Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Time Marches On (and so will we)

 Jim 018 Today’s picture is one we took at the Birch Aquarium back on January 15 when we visited there.  We survived the big storms of last week, the weather finally dried out and we got our sunshine back.  But, we may get more rain tonight.

We’d hoped to get together with Rollie and Gina last week, but decided to postpone, since the day they were coming over was the worst storm day.  We rescheduled for this Thursday.  It will be great to see them again and get caught up with their news.  The last time we saw them was at the gathering at Buckhorn Lake last March.

By Saturday, our cabin fever was in high gear, so we got our chores done and then took a drive out I-8 East to the Viejas Casino.  For signing up with their Players Club and earning 5 points each, we got a “free” buffet dinner.  All in all, we had an enjoyable afternoon and nice dinner, and all it cost us was what Jim lost (I came enough ahead to somewhat mitigate his losses). 

Jim had a dental appointment yesterday, and determined that he really doesn’t need to stay here longer.  There is still work to be done to finalize all his procedures, but that needs to wait a few more months.  He can have the work done at another office in the same dental business group that he’s using here.  They have offices in several locations, including Colorado Springs, where we’ll be in May and June.  In the meantime, there really isn’t a need to stay here, so we are making plans to get back on the road!  It looks like we will be meeting our friends Janna and Mike in the Yuma area and will spend some time there.  I’m sure we’ll miss this area, but we’re both looking forward to getting back to our normal nomadic lifestyle.

Jasmine asked me to tell her friends who commented on “her” post hello, and she’s glad you all enjoyed reading about her adventures.  She also said BoJangles will get a turn to write a blog entry soon.

We want to express our deep sadness at the passing of a special furbaby.  Laurie and Odel (Semi True Tales) lost their beloved cat, Luna, today after discovering that she had a large tumor.  She was a very special cat who will be greatly missed.


Margie M. said...

Good to read that you can, once again, roam about the country. Enjoy, and we'll be reading along.

Laurie and Odel said...

Ellie and Jim, thanks for your kind comments about Luna. Yes, she is greatly missed - as can only be shared by those folks with furkids of their own. Luna had been with us since Day 1 of our fulltiming travels, many years past. It will be difficult to move on without her... but she is free from pain and fear now. Thanks for your recognition of our sweet kitty cat.

Moving on... I'm so happy to read that Jim is doing well and you can resume your travels. You had a good spot, but I know you will be happy to move on.

Safe travels, you two (you FOUR, of course)!
Laurie (and Odel)

Tumbleweed Dee said...

YEAH!! On the road again! I hope we can meet up before the summer is over. I'm so glad Jim is doing well.

The Happy Wanderers said...

We think a "Happy Birthday" is in order for you, Ellie.
We hope you have a wonderful day filled with peace, love and joy!
Happy Birthday!