Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Wrapping Up Our Time in California

January 27-February 5, 2017
Valencia - Corona, California

With poor Internet and my not feeling great I manage to get behind here. Mostly we just hang out at home or run around town a bit. We see the kids and Ezra, but unfortunately no more Maximus visits :-( . Hoping for more of that next time!

We have Ezra for the afternoon, and after he and I run around we bring back ice cream for he and PopPop.
Corey, Kristy, Bill, Gabby and Richie

Travis, Bill and Richie
My "borrowed daughter" Megan and husband Chris drive up for a wonderful visit. We have a "last for now" breakfast with most of the family, and the other two stop by on our last evening. Saying good-bye to Ezra this time is very tearful - it is hard to leave this special little boy.

Ezra looking at pics with Chris.

Ezra shows "Meggits" how to play his game.
Travis, Richie, Bill with Ezra, Jeff, Brian and Shalise.
Bill's new glasses come in so he looks more like "himself" again. Never did have any pain from my oral surgery and the follow up appointment takes five minutes. I'll be back for the implant in June. Another trip to the doctor gets me stronger meds for my "issue" but I'm still not feeling well by the time we head out.

Best of all, the parts for the slide repair come in and we're able to get the rig in and out of service in one day as promised. It's the very last day, but it's still done on time!! We are so lucky that it never broke with all the times we moved it in and out since it starting making noise, and it feels great to no longer have to worry about it. Getting it done for just our deductible is nice too!

Which means we pull out of Valencia on Thursday with no plans to return before the wedding in June. Can't believe we've been here, or coming back here, since October 31!

Our two hour drive to Corona is uneventful, although it's one of my least favorite routes through the northern perimeter of Los Angeles. We do manage to time it well and have no traffic. We're set up at Glen Ivy RV Resort by mid-day where we can't get level, have 30 amp, and are given the spot next to someone else although there are several empty spaces where we'd all have more room. It's a huge park of mostly permanents. They require copies of registration and insurance for both vehicles and check-in takes 20 minutes. People are friendly, but it feels weird here. Oh well, we aren't here to hang out at the park. And the Passport America rate of $17.50 makes most everything bearable :-))))

We're here for Super Bowl weekend to see our good friends Jimmy and Maggie and celebrate Jimmy's recent retirement. Friends Donnie and Anna from Tombstone are coming on Friday too! I get almost no pics the whole time - but we did have a really great time.

Thursday evening we enjoy a quiet dinner at their house, getting caught up on the month since we saw them in the desert. The next day we go with Jimmy to pick up their 5er and meet the other two for lunch. Dinner back at the house then we head home.

Tessa checks out the pygmy goats where Jimmy keeps his 5er.

Checking out the goat house - she decides she likes hers better.
Saturday we hang out until Bill joins the gang for early dinner and a birthday celebration. I'm feeling worse and not very good company. I'm starting to think we might have to return to Valencia to see the doctor again and this makes me feel even worse!!

Fortunately I feel a little better and make it to the Super Bowl party on Sunday. Although I can't eat any of the wonderful food, it's still a fun day visiting with people and watching most of the game. And the outcome is perfect!! Love the M&M commercial with Danny DiVito :-)

Donnie, Bill and Marc - friends since grammar school.

Maggie and Jimmy opening retirement goodies.

Fluffy Dog enjoying the game.
I continue to feel better so Monday morning we continue east. Whew! It's a longer-than-normal drive day of 270 miles, and later-than-normal arrival time of 6 PM, but we're set up in Yuma, Arizona for a couple nights.

It's good to be back on the road!



20 comments:

  1. I’m glad you’re back on the road again. Miss seeing yours and Bill’s adventures. Hope your feeling better. Sending healing energy. Hugs!

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    1. Still on the mend. Definitely looking forward to getting back "in the wild"!

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  2. Wow, what a chore to get out of CA. Yet so much wonderful family/Ezra time. Sometimes it's nice to just hang in any area for a while. I'm still only 20 miles south of Quartzsite.

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    1. Can't believe we were there for three months! We're on our way to Tombstone, but no schedule for a couple weeks.

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  3. Really glad to hear you're feeling some better. Did you have the flu/cough/GI crud? I've had it off and on since early December and I MAY be over it after having a fever a couple of days ago. I didn't realize you'd been in SOCal so long. Am I not paying attention? I thought I was. Not sure how you can ever get away with such a great family. Happy Trails!

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    1. They are definitely great!! It's GI miserableness that hopefully will be over soon. We did get away for two desert stays, but all still SoCal. It didn't seem that long to us either, although glad to get moving again.

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  4. Glad to see you are moving our way:) Sure hope you continue to mend quickly and improve each day:) I can only imagine how difficult it was to leave all the kids and grandbabies. Luckily, you will be returning soon. Wahoo! The slide is repaired!! See you in a couple weeks!

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    1. Better each day! Looking forward to Tucson :-))

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  5. Sure hope you feel much better soon Jodee!!! We are down AGAIN around our house both with head colds--YUK! I bet it was hard to leave the little guy behind after spending so much time with him. Safe travels!

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    1. Bummer!! Probably your bodies telling you to take a break from all that hard work. We miss him sooooo much!

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  6. Such a sweet collection of family photos! Long time for you to be in one place, but how fortunate that the stuff you needed to take care of was near family and allowed for more time with them. Safe and happy travels, and I'm glad to know you're feeling better!

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    1. As you know, having family and friends close by when delayed makes all the difference :-) Still, we're happy to be on the move again.

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  7. Safe travels...and I hope you feel better ! What nice memories you have to take with you....

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    1. Glad I (and Shalise) remembered to get more pics this time - it's sweet to have those memories moving forward.

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  8. Oh, man...I thought maybe Bill lucked out and didn't need glasses anymore. Love the look Tessa is giving those goats!

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    1. His vision is lots better but still needs glasses. Could have bought corrected lenses but that's tire money :-))

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  9. I know what you mean about sometimes just hanging around. We've done that way too much this winter. We've never been asked for registration and insurance for any of rigs at an RV park. Also, would certainly prefer not to be next door to anyone if most of the sites were empty. :(

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    1. I'm definitely getting anxious to see some new sights! We stayed in some weird places the last few weeks :)

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