Debbie and I had already seen each other a little bit ago, but this is the first time I've seen Gayle since Rockhound State Park in NM last year.
Unfortunately that's when I took most of my photos, and Gayle was really in the full shade in her photos with Katie. The photo below was so cute of both Gayle and Katie, I lightened it as much as I could and cropped out the super bright parts. I loved just their faces. Really sweet picture. Katie is loving her new antler and isn't letting it go.
And here's Katie giving Debbie kisses - sorry about that Deb! I think Katie's thanking you for her gift.
Well guess what? She likes it!
|Thank you , Debbie! I love my new antler! And thanks to Elliott and Rupert, too, for chewing down the edges and then sharing with me. :)|
WELCOME to our newest Follower, Peggy! I don't see any information about you, Peggy, so I can't let people know about your blog, etc., if you have one. Let me know if you do, and I'll pass it along. Thank you for following along with me and Katie, we really appreciate it - Welcome Aboard to You! :)
We've had some overcast, but warm, days lately, but today looks like a winner and the rest of the week is forecast to be bright and sunny with temps in the mid-70s. Thursday is shown to be 80 degrees. Wow. That'll be nice.
I'm making my list of all the things I want to do this week while we're still here in Quartzsite - laundry, top off propane, dump tanks, top off fresh water tank, get the tires checked that had the rock wedged between them, change the anode rod, get Dollar Store ice cream bars, and finally call Brian to un-tilt my solar panels for the first time (and I'll learn how). I'm sure it isn't difficult, but he mentioned something about loosening the outside nuts, but not too much. If they slip off, when I loosen the inside nuts the weight of the panels will topple them over the edge of the roof onto the ground. That's not an experience I want to post about. LOL So I am going to call him the first time they are un-tilted and climb up on the roof to watch and make sure I can do it correctly by myself.
Can you tell I'm getting hitch-itch? I have to be in San Diego on February 10 and want to either stay at Hot Springs for a while on the way or check out Pilot Knob (I haven't been there yet) and stay there for a week or so before the mountain drive to San Diego.
That's my least favorite drive - El Centro to San Diego County. It's only a 2 1/2 hour drive, but for some reason driving through those mountains is a problem for me. The first time I drove it was at the fastest posted speeds on my way to the emergency room for surgery that night. Boy, that drive seemed to take forever, but I was driving from Quartzsite, which made it longer. And then remember last year when I was coming back from San Diego in those high winds and ended up with tendonitis in both hands? My right thumb, which was the last part of my hands to heal, finally started bending on August 1 - five and a half months later. No wonder I don't like that drive. :(
This year I'm going to drive 55 MPH or less and try to enjoy all the beautiful mountains and vistas along the way. Maybe I'll stop at a good place along the way and rest or have lunch. I'm going to try to get some good memories imprinted on my brain this time so I won't dread that drive so much.
From me and Katie, have a great Sunday, everyone! :)