I just think the rock artwork on the overpasses is really cool.
The drive to Terri and Danny's was a pleasant one. I listened to some CD's on the way as I am still trying to get them downloaded to my computer so I can then put them on my IPod.
We had lots of food, fun, beer and wine to keep us entertained along with some Angry Birds. Terri got an IPad for Christmas-she told me the only reason she wanted it was to play Angry Birds-well she introduced me to those little birds and I was hooked. OMG way too much fun and we laughed so hard at times that Danny started laughing at us because we were out of control.
Christmas eve we opened presents.
Christmas day Danny took us to Laughlin NV (aka The River) to the casino for a great Champagne brunch that had any kind of food you wanted. The drink of the day was called an Island Flower, it is a mimosa with a splash of cranberry juice and it was delicious! After lunch we hit the slots for a couple of hours. I of course wasn't a Winner but Terri as always left with lots of dollars in her pockets.
The next day Terri showed me how to make homemade bread using my bread machine that I have hauled across the country. Only use the dough cycle and then bake it in the oven, the other secrets that she shared with me I can't reveal :)
A good time was had but I just wish Mark could have been here, maybe next year.
I have to included a photo of Danny's artwork.
On Wednesday after Christmas I went hiking with Judy and Richard that I met last week. We hiked to the basin of the Superstitions.
Good job Richard.
Back on the trail heading to an elevation of 3100' with Judy in the lead.
We met some folks on the trail that were returning, one was wounded. He had a fight with a cholla cactus and lost, falling during the altercation. I don't believe I would wear shorts while hiking as my middle name is Grace. We were told to always carry a small comb as it is very helpful for removing spines.
Looking back at the valley.
If you are in the area this is a great hike that is moderate with wonderful views, it only took us 2 hours.
Mark is doing well dealing with stuff back home. He reports that it is nice seeing family and friends but he is ready to return. The trip has been good in one way as it has reassured him that we have done the right thing becoming fulltimers.
Thanks for following and see you next year.