Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Friends from Retama and Enjoying Our New Porch.

Last Sunday we had just gotten out of Church and pulled into the Safeway grocery store parking lot when we received a call that Ron and Barb Bergquist were just about to North Ranch. We advised them to stand by for a few minutes and we would be there to show them to our small lot. It was great so see them has been a long time. They came from Mission Texas, our old neighborhood at Retama Village, and are headed for a DWG Conference in Las Vegas. After a few hugs, we took them to our lot and showed them where to park their big beautiful 40’ Monaco Signature Series Motorhome and left them to get set up. We told them Happy Hour was at our place at 4 pm and Ms. Pat announced that she was serving the Gina Special “Taco Soup” for Supper.
Here we are at 4 pm sharp enjoying “Happy Hour” and our newly tiled porch.  We also invited our good friends and neighbors Paul and Nancy Wilson to join us and meet our friends.  Ron and Barb will be staying close to them. 
This is Barb and Ron Bergquist, new full-timers from Dallas, Texas and owners of an RV lot in Retama Village in Mission, TX.  Ron is a retired VP from Cash America and Barb is recently retired from Harley Davidson. Do you see what is setting on the table in front of Ms. Pat?
Barb made this "Beautiful Quilt" for Ms. Pat and presented her with it at Happy Hour. Ms. Pat was totally surprised and I think I even saw a few tears. :-)  Barb remembered Ms. Pat's favorite colors and made the quilt with all these special colors.  It is beautiful!! Thank you Barb for the special gift.  I know Ms Pat will cherish it forever.
Ms Pat can't bring herself to open it up just yet because Barb did such a good job folding it and tying it with a beautiful blue ribbon. Before they leave, we'll open it up and give you a better look.  Janna, I know you are anxious for Ms Pat to spread it out so you can see
it. :-)  Barb is an excellent quilter and this is a very, special quilt as Barb was going through some difficult times when she was quilting it.  Ron and Barb will be with us for a week.  They will be checking out all the sights in the surrounding area and Barb is getting in a little Line Dancing with Ms. Pat and the group up at the Club House.

We got a little of that wind and rain storm that was going across the country Monday  That was a good thing because the desert was getting a little dry, so the 1/4 “ rain was definitetly needed.  We can see the cacti and tree’s around the park getting ready to bloom. A sure sign that spring is right around the corner. Gosh, it’s almost the end of March already! Hard to believe, 1/4 of the year almost gone. It seems like it only started a couple weeks ago.  Only 2 months and we will be closing this place up for the Summer and heading to the Beautiful Black Hills.

It is a GREAT WEEK!!!!

Thanks for taking the time to stop buy. God Bless and safe travels to all of you out there on the highways.


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I.M. Vayne said...

Maybe when them gals is a line dancin' they could peek around the corner and see just exactly where spring is. Spect all them folks up north a hopin' someday to bee full time mobile, mobile homers would like to know. Not sayin' ya have too do it mind ya, but you just might to put it down on yer two doo list.

Jerry and Suzy said...

You sure have lots of friends, Mike! That says a lot about you, your lady, and your cat!

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

See Mike your luck changed already, you have a new quilt and it's a beauty,Ms Pat looks like she is really moved by the gift, isn't it so nice to be surrounded by friends. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna....

Janna and Mike said...

Open that quilt up Pat so I can see it!! What a special, special gift! Looks like you guys are having a ball!

Happytrails said...

Beautiful quilt and what a special gift from Barb!!

Sue and Doug said...

what a 'special gift'!..can't wait to see it unfolded!!..handmade gifts are the 'best'!!