And the road goes on forever...

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Can You Say Relaxed?

What better way to wait something out than being socially active! We’re hopeful the park model arrives early this week but meanwhile we’ve enjoyed Dale and Vera’s company and a neighbor’s party last evening. The weather has been mostly cooperative for al fresco dining and partying and the first order of business was enjoying Dale’s fish tacos. After that, Dale helped Marc erect his “redneck shop” over the welding table and they got busy on diagnosing the problem with the driveshaft of Dale’s toad. Vera was busy enjoying the shade in a different manner.

Don and Susie, fellow bikers and friends of several years just down the street apiece, hosted a party last evening in honor of Susie’s upcoming birthday. It was a treat to see their finally-finished new home as about 40 others gathered for quite a spread. Being a retired firefighter Don did some firehouse cooking of three different types of spaghetti sauces and the full bar greased the lively conversations of all attending. It was a warm evening and Marc jumped in to help serve the long conga line of hungry guests. The other gentleman helping out is Bruce, (who lives next door to Don in another new home) a Canadian from BC, who showed pictures of his lovely “main” home on a large mountainous lake, complete with private dock and big boat to go with the stupendous views and needlessly offering the comment “this is the view I wake up to each day”. Some people really know how to live; can you tell I’m mighty envious? In the middle is the host Don and of course, Marc, looking striking in his flowered apron causing quite a stir amongst the ladies!
I will say it once again: nowhere have we ever found it so easy to make friends and meet people with similar interests than good 'ol Yuma. Thanks Don and Susie for such a wonderful evening!