Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year 2010!

Wow! I can't believe it's 2010 already! Just seems like yesterday when everyone was scrambling to back up their files for that disasterous moment when January 2000 hit! What a dud, huh?

Since our trip to Rattlesnake Ranch, we've been pretty much hanging around the RV...the week between Christmas and New Years is just too busy with people on vacation and kids out of school for us to want to go anywhere...too many crowds! So we decided to take a hike in the desert in back of the RV park. We took Emma with us and we ended up hiking about 5 miles and it was alot of fun! By the time we got home, Emma's tongue was literally dragging on the floor (don't worry...we brought plenty of water for her!).

One night, Ed had taken Emma out for her evening walk and he came rushing back in, grabbed the camara and came back later with some fabulous sunset pictures!

We decided to spend New Years Eve with Kathy and Richard at the local golf course clubhouse. There was a 5-piece band, appetizers, dinner at 9:30 consisting of pulled pork, sauerkraut, and mashed potatos, champagne at midnight (it was really 10:00..they went with the New York celebration). All for $25/couple...can't beat that! And best of all, it was a mile down the road from the RV park...not far to go after a few drinks.

This is a picture of the blue moon right outside the golf course clubhouse on New Year's Eve.

New Year's day was spent relaxing for the most part. Last year we had really splurged and bought a $50/lb Kobe steak from Jimmy P's, our favorite deli in Naples. We've been saving that steak for a special occasion and thought we'd have it this New Year's Eve, but since we went to the clubhouse, we saved it for New Year's Day. It was well worth the wait! Ed marinated it in Jimmy P's seasonings, cooked it on the grill along with a side of grilled green and red peppers and onions...mmmmm...that is hands-down my favorite meal! The steak melted in our mouths...what a great way to start the new year! (FYI...NYE was our 2 year anniversary for our engagement! And still going strong!)

Today our friends from our RV club in CT will be here...greetings, Frank and Bonnie! They're passing through on their way to meet up with 2 other couples in Phoenix before they all head down to Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. Don't know how long they'll be in Benson, but hopefully a couple of days so we can go sightseeing for a day with them...are you listening F&B??

Signing off...have to make a stew...nothing tastes better than a hot stew on a cold night...except maybe a $50/lb Kobe steak!!

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