Our Desert Christmas

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It is really hard to get in that Christmas mood when the sun is shining and the temps are keeping a coat on the coat rack. The town of Bouse had a light decoration contest so we did get to see some Christmas lights when we went to town. A couple of rigs had Christmas lights out not far from us. They must have lots of solar!

Christmas eve found us, with Kathy and Terry, sitting around a bonfire. The sky was filled with twinkling stars. Kathy put on some Christmas music and turned on her outside speakers. All that was missing was a cup of hot chocolate. It was a very enjoyable evening.

The next morning, Christmas, I was up early baking Pumpkin – Oatmeal cookies. That was my gift to the Langleys. After I saw that they were up, Dale and I went over Ho – Ho ing to show Kathy that Santa knew where we were. Their gift to us was some solar lights that turn colors as they light up. Pretty cool. Dale immediately found a board, drilled holes in the board and it became the solar lights stand.

The day was sunny but the wind was a little chilly. That didn’t stop Kathy and I from sitting outside knitting and chatting. She is working on a hot water bottle cover for her new son-in-law and I was working on an I- cord to make a rug for our living room. After about an hour of that I came in the house and took a nap. I had gotten up at 4 that morning (not in anticipation of opening presents like most people that morning) but just done with sleeping. So a nap was in order before we took off for Parker and dinner at the Bluewater Casino.

Bluewater was having a full turkey dinner with some Mexican food for $10.95 for seniors. We decided that we didn’t want to prepare a dinner. We had to stand in a long line even at 3 pm. They did get us through the gate in a timely fashion though and we had a table that was in a quiet area and sort of by itself. Dinner was so good. Especially the white enchiladas. Chocolate cream pie ended the holiday dinner for us! We showed the Langely’s the marina at the casino and we walked the beach along the Colorado River for a while.

It was a perfect Christmas!

Oh, yes, Dale and I did exchange gifts. I got a floor lamp Ott Light and he got a bike chain, cleaner and something else he ordered! Santa knew where we were!

Terry, Kathy, me and Dale outside the casino.

 

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2 thoughts on “Our Desert Christmas

    evie sanchez said:
    December 28, 2010 at 8:27 am

    I love it Gwen… I wish I could have the pie…. What are your plans for New Years?

    Gwen said:
    December 28, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Hummm, plans???? Haven’t gotten there yet. There is a dance in Bouse but doubt I can get Dale there! What are you doing?

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