both tired, and ready to call it a night, but I wanted to have a post for today to mark our First Quartzsite Christmas.
From Me and Katie, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! :)