Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Leafy aster
Symphyotrichum foliaceum

Happy Thanksgiving everyone...hope y'all have a great day and eat lots of turkey!

We'll be leaving here (Running Lizard RV Park) tomorrow and heading out to BLM land near Quartzsite to park for a week or so. Maxx has surgery on December 1 to have a tumor (non-cancerous) removed, and while he's under, his teeth will be cleaned. Hopefully, he'll make it through surgery OK...I worry about his undergoing surgery at his age and his having heart problems due to Valley Fever, although he's doing pretty well.

We signed up for an annual spot at an RV park in Salome, about 16 miles east of Quartzsite...Gateway Ranch RV Resort. We thought we'd give it a try before our name comes up for a lot at the Escapees park in Sutherlin, Oregon to see how we like it (we're currently #33 on the list, which means we probably have at least a year, perhaps more, to wait until we're at #1).

I'm going to be cooking a turkey breast today plus all the fixin's. Since we only eat the breast on a turkey, anyway, and it's difficult to find a small turkey, the breast fits the bill for us...not to mention the oven and the refrigerator!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Antennaria rosea

I've finally gone over to the dark side and set up a Facebook page! You can click on the link at the left-hand side of the page, or click here to be taken to my page.

We had a nice visit yesterday from friends Mike and Mary (who live across the street from the house we used to own here in Quartzsite). On Monday, we had lunch with Boomers Donna and Bob. We had not met them before, but it's always great to meet new friends!

Otherwise, we've had a pretty quiet stay here. We've made one trip to the new Wal-Mart in's a bit farther to travel than going to the Albertson's in Blythe, but it's also a lot less expensive to buy food there. We do shop at the Blythe Ranch Market, next to K-Mart. It's less expensive than Albertson's, but they don't carry a lot of the stuff we usually buy.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

This morning we were sitting at the table working on our computers when we saw a Gila Woodpecker sitting on the fence behind us eyeing the hummingbird feeder on the back window. Pretty soon, it flew over and hung from the feeder, dipping its long tongue in the holes, lapping up the sugar water. The picture didn't come out too well because I was shooting through the window and the feeder is in the shade.

We took Maxx to the vet yesterday to have blood drawn for another Valley Fever titer...results should be back by the end of this week. We also had the vet check the lump on Maxx's rear end...he's had a lump there for quite some time, but it's gotten a lot bigger within the past month or so. The doctor said it's a tumor, most likely a benign one. So we're going to have it removed on December 1 and, at the same time, have Maxx's teeth cleaned.