Monday, December 28, 2015

Enjoying Company

Despite the storms they ran into, Dennis & Carol Hill drove from Livingston, TX to Tucson, AZ, a little over 1100 miles, in 3 days, arriving yesterday and snagging one of the last sites in the Davis-Monthan AFB FamCamp. To see more about their travel challenges, go to Dennis’ blog and read the last few days’ entries. If I had seen some of the accidents they saw, I think I would have gotten off the road fast. Here’s just one of them!


We have enjoyed visiting and getting caught up with them. Our conversations have been so interesting and dinners out so much fun, I haven’t taken many pictures. But here are a few with Gigi (of course!).

Gigi took to Carol right away, but I didn’t think to get the camera ready until she had moved over to Dennis’ lap. Just granting equal time to both her new friends.


Today Gigi and I visited Carol and Rainbow, and Gigi took the opportunity to get to know Carol better. She was also very interested in what was in her breakfast bowl. Rainbow didn’t quite know what to think, and she and Gigi met nose-to-nose on the floor a couple of times. They just might become buddies before too long.


Notice Carol’s boot? She’s still recovering from a break and sprain (gotta be careful of those wet leaves on wooden steps) and walking very well for short distances, but it’s best to keep her foot elevated as much as possible. No line dancing for awhile yet.

Last night we went to Poco & Mom’s Cantina, which is quickly becoming a favorite Mexican restaurant for us, and tonight we returned to U-Like, a favorite Chinese buffet.

Tomorrow we’ll be joined by Ed & Sandy Kruty and we’ll all enjoy celebrating New Year’s together. We’re sorry that Denny & Susie won’t be able to come as planned, due to some knee complications that Susie has encountered. But we’ll look forward to seeing them in Quartzsite next month.

I skipped over reporting about our Christmas, which Don and I spent just with each other. He outdid his previous excellent record on cooking a prime rib, which turned out perfect and wonderfully flavored with lots of garlic and herbs.



The garlic extended to mashed redskin potatoes, plus we had steamed asparagus and au jus, with straight (hot) horseradish for me and we cut his with a little blue cheese dressing. A super feast!


I’ll try to keep a camera handy and take more pictures during the next few days. In the meantime, we wish all our friends and family a safe and sane New Year’s celebration. Please take extra care if you’re in the path of the winter storms and stay off the roads if it’s stormy where you are.


  1. That is the most perfect prime rib!!! Don can really cook! Yum.
    Glad Dennis and Carol made it safely. Give them our best!

  2. Glad you got some visiting time with Carol and Dennis. I know what a big part of your lives they are. See you all in Q.

  3. When I read Dennis's blog I was confused when he said "Yuma", thanks for clarifying. Have fun and tell everyone we said "hi".

  4. Have a wonderful New Year's celebration with friends and we'll see you in Q. Can't wait for hugs.

  5. Ya better tell Dennis where he is.


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