Sunday, November 14, 2010

Cheryl's Bingo Update

Of all things, she actually won the 1st game last night. $50. But,Mesa Spirit announced that starting next week, only "residents" can play. Guests are not allowed. It's good that she won last night since she can't play there anymore.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Weekly Happenings

The weather turned a little cooler, but it's still better than the cold and drizzle at home. The Wednesday potlucks are a hit. There were around 100 attending this last week and the Friday happy hour at the pool are fun. This week we had 50 ane 60s music and many different types of finger foods. This morning was the 1st Saturday breakfast of the year. And, we are meeting so many new friends as well as seeing friends from the past couple of years.
I managed to do a little geocaching this week. Not as much as I would have liked, but was able to get out and find a few. Today, Cheryl, Keith and Caroline went with me and I tried to show Keith and Caroline what geocaching was all about. A couple of the caches involved nice walks out in the desert instead of wandering around the Apache Junction area. None of us were really equipped for the desert, but no stinging nasty things appeared. So far so good with the desert wandering. Cheryl is back at Mesa Spirit tonight attempting to win at BINGO. You notice, I said attempting. So far, she hasn't had much luck the past couple of years and I doubt if this year is much better.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I'm Not Ready

I wanted to enjoy the extreme warmth, but the cooler winter weather is on the way. After a week of days in the 90s, now we're looking at highs in the low to mid 70s. What's up with that??? Today, I get kicked out of the coach. Cheryl is going to do a thorough cleaning -so the dogs and I will be put out in the cold.
So far, we're real happy with our choice of parks for the winter. Friendly people and activities that appeal to us. Yesterday we went to the "ice cream social" and they even had the sugar free ice cream that some of us have to eat.
I've done a little geocaching, but hope to do some today while I'm "homeless".
As soon as I have time (LOL) I'll get some pictures of the park put on the blog.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Pizza Time

Last night we picked up Dutch and Tony Ball (friends from Sioux City) and we went out to dinner at Casanova Brothers Pizza. When we walked in Luigi (the counterman) looked over and said Bruce - Cheryl - Tony and where is Dutch. Now, it's been 7 months since we were there last and he remembered our names. Either we went there too much or he has a great memory. And of course, the pizza was fantastic.
I haven't figured out what to do today since we did find a patio set (table - 4 chairs and an umbrella) so we do have manufactured shade now. Maybe, it's just time to sit back and enjoy the day.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

And It's Starting

My sister and her husband showed up yesterday afternoon and I got a call from our friends from Sioux City and they will be coming in today for a couple of days. They bought a house in Mesa, but they have their motorhome and need a place to park it for a couple of days until they get their house set up. We stopped by our old park a couple of days ago and some of our winter friends are already there. OLD HOME WEEK.
I still haven't figured out the manufactured shade problem yet, so will head to Camping World today and see what they have.
Last night we went to the first function here. It was a crock pot pot luck and met a lot of really friendly people. So far -good.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

All Set Up (Sort Of)

Other than "manufactured shade", we're set for the winter. The palm tree is up, the rope lights are out as well as the solar lights. Tonight is the 1st function of the park. It's a crock pot - pot luck. Beer will be furnished by the park so if the food ain't great, the drinks will be. We've only been here a couple of days, but we've met more people in these few days than we ever did at Mesa Spirit. From the manager on down to the guests, everyone greets you when they walk by.

I'll report on the pot luck tomorrow. Now, it's time to take the car and see if we can find a patio table and umbrella so we can have a bit of shade during the heat of the day.

Stay tuned for further developments.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Parked For The Winter

The coach may be parked, but I haven't been in too much of a "toot" to get everything set up. I did manage to get the windows washed and the sunscreens put on as well as the tire covers. That's about as far as I have gone with the winter setup. We had a minor change of plans. We didn't inquire and the park didn't say, but we're not allowed to put up dining canopies due to abuse of the privelege several years ago. Now, we're looking at finding a cheap table and chairs that has an umbrella so we can manufacture some afternoon shade.
We did go back to Mesa Spirit today to pick up our bikes that we left there in the spring. They survived the micro-burst and mini tornado that went thru the park last month. I just need to pump up the tires. I'll put that on the "to do" list for later on in the week. The rope light palmtree is still in the box. Maybe I'll save that for next week. I don't want to get everything done all at once. I need to space things out some.

That's the latest update -stay tuned for more.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Leaving Yuma Today

We spent the last 5 days in Yuma relaxing and enjoying the warm and sunny weather. While here, we did a little geocaching as well as making the obligatory trip over the border to Los Algodones, Mexico. We didn't do a lot of shopping, but always enjoy the sights and sounds of the little "tourist town" across the border. We'll leave this morning and go to Apache Junction, Az - where we will spend the duration of the winter. This will be our 1st time at this RV Park, so we don't know exactly what to expect. We are looking forward to seeing many of our old friends and Rim Rock Roamers that have made the trip south and look forward to meeting and making new friends as well. I do need to make a trip to the store for a better type of sunscreen.

Stay tuned for further updates.