Monday 28th February, 2022
Crikey it’s already Springtime down south. We had a quiet winter in Phoenix. Played plenty of Pickleball and hiked and biked around the area a few times. There were a few rainy days in January and after a downpour we noticed this rock had sprouted a mossy coat.
Even a few flowers popped up but then everything dried up again.
We both had a little touch of Omicron in January as did many of our Pickleball buddies. It knocked us down for a couple of weeks but then we bounced back. I think we might be immuned up for a bit now. We have been vaxxed, boosted, flued and Omicroned.
Dean was able to transform this Agave into a great walking stick for me.
After Dean’s talented woodburning my stick was ready for Rose bling. A bit of glitter, paint and varnish and now I’m all set for hiking deserts and mountains.
It worked like a charm on this hike.
We were craving more smoked salmon and the local store had some wild caught sockeye on sale. Time to find a cardboard box.
Very conveniently the next door neighbors had an appliance delivered and we were able to recycle their cardboard. Now we are set for a couple of months at least.
We met with our good friends Stuart and Leslie in Lake Havasu for a few days. We had a good time biking all over town. The electric bikes sure make all those hills a piece of cake.
Lake Havasu bought an old bridge from England in 1968. It used to span the river Thames but now spans a canal in town and is a popular tourist attraction.
I have never seen so many love locks. These suckers were crammed on every available spot.
An afternoon walk along the canal was interesting. There were so many fancy powerboats. You could rent the floating Tiki bar and cruise down the canal. It was definitely a party town on the weekend we were there.
The weekend finished with a pretty nice firework show.
Stuart found a UFO for us to explore.
It is a museum dedicated to to the alleged crash of a flying saucer in 1953. I especially liked the Covid sign.
Leslie looked right at home next to Mr. Alien.
There are always plenty of old vehicles in the desert.
This Ford was getting a fill up.
After moving down to Yuma we had our dental checkups across the border. It’s great to have friends with full hookups.
Thanks Peggy for letting us stay in your luxury camping spot.
Onwards to Indio for March. I am looking forward to seeing the slots again.