Saturday, February 25, 2012
Welcome to our newest Follower, Sharon Gulezian! Sharon is a jewelry designer, (one of a kind, precious gems, pearls and crystals from all over the world). Sharon, have you been to Quartzsite to check out their gem shows? You don't show a blog or any other information, but let me know if you're an RVer and have a blog. Welcome aboard! Katie and I are very happy to have you following us on our adventures! :)
WRITTEN 2/23 - THURSDAY:
As I was getting nearer to the camping sites, there was a very sharp turn, and as I approached it, another car, a van, came around the bend. I waved out the window and told him I'd back up, and he said, No, we're fine, as he drove into my mirror, re-adjusting it for me. His wife seemed very embarrassed, and I wasn't too happy. He said he was sorry, he thought he had enough room, and said, Everything looks fine, and drove off. I couldn't open my door to see if there was any damage until he drove past me, and he kept going down the road.
After I got photos (and a closer pic of his license number, just in case - it's very handy to have the camera always nearby) I got out and checked the mirror. It was fine, not even any scratches, so I re-adjusted it and continued to drive on. Thank goodness the whole mirror, including the large arm attaching it to the body of the truck, is adjustable, otherwise it probably would have broken off. That would have been a real pain! :(
Had I known it would be hard to get to, I would have kept going to another area. By the time we were here, though, I decided to stay until we needed to dump the tanks and fill the water tank. When we leave, we'll continue on to another camping spot.
That's the bad part. The good part is everything else. When we found a spot to camp in and I got The Palms ready to live in again, I felt like I had come home. The first thing I did was open all the windows and open the door and let all the fresh breezes in. It's hot here - as I write this at 4 pm, it's 79 degrees, slight breeze, the fantastic fans are going, and I finally have a tank top on again. It's pretty dry here - Poor Katie has white spots on her little nostrils - that always happens in hot, dry weather. Does that happen with you dogs' noses? Do you do anything about it?
It's a pleasure to walk Katie again, walking has gotten easier and easier and my strength feels like it's about back to normal. There is one large dumpster for the whole area, and we walk down to it each day with a garbage bag to toss in. The hot spring is a little further down past the dumpster. We might walk to it, but at this point I don't have any desire to experience the hot spring.
People go back and forth, usually with wet towels and hair on the way back, and sometimes with a full gallon plastic bottle. I was told they use the water from the springs to wash their dishes and other uses. It helps to extend the amount of water in their RV tanks.
Snuggling with Katie
Kennedy wanted Katie to sleep with her soooo bad - I didn't think it would work, and that I'd be climbing down to get Katie in the middle of the night, but Katie got under those covers and didn't move until morning.
Good night, Katie!
It was a one-dog and three-blanket night, pretty cold temps overnight. When Kennedy went to sleep, she asked for one more cover, and I added my last quilt to keep them warm:
Good night, girls! (The bump in the middle is Katie.)
We bought some bird seed at the office, and Kennedy fed the ducks. They came running!
Kennedy REALLY wanted to swim, I had her bring a bathing suit just in case. The pool was not heated; it was ICY. She has been in Lake Tahoe when the water was really cold (I think it's always really cold at Lake Tahoe) and she was determined to at least get in this pool. It wasn't easy, though. It took three tries of 1-2-3-go!
She did it!
Cooooold - thank goodness THAT’S over!
I was really proud of her, I wouldn't have even thought of trying to get into that water.
Kennedy loves to do crafts, and is very artistic. We got some of my craft things out, and she played around with them for a while. In this photo she's making a "bug catcher," that's not what we called them, but I remember making these when I was about her age.
We had a nice visit, did lots of things together, and had a great time. Around 3:00 we packed up her things and drove back to the house. It was Gavin’s turn to visit Grammy and Katie in The Palms.
Thanks, Kennedy, for visiting me and Katie – we miss you!
I had problems with this post, so finally copy/pasted it into Live Writer - it's still a little off, but... it's done!
From Me and My Dog, have a great Saturday, everyone! :)
Posted by Barbara D at 1:27 PM