It might be that I've found it so much easier to post pictures on Facebook that I've let my Blog slide.
I'll try to bring you up to date a little. Note, I said "try". I can't even remember what happened since Christmas! Every week seems to be a blur of activity.
I do remember more of February. Our friends, Ron & Sharon & Dan & Helen, have been out to visit. Dan & Helen came to visit Chuck & Denice & Ron & Sharon rented a home down near Florence, AZ. We did a lot of fun things. We went on a moonlight hike, shared meals together, visited the Hall of Flame, & just had a great time. Our friends from Georgia, Benny & Tommie, have since left too, along with Camilla & Roger. Gosh, it doesn't seem possible people are starting to leave already. Of course, Dan & Helen were only here for 10 days, Ron & Sharon a month, & Benny & Tommie for 3 months. It just seems like time goes so fast.
We met Ron & Sharon & took them to the Olive Mill on the first weekend they were here. That was different for them. We had a fun time just relaxing & catching up. While we were talking, Sharon mentioned that they were going on a moonlight hike with Denice, Chuck & some of their friends. I said I had always wanted to go, but hadn't been yet. So I called Denice & asked if they cared if I tagged along. She said heavens no. So I was the odd ball among the couples. Here is our group before we started out:
They wanted to start early enough so we could see the sunset, but it was so cloudy there wasn't any sun. We were afraid we wouldn't see the full moon either!
Up we start to the Superstition Mountains
We had a Warrenites Get-Together at the Mirage Bar & Grill for lunch on February 9th. It turned out fantastic. We had 43 people there!! A few were visiting, but most spend their winters in Arizona & the majority of them right here in Apache Junction! I was so surprised to find out how many people we knew that lived here & we didn't even know it. Click on the picture to get a better close up. Here is a picture of the gang:
A few pictures of us having a good time:
Denice, Sharon, Bill, Chuck, Dan, Helen & Ron relaxing in the sun before we ate.
Two days after our "great meal", four of our friends, Jan & Dick & Camilla & Roger took us to Mexico to introduce us to Bill's new dentist. He broke a tooth & went to get it fixed. Instead he got impressions made for a new set of full dentures with an appointment to go back & get his remaining 5 teeth pulled. It was a long day in & out of the dentist office. We have made 2 more trips back & have another scheduled. It's been a long haul, but hopefully things are getting better. As of tonight (03-04-12) he ate a pretty good meal. After getting them pulled he had sore spots & we thought they were just going to adjust his lower plate; instead he had surgery on his gum bones. More stitches & more healing. Hopefully we only have to make one more trip.
On Feb. 16th we had our Eastern States Party. Denice & I were the only ones to remember to bring something from our hometown. Either made there or distributed from there. Here is a Blair shirt that I took & I gave a little history about Blair Corporation.Denice brought Whirley mugs & we gave them away as prices. We told about traveling & checking gift shops to see where the mugs they sold were made. We always pick them up & look at the bottom to see if they say Whirley Industries, Warren, PA, Made in USA.
Sharon, Ron, Bill & I went to the Hall of Flame Firefighters Museum in Phoenix after having lunch at the Organ Stop Pizza with the group from the park. The lady at the museum asked if both guys were firefighters & we said no, we all were. She was rather surprised. Between the four of us, we represented over 144 years of Firefighter service! It was a fun day & we had a great time.
Here is Bill, Sharon, Tommie, Benny & Ron. Bill did pretty good eating a plain hamburger & a few steak fries.
Here is my "young", good looking partner/instructor, Joe. He is a lot of fun & he is very patient with me!
So, between teaching computer classes, helping out with Zumba while Cathy wasn't feeling up to par, I see Bill at meal times & evenings. I'm hoping my brother Herb comes to visit the end of the month. By that time I'll be ready to do something different. We'd like to take him to the Grand Canyon. Hopefully he is still planning on coming. Waiting to hear from Amy.
So, until next time................The Traveling Cardinal's