First, here’s a cute picture of our RV on one of our first RV trips.
I worked so Gary drove the RV up during the day and I was followed in the car after work. When I got there I saw this parking job. Whoo-eee. Looking at this picture, you’d think that he just pulled into it and stopped in front of the tree. Nope. He backed into the spot, he did not pull in to it. How in the world did he do that? He did say something about a ‘lot of jockeying around.’ And, ‘the neighbors must have enjoyed the show.’
We had a fun time here just trying out the camping experience. Remember, Gary and I had never owned an RV, had never camped in a campground and had never RV’ed in our lives - until we bought an RV. So, here we are, our new RV, one of our first camping trips. What fun. The only disappointment with the experience was all the campfires. Our neighbors had a campfire going all the time whether they were there sitting around it or gone for the day. Why did they build a campfire, stoke it with lots of big logs and then leave for the day? And, why, oh, why, was the wind blowing our way? We had to keep our windows and door shut for the entire weekend.
OK, that’s it for old pictures for the day. Let’s move up to the present.
Yesterday, we walked along Pacific Beach. To get there we walk by Mission Bay and there are cliffs lining part of it. Here’s a picture of the cliffs. All of these cliffs are made of sand and roads and homes line the top. You can see the effects of the terrible drought California has had over the last 6 or so years. This whole cliff used to be covered with the green plant that you can see on the right hand side of the picture.
But the blog title is ‘Too Hot Chili’ so let’s get to the story. Here’s a picture of Fred, Marilyn and Gary at Fred’s home on Super Bowl Sunday. What a couple. He's 97 and she's 91, both active, both involved in their communities and both lots of fun to talk with. BTW, I have another aunt who is north of 80 and is currently in Guatemala on a mission project building a home for a family there. I hope that I can live as full and as active a life when I'm their ages.
NOT. It was awful. Way too much chili for us. Fred, who must have a cast iron stomach, liked it. Gary thought it pretty hot. I thought it was way too hot and Marilyn, who has acid reflux, managed to be a good guest and got a small bowl of it down. Ugh. Too much spice with the chili beans and the turkey chili. The next day as Gary and I were eating the left-overs, I managed to eat some but pushed the rest towards Big Gar and said, ‘You can have this.’ Nope, he said and we tossed it. We almost never toss food. We eat it all, even it the taste isn’t to our liking. But this chili - it got tossed.
Big apologies to Marilyn. Luckily, we had had her over for dinner a few days ago and the meal was great. Whew.