The picture on the right was the centerpiece on the tables, with a ting floating candle in it. Very cute.
Here is a picture of the band that played there that night. We had not danced in many months, and although we had a wonderful time dancing that night, the following day we felt the "agony of de-feet".
On Saturday morning we were taking our time packing up to leave because we only had about 50 miles to go to get to the park we are in now........however, Saturday was the beginning of Casa Grande Cowboy Days, and the lodge parking lot was filling up with motorcycles and riders. One of them advised Jim that if we wanted to leave we should hurry and go before 11 am or we would be stuck there for several more hours. We hurried and got out of there by 10:30 am, and after stopping to get gas, we got here to this park in Marana before noon. This park has been inundated with rain for several days, so it is rutted and muddy but we got a site that was "high and dry". After we got here, we found out that the water is not drinkable because of high levels of nitrates, so yesterday we drove to a Wal-Mart in Tucson and bought two cases of bottled water. We are staying here until tomorrow, because today it's snowing in Bowie, which is where we are going next. We are trying to stay ahead of the bad weather, so we will go to Bowie on Tuesday, then on Wednesday to a park called Dream Catcher RV Park in Deming for one night. We prefer to stay a few nights before moving on, but we would like to get to Arrey on Thursday, and get settled in before the next storm gets there.....predicted on Friday.
Our hearts, and our prayers go out to the many people who have suffered so much with the unusually bad weather that has occurred across much of this country recently. Power outages during freezing cold weather, flooding with buildings collapsing, and major mud slides are just a few of the problems people have had to deal with in many areas of the country. This is a street up in
Silent Valley. My dear friend
Diane Hubert took this
picture showing how bad it was last week.
The picture on the right shows the road washed out on CA highway 243 going up above Silent Valley to Idyllwild. Many places in California have had mud slides in the areas that were on fire just a few months ago. Last night they had to close the Grapevine because of snow and ice. The Grapevine is Interstate 5 which runs north and south through California all the way to Washington state. Travelers were stranded in their cars overnight in the cold. We have been inconvenienced by all this rain, but we are reminded to put things in proper perspective, and pray for those who are in much worse conditions than we are.
We are very happy that we will be in Arrey soon. The owner/manager Janice is a dear friend to us. She is doing things to make the park a better place to live. She even has a beautician who comes there once a month for anyone who would like her services.
Janice looks really great, and is happy with the trim
and blond highlights she
got from the beautician.
Wow!!! It was so chilly the other day that Millie had to wear socks to keep her feet warm. So cute!
On Valentine's Day Pastor Paul sent this to us. It was so nice and I wanted to share it with all of you. Almost everyone I know is familiar with John 3:16, but this is such a great way to look at it. It's easy to forget this message, so we all need to be reminded of it. When times seem to be at their worst, God has a plan for us. I've said it before, and most surely I will say it again: please remember that we are where we are because this is where God wants us to be. He has a purpose for everything that happens, so if you are confused or afraid, please don't assume everything is out of control. Just because WE don't understand His plan does not mean He isn't in control. Instead of being afraid, or depressed, please remember John 3:16 and know that He loves us, and He will lead us through whatever troubles we are facing today.
Have a good day, and keep the Faith. Stay warm and dry. Watch out for the dangers of this bad weather, and if you have friends, family or neighbors that are shut-ins, please check on them to make sure they are OK. Thank you and good bye until next time. Be happy! 😊😊😊