PayPal and Pizza . . .

Today was one of those nice lazy days that makes you appreciate the RV’ing life. We started off with our usual delicious coffee while we enjoyed the nice sunny day that was coming up. Much better than the cold, dreary yesterday.

About noon Jan heated up some more of Jeannie SparksPotato Cheddar Soup from Tastefully Simple, along with the leftover Mexican from last night’s La Fonda visit. Seems like both the soup and the Mexican got better with age.

Jan was immersed in a book Nick Russell had loaned her on old Texas jails, while I spent most of the afternoon trying to tie PayPal into one of my client’s shopping carts, without a lot of luck. It kind of works, but not quite. I’ve got emails into both PayPal and the shopping cart software company. We’ll wait and see.

Giving up on PayPal I decided a nap might be in order to offset all the heavy brainwork I’d been doing. Well, maybe not heavy, but I did think about it some.

About 5:15 we all headed into Cottonwood to check out Stromboli’s, a local Italian place that had been recommended to us. Turned out to be well-recommended. It was really good. Not quite Da Boyz Pizza in Yuma good, but good.

We got back to the rig about 7:30 and were in for the night.

Tomorrow we’ll leave here about 9 am to head down to Mesa about 120 miles away to get an estimate on our coach bay door repair and also pick up our prescriptions from Sam’s Club.

Since this was a short post, I’ve rerun our visit last April to the poppy fields in Lancaster, CA.


Thought for the Day:

Remember, if you aren’t part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.


Poppies, poppies, poppies

Posted on April 17, 2010

Jan and I had a craving for Chinese for lunch, so after Googling ‘Best Chinese Buffet Lancaster CA and coming up with the Super King Buffet right down the road from us, we headed out about 11 am. Turns out it was really good. Better than the place in Las Vegas. Great Hot & Sour Soup. We’ll go back.

Coming back to the fairgrounds about 12:15, we drove over to the Good Sam Rally area to get a day pass. And a lot of good it did us.

After they took our $20 ($10 each) we found out that the rally was over at noon. Seems like they could have told us that ahead of time. The schedule online said that the rally was taking place on Friday and Saturday. Bummer.

But I used the time to check out the facilities for Nick Russell as a possible site for a future Gypsy Journal Rally.

Leaving the rally we drove over to the Antelope Valley California Poppy Preserve. It was about 15 miles out in the country. As we got closer we realized that this was the orange hills we had seen in the distance. The California Poppy is state flower of California and the Lancaster is the best place in the state to see them. And the view was really spectacular.

You can click the following pictures to enlarge them.

Note the poppies up the hillside.

Poppies 1

Poppies 2

Poppies 5

Poppies 3

Poppies 4

Poppies 6

Poppies 7

Almost as pretty as the bluebonnets in the Texas Hill County.


After making the drive we headed back home about 2:30 pm.

Then about 6 Jan fixed her world-famous tuna noodle casserole and we settled in to watch the new Dr. Who.

More tomorrow…