Thursday, November 6, 2014

Hello's and Good Byes. A short post tonight

Our time in Apache is almost up. We were able to spend time with friends Russ and Kay. Eating meals together, playing games, walked a little in the Arizona Market, Joe and Russ played in a horseshoe tournament in Mesa.  We'll see them again in February at TT Palm Springs. Big horseshoe tournament there then.  We also were so excited to get to see long time friends John and Marilyn. We met them the first time At Tall Chief RV resort near Issaquah, WA.  They live in Mesa now. Marilyn fixed a beautiful Pot Roast lunch for us.   Saying goodbye is hard but we smile and say "if we don't see you next year, we'll meet you at the heavenly gates"

Wednesday was a day to say hello to friends Rich and Linda who live in Glendale. We had lunch with them in the Mesa area and then later, after saying goodbye to them, we said hello to this nice looking couple in the picture above. (Joe is hiding behind the umbrella Pole) Vic and Judy are snowbirds from Washington State. They live very close to my sister. They have a regulation Pickleball court and horseshoe pits in a beautiful wooded setting at their home. So Joe tries to get over there at least once when we are visiting my sister.  They gave us a wonderful tour of Mesa Regal RV resort followed by Cool Ice Tea at the resorts Happy Hour while listening to great music! 

And today........we got to meet more blogger friends for the first time.!! Sandie and Jim Dixon and Skittlez and Scooter. What a delightful couple. We weren't there ten minutes before we felt like we had known them for a life time! We laughed and talked and ate cheese and crackers and summer sausage. Skittlez and Scooter are such polite little dogs. Thank you Sandie and Jim for such a nice visit and we look forward to meeting up with you again some time. Part of the fun of blogging for me is getting to meet in person, the people I blog with. 

Our last goodbye is to  Apache Junction.  We learned to navigate Apache Junction pretty well these  past two weeks. We used  the Apache Trail to get to the grocery store, our bank, and church. We avoided the I-10 and the 202 Loop as much as we could. Way to fast and busy for us. One day we were on our way to visit friends from Oregon who were staying in the Chandler area and we saw 3 accidents in less than a 1/2 mile.  We enjoyed going for a ride to Tortilla Flat and seeing Canyon lake along the way, and I loved walking in the Arboretum (thank you again Marilyn). Now it's time to get ready to journey on to our next destination.  Tomorrow it's laundry, Putting all the  knickknacks away, securing cupboard doors etc. We will be heading to one of our favorite places in Arizona. Cochise County. Lots of "cowboy" music, story telling, Tombstone, Bisbee, the  Chiricahuas and surrounding area Old West History and Ghost towns..... just to name a few.