October

We arrived in Yuma the first of October for a 6 month stay.

It didn’t take long to get a group together to visit and play pool.

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By Friday of the first week, there were enough players to begin the weekly 101 tournaments.

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Good friend, Rudy Myhedyn, spent the winter at Cactus Gardens this year.  We, long with friend, Bernice, spent a Sunday afternoon walking in the Yuma Wetlands Park.

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Running along the Colorado River, the park affords a good view of the Ocean to Ocean Bridge and the Old Mission.

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Just above the park, an old steam engine sits on display.

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If you want ornamental plants in Cactus Gardens, you either elevate them or place a fence around them to protect them from the bunnies.  We had a fence around ours.  I was not satisfied with the looks of it.

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So, I convinced Ron we needed to build some tables to place around the tree.  He decided to design a set that would stack within each other when stored.

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We got the tables about half finished, when Ron developed foot problems, and the doctor placed him in a fracture boot 24/7 for 2 weeks.  The tables were finished later.

Last season, Ron organized the Yuma Encore Shuffleboard League, made up of players from 5 of the 7 Encore parks in Yuma.  This year, Suni Sands decided to join.  Encore paid for shirts for each team, one color per park.   When they arrived, the Cactus Gardens shirts were bright orange.  (Note the fracture boot on Ron’s foot.  He was to wear it twice during the winter due to foot problems).

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