Thursday, May 16, 2013

Beginning to Blog: Arizona Life!

We've been in AZ almost 2 months! We stopped in Tuscon to met Pam and her family for lunch at Cracker Barrel. We hadn't seen Daun for over 15 years and got to meet her 2 younger kids, as well as Samantha her oldest who we saw the last time she visited Pam in Florida. Pam & Samantha have recently rented an apartment together. Pam is working for a temp agency & Sammy is working & going to college.
We got into Mesa late afternoon and headed for the Mesa Regal Resort. We hadn't made reservations, but luckily we were able to get a site there. Mike, Michelle & Abbey came to greet us as well as Mike helping getting the Goldwing off the trailer. We discovered in Tuscon that the bike had tipped and broke several of the straps, so the 1-1/2 ride from there to Mesa was made a little more stressful. But somehow (angels?) had righted it up along the way.
Since we were to babysit for Abbey on Good Friday, we went over to there house a few times that week to get reacquainted with her. She was shy at first but it didn't take too long to warm up to us....especially with Bill pushing her around in her Little Tykes car that we had gotten her for Christmas. She is such a cutie, she loves to "dance" whenever she hears music! That Friday we took her to the park. It was just fun to be grandparents enjoying the day! We also had Easter dinner at their house and realized it had been Easter time last year when we had seen them last!
We were also called into duty the following week when Abbey developed an ear infection & fever & couldn't go to nursery school for a couple of days. It'll be nice when we are back down there (in the "valley") in the fall so we can be the support system for Mike & Michelle.
The Mesa Regal Resort was so appealing that we put our resume in and secured a workamping job there for the fall. We'll work in the gift shop for 2 six hour days a week. That will pay for our site as well as our electric. No pay, but we have all the amenities to enjoy...3 pools, 2 hot tubs, sauna, exercise classes, computer lab, hobby classes, tennis, pickleball, bocce ball as well as entertainment. It's like a little town and you hardly ever have to go off the property as there is a grocery store within walking distance!
Now we are up at our summer job at Happy Jack Lodge & Resort. I'll write about that on my next post!