Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Days 9, 10 ,11 in Arizona

Today is Tuesday, January 6th.

What I like about being here this month in Arizona:

-The weather--nice & warm & sunshiny. Chilly in evening and morning.
-Different lifestyle
-Meeting many people
-Walks every morning
-Jim & Gloria

What I don't like about this month in Arizona

-Being without my own car.
-Missing friends & family back in Minnesota.
-Being without internet access in condo.

Yesterday, Gloria & I went shopping while the guys golfed. I wanted to go to Goodwill and Gloria so graciously put up with me while shopping there. Then to our favorite store--Steinmart. Got lots of neat things there.

Went out to dinner last night to Texas Roadhouse.

It was cloudy & chilly yesterday.

Today we went to Sunland Village East to meet with a realtor to check out condos for sale. No--we are not planning on buying anything. Jim & Gloria kind of have the bug. It is always fun to see what is out there and the prices. This Sunland Village has condos and houses around a golf course. I love it because everybody has a golf cart and they are all over the streets. They have parking place and garages for them. I also like the names of some of the streets. They are flower names. I would love to live on Periwinkle Lane with a garage for the Patty Wagon. But I think I would have some issues with being around all old people all the time. I would miss kids.

Today is really gorgeous. We had lunch on our patio with Jim & Gloria overlooking the pool. The sun was shining and it felt like life could not be any better.

Saturday, Mom & Gemma will be flying in. Mom to spend 2 weeks and Gemma will be here 1 week. I know we will have fun.

Sunday we went to a big swap meet. It was fun because there are many unusual things there. It is more like a big party because there was a band playing and people were dancing.

We have done some exploring of the surrounding areas.

Oh-Oh. I only have 5 minutes remaining and I need to check out some other things. I do not like that having time limits on computers.


  1. You're way too young for an "old folks" retirement village. Besides, I miss you.

  2. Have you considered taking your computer to a Panera or someplace similar? I miss the regular updates.

  3. I recommend Sunland Village East to anyone who's looking for a safe, pleasant retirement experience. I lived there for several years and was thrilled by all the great services and activities available.

    One thing I would recommend to increase the value of your Sunland Village East home is to put tile wherever you can.

    I used a fellow by the name of David Smith and was very happy with his work and his prices. He was on time and did the job in the time he said it would take. His phone number is (480)755-3318. Give him a call!