Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Friends in Mesa

We are settled in at Good Life RV Resort in Mesa until the first of the year. We have been in the area several times and have done many of the tourist things, so much of this visit has been about seeing old friends and making new ones.
Jim and Bobby are Class of 07 mates who bought a place in Sun City on the west side of Phoenix. We were looking forward to seeing them and their new winter home. It is a very nice condo that is part of the first Del Webb community.
They invited us for lunch that turned out to be one of Jim's famous meals of steak for the guys and salmon for the ladies. Jim is a master of the grill.
As you can see we had a fun time. Jim and Bobby spend their winters here and then live in the RV in Colorado in the summer. Lately Nanc and I have talked about needing to start our search for some place to settle down so we were very interested in their condo. We were very impressed with their home and all the activities and facilities that are available to owners. One thing we have decided is that if and when we find a place it will be in the East, not in the desert.
On election day Linda, whom I worked with in WashPA many years ago, came over to watch the results with us. The evening started with smiles but sure did not end that way.
Other RV friends, who we have not seen since we were here three years ago, are Alan and Sharon. Sharon was not feeling well and did not want her picture taken. They have a place in Apache Junction set up like an art studio where they are following their retirement passion, pastel painting. They sure have produced many great works since our last visit.
Here at Good Life there are plenty of things going on where we have made new friends. Three days a week they have music for happy hour and this was a party to celebrate the opening of the new Cactus Grill and Party Patio.  
Our neighbors Nancy and Gary have been coming here for twelve years to escape the Minnesota winters.
Cathy and Mike are RVers from Michigan who just started full timing this year. We introduced them to our favorite restaurant here, Red White and Brew.
Marg from British Columbia and Darrel from Manitoba met here after their spouses passed away. They are showing off a few steps to the music at happy hour. 
Wanda and Ken are also from Manitoba. As you can see they are happy to be in the Valley of the Sun. There are more people arriving every day who are here to escape the cold winter weather up north. After Christmas the place will be full.
The super moon over Mesa. We have been dealing with a couple of RV issues since we got here, one with the new oven and another with a repair we had at Duncan in Indiana last month. Hopefully both will be resolved this week and then I will write about them. We have also been enjoying the pool and getting some sun as we prepare for a vacation to Mexico next week, so life is good.


Bobbie and Jim said...

Oh, what a fun post. We soooo enjoyed having you over for a visit. Glad to have you so close.

Doing It On the Road(Part II) said...

Good post!