Stuff on February 26th & 27th, 2023

Feb 26th –  The day doesn’t start as we’d like but bad news good news goes like this…

Bad news: While flossing Allan’s new crown falls out

Good news:  Allan didn’t swallow it 😁

Good news:  We are scheduled at 8am tomorrow at the dentist in Los Algodones for a cleaning before leaving.  As Allan said “the only better day for it to happen would be tomorrow”

Allan being a sport says lets go to the Wetland trail to get our steps.  I am going to miss these views and the birds who hang out here.

Where did the “Rewards” get to?  They’re on a BirdYum with a little popcorn snack   Yes Allan was super careful to eat on the other side 

Walking back to Bob through downtown, this bridge has tons of birds perched on it.  Normally there are way more.  Zoom in, the dots are the birds

The “famous” Yuma fountainThe drive back on 32nd. Avenue This is about the same location and time as during the wind/sand blowing storm on the Feb 23rd.  I won’t miss the wind but it seems it’s a west thing, at least at home there is no sand to blow around.

A stop at the Arizona Marketplace.   We’re happy with our purchase, placemats and coasters

Feb 27th –  Rise and shine to head to the dentist.  Los Algodnes is only a 20m drive from Yuma, we love it there and have been 10 times since being in Yuma.  Well Allan’s been 10, 8 for me.  His extras were his crown prep/installation days.

By 9am we have pearly whites and crown reintalled!

Off for the best burrito/taco we’ve had.  It figures we find the best place on our last visit

Yuma is an exit on the highway back from Mexico so we stop at the Wetlands again.  We park downtown then walk.  Look!   A train that is packed full of military vehicles, it was a strange sight

It’s that time!  “Rewards” It appears they are installing a beam roof at the Pint HouseHome we go. Tonight is our Renaissance Royal Dinner Theatre night, should be fun.

Pre-dinner entertainment, merriment abounded.  The dude on the left was the hilarious host.  Ed, in blue sat at our table

1st course     

Entertainment during 1st course

2nd course 

Entertainment during 2nd course, “Trish the Dish”

3rd course   

Entertainment during 3rd course, our least favourite.  A ventriloquist who’s face was covered, parts of his act were humorous but many were not impressed4th Course – Bread Pudding no photos nor of the entertainment

It was a terrific night filled with tons of laughs, now off to the hot tub we go!


February 25th, 2023 and back!

Feb 19th –   Allan made us a delicious dinner!  Fries covered in ground beef and other amazing stuff. 

Hum, Allan was so upset I didn’t think to take a photo of the rest of the fry package that hit the floor. Kinda of looked like thisFeb 20th – Not all my adventures are adventurous!  This was a dud, and we drove 1/2h to get here.  Boo me!!

What day is it??  My Birthday  Feb 21st 🙂  Shrimp dinner, how can it get better??

Feb 22nd –  Post breakfast dinner at the Black Bear Diner  Where you get your birthday breakfast free!Feb 23rd = How can it be this windy?  Valley Fever is a thing that I ended up with.  So many nights of waking up coughing, coughing, coughing.  Should have gone to a walk in, if I knew how long it would last I would have.   I contracted this January 24 after visiting the sand dunes on January 22nd.   Where the heck is the sky/sun??

Our treat or is it?     

Moon and the star 🙂Feb 24th – Pedi day!

Will this be our last walk on our favourite trail??

Stuff till February 17th, 2023

Feb 10th  Before the very fun rodeo!    Annual AquaHot service…    Spot the legs?

Feb 11th  Los Algodones for glasses.  Allan found a pair of very light frames and he’s been flipping ever since about getting them here.  We do have partial Blue Cross coverage at home so does it make sense to get them here? 

Allan researched and found great reviews on Castle Optical.  Forms have to be filled out even here 🙂

Last time we were here we left about noon, took 1-1/2h ish to cross back.  This time we had street tacos and crossed at 1030.  10m wait

I had a shrimp taco, delicious.  Allan’s beef taco gave him heartburn.

Feb 12th  Get our steps, get our reward, see our first movie since Covid

T’was a fun movie with even a tear jerker scene!Love the castFeb 13th  To prove nowhere is perfect, rain today    Rain Rain go away

Feb 14th   💘 Day!  The “LOMY” made a delicious dinner.  Shrimp even though Allan hates them, no he didn’t have any LOL, his meal was sin camarones!

Feb 17th  Pick up glasses day!  In our let’s cross back by 1030a mode we pick up the glasses then tried another place for breakfast.  We each had a breakfast burito, OK but nothing special.  We did learn this place would service a beer, no where else we have been to would till 11, but only in styrofoam coffee cup.  We didn’t have one.   New glasses, need a better photo cause they are so nice.  They fit perfectly, the progressive is good and the transition works as it should.

I wore my leather MK runners as they could stand some tender lovin care.  They got it with Migel; $5.00 and he’s happy to accept tips

He did a wonderful job, they look new.  45 minutes he worked on them!  WOW, he did get a big tip!

My purchase, a sugar cane bowl

There are Mardi Gras celebrations on Main Street beginning at 5.  We went at 430 to see what to expect.  The food trucks were offering dishes for $17 a plate.  It’s been a chilly day, in fact, the first time we are wearing long pants (we did freeze in our shorts earlier)  We have no appetite to sit outdoors eating.

Chretin’s Restaurant for an indoor meal 🙂

We did return to Main St but the band wasn’t that good and there was not much else going t on.  A little bit of a bust!  Back home we go to hot tub.

Here’s a super cute photo of my honey with his glasses


Yuma Silver Spur Rodeo, February 10, 2023

It’s finally rodeo day!!  We splurged on the VIP tickets.

VIP tickets include a separate,  no line up entrance, straight view to the corral seating,  all you can eat food, all you can drink booze!

  • Us crazies decide it best to Uber so,,, let’s walk one way, a mere 1-1/2h, to get our steps then Uber back 

We’re here! 

First stop, food and drink.  Lucked out the food is Chick-fil-a. So delicious

Then  we mosey around the grounds then back to get settled into our seats drink in hand.  Let the fun begin.

That grey horse just wants out!

My entire body hurts watching this  Bucking

Pole Bending…  Wide Turn = not first place

Totally blown away with Madison MacDonald  Where the heck is she! On the left side in the monitor; on the right side of her horse in person  She truly is remarkably talented!On to barrell racing   Click here  Hope he’s OK

Hum, this wasn’t for me, mutton busting …Not a fan!

Almost over, beautiful night skyFinal act!         

My camera roll shows this photo, what the heck is it??The steps, not happy when I’m so close to 20k but miss out, no badges for 19,729

Off to a well deserved hot tub.

February 4th, 2023 Parade Day

Today is Rodeo Parade day!  Looking forward to seeing horses and clowns  Starts at 930, parades rarely start on time – this one did!

Here’s the photo tour 🐎🐴🎠🏇

Saw lots of horses but no 🤡🤡s

Lastly, the street cleaner 

It’s      time

For a mere 50 cents you can ride!All full, it’s time to go for a walk on one of our favourite trails to earn RewardsNext a quick stop at the Swap Meet, where you can pay to enter or use their couponsWe’re both wiped, lots of standing aound, lots of walking, back to Bailey we go.