We're following the lead of the cute pigeon family living in the palm tree outside my office window and "flying the coop". We've been watching this little family with great interest as the father has busily been finding fill for the nest and the mom has been sitting on her egg(s) for weeks. We've seen on very large egg, so I'm assuming there's only one in the nest. The nest is adorable (it's much larger now - it's been growing daily) and with a "birdseye" view - literally - of this mom, it's been such fun. She's high up in the palm tree and my office window is up in the top part of our coach so we watch each other every day.
We're busily cleaning and packing up the trailer as we get ready to leave El Centro first thing tomorrow morning. The truck is hitched up to the Gypsy Rose and we've got our site nearly cleaned up outside. The only thing left is the girls dog pen and my flowers and plants!
|These are my parents funeral plants from 2015 and 2016.|
This year mom's plants BLOOMED! They have never done that before!
The girls all got groomed on Friday, so they are at their peak and look so pretty. Of course, Miss Coco had her bows out in about 15 minutes. She's our tom-girl dog:
Roxy kept them in for 1 day. She's our no-nonsense, don't bug me dog:
And good old Chanel still has hers in her hair after 4 days! I'm pressed! But, then again, Chanel is the girly-girl of the three poochies.
Mickie (Jo's sister) and Ben, her dog, across the road is leaving tomorrow, too.
|Mickie and Ben|
Judy and her husband have been very fun. We always seem to do our laundry on the same days and have a fight for who gets to the machines first...I have always lost. Hmmm. I'll have to work on that.
Mary & Roger will be staying for another month before they head back home to New Mexico. Roger grew up in Utah - only about 35 miles from where we lived. He is a master woodworker and his work is just amazing!! Unfortunately, he isn't doing well as he is constantly using an oxygen tank. But, they are such wonderful people.
Everyone is leaving and within a few days this place will be a ghost town. It seems nearly all of Desert Trails is flying the coop. We had one last big farewell dinner on Saturday that the park catered for us. We feasted on Beef, Chicken, Potatoes and Green Salad with an Ice-Cream Sandwich thrown in. Beer was on tap and there was unlimited wine on the house, but we don't drink so we just enjoyed our water. The room was packed all the way to the back wall and over to the exit doors! I will be glad to get back on a healthy eating regimen. With all the scanning and sitting on one place day in and day out I've gained 15 pounds and I need to get that off ASAP. Once dinner was over Richard (our next door neighbor) and John from the band played "On the Road Again" while every danced. It will be sad to go but exciting to move on in the same breath.
|L-R: Rae, Sue, Emily and Sara|
|Nellie and Mario|
And, finally, we saw our last movie at the Imperial Valley Mall Theaters a few days, ago - Disney's, A Wrinkle in Time. It was nice to get out of the RV and away from scanning. I really enjoyed this one. Great child actors but I thought the ending could have been stronger. All-on-all, well done.
Tonight, we went to Famous Dave's for our farewell meal. We went about 5:00 pm and it was empty...by the time we left, it was getting full of people. We had the Feast for Two with leftovers for tomorrow night. Great food. Yet another reason why I've gained 15 pounds! Uggh!
So, farewell, El Centro...as we ride off in another California sunset...you've been good to us. Thanks for the memories.