Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Blue Skies, Nothing But Blue Skies

We finally got normal weather for this time of year in the valley. It's been warm and sunny.

We received a phone call Monday morning from Mel saying he had been sick all night and they were unable to go to lunch. Ron & Lois opted not to go either and we were both actually glad because of the Brat Fest being moved to 4 o'clock that afternoon.

I made hot bacon slaw to take and we joined a whole lot of others at Don's party though it was held on Dave & Karen's Premium lot where there is more room.

Folks parked in front of and behind our trailer since we are right across the road. There was regular potato salad, German potato salad, macaroni and cheese, sauerkraut, beans, red cabbage, salad, fruit, my slaw, regular cole slaw, etc., etc., etc. There were several tables up in the storage house but it was almost impossible to find a place for all the food. It was a great turnout. Don and Trudy are leaving on Friday also and this was their goodbye after their extended stay down here.

Today eight of us went over to Mexico. The little town of Progreso has no major roads in our out of the interior of Mexico and has had no problems so far. Ted had purchased a fancy belt set (buckle, loop, end piece) so he bought a brown belt at the same place he bought his black belt. The fellow put the new pieces on and added a set of conchos so now Ted has two "Texan" belts and is so happy.

We bought another tube of Retin A for a friend and a tube of the prescription strength Aspercreme for my sister. We also bought two bottles of Don Pedro brandy for Don who forgot to bring his passport and couldn't go with us.

We sat in the plaza listening to music and had a beer (I had water, Ted a Coke) until we all met up.

We agreed to meet at Willie's in Alamo for a late lunch. This is a very popular BBQ spot and lunch was good.

Dave, Karen, Ted and I drove on to the produce market to get some oranges and grapefruits before we leave. The Ruby Reds are so good and I can't eat them because of my cholesterol medicine. Ted really enjoys them.

Ted and Dave greased our shackles when we got home in preparation for our departure. Now we're in wind down mode. Tomorrow the fellow comes to clean the carpets. On Thursday Rick will come to wash and wax the trailer. He has done this every year for the past six years. We have lots of leftovers to finish up over the next two days and plenty to get ready for unloading.

We'll only have Sunday to do laundry, go through the mail and pack for our quick trip to Florida. I'm going to ask Chris if he just wants to stay put since we'll be in and out so quickly.

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

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