Thursday, November 15, 2018

November 12 - 18, 2018, AZ

Thursday, November 15. Another week with little to write about.  We are falling into our 'landed' lifestyle; my cleaning jobs, grocery shopping, laundry, errands, etc.  We haven't even been walking much other than to walk the dog and take him to the dog park here in the park - and a very nice space it is with plenty of room for the dogs to run, a comfortable bench to sit on and a supply of doodoo bags and plenty of water.


We did take a walk through the desert on Tuesday afternoon.  You can park along the road and enter through access points in the fences ('V' shaped cutouts for horses and people).  We managed to follow a horse path that meandered along, resulting in a walk of almost 2 miles.


Yesterday, I went to Val Vista Village and met up with Patty. We walked to the activity building where we attended a Celebration of Life for Nancy Anderson who found out that she was full of cancer while on her summer travels to Canada.  She died shortly after her diagnosis. Nancy's husband Richard is a guy that I knew from Stoughton and has some family connections along the way - it's a long story.


This morning, we set the alarm and got up in time to have coffee and donuts at the clubhouse, some good conversation, and we heard the news of upcoming events and activities - well worth the early wake-up.


I went shopping with Rhonda (our next door neighbor) for clothes at Beall's.  She liked the store and found 3 new outfits and I found a pair of jeans.  She treated me to lunch at McDonalds for going with her and introducing her to Beall's.


Sunday, November 18.  Pat and Roger came over for a drink on Friday afternoon and then we went to the Dog Run Saloon for their fish fry. The drinks, food, service, and company were all good. 


Saturday night's highlight was our community's welcome back dinner for residents. They had a Beerfest, complete with free beer, bratwurst, green beans with bacon, red cabbage and apple cake. A polka band provided us with music, although 3 hours of that was a bit much, so we left around 8:00.


Sunday was a good day to hang around the house, take a nap, and just take it easy.




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