We’re Settling in Just Fine

Trip 2 – Day 11

Saturday, January 19, 2013

The plan for today was to go to the grocery store…..actually Walmart, as there were a lot of other things that we needed to pick up.  We overslept due to the fact that Arizona doesn’t go on daylight savings time and we are an hour ahead.  6:00 our time is 7:00 Yuma time, combined with the fact that no one slept very well last night.  Too much tossing and turning for no apparent reason.

We ate breakfast and left Wiley in the Hag, at the campground.  And then we drove, and drove, and drove some more.  It felt like we went in circles, and maybe we did.  This carload (of men) doesn’t like to ask for directions.  Eventually, we did find the Walmart, went inside and walked back and forth for a little over an hour.  It was, as Walmart’s are, HUGE, and spread out.  I made several jaunts from one end of the store to the other, and I think the boys did the same.  At the end of this, I still had some things I needed.  In my conversation with the checkout clerk, I found out that this town has a “Del Sol” Market – a Mexican grocery store.  It didn’t take any convincing to get Craig to seek it out.  The way to this driver’s heart is good, or even marginal, Mexican food.

The. Best. Grocery.

The. Best. Grocery.

The grocery was amazing.  Craig and I were ready to have beans (burritos and tacos) and I was going to fix chicken for Dad.  We changed plans, and the decision was made to have chicken fajitas.  I found fresh, made in the store, tortillas, both corn and flour, roasted peppers, sold in the produce section, Queso Fresco, (soft mild cheese) tomatillos, lemons, limes, tomatoes……..It was wonderful!  I know we will be going back there soon.  Craig even found a hat.  (not a sombrero – more of a farmer’s-type hat)

Again, this wasn’t Dad’s favorite meal, but Craig and I were in heaven.  I served the grilled chicken over the grilled peppers and onions, with a salsa, a guacamole, and a spiced yogurt, with the tortillas on the side.  Heating the grill pan hot enough to grill the chicken caused the smoke detector to go off – repeatedly.  In the end, I took the smoking-hot pan outside and set it in the gravel, next to the rig, so that it could cool off and we could eat dinner in peace.

Grilling the chicken

Grilling the chicken

Finishing the vegetables

Finishing the vegetables

Margaritas

Margaritas

Tacos and refried beans

Tacos and refried beans

The boys enjoying dinner

The boys enjoying dinner

After this meal, we strolled around our campground loop with the dog in tow.  Here is a sampling of the scenery:

Cactus in front of a site

Cactus in front of a site

Very festive decorations

Very festive decorations

An orange tree

An orange tree

Gnomes......made me think of you, Kailin!

Gnomes……made me think of you, Kailin!

We are in “senior heaven,” I guess.  Time will tell as we begin to participate in the activities of this “active 55+ campground.”

Today’s weather:  sunny and warm

Daytime temperature:  72 degrees

Nighttime temperature:  50 degrees

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