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June 19: Her New Knee
Mary finally went in for her left knee surgery on May 31st. The operation was performed at Oasis Hospital in North Phoenix by Dr. Amber Randall. Surprisingly, the total surgery time was around 2 hours and she came out of it well. We stayed there for 2 nights until she was recovered from the surgery and then we drove home. Completing Physical Therapy here at home in Kingman and she is getting better every day.
March 2018: Spring Training
Every year, for the last 30 or so, we have been traveling to Phoenix to watch MLB Spring Training. Now that both of our teams play in the valley (Jim - LA Dodgers, Mary - Chicago Cubs) we have the good fortune of being able to watch our favorite team play in Spring Training...up close. We usually catch 2-3 games for each team and this year we went on 2 different weekends in March so we could do just that.
It's always great fun because we both love baseball and we get to see our teams before the season starts. Photos of the 2 weekends are in the Digital Photo Album.
March 4 2018: Reno/Tahoe and Spring Training
The last weekend of February, Mary & I took a couple of days to spend in Reno and Lake Tahoe. Mary wanted to get extra points for her Total Rewards account at Harrah's and I haven't been in the area for quite some time. We had a nice stay in Reno, Harrah's has an old but real nice casino/hotel there. The rooms were very comfortable and the casino wasn't very crowded. On our trip to Lake Tahoe, we didn't stay the night, our plan was to just gamble at Harrah's and Harvey's. Unfortunately after our fun we had some knuckle-head back into us in a parking lot so that didn't make it so fun after that.
We had to get out of Reno early because a huge snow storm was on it's way and we didn't want to get snowed in. We made it out with time to spare and the drive home was very uneventful.
This past weekend we took in 2 Dodger Spring Training Games down in Phoenix. The games were great but the motel we stayed in was a little shoddy (Studio 6). We won't be "enjoying" this facility again in the future.
I put photos up of our Reno/Tahoe trip in the Digital Album but I'll wait to put baseball photos up until after we get back from our planned Cubs Spring Training trip in 2 weeks.
February 9 2018: Superbowl Weekend
Harrah's Las Vegas provided us with a 2-night stay and entry into their Superbowl party last weekend. It was a lot of fun, plenty of food, and a game that was actually a bit exciting. I didn't have a dog in the fight but there was plenty of action to make it a good game.
February 1 2018: New Year!!!
Well 2017 is in the books and we've started another one, I'm sure 2018 will be as much fun for us as 2017 was!
We have a number of trips planned (again) this year and will be visiting some places we haven't been to in quite some time (stay tuned for updates).
Mary & I recently returned from a trip to Central Florida, where we had a very nice visit. We toured a bit of the Central Florida area when I spent '60-'66 (grammar school days). The weather was very nice the entire time we were there and the flights out and back were on time and even arrived early! We decided to stay in Las Vegas after returning to "re-charge" from the trip.