Thursday, February 24, 2011

Day at School

This is as close as we'll come to having a Bikini Bike wash in the Lynda vista! Katie and Jim are going after the Classic. I'd forgot what color it was! Cleaned up pretty good :-)

This is an old hat of Redd's. A real eagle feather. Bull is my buddy, I have to come visit him often. He's lonely since his girl friend was hit by a car a couple weeks ago. It was a sad day.

Jim & Katie with Zig Jackson. We went to his lecture and a power point presentation of some of his work. The most "decorated" Native American Photographer. He holds a Masters in advanced photography, and also does pottery sculpting and other art forms. A VERY interesting man. We were fortunate to be able to talk to him, and later looked at his display in the College.

Ocotillo are coming out nicely here in the desert. There was a red throated hummingbird having lunch here, but I wasnt' fast enough to get a picture. I think Jim got a good one.

Kicking back at Arizona Western College Starbucks. Katie seemed to know her way around in Starbucks, I think she's been there before :-) Since she treated us with a nice Latte, I'll refrain from teasing her for awhile. She's taking several courses here this semester.

Saturday, February 19, 2011


We drove to La Mesa, CA, today. It's near San Diego. My oldest daughter, Debra Sue, lives there. Robinette, my grandaughter, came out from Virginia to visit. They contacted us, so we went over and had a "25 year reunion". Lots to catch up on. We had a nice visit.

I had to take a ride on DD's Gold Wing. Short ride, but it felt good!

An hour after Dave and Romy left, Steven and kelly rode in.

And a cute chick she is!

They were hungry, Kelly was starved. But, we had to wait for the end of the nascar race before heading down here for some chow. That Big Rogue is a fine looking machine.

Mighty fine pie at the Greeks. This one's for Chunk.

Since Pat and I had eaten a huge meal at the Golden Coral just a few hours earlier, we weren't hungry. Pat had water, and I forced down a piece of pie. Steven and Kelly had a good meal. We really appreciated both sets of company this weekend! Good times.

It's only 62 degrees as Dave and Romy get suited up for the ride back to Phoenix. We just got back from stuffing ourselves at the Golden Coral. Tried 3 other places first, lines a mile long. Sunday in Snowbirdville is a difficult time to get a seat to eat.

Dave will be in the Pilot seat in a few minutes.

Pat, Kate and Jim sending them off.

Pebbles doing her "queen" wave. Just as they pulled out, there was a small earthquake. People started coming out to see if they were the only ones that felt it. We were probably the only ones that didn't feel it. Only lasted a few seconds, no damage.

Katie is admiring Jerry, their directly across the street neighbor's, coat. He's just returning from a Jam. Jerry takes care of the music program in our park.

Astride DD's Wing. That's my ex-neighbor Redd's TW next to me. I met him at this Circle K, told him I'd traded the Burgman scooter for the Wing. It was pretty funny, I told him I got it from an old man that couldn't hold it up any more and wanted the scooter. He bought the story, until I had to "fess up" and tell him the truth. It sure felt nice to be on the wing, even if it was only a 5 miles ride.

DD & Romy (from Calgary, AB) spent the night. They were planning a ride to Palm Springs today, and over night in Parker, then back to Phoenix before jumping a plane to head home. Dave work up to the first rain we've had here since October!

A very unusual sight in the Lynda Vista RV here in Yuma. Street cleaning time. Now I'll have to buy some Round Up, the weeds will start to come up. But, the cactus need this for some nice flowers next month.

Jim (Wrong Turn) just had to go splash in the water!

Katie isn't real big on wearing shoes in any kind of weather. She had to get out this morning and play in the puddles!

A happy child! :-)

Pat and Romy. Waiting out a shower, as Dave decides what they should do to get the Palm Springs. It wasn't long before we were on the way to pick up a rental car for them. The Wing is still sitting right here where you see it 2/19/11.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Dentist visit 16 Feb

We're at the Burgers & Beer. The pretty blond lady is Romy, our VROC friend from Calgary, Alberta. They rode in today on their Gold Wing. All the certificates are awards, this place has been voted "Best American Food" in Yuma for several years, as well as a lot of other awards.

Girls at the counter. They kept us entertained during out 45 minute wait to get a table

The place was packed, we shouldn't have gone there at 6 PM on Friday night.

Dave & Romy are almost residents! We enjoy their several visits a year down here.

Jim & Katie. We had a good time, but I think we all decided we probably wouldn't come back to this place. Long wait, food OK but nothing to get excited about, and the prices were high.

Romy did enjoy a small strawberry Margarita!

I had what they call a Cowboy Burger, it was a fairly good Chili Burger.

Inside Dra. Anna Marie's Dental office. Always clean, they have a TV and up to date magazines. Pat had a Root Canal and Crown done here. She said it was painless! This is in Algodones, Mexico. There are over 300 Dentists in a very small city.

Typical prices for the several beauty shops in Algodones, Baja California, Mexico.

This place advertises....."If you don't like the food, you don't have to pay". I doubt if they lose much money with this policy, they food is excellent!

Katie's "last meal" before the dentist. We ate, while Pat was in getting a root canal.

Maybe not a full Mariachi band, but we did get serenaded during breakfast. Until the owner ran them off :-)

There are dozens of shirt shops, as well as jewelry, paintings, clothes, and all sorts of art work.

This is as close as this little lady can come to a smile. She really did try. And, yes, Karen, I gave her a nice tip for letting me take her picture :-)

The lady with the red hair is getting it braided while she listens to the live music in the town square.

Not too bad a line today when we were ready to leave. Exactly one hour to the minute to get out.

One of the over 300 dentists offices in Algodones.

This lady was showing her wares on her arm. They really are nice, and only 5 bucks each! Lots of street vendors, but they aren't real pushy.

Cars and bikes were barely missing this dog. He was too tired to pay any attention to them.

This is the street our dentist is on. Over the years, we've tried several. All good. We went here today on the recommendation from fiends in our Park that said she does a very good job. We think it will work out fine.

The dog finally moved. Now, he's laying on the sidewalk next to the line going out the border crossing.

The Mexican Flag at the Border

For $10 a seat, this guy will pedal 6 people at a time to the crossing. They have some arrangement for them to get ahead of cars and walkers.

We go an eCard Valentine from Doctor Edna. She was the first that worked on us, and did the most. Haven't really needed much after her work 4 years ago. She has excellent credentials, a very nice office, and a good staff. But, that makes her busy, and it takes a while to get in to see her. And, she has raised her prices accordingly. :-) Would probably use her again for a big job though.

A nice looking "tourist restaurant". The food isn't any better than the places we like, but it costs more.

Love the colors in this shirt!

I think Kawani would like one of these Turquoise necklasses.

Not Mexico! Last night I rode the TW200 out to a Loves Truck Stop to deliver it to this trailer. That was Tuesday evening. Thursday evening, the truck with the bike inside will roll into Crawfordville, Florida and will be delivered to the new owner.

The trailer was full of bikes. The hauler makes this trip every two weeks, picking up bikes on the West Coast and delivering them to the East coast cities.