Friday, January 23, 2015

Settling in to Mesa AZ

I just have to share this bumper sticker with you....Miss Edna, this is for you (even though I know you prefer crochet).

We arrived on Wednesday, the 21st and had our first overnight visitor that day.  Larry, Left Brain's golf buddy, is in the area so they can run off and play.  Oh happy day ...because that means I can run off and shop or goof off or whatever I want to do.

Yesterday we continued working on settling in and cleaning the Quartzite souvenir dust from our RV and car.  You could choke on this stuff and I'm glad to be on a concrete pad.

Left Brain and I went with Sister Mary to see "Selma" at the theater as I wanted to see this on the big screen.  It was very moving and somewhat difficult to watch.  I'm amazed at the patience of Dr King's movement to remain nonviolent.

Today I ventured down to the pickleball courts and paid my $20 membership fee and got in some play.  It's fun to meet new people and play with them, but frustrating to have left those who I knew behind in California.

I located the man who taught me the game two years ago and was finally able to express my gratitude to him for the way he instructed us and the fine start he gave me.

Tonight we'll go out for Friday fish fry with Mary and some other friends we've met here before.  

All in all it's been a great day and I'm anxious to get assimilated to the new area and partake of all it has to offer.

Long Live the Queen of Mesa AZ


  1. glad you've met up with familiar faces. :) laughed at the knitting sign. :)

  2. Must feel a little like home when you come back to a place where you started your illustrious Pickle Ball career and have old friends to look up. There isn't a corner of this country that you couldn't call home at this point ... isn't it wonderful. If only our country would get its act together so we could be proud Americans again. So we could buy American products, know full employment have roads free of pot holes and bridges safe to cross. Anyway, we all must hang in there and enjoy those aspects of our lives that we can be proud of. You seem to have found a great formula where recreation, shopping, pickle ball and cache rule ... I am envious Queen of assimilation ... would love to hitch my trailer to your get along :)

    Andrea @ From The Sol

  3. Enjoy your time goofing off while the men are away golfing - sometimes you just have to have 'me' time. We're heading up to the caravan for a week tomorrow and really looking forward to it.


  4. I love your bumper sticker!!! I'll have to see if I can't change it so say "crocheting". haha. Enjoy your fun in the sun. The snow is falling here and we have more than four inches already on the ground. Oh goodie goodie. This will all be changing over to rain soon, and then back to snow. Just what we need, a layer of ice hidden under new snow. Pogo has been busy all morning in front of his door, watching the activity in the yard (snowblowing and shoveling) and barking appropriately at anyone who moves.

    Sometimes I envy the freedom of movement that your new lifestyle offers. It would be such fun to be outside in the warm sun right about now. Oh well, enjoy your pickleball. You have a wonderful weekend, hugs, Edna B.

  5. Wish you were back here playing pickleball. We had our first tournament here a couple of weeks ago and it was great fun. Next Saturday we have a pickleball instructor coming out to give us some lessons. I can hardly wait! BTW, do you have any idea how I can get your new post notifications in my email box. Many whom I follow that use bloodspot show up in my email but a couple of you do not. I am just old enough now that if it isn't in my face, I tend to overlook it. ;)

    1. I think there's a link to sign up for email notifications. I'm pretty technically challenged, so not sure how to direct you. Sorry.

  6. Ok, I did put in blogspot, not bloodspot, but the computer had a mind of its own. Sorry!