Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Last Days at Jojoba Hills


We had a nice quiet Christmas. I cooked dinner on Christmas Eve, and Debbie cooked on Christmas Day, so I spent the weekend in the sewing room working on our new privacy drapes. It was a lot of work sewing the fasteners on, hemming them, and attaching Velcro in the proper places, and I’m glad that job is finished. We think they look pretty good.

The old curtains that came with the rig. Some of the clips were broken, and the backing was disintegrating.


I made the new ones much longer, to add more privacy and insulation. I am not the best seamstress, so I am pleased to have that project finished.


Debbie left today for Casa Grande, AZ, where her mother will be escaping the Minnesota weather for a couple months. We hope to get over that way to meet her next month.

We’ve gotten out and walked the past few days since the weather improved. The park is adjacent to BLM land, and there are lots of trails and dirt roads to explore. All the rain we had last week was snow on the higher mountains in the area. We had a nice view of this snow-capped peak on our hike.


And a view of Jojoba Hills.


Cell service was not very good here so a few years ago they got Verizon to erect a tower on the park property. It is disguised so as not to be an eyesore. Pretty clever!


We are leaving here Thursday for Lake Skinner, a county park less than 20 miles away. We’ve both got doctor’s appointments in Temecula over the next 2 weeks and we will be closer to town there. The park is almost fully booked so we’re hoping the New Year’s weekend crowd won’t be too rowdy.


  1. the drapes look great! Sunaree and I wish you a happy new year!

  2. The drapes look wonderful..."good job"Happy New year" see you! Pat

  3. Those are very nice drapes indeed. The look like they will definitely provide more insulation and privacy. They also look professionally done! Don't let Jim try to drive with them drawn in order to keep the sun out of his eyes...

  4. Hello again from the great white north. A short note to wish you a Happy New Year and to let you know we hope to head south by Wednesday, arriving in Mesquite, Nevada Friday sometime. Our plans from there will depend on the weather in California/ Arizona.( will it ever stop raining?)

    Have a Frantic First!

    Gord & Connie Kraft

  5. Gord and Connie,

    Safe travels and hope our paths cross again this winter. Can't guarantee anything about the weather, though. It's been crazy.