MARCH 1, 2016, TUESDAY; Painting the Beaver
The guys were back at it again today putting the finishing touch before priming. A quiet day hiding from the heat. It is over 30*C today! Val did laundry, I went for my bike ride.
MARCH 2, Wednesday,
Val went for a walk and I, for a bike ride. Another hot day chasing the shady spots. At four pm, we went to Tecali, next door and visited with Ben and Loraine from Saskatchewan whom we met here during our Friday afternoon music gatherings. They had invited us all to come to Tacos and snacks. Marcel brought his guitar and jammed with two other guest who had their guitar. The food was great and so was the company. We came home around 9 pm.
MARCH 3, THURSDAY
Painters were at it again this morning. They had me bring the slides in for the bedroom and the dining room and they taped all around in prep for painting.
Went for a bike ride and Val, for a walk with Audrie. Louise has been walking the beach this week as she wants as much of it before they leave Saturday.
Went to EL CHEQUE for hot dogs and coke while Dave had his car washed then came home after stopping at Santa Rosa. We had HH at Dave’s place and it was a short one, sort of. BBQ’ed chicken for dinner with vegetables and bread. Watched more of our recordings
MARCH 4, FRIDAY; Happy Birthday to VAL!
Got up to a beautiful sunshine day and a happy lady, now 69! I get the call her the “crib robber” or “the old lady” all day then tomorrow I will have caught up and be the “old man” too! J
Went for a bike ride and Val for a walk (her last one with her sister Aud). At 5:15pm, we drove to DELFINE restaurant for dinner. Al & Brenda joined us. We all (8) sat around this table surrounding a flat grill then after some refreshment (read Margarita), the chef came out and cooked us a marvelous dinner consisting of Shrimp cocktail to start with, then grilled vegetables, fried rice, chicken for Marcel and filet mignon steaks for the rest of us. It was absolutely delicious and the steak actually melted in your mouth it was so tender! For desert we had ice cream then we moved to the patio and listen and danced to song from Lorena Robles. Marcel even got a couple songs in there. It was a MARVELLOUS evening with family and friends and we ended it at our place with more beer and tequila.
MAR 5, SATURDAY; My birthday and departure
Aud & Marcel and Louise & Dave left this morning at 8 am for the States Side. We said our goodbyes, a few tears were shed from the girls then they were on their way. We had a shower, got dressed and went for breakfast at ROSA CANTINA restaurant. The painters were back again and put the final touch on the front and side of the roof. The only thing left is the back end. We sat around and read. I got a call from my son Jeffrey which was a great birthday surprise. Val called her sister at the end of the afternoon; they are at the Casino south of Tucson. They had no problems going north or crossing into the USA. Val made a beef roast cooked in the slow-cooker and it was delicious. Another good birthday present and we ate at 5:30 pm, early for a change! J
The temperature was more tolerable today and we had a nice breeze.
MAR 6, SUNDAY; Cleaning
We had a late morning sleeping in. The sky is overcast a bit but the sun is still shining through at times. The wind has also picked up which feels nice as the heat has returned. Called daughter Rochelle & Kevin and had a very nice conversation with them. They were in southern Arizona and Palm Springs a couple weeks ago. Val decided to clean house today so I was chased out. I did sweep outside and shake the carpets for her. Had my chili renello for lunch.
We went for a drive in the afternoon to La Manga again but this time, we found the road that goes to the second and third campo and we took a look then continued for a couple miles more and ended up on this overview where we could see all the way back to Esmeralda Point. What a view! Unfortunately, we forgot our camera! We headed back and stopped at Hammerhead Pub for a beer and a snack then came home in time for HH at Bill and Joyce