Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Rosarito Beach, La Bufadora, & Puerto Nuevo

The bus of travelers from our park arrived back about 4:30pm on Tuesday tired but well filled with shrimp, lobster and Mexican scenery.
We loaded on the bus Sunday and drove to Alpine where we stopped for late breakfast or early lunch. The sun was hidden behind clouds and a heavy mist was falling. By the time we arrived at Rosarito Beach Hotel where we unloaded our luggage. Weather was just a mist so we continued to Puerto Nuevo an area well known for it's lobster. After shopping and drinks we returned to the hotel to find our luggage in our rooms and regrouped as desired for a walk on the beach, drinks and dinner.
Monday found us with sunny 70ish weather. We drove to La Bufadora a sea geyser (It was more impressive for the ones who had not seen the one at Depot Bay Oregon). On to La Cetto, one of the largest winery's in Mexico. This was a full day so after returning ate and retired to our room.
Tuesday loaded on the bus about 10:30am and was taken to an area next to where part of the Titanic was filmed. It is where the locals dock after getting shrimp, lobsters and fish. We purchased what we wished, iced it in the chests and our driver "backed" the bus out about 1/4 mile because the area was so small you could not turn around.
As stated earlier arrived home tired but with lots of memories.

Had a message from Don's doctor Thursday after 5pm that yes there is a problem that showed up on the MRI and he needed to contact the surgeon. Don talked to the surgeons office Friday and the first available appointment for a consult was March 31st. He is planning on calling his own doctor this morning to see if he can find out more information and maybe hurry up the chain of events. He does not like taking pain pills to function.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Awsome week and it's only Wednesday............

Sunday was in the rec. area and was asked to play darts because they needed one more to make the teams even. I could do no wrong, my partner and I won the badges for the day.
Monday caught the tour bus at 5:45am with 10 others from our park (had 54 women and one man on the bus that were quilters). Went to Los Angles area to see Eleanor Burns author/quilt maker/tv personality "Quilt in a Day". Her shop has material, supplies and books. Shopped, then she gave a seminar on "The Magic Vine" appliqué quilting. Next was lunch and shopping time then another seminar on "Trip Around the world" "strip quilting". She and her staff have outstanding personalities plus many hints on quilting.
Tuesday met in the rec room to do some quilting (as we do almost every Tuesday).
Today went to Mexico early (8:30am) to get some medication for Don. Was on our way out by 9am with no line!!!! Then had the ladies luncheon and fashion show at noon.
Right now Don is having a MRI on his shoulder. Fell on it about 6 weeks ago and it is still bothering him so having it checked out.
Leave next Sunday for Rosarita Beach for 3 days with a bus load from our park. Then us and another couple from the park go to Laughlin the next week for 3 days.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Yuma Festival

Had a great time this week end square dancing again. Wonderful (and talented) friends (Roger & Linda Putzler)from Oregon was one of the featured callers. Danced Friday night, Saturday afternoon and night. Renewed lots of friendships with other Oregon, Washington dancers and had Jim & Betty McCollum staying in our park ..till today.. so they rode & had dinner with us...just like old times when we traveled together for many square dance week ends (and a couple cross country trips).
Having lunch with them, Jim and Annette Basset and others today at "Crazy Earls"
Hope to see more of you across a square soon.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

52 Random Questions

stoled from daughter Patty.....

52 Random Questions

52 random questions

1. Would you forgive your best friend for sleeping with your wife or husband?Not a chance!

2. Where were you on your 17th birthday? idea.

3. Have you ever seen a live bat? Yes

4. Is there anyone you hate? Yes Sir

5. How much are you on the phone daily? Just answering it

6. Do you like the color orange? only if it's light, soft and called "sherbet or such"

7. Do you find it in your heart to forgive? Sometimes

8. Have you ever seen a prostitute? Yes

9. Have you ever seen a real redneck? Other than sunburned yes.

10. Do you like tattoos and piercings? Not on me

11. What size shoes do you wear? 10

12. Whats your favorite season? Fall

13. Do you care if people talk smack about you? You bet

14. Do you like someone? Yes

15. Does your dad call you a nickname? He passed away in 1999 but I was always blondie

16. Are you in a good mood? Most of the time

17. Do you think people will exist forever? I'd love to find out

18. What is your sign? Leo

19. Do you believe in luck? Yes

20. Would you rather sky dive or bungee jump? Okay what are my other options???

21. Do you like snakes? NO

22. Where is one place you would like to visit? Ireland, Scotland, Costa Rica, Oh you said one!

23. Do you like waffles? There ok

24. Anything you are looking forward to? Each day

25. What clothes are you wearing? Jammies...after all it's 4AM

26. Do you watch TRU TV? No

27.Be honest, do you like people in general? Generally yes

28. Big or small dogs? Stuffed are better.

29. Do you like Big Macs? I like ALL hamburgers

30. Did someone bother you today? No..look at 25!

31. What do you think about death? I wonder if it is an ending or beginning?

32. Sometimes, do you wish you were someone else? No

33. Does someone love you? Yes

34. Do you know anyone named Dave? More than one

35. Name a friend whose name starts with an M? Does a sister count..Melba

36. Has anyone ever mistaken you for a family member? sister.

37. Got any nicknames? Mar

38. What color is your hair? Grey

39. Do you like starbucks? No

40. Are you named after anyone? No

41. Say you were given a drug test right now. Would you pass or fail? Pass

42. How tall are you? 5'5'

43. Are you taller than your mom? Yes

44. Do you like the color blue? Royal

45. Who was the last person to send you a AIM? Chris

46. Last restaurant you went to? Last night, Happy Greek Chef

47. What do you order at Outback Steakhouse? after the bloomin' onion...?

48. How do you like your steak cooked? Ran thru the tenderizer twice and med well

49. Last voicemail you receive? Hope & John asking us to be at the square dance center at 6am to dance for the local TV station.

50. What is the first thing you would do if you won five million dollars? Give each of my kids a million. Make reservations to travel....

51. How many hours did you sleep last night? 6

52. Any upcoming concerts you want to attend? Lots, have tickets to a series here.

Friday, February 1, 2008


After working most of my life I have been fired for the first time.
Many things have happened in the park the last week that I will not go into. But I worked Thursday (management wants the two parks to run alike in preparation of being one park so people will go back and forth to cross train)morning at Cactus Gardens, the assistant manager said "Are you going to work 4 half days per week" I said "No". About 3:30pm the manager came to my house and said I understand you will not work 4 half days per week. I told him that was correct and so he stated I was no longer needed they would start looking for someone who was available.
Jim and Betty McCollum are to arrive today in our park for 9 days. Roger and Linda Putzler are flying in Wed 6th to do the Yuma Festival (Square Dance. I have a ticket to go to San Diego 18th with other women in the park for a class with Eleanor Burns (Quilting Show on TV). 24th Don and I are going on a bus trip to Rosarito Beach Mexico with others from the park....So now I have more time to play.