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Dec 11, 2019 - Ten Years !!

Ten years ago today Tom and I left Sanford Rehab and we flew home to Texas. I remember what an absolutly horrible experience that trip was. BUT I also remember the joy of being back in the motorhome, the delight Tom took in eating his first home cooked meal, and the anticipation of having Christmas in San Antonio with our sons. We were so confident that the road ahead, even though a tough one, was one that we would manage to travel together for a long time. That was not to be. How I miss him! Thank goodness for my sons. I leave on Friday...

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Oct 23, 2019 - Internet and TV At Last!!!!!

Arrived safely in Arizona last Wednesday. Motorhome started up immediately! My friends Pat and Bill came with me to the storage lot and moved me to my spot in the RV resort. Hook up went perfectly and withing two days I had it cleaned and ready for living. The two issues I encountered were not with the coach. It took one entire week for the cable company to hook up my TV and internet. That was the longest I have ever had to wait but I did get here later than usual this year. Secondly, when moving a very heavy chair in the rig I pulled my...

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Jan 2, 2019 - El Mirage, AZ

We quickly slipped into our old routines in Pueblo El Mirage RV Resort. Janet is doing a lot of exercise classes, sewing, and line dancing. I did my exercise routine every day. We renewed old friendships. January was a pleasant month, sunny and relatively warm. February, on the other hand, was cold and wet. The old timers are saying that this was the wettest and coldest month they can remember. According to the weatherman, the coldest and wettest in 40 years. Lots of cold, cloudy, windy, and wet days. Only a few cool but sunny days. March...

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Oct 8, 2018 - 5 Day Recap

I arrived in Arizona last Thursday afternoon. For the first time in 8 years the motorhome did NOT start right up. Terry came with his Jeep and gave me a jump. Even though the coach is in covered storage, the rig was filthy from the many dust storms that occurred here this summer. Terry drove the motorhome to the back of the storage lot where there is a wash facility and we gave it a cursory hosing down. Exel wash will come in a few weeks to give the outside a good cleaning , shampoo the carpet, and steam clean the fabric on the bench seats...

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Jan 1, 2018 - El Mirage, AZ

On New Year's Day we drove the last 200 miles to get to Pueblo El Mirage RV Park, our final destination for the winter. The weather was 70 and sunny, and some our friends were already there. It was nice to meet up with people we knew. PEM is just like we remembered it. It didn't take long to get into the rhythm of life in the park. We especially wanted to get back into the daily exercise routine since we haven't been able to do much since we left home. Janet is jumping right into the daily sewing routine. She says she is giving up on the...

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Sep 25, 2017 - Last Stop

Drove straight to the storage unit to check out my coach. It started right up! Tomorrow Terry and Josie will help me drive it to my site in the RV resort. Went to our favorite Mexican restaurant for dinner tonight. We all had margaritas and shrimp tacos. Yummy! Plan to get a good night's sleep so I am ready for the setup in the morning. Good to be back.

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Jan 10, 2016 - Big Welcome back

So nice to see the girls at mahj today. They were sweet enough to give me a big reception . Everyone is gearing up for our tournament on Friday and since I am in charge of lunch I better get working on that tomorrow. The car is emptied out, the suitcases are put away, and things are back to usual.

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Jan 3, 2016 - El Mirage, Arizona

We have made it to Arizona! Desert! Valley of the Sun! Saguaro cactus! Unlimited sunshine... Well, almost. It was 71 degrees and overcast when we got here, and we are supposed to have a whole week of overcast and intermittent light rain. Since we left on December 12 and had the post office forward our mail, we had a pile of Christmas cards waiting for us! Along with three weeks worth of bills. It was fun to open the cards, the bills not so much. Janet loves the sewing room here at Pueblo El Mirage RV Resort. She has a key to the sewing...

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Oct 5, 2015 - From Pines to Palms

The 3 hour drive from Show Low to El Mirage is a beautiful one. The green pine trees and delightful cool temperatures slowly turned to brownish desert, palm trees, and 87 degrees. It took twenty minutes to set up the coach . It will take three days to clean it and put everything away. I've got that routine down pat. I didn't have internet connection yesterday so there was no journal entry. Today, after doing laundry and shopping, I got the front of the coach completely squared away. That's a good start! Today and tomorrow wil be in the low...

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Feb 5, 2015 - El Mirage, AZ

We have finally arrived. We are looking forward to being in one place for a while. Since we left a few days early to avoid a storm, we have minimal groceries with us and we even have lists of things we need and things to do on the camper. It will take us a few days to catch up on all of it. But at least we don't have 6 hours of driving to do! We finally got off I-10. I think we did over 1,300 miles on this one route alone over the past 4 days. While we are here we will take day trips around Arizona, take advantage of the good weather, and...

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Dec 12, 2014 - Back In The RV

Arrived at the RV in the early afternoon and found everything in tip-top shape. The drive south was pleasant and I am glad that I made the decision to leave before the wind and rain hit Sedona. The storm isn't expected to arrive here until the early morning hours. After unloading the car I went to the grocer. Then I had the unenviable chore of putting everything away - groceries, clothes, and all the stuff I dragged up and back - didn't need half of it!

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Nov 13, 2014 - Recovering

Recovering - not from the whirlwind Thanksgiving celebration - but from the two hour swing in time. Rested this morning and played mahj with 5 other gals this afternoon. Met my new neighbors from Salt Lake City - nice young couple who are new at the RV resort lifestyle. I gave them a few pointers before coming in for dinner. Can't say I am sorry about being in 75 degree weather. Spencer called this morning and said that he woke up to find snow on the ground this morning. I got out of town just in time.

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