Monday, March 2, 2009


During our December, 2008, visit at the Escapee Saguaro SKP Co-Op Park in Benson, we met so many interesting couples that we wanted to stay in contact with each other so we all exchanged cards. The cards are like business cards except they contain personal contact information along with blog and/or personal webpage information. Most cards have the individuals’ photos and some have photos of their rigs.

The photos really help us to remember couples that we might have met before; and we can put their names and faces together. Card exchanging goes on at most social functions.

One of the couples we met at Benson is now our good friends, Sam and Carolyn Kidd. They have been fulltime RV'ers going on their 8th year. They are also members of the Boomers.
Carolyn invited us to join them and fellow Boomers for the New Year’s Eve Boomerang (get-together) at Lake Mittry, which is just north of Yuma.

The Boomers is a BOF (Birds of a Feather or a club within a club) social group of the Escapees RV Club where the members are of baby-boomer age and have RVing in common. They are such a fun group to hang with!

Happy Hour is held each day at 4:00 P.M. Eveyone is invited to bring a snack and whatever they want to drink plus their chairs and meet up at the campfire. We all go around the circle and tell our names and where we are from and a little bit about ourselves. This is a great way we can all get to know each other a little better. Then we all sit around and a host normally speaks for a few minutes and then opens up the circle for discussions on whatever topics comes up. And boy can the topics fly and we can laugh away the hours...

We arrived at Lake Mittry on 12-28-08. Met a few people but nothing was really going on. No schedule of activities, yet.


Carolyn and I left the guys at camp and went into Yuma to do some shopping. We did mostly grocery shopping but we had her car packed by the end of the day. However, we did find time to stop for lunch at our favorite restaurant, MiMi’s.
We purchased a pizza for dinner and Sam and Carolyn showed us how to play Pegs and Jokers which was a lot of fun.


Ken and I got to watch the Yuma Areo Modelers flying their radio controlled pontoon airplanes on Lake Mittry which was right around the bend from where we where camped. One of the club members told us that they come out to Lake Mittry and fly every Tuesday morning. We enjoyed watching them so much that we stayed for quite awhile and visited with them.

I think watching these guys might have made Ken want to get back into this hobby which he did when he was much younger. He used to fly radio controlled airplanes. But, I guess he would prefer to spend his money traveling.

You can see a white speck in the sky that's the model plane.

Our first official Boomer activity was a group luncheon at The Brown Bagger in Yuma. There was a great turnout and we all caravanned. The hamburgers were HUGE! The smallest burger that you could order was 7oz and I couldn’t finish it. Ken didn’t have any problems eating his. They were good. And from what we heard the shakes were great but we were so full we didn’t have one.

Our AT&T cell phones did not work at Lake Mittry so we had to go into town when we had to use our phones or the computer. Since Ken is still doing some work from the trailer, this made his life a little more challenging.

We seemed to always make it back to camp in time for Happy Hour.

And I have no idea what I was talking about here but thought this pic was good for a few laughs during Happy Hour-Ha!

12-31-08 New Year’s Eve

Brunch-Everyone brought dishes and it was amazing. Carolyn made a fantastic Raisin Bread French Toast Casserole with Apples and Cream Cheese and it was served with hot syrup. Oh my gosh, it was so good and it was gone in a flash. I’ve got to get this recipe from her.

Carolyn gave me her recipe for Sausage Stratta and I made it. It also went fast. So, I think I should raid Carolyn’s recipe box. I do thank you Carolyn for sharing your recipes. You are a great cook!

The activities for the rest of the day were:

2:00 P.M. Boon docking Talk-which was very informative with lots of Q & A.

3:00 P.M. Solar Discussion-with a representative from a solar store in Yuma.

4:00 P.M. Happy Hour

7:00 P.M. Z Circle Get To Know Each Other-
Several hosts opened their trailers/motor homes and two couples would meet with Host A and get to know each other with their hosts.
After 30 minutes of visiting the couples would leave and the couples would split and go to Host B to meet up with two other couples, etc.
It was a lot of fun and we did get to know a lot of couples that we probably wouldn’t have met otherwise.

After the Z Circle, everyone was to meet back at the campfire to welcome in the New Year.
Well, we must have gotten out too early because there was no one at the campfire. We thought everyone had decided to go on to bed since it was so cold. So, we went on to bed.
Boy, the next morning did we hear about how we were such party poopers! Everyone was just running late from their circles and they all rang in the New Year without the Kings.
Welcome 2009!

1 comment:

Jerry and Suzy said...

Good blog! We've heard a lot of good things about Lake Mittry, so we are just going to have to abandon our general dislike of the Yuma area and try it out some day.

We had a great time at "linner" yesterday. Next time we get together, bring along copies of Carolyn's recipes, will you? We're always looking for something yummy!