|This little buck thinks he's a Quail.|
|While I do get his attention, he's quickly back to eating away and ignoring both me and Tessa.|
|While the food at Tennessee Grill is just okay, the company is grand.|
The space along side Jim and Maggie's Kingman house is snug with just enough room for slides out (less than full out on one side), and it's nice to be a few feet from the back door for visiting. It also works great for hiding Maggie's surprise retirement goodies! She's been working remotely since Jim's retirement and now it's her turn to join the rest of us. I'm so glad we were there to celebrate this milestone and to give her the very first surprise party she's had!!
|My dear happy friend Maggie - congrats!|
As is always the case here, we eat very well, and often, over our three day visit. Other folks from our high school live in the area so it's a party of 12 people we've known for years.
|Most of the crew watched the game in the nice outdoor weather.|
Monday Donnie and Anna returned to Tombstone while we stay for another two nights. One was planned, but we also stay Tuesday to avoid the high winds. Always nice to have that option! Maggie and I spend our Monday on a day trip to the west side of the Grand Canyon. The highlight is the Joshua Tree forest on the way. There are many, many healthy, green trees! We miss the road that we find out later would have taken us to the river with some views of the canyon, and instead spend a little time at the visitor center. This access is all on the Hualapai Nation with a $50/person fee to ride the bus out to the rim. This is also where the Sky Walk is - a clear walkway that I will never venture on to :-) Masks are required and enforced which is appreciated with the large number of tourists here on a winter Monday.
|At one point we're completely engulfed in thick silt - Jeep fun!|
Tuesday is a lovely quiet day hanging with our friends and then joining the Kingman gang for Mexican food in town.
|Little M always full of giggles.|
|Youngest Oliver bundled up for a winter outing.|
|Big M delights in his video helmet.|
|Elliott and Ezra playing in their backyard snow.|
|Penelope and Reese snuggles.|
|Super hero Henry|
High winds and cold temps since we've returned to the house. More lazy days and travel plans. Secured a few more reservations for July. Just five weeks and we're down the road!