Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Well that dreaded day is finally here, we have left are home. boo hoo I guess it is high time to be heading back we have been gone a total of 225 days so far put on more then 14,000 miles on the motorhome and aprox. 20.000 kms on the car. I am sad to be leaving this life of traveling about but glad to be returning to friends and family missed everyone ...see you all soon
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Norm and I went down to Mexico to the daycare for the annual general meeting, they were not ready for drywall so we stayed only those few days and once they are ready for Norm he will go back, from home now.The whole board was there and we had a good week end planning and visualizing the future of the daycare. On Monday Norm and I drove down to the orphanage at Vicente Guerrero, my first trip there, it was a nice ride and we spent time there with Larry and Olive Keillor. On Tuesday we drove Kris, Garcy and Brandon to San Diego before we headed back to Mesa. We stopped at dateland a small tourist trap that we have past many times and bought some dates and had a date shake, weird. Funn y that there is a grove of date palms set in the middle of nowhere, lots of different ones they are good. Once we were back our furniture came and we moved into our place, then we both got the flu, I guess all the time sharing in Mexico was not over as Howard shared his flu germs with us, thanks guy.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Lynn's last night here we took her to the Arizona Opry, had a great time. We were all amazed at how much one of the performers looked like Sam. Took her picture with him what do you think? Next morning we had to get up early to get Lynn to the airport, that was one long day, I missed her; now Norm made me work with him, finally got it all done.Place looks pretty good, had furniture delivered and we moved over here last saturday.
Monday, March 7, 2011
Well we have had a wonderful visit with Lynn even though she is a little opinionated on how to decorate my place but then who listens to her ha ha. Her and Norm got all the painting done the doors are in and carpets came today, Norm is now putting tile by the front door, looking pretty good. We worked Lynn hard but we have take her to the Casino, up to Tortilla Flats, out to Goodyear to visit with Kim's mom and tonight we are off to the Arizona Opry, not to mention the time spent my the pool or just sitting in the sun a good 10 days I think I may even miss her " NOT " no just kidding I will. So who's coming next?????
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
On Valentines day Marj, Ernie, Norm and I toured the Desert Botanical Gardens, a very interesting place with cacti from all over . We had a wonderful day but it was a little warm, we loved watching the quails running all over they are so cute. The Temples' had to be to the airport early on the 15th their flight left at 8:45 we will miss them. We moved the RV over to Superstition Buttes the park where we bought are house on the 16th and then began the remodelling of our winter home...so much work and mess. why can't men buy a place and leave it as is??? Lynn arrived on the 26th and we put her to work ha ha, she is a super worker helping Norm or at least telling him what to do,painting is now on the agenda. We will have to give her time off and take her to do some touristy things.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Having a good time with the Temples, we have driven around, spent time at the new place and last night we went to the Arizona Opry. It was a dinner show, had a very good roast beef dinner and the show was so good , singing, humour and hundreds of different instruments, this is a family show here in Mesa for over 30 years, a very talented bunch of people. There are many different shows and we will for sure be returning time and time again, come visit and we will take you. To day we are off to Tortilla flats and to enjoy the scenic route drive around the superstition mountains.
Friday, February 4, 2011
On Monday we drove down into Mexico to visit friends and check out the progress on the new daycare building. Wayne and Claire run a daycare for the children just out of Ensenada, this is a very poor area and free christian care for the children is one wonderful way to help. They pick the kids up, wash them and their clothes fed them breakfast and lunch and teach them and provide a safe place to play, they have babies and kids up to school age, many of these little ones would be left home alone while their Moms went to work in the fields and work camps. One example is a three year old was left in the home caring for his brother only a few months old, many moms do this! they are torn between leaving their babies alone while they work or staying home with them and watching their babies starve. Thank God for people like the Wagner's and all who support them. The area were the new daycare centre will be in up in the centre of the little villages where most of the children come from it will be much larger and then so many will not be turned away, the Mexican government is also trying to get the Wagner's to take in orphans, it is very exciting to watch the progress. The drive down was beautiful the scenery along the coastline is amazing and Norm took me out to the la bofadora but most of the shops were closed and the tide was out so even the blow hole was not working LOL he will have to take me back next month when we return for our board meeting.