Friday, November 28, 2008

WOW! Three more hits to 1000!

I never thought I'd see that many people reading my blog. I know a few very faithful readers that keep track of The Traveling Cardinal's though. Thanks! You make it easier to keep other family & friends up-to-date of what is going on in our travels & lives! If you happen to be the one that hits the 1000 mark, email me & let me know!

I'm sorry it has taken me so long to get back to this journal. It seems this computer gets busier & busier now that I share it!!! LOL Bill likes to read a few hometown papers & by the time I get through some of my emails, it's time to do something else!

We made it to Superstition Sunrise RV Resort in Apache Junction, AZ on Monday the 24th around 1:30 PM. Needless to say, we were sweating by the time we got parked! We had stayed Sun. night in Holbrook, AZ east of Flagstaff, AZ where it gets mighty cold! It was 19 deg. when we woke up, so of course, we dressed for the weather. By the time we got down from around 7000' elevation to 1000' elevation it was mighty warm. When we got to the park it was 74 deg.!! I couldn't wait to get all set up & in the shower!!! In fact, we did that before we registered. Since I had called ahead they knew we were coming & said we could go ahead & park it first. Boy was I glad! Neighbors were coming out to welcome us back. It was a great feeling to be "home". That makes about 4 "homes" we have now - NY/PA, MD, VA & AZ.
Those Blue Skies of Arizona!On the way to our "other home"
Looking down on the Mountains & Valleys
Monday night after we got set up we went to get haircuts, KFC & Walmart for a few groceries. When we came back the guard at the gate told us Mon. nights were "jam session" nights at the clubhouse at 7pm. So down we went. It was a fun time & met a few more people, new & old.

Tues. morning I went to "Walking Aerobics" (stretching mostly) at 7:30 AM. Don't think I can do that. My back doesn't move that good that early in the morning. I'm more of a 8:30 - 9:00 person.

Prior to going to exercises, our good friends, Faye & Gene were planting cactus & doing some landscaping so I had to stop & give/get hugs there. They were expecting a load of rock to be delivered later in the morning to put around the gardens by the trailer. Gene said he could give me some exercise with a Mexican Trail Blazer. I asked him what that was & he said a "shovel"!!! Well, since the electric was turned off at 8:30 during exercise for some maintenance work, I came back & shortly after the truck came with the rock. We had quite a crew helping shovel that rock. It took about an hour to finish & Gene thought he had a 1-1/2 or 2 day job! Great neighbors - willing & able to help each other no matter what the project!
Dumping the RockGene supervising the unloading
Many men make light work! Bill in front with wheelbarrow
After that project I decided the bugs on the front of the RV needed to be washed off or they would never come off. So I started that project. Since the forecast was rain, I thought get the road dust & bugs off & God could take care of the rest. Well, we didn't get a lot of rain, but within the next 2 days we got the trailer cleaned good enough for a first run. More detailed work next time around. At least the black streaks are gone & windows are cleaner.

I'm tired! That was enough for one day.

Wednesday I went to a Weight Watchers to get weighed in for the month of Nov. Oh yea, I had to pay. That riding & eating doesn't work! Not enough exercise on the road. I was only 8/10ths of a pound over, but I still had to pay. That was enough of that!! So now I walk regularly!

Wednesday night we played Hand & Foot with Jim & Ruby across the street. Great time & oh yes, the women beat the men!!! Not bragging or anything, but that was the first time we've played since we left last year. I did remember most of the game.

Thursday - HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL! I called my daughter & my sister to wish them Happy Thanksgiving. Got caught up on the news & weather with them. Mark called later in the evening from Washington State. He is there with his family visiting sister-in-law & brother-in-law & family.

I walked 3 miles this morning so I could go out to eat. I left Bill reading the paper on the computer. It was really quite nice, cloudy but nice. Bill and I went to Cracker Barrel for dinner around 2pm. That way we only ate one big meal. It was very good. Of course, Cracker Barrel is one of our favorites. Food is always good & prices are always dependable. No surprises. It was very busy. That made it easy so I didn't shop & spend a lot! Since we live in the trailer, I don't buy extras anyway. If it isn't for a gift or something that can be eaten or used immediately, I don't buy it. I like (not love) to shop, but not on my top ten favorite things to do. I'd rather just look & say, "oh, isn't that neat or isn't that pretty".

Thursday evening we played cards with Faye & Gene. We had all taken a nap & then got together around 5:30pm. Oh yes, we played Hand & Foot again, & the women beat the men. I think I get really good partners. I'm not that shrewd of a player, just good team work! Then they headed home to watch the Cardinal's play football. I fell asleep again while Bill was in the shower, so I think that meant it was time to hit the hay. Had to wait to take our showers as we had a lot of thunder & lightning. The rain really came down for about 20 minutes or so. Sounded like those cracks were going to open up the trailer!

Friday I was planning on attending my first meeting of the Supercom Computer Club. But when I got there no one was there. I went downstairs & read on the bulletin board that because of Thanksgiving there was no meeting. So I decided to look over all the amenities that were offered here at the park & write them down so I could keep track of what, where, when I was suppose to go over the next few weeks/months.

Since there was no class I decided to do my "walk around the park". Got to keep active. I don't want these "older folks" showing me up. Maybe this afternoon I'll go down & get in the pool. Either inside or outside since they are both heated. My muscles could use a little "hot tub" therapy.

Well, that about wraps up the last few days for The Traveling Cardinal' until next time, we will be here at Superstition Sunrise enjoying the fellowship, fun & scenery!

1 comment:

Don and Shirley said...

Sounds like you folks are having a great time.We love Arizona too. Weather is great too here in Florida.
The Bowser's