Ah, yes! Hector, Angel and I spent a quiet New Year’s Eve in Yuma, Arizona inside Island Girl while I recovered from a root canal on the previous day. I must say that the champagne helped the recovery process tremendously.
We also figured we’d take advantage of some of the services available in town before heading for the desert. Like getting our car detailed and maybe getting Island Girl washed and waxed by the same group that we used last year. Easy, peasy.
Then while In Tucson, I developed a toothache. I visited a nice local dentist, who didn’t think I needed a root canal, but gave me a couple of treatment options, each over $500. That’s when I decided to try out a dentist at Los Algodones, Mexico, coincidentally just across the border from Yuma. But more on that in the next post.
A week later a rock hit our car windshield and made a pretty big crack in it. So we called our insurance company and were able to set up an appointment in Yuma to get the windshield replaced. Good thing we’d planned to be in Yuma but our week was getting a bit complicated.
But when we arrived, we got together with our friends Doug and Tricia from Calgary, Alberta and Tim and Becky from Portland, Oregon and caught up on life since we saw each other last summer. It’s nice to be in the moment and not thinking about all that has to get done, and nothing better than friends to make that happen.
Then on New Year’s day, we invited all our friends over for brunch. After finishing off the champagne in mimosas, drinking bloody Marys and feasting on a great brunch by Hector with friends, I was fully recovered from the tooth trauma.
And we succeeded in getting our our car detailed that week as well. Although we keep the car fairly clean, after being dragged behind Island Girl for two years, our car, the Coquí, really needed some tender loving care. Dave’s Auto Detailing did a very nice job.
And, after the New Year, we had the windshield replaced on the Coquí. Novus Auto Glass also did a great job. We couldn’t believe the difference – our old windshield had a lot of little pock marks, and the new one looked SO clear, we just sat inside and stared at the outside for awhile.
It was still pretty chilly out, so when we got to the restaurant the band had cancelled because of the cold. Wimps! Turned out they had played on the cold New Year’s Eve in another venue and didn’t want to do it again.
We still had a very nice dinner, including Bananas Flambé prepared table side.
Our friends all went on their way, and on our last day, Hector had the RV washed and hand waxed by Robert’s RV Wash & Wax, the same guys that washed her last year.
All turned out well, and all that other stuff didn’t stop us from being able to enjoy spending time with friends.