All the hookups are hooked, the awnings are out, the chairs are on the patio and the flag is up. We’re settled in to stay awhile. The Christmas decorations are in place, the stockings we have left are hung in the front window and we added a new flag holder on the front, complete with American, Oklahoma and Kansas flags.
Yesterday the sun was shining and the temperature was so warm that it was almost hard to remember what time of year it is. We drove to El Centro, CA to do a little shopping at the stores there. I’m sure the drive through the area of the Imperial sand dunes aggravated LeRoy’s sand deficiency anemia! He’s been searching the sale lots and the internet for dune buggies since before we got here. Last weekend he even spotted the perfect way to haul toys and a car.
But what a difference a day makes! Most of the time we wear short sleeved T-shirts but today it has been cloudy and cooler, enough so that I’ve worn a jacket. Fortunately we haven’t had the Santa Ana winds that southern California has had but high winds are still in the forecast for tomorrow. I’m just glad we’re sitting still instead of trying to drive across country when the winds kick up.
A good look around tells you that we aren’t in Kansas anymore. Everywhere you look you see scrubby desert (except for the miles and miles of sand dunes). Always in the distance, sometimes close and other times farther away, are jagged mountains. Not much like home. However, one thing we’ve seen that makes us think of home is beautiful sunsets. Arizona doesn’t get left out in that regard.