Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Las Vegas Sunrises

Good Morning! The sun this morning has just come up over the Wetlands. For the past three days we've had really nice sunrises. This one was from Monday.
 Yes, for some reason we've both been up and about before the sun. 
 Monday was a busy day, full of errands and still putting stuff away. But Bill did manage to find a hobby shop catering to Radio Controlled Planes. They were so accommodating!  Even signed him up for the Academy of Model Aeronautics that you have to belong to to use the RC airfields here. Also very nicely went on line and got him his FAA registration number. And so went Monday afternoon. Is he buying something? Of course, a Flight Simulator for his computer. Oh, but he got a black t-shirt foer "nothing."
Fixed our first at home dinner Monday night. Nice to have room to cook. 
This is yesterday's sunrise. And that is about all I saw of the day. 

Wasn't one of my better days. Guess I'd done too much the prior days and my body said - enough! Or maybe it was my own cooking...Spent a good portion of the day either laying down reading or sleeping. He fiddled with his simulator and went to the RV to get his tools and a couple of things we forgot. 
Both Monday and Tuesday were in the high 80's. Now the weather is changing. Lots of clouds rolling in and temps dropping to highs of low 70's. Rain expected later today, maybe tomorrow and again on Saturday. This mornings sunrise. Not quite as vivid. 
 And guess what FedEx delivered yesterday! Guess he will soon be moving from the simulator to the real thing. Won't be able to go out this weekend - rain and lots of wind and the flying park right near us is next to the Sam Boyd stadium and the Monster Trucks are there this weekend so the flying park is closed. 
This is what that area used to look like. Guess who got all the beads! Guess I'd better get busy beading. 

I feel SO much better day. Right now he is back in bed "reading" so after I finish this I think I'll set up my sewing room again. I'll be able to finish the new baby's quilt now that I have her name. Some time today I want to go to Hobby Lobby and WalMart. Befor it starts to rain.  

Monday, March 20, 2017

Las Vegas is a fun town.

Boy I am worn out. We got Arvi unloaded and back in his storage place. Everything is put away here in the house. I've pulled weeds in the yard - gosh forbid they inspect! Yesterday morning up bright and early. Finished unloading before it got hot and put him back in storage. Unfortunately Bill put him back before I got to give it a good cleaning. I do have the rung here and all the shelving out of the refrigerator and all the laundry. Everything is ready to put back except the rug. Forgot about it.
After putting him in storage we went out to breakfast. Passing out main corners I noticed that the metal sculptures that come and go on that corner have changed again. These sunflowers were there when we left but they were scattered not in a bunch. Now they are together. The turtle that was with the big one is gone.
This is unusual. I got decent pictures of them because we HAD to get gas in the Jeep and this was the closest gas station. We have a 20 gallon and Willie took 19.7 gallons. Unleaded is around $2.50 a gallon here in Vegas. 
There used to be a tall tree like sculpture but it is gone and replaced by this smaller one. No idea who puts them there. 
Didn't notice the bird until I was looking at these on the computer. 
From gas station we went to a Radio Control Airfield right by us near Sam Boyd Stadium. The view of the snowy mountains from the air field. I don't think I've ever seen that much snow on them. 
The Radio Control Air field. Yes he is getting interested in that as a hobby. Really nice helpful people there. My bad - going to the Rainbow Garden in Quartzsite with the RC airfield right next to it. Oh Well. 
Then we went to WalMart to restock our refrigerator, freezer and cupboards. Wow. Came home put all that away and continued to do laundry. Sat down to watch the NASCAR race. Thought my favorite driver was going to win - then a caution. At least he finished 3rd. 
Transferred all the info from laptop to my PC. Took over 5000 pictures over the winter. We put around 2300 miles on the jeep, just driving around Mexico. While in Mexico our expenses averaged $69 a day. Includes, campgrounds, fuel both vehicles, meal out [a lot of them], groceries, propane, internet, insurance, vehicle fees, souvenirs, entertainment, toll roads, upholstering RV, and miscellaneous stuff - blouses, parking/washing car, laundry etc. Did not include painting Jeep or work we had done by mechanic. 
And then fell into bed. 

Sunday, March 19, 2017

And then we were home.

We got up early Saturday morning. But waited until the sun was well up before we left Quartzsite. The sunrise was kind of pretty. 
 We pulled out of the RV park at 8:00. Went up to the Flying J to fill the tank for the last leg of our journey home. 
 One last agricultural check passing through a little corner of California. 
 Uneventful trip. Warm but no wind. Thank goodness. Wind picked up in Vegas about an hour after we got home. Vegas came into sight. We were surprised at the amount of snow still on the surrounding mountains. 
We pulled up in front of hour home at 12:00 - 209 miles. Luckily there were no construction trucks in the street. In fact only the two new homes they put in before we left are here. Still two empty lots. 
The house was fine. Always glad to find that nothing went wrong while we were gone. After going out for lunch we spent a lot of the rest of the day unloading.  Went to bed early. Nice to be back in our big bed. 
Our whole trip was 136 days long and we drove the RV 2719 miles. Don't know how many miles we put on the jeep but will look it up later. 
Enjoyed our time in Mexico but glad to be home.