Friday, August 12, 2016

Arizona Dreaming

This is our year to head west again and we have set our sights on a couple of places in Arizona.

Our first visit will be for the month of November at Palm Creek RV Resort, where they have 32 pickleball courts.  This is mecca for those of us who love the game.  Have you ever seen such a beautiful sight?

It is also where the 2016 National Championships are held and we will have front row seats to the event.  I have a friend who competes in the over 70's singles competition and I'll be able to cheer her on.

Our plan during our stay in Mesa is to find some property to buy so we have a place to visit in the winter or use as rental property.  There are only five parks in the Mesa area that are owned by the residents and due to pet limitations and other factors, we have narrowed it down to two.

We have stayed at Carriage Manor in the past, and it's certainly a place we wouldn't mind having a permanent winter get away.   Left Brains sister, Sister Mary, lives there with her husband Bill.  It would be nice to have family close by.

But to fully explore all possibilities I booked us for the four months at Roadhaven RV in Apache Junction.  Neither of these are far from each other and we'll be scouting both areas fully.

It's been a lot of fun full-timing in our RV but with the increase of my cooking the space feels smaller and smaller all the time.  I could really use a larger kitchen and more storage space for all my cooking and baking stuff.  Oh to be able to just reach into a cupboard for something!

The thought of jumping up into something 400 square feet or larger has just made me giddy!  We don't require anything fancy or splendid.  It just has to be sound and have a good kitchen and living area, which most of these models do.

The initial investment is more, but the monthly maintenance fees are much less and it should provide an inexpensive option to getting away for the winter.

The next logical step would be to find something larger for our lot in Ham Lake, but we'll deal with one thing at a time.

Long Live the Queen


  1. Wow pickle ball seems to be very POWERFUL!

  2. We seem to be reaching a similar point. Look forward to hearing what you decide on. I see a lunch date in our future :-)

    1. We've been very busy - more posts to come next week as this week is pretty packed. I'm surprised to hear you are thinking along the same lines, but certainly understand. It's been a lot of fun, but I long for a sense of community.

  3. What are you saying? Are you talking about a lot with a cottage on it? A larger RV? A small house? A tiny house? It all sounds like fun. I found you find what you are looking for. Have a super day, hugs, Edna B.

    1. We're thinking a lot we can own and a much larger trailer on it. Lots of stuff in the works, but need to clear up some things in the office Wednesday before I can opening write about it. It's going to be so much fun!