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Sat. Mar.10 to Fri. 16- Sun City AZ

Saturday-  I had a hair appointment at 10 so I was off to that.Bob worked on some issues that needed to be done.  When I returned, we ate lunch, did some tasks and went grocery shopping. We had a quiet rest of the day as it was rainy. Between rain drops, we ran over to visit with Sid and Barb.

Sunday- We did our usual Sunday tasks including laundry, budgeting, bill paying and filling the pill boxes. It was sunny today! So I was able to get out riding my bike and we sat outside reading.

We tried taking Karlie off the Meclizine, but she started having slight issues, so we put her back on. She did eat though! We grilled a steak and she had some of that as well as some food that Barb gave us. We are collecting dog toys, as we had way too many, and they gave us some. We are planning to take them to the local shelter.

Monday-  Bob dropped the car off at the shop and Barb picked him up. I called the Vet office about Karlie not eating. The Vet, a different one, called me back. She orders some Entyce, which is supposed to make Karlie hungry. She also said that maybe the vertigo is caused by her ear infection. Huh? She has an ear infection??? The other Vet had said he saw some debris in her ear, but nothing about an infection. If he thought she had an infection, why didn’t he order an antibiotic right then???? So she ordered an antibiotic and we started Karlie on the med.

Barb had given us some food that she is giving to her dog Mandy. It is a refrigerated food. Karlie ate it. So we went to Walmart and bought some food from their refrigerated dog food. Pricey, but maybe she will eat it.

I continued to work on articles and Bob washed the outside of the motor home. At 11, Bob, Barb, MaryAnne, Judy and I went to get tickets for the farewell party next week. Free pizza! But the times are staggered, so we had to get tickets together for the same time. We are in the 1 PM group.

At around 3:30, the car place called and we walked over to Barb and Sid’s and I drove Barb’s car down to the car place. We picked up the car, and returned, $1748 less in our bank account. At least it is under a 2 year warranty for parts and labor.

We ate dinner and watched some TV.

Tuesday- I was off at 8:30 to the Retired Nurses Breakfast. The speaker was from the Hospice of the Valley and it was pretty interesting. When I worked, I did a lot of referrals to them.

I returned to the MH, we ate lunch, and had an appointment with the breast surgeon. She did not find anything and we are waiting until the fall for the next mammogram. We returned, ate a quick dinner and went to Square Dancing. Since it is St. Patrick’s Day week, we dressed in our green. We had a great time. …

Wednesday- This morning we were off to Tivoli Gardens for the Alfa Breakfast. It was only Barb, Sid, Karen, Bob and I. We had a nice breakfast, then I returned to play Maj at 10. Bob went to the hardware store. We had a quiet afternoon and evening.

Thursday- I was out the door by 6:30 to have my blood drawn. I had tried weeks ago to get an appointment, but with all the snowbirds in town, I could not get one. I was second in line, but got through the kiosk fast, so I ended up first in the queue.

I ran back home, ate breakfast and went to Maj. Bob decided to check the air in the tires and to check the batteries in the tire pressure monitor valves. Both of the outside dual rear tires had an issue. Some thing is wrong with the valves and we lost air pressure. So we have to call the RV service folks for them to come out and replace the valves.

We had lunch at home and went grocery shopping. We arrived back in time to go to the Residents Association Meeting at 4. Life is never boring! 

Our park has had the roads neglected for a long time! Encore, the owners, have said numerous times that they will repair the roads and it does not happen. Poor Scott, the manager, tries, but he can only do so much. So finally, some one planted pansy’s in one to the pot holes and sent him the picture.


Then, some one left a pail, shovel and rocks on his desk with a sign that said pot hole repair kit. He thought it was a joke and popped one of the rocks into his mouth, before he realized it was a real rock! We laughed hysterically as his description! Anyway, he is using these items as ammunition with his boss next week.

We returned home, ate dinner, changed into St. Patrick’s Day green and went Square Dancing in Sun City West. Again, we had a great time!

Friday- No car making group this week. This morning was the St. Patrick’s Day parade. Below is the Honor Guard. 

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Above are the Sun City Poms. They are a group of older women dancers. They have been on GMA and the Today show. They just marched but did not dance. Below is the Activity Dept. staff.  The guy to the left, standing with the microphone, is Mambo. He is a bit of a character. He was the MC.


Scott on the left and Chad the head of security driving.


Two of the clowns, but there are more to come…







The pet section was allowed to march. We did not know about it or we would have walked our dogs, as they love marching in a parade!





The Quilters.



The Peoria Fire Department.


We returned home and walked the dogs. Then we went to lunch in the ballroom for our Corned Beef and Cabbage. They had a Irish band.


We returned home, with leftovers for dinner, and took a short nap. We ate the leftovers and went to our Square Dance class .

Sat. Mar. 3 to Fri. Mar. 9- Sun City AZ

Saturday- We ate breakfast, walked the dogs, and took off for the Square Dance Festival. This morning was a workshop, on Plus calls, by Hunter Keller. It was from 10-11:30. We had thought they were serving lunch, but no, it was just junk. So we left and went hunting for lunch. We ended up at Mellow Mushroom. We had liked Mellow Mushroom in Florida, and this was was very good also.

We returned home and took a nap. We ate dinner and left to go back to the Festival to dance from 7 to 10:45. We had a good time, especially since our teacher Dennis, his wife Teresa, Helen & Jeff, Dan & Kathy all came this evening. So we had some folks we knew there. We had a good time, but because there were more folks attending, we had more trouble hearing. We are really glad they are moving the festival for the next two years to Sun City West. We won another door prize, this time, an ugly fish key chain.  Below is after the Grand March into the room on Sat. night  by the local clubs.



Above is Hunter Keller on the stage and Lee Hailey dancing in front of the stage. As you can see, there was a patriotic theme, so we are wearing our red white and blue!

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A special thank you to Linda who came over on Fri and Sat nights to give Karlie her pills and to walk the dogs!

Sunday- OMG! This was the worst day we have had since my father was so sick and died in 2001.  We woke up and Karlie literally fell over on the bed. It was like she was drunk. She could barely walk. Since she has the mitral valve prolapse, we thought that she might have thrown a clot and had a stroke.  Her rear end was going one direction and the front the other, plus she was making strange movements with her head. She also vomited.  We were terrified! I called the Vet office, fortunately they are open on Sunday, and made a 2 PM appointment, the first they had available.

With our prior dogs, when they made their last visit to the Vet, I did much better, and could keep my act together until the deed was done. This time, I kept crying all day!

The Vet, did a very thorough exam and decided that it was questionable if she had a stroke, or if she had Senior Vestibular Disease. He flipped her over on her back ( much to her dismay) and her eyes were really weird, rolling all over the place. He decided to treat her for the dizziness. So he gave her nausea medication and said to call if she was not better by Tuesday. Whew! We dodged a bullet there!

Bob has been taking both dogs to the grass at the end of the street, then returning to the MH. We put Karlie on my lap and he takes Roxie for a long walk. Karlie is sick enough, she does not mind doing this! Usually, you cannot take one dog without the other one. This continued through the day with her on one of our laps. She did not eat dinner but at least the vomiting stopped.

We spent a quiet afternoon and evening and ate dinner at home. We watched some TV.

Monday- Poor Karlie is still dizzy. She falls down when trying to squat to pee but she is a little bit better when she flaps her ears, she is doing it more gently and is only losing balance and not falling over. She is drinking but not eating.

I worked on some articles and Bull’s Eye RV Repair arrived to clean out the washer/dryer. They pulled the machine out and Bob installed the shelf. He is not sure that this is going to work, but we will see. The guys cleaned out the trap and re-installed the machine.

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We did not play Spades as we were decided to stay with Karlie. We had a quiet afternoon at home. At 4, we took both dogs with us and went to a potluck happy hour at Judy and Fred’s. Susie, their dog, and Mandy, Barb and Syd’s dogs, were there. Karlie sat on one of our laps the entire time. Poor Linda had to be re-assured that it was nothing that she did to cause Karlie’s dizziness. In reading up on this, it is caused by ear damage from ear infections. Since Karlie has floppy ears, she has had a number of infections over her lifespan. Bob did walk her home and she did okay on the walk.

Tuesday- Bob stayed at the MH while I went to Maj. Since Karlie was still dizzy, I called the vet. Then I went to my  Assessment at Banner Physical Therapy for my shoulder.  The PT gave me some exercises to do daily. I return next week.

I returned home and the Vet had still not called. We ate dinner and then Bob left for the Astronomy Club. I checked my phone and the Vet had called at 6:23. My phone had not rung. Somehow the ringer got shut off. So I texted Bob, but he had forgotten his phone. The vet had recommended that we pick up 25 mg of Meclizine for the dizziness. So I asked our friends if someone could take me to CVS to pick it up. Linda arrived and took  me to CVS where I purchased the med. I returned home and gave Karlie her pill. Bob returned home around 9.

Wednesday- Karlie is less dizzy. I am not sure why the Vet did not give her that to begin with! She is doing so much better, so we stopped the nausea pills. But she only took about 8 tablespoons of peanut butter throughout the day. That was the only thing that she would eat!  We tried everything! She is drinking water….

Bob took the car to United Car Care because we have transmission fluid leaking. It is just a small leak, but they discovered that the Power Transfer Unit is not working. AGAIN! This was the problem we had, under warranty, right after we purchased the car, that burned up the rear end. According to the repair facility, this is a common problem in Ford all wheel drive SUV’s. $1786! We are not happy, as this was only 40k miles since the last time this occurred!

I went to the Stampin Up Card Class at 9. Bob returned and was waiting for me when I retuned  home. We decided to do the repair on Monday, so Bob called them back to have them order the parts.  We decided to go to Taco Tuesday at the café here at the park, Fat Freddie’s. 2 for $3.50. Not too bad! We returned and had a quiet after noon and evening.

Thursday- Karlie is almost back to normal, but still not eating.We are offering her everything. She likes peanut butter a lot so she will eat that and she is eating some turkey. Not much of either. 

I went to Maj and Bob continued to work on his projects.


We had lunch at home, then took a short nap. We ate dinner at home and went to Sun City West to Square Dance.

Friday- We left at 8 to go to catch the park bus to the Verde Canyon Railroad trip. This was a nice day. The cost was $80 pp. The senior rate for the train is $59.99 but we had a group rate which included lunch ($9) worth of food. Plus the round trip transportation.

The Paradise Bus

We took off a little before 9 and drove the 1 hour 45 minutes to the depot. We wandered through the gift shop, museum,  and grabbed lunch. The train boarded at 12:30 and then left at 1:00 for the 4 hour trip. Below is my selfie in front of the engine. This was before we left

The train has these two FP7 locomotives, that are two of the only 10 remaining in North America. We traveled through two National Forests and a designated wilderness area. The train travels through a protected corridor at the river’s edge and the canyon is lined with towering red rock pinnacles. .


The two engines

Ray, Bob and MaryAnne

Above is Ray, Bob and MaryAnne waiting to board. While we were eating lunch we had run into Mary and Norm from the Escapees SKP Genies. We had a happy reunion with them. They live in Prescott and were traveling on the same car with their Tiffin Allegro club. Even in the outback of AZ we run into people we know!!


Native American Caves

Native American Cave

The above two pictures are of caves ( ancient Indian ruins) where the Native Americans lived for about 4 thousand years. They moved on in the 1400’s. Interesting, in the museum, the miners in the area  had noted that the Chinese cooks could speak the same language as some of the Native American’s. They shared a same dialect!

19 cars

As you can tell above, there were 19 cars on the train.We traveled in the Tucson car.

Verde river

The train travels along the Verde river, which was very clean. The railroad was put in in the late 1800’s to move gold and copper, which were mined in the area. We were told that the only way into the canyon is via the train.

Three frogs and a lizard

Rock formations that look like two frogs and a lizard. Below is a turtle.

A turtle


We went through a tunnel (680 ft.) and you could not see either end. It was very dark. The tunnel led out of the canyon and into the Perkinsville valley and ends at the Perkinsville ghost ranch. The ranch is still owned by the Perkins family.

At this point, 20 miles, the train was stopped for 15 minutes, while they moved the engine from the front of the train back to behind the Caboose. Below it is passing by.

Train switch from front to back

Now we started back to the east. During the ride they had a recording going of various sites to observe. Between when the tape pointed out sites, they played music. I think we heard every train related song you can think of and many more that you do not remember! Just as we were starting the ride back, they played the Monkees Last Train to Clarksville, although we were on our way to Clarkdale! They even played Petticoat Junction! Most of the passengers went back inside the car. Bob and I stayed outside, sitting on the opposite side to view more of the scenery.

Colors of rocks

Note the rock formations above. The colors are not coming through very well, but you can see how it looks like someone just placed rocks in lines. We also saw an area that we thought was an earthquake fault line, noting that the lines were different. The colors were also very different at each level of rock.


Note above, the different rock formation from the prior picture. We also saw deer, and eagle flying, and a coyote wandering.

We arrived back at the station, used the facilities, and boarded the bus home.

Karlie has been doing well, so we were not too concerned about her. Barb was going to walk her, but she bailed, as she had to go to Sun City West,  and sent Syd. The dogs did fine. They are so good when others come in and take them for a walk. The person just has to pick up their leashes and they go to the door to have them attached. They go straight to the grass, do their business, and return to the MH. Syd took them out twice. Thank you Syd!!

We arrived home at 7. I dropped Bob off at the MH and went and picked up Chinese take out for dinner, while Bob walked the dogs. First time we have had Chinese in a long, long time!

Sat. Feb. 24 to Fri. March 2- Sun City AZ

Saturday- We went to Costco for gas, $2.19. Then to The Boot Store  for a new shirt for Bob for square dancing. We went to  lunch at Café Zupas and had salads for lunch. We stopped at Target for some items and Famous Footwear. I could not find any shoes for square dancing. We returned home and took a nap.

We had a quiet evening, eating dinner at home and watching Netflix. I ordered a pair of Zumba shoes for square dancing. Zappos said that they ran small so I ended up purchasing a pair one whole size larger, a half size for length and a half size for wide width.

Sunday- Another quiet day at home doing laundry, filling pill containers, checking our accounts, and checking our budget. We did the bill paying and started thinking about our summer travels. We ate lunch and dinner at home, watched Netflix and relaxed.

Monday- I continued to work on articles. The list is getting smaller! Bob worked on the design and planning to put a slide under the washing machine. The machine, when it collects lint, overheats while drying. It does not have the usual lint catcher. So he has to get behind the machine from the outside to clean out the trap. He has tried to do this, but it was still overheating while drying. This has been going on for several weeks. So he built the shelf, but the machine is too heavy for us to lift it out. Bob called Bulls Eye RV Repair, who we have used numerous times, and they are coming out on the 5th to move the machine out and to clean the trap.

We were tired, so we took an afternoon nap. Neither of use having been sleeping well and we really need to catch up on sleep.

Tuesday- I worked on articles and they we went to Sun City West to the CORE Orthopedic office for my podiatrist appointment. They did an X-ray of my right foot, where the Chiropractor had twisted a toe instead of pulling the toe, back in January. It is still bothering me. It was not broken, but the tendons and ligaments are torn. I also asked for a new pair of inserts. Dr. McAllister sent me to Dick’s Sporting Goods for a pair. We went to lunch, then to Dick’s where I purchased a pair of Superfeet lime green inserts, which the Doc had recommended,  and a new pair of New Balance shoes.

We returned home, ate dinner at home, and dressed to go to the Square Dancing. I had not checked my emails, and did not realize that they had cancelled. The building was being used for voting, so they had to cancel at the last minute. We returned home and settled in to watch some TV.

Wednesday- More articles. Bob has been diligent on working on various tasks to prepare to leave. I went to Maj at 10, but there were only 2 of us, so I returned and worked on another article. We had lunch and dinner at home.

Thursday- More articles, more Maj. Another quiet day. My new shoes arrived! They fit really well, even with being a size larger. They are ugly, but I was going for comfort and they have a circle on the bottom for twirling.

Friday- Another article. I went to the card making class. We made Giraffes. That was fun. I forgot to take a picture, but gave the card to MaryAnne as she has just been discharged from the hospital. We took a nice long nap. We ate dinner, and left to go downtown to the Grand Canyon Square Dance Association Square Dance Festival. This was pretty rinky dink, compared to the SD festivals we attended on the east coast.

The guest caller was Hunter Keller. We danced to him at the New Years dance and really liked him. He is 29 years old and a very good caller. He also does great imitations of various celebrities, like Elvis and Bill Clinton.  There were only 2 rooms. The plus room was Hunter, calling in the gym and the other caller was Lee Hailey who calls for the Sun City West group. Lee is a hoot, but he calls weird moves that he makes up as he goes along. He was calling the mainstream calls.

We had a great time and danced pretty well. The problem was that the music and calls echoed in the room. It was a horrible room! They have put wall dampers on the walls to help, but it was still pretty hard to hear. We quickly discovered that if we were in the first square, right in front of Hunter, we could hear fairly well. So we raced to that spot each time. We made it most of the time. Fortunately, they are moving the festival next year.

We won two door prizes that evening. The first was a little TY stuffed animal. There was a little girl selling Girl Scout Cookies. I told her, without showing her what was in the bag, that I would trade the bag for a box of girl scout cookies. She immediately agreed. So we went over to her mother. Bob slipped her a $5 for the box of cookies. The mother just rolled her eyes. Hopefully, she taught the daughter not to be taken by strangers!

The second prize was a pretty necklace from Nordstrom’s! That I kept. It was a 38 minute ride home.

Sat. Feb. 17 to Fri. Feb. 23- Sun City AZ

Saturday- We had the patio sale today, so we set up a table and sat outside selling a few items. We made a little bit of money, not much. It was pretty busy, as the weather was beautiful and lots of folks rode their bikes around. We took turns riding ours, but we did not purchase anything.

We ate lunch, and read books. We ate dinner and watched some movies.

Sunday- Our usual Sunday, with laundry, filling pill containers, checking the accounts, and checking the budget. We had a quiet day at home. We watched some shows on Netflix.

Monday- I worked on articles. Bob did some tasks around the MH. We played Spades with a new couple in the afternoon. We watched The Ranch on Netflix.

Tuesday- I worked on more articles then I was off to Maj in the morning. Bob has been running back and forth to the hardware store working on a shelf in the front of the MH.  We Square Danced at Sun City in the evening.

Wednesday- I worked on more articles and played Maj in the morning. Bob continues to work on various projects. We went to a Pot Luck at John and Karen’s home in Sun City. It was for all the Alfa folks in the area, but only one extra Alfa couple, who are staying at Happy Trails RV park showed up.

Thursday- More articles. Bob still working on various projects. We square danced at Sun City West.

Friday- I went to the card making class, while Bob went to the hardware store again. At 12, we left for Bob’s appointment with the audiologist. The gal did tests with the various BAHAs and it was easy for both of them to make the decision on which one he will use.  I could tell immediately during the testing which one worked the best.  The bad news, is that he has to wait until the fall for the surgery. The way this all works, he will have the post inserted into his skull. Then, we watch for infection and keep the skin from growing over the post. The post has to heal for 3 months. Then they will put the hearing aid on the post and work on calibration over the next 3 months. We have to be here for all of this for 6 months. We thought about leaving and returning, but the audiologist said no, we have to stay here. We do not want to be here in the 120 degree summers or through the monsoon season. So, we will return late September or early October for the surgery. We have cancelled our volunteer work at the AIBF in October because it will be too close to the surgery, plus so dusty there. 

We returned in time to walk the dogs then to go to Scott’s (the resort manager) Town Hall Meeting. He updated us on what is going on in the park. Bob asked two questions. One is could an area next to some of the dumpsters become a small dog run and could they do anything about the Church folks parking on Sunday in front of the laundry room. Scott said that they are working on a different idea for a dog run and they will look at the parking on Sundays.

We ate a quick dinner of leftovers and went to our Square Dancing class. We stayed to ‘angel’ the new folks.

Sat. Feb. 10 to Fri. Feb. 16- Sun City AZ

Saturday- Today was Shopper’s Paradise, so we went over and set up the table at 8 AM. There were 14 empty tables this morning. Things are not going well for this sale. I sat at the table until 12, but it was a waste of time. Not that many shoppers. I have the feeling we might not be having this sale next year!

We went to lunch at Dicky’s BBQ since Bob had the dream about eating BBQ. We stopped at Deseret Thrift store. This is the second time at this thrift store and both times I have been very happy. This time I bought an Alfred Dunner skirt for square dancing. $5. It looks like it had never been worn and they had just removed the tags. What a deal!

We returned home and read our books. We went to dinner with Ray and MaryAnne at Rosie’s Italian Restaurant. We had a great meal and closed the place. They finally asked us to leave, as they close at 7:30 and it was 8:15. We were so busy talking, none of us realized we were the only folks left in the restaurant!

Sunday– We did our usual laundry and budgeting. We had a quiet day today, reading and watching TV. We ate dinner at home.

Monday- I worked on articles and Bob worked on scanning some pictures and forms. We spent the day at home and had a quiet evening.

Tuesday- I was off to the Retired Nurses Breakfast. Julie, a gal that I met at the card making on Friday, picked me up and was my guest at the breakfast. The speaker was from the Lions Club, basically trying to recruit us to be members. Wow, the Lions do a lot and they will inaugurate their first woman International President this year! Julie paid her dues and joined the group

Bob continued to scan pictures and documents onto a scan drive, while I went to my hair appointment. We read our books, ate dinner and went to the Sun City Square Dance Valentines Day party. I wore my new skirt I had bought last week. We had a great time and are pleased that our dancing is improving.

Wednesday- I had trouble sleeping again and so I was up early and worked on an article. We were out the door by 8:15 to head to Tivoli Gardens Restaurant for the Alfa monthly breakfast. I rode back to the park with Karen as we were attending the Stamp ‘n Up card class. Judy joined us and we had a great time.

Judy drove me back to the MH and we ate lunch. Then I worked more on articles and Bob worked on more scanning.

Thursday- I went to Mahjongg and  Bob worked on measuring for a wood working project. After Maj, I returned home, we ate lunch and went grocery shopping. We stopped at the library, dropping off and picking up. We returned home and cooked dinner. We were off to Sun City West to dance.

Friday- A very busy day! I went to the card class at 8:30 and returned at 11. We at lunch and went to Tempe to a Square Dance Clothing shop. A lady runs this out of her house. Bob bought 3 new shirts and I bought a skirt and a top. Actually, I bartered the top, giving her a paid of shoes.

We stopped at Costco for gas, $2.19 gal, then picked up a few items. The place was crazy busy!

We returned home, ate dinner, and went to our class. I was useless. I have not been sleeping well and I really needed to stay home. We only stayed for the hour and returned home. I still did not sleep well…

Sat Feb. 3 to Fri. Feb 9- Sun City AZ

Saturday- We ran to JoAnne’s for a few items. We arrived when they opened. I was the first person in line for material cutting. I had lots of coupons and a 20% of total at the end.

We ran to Hobby Lobby, but did not find what I was looking for so we ended up at Michaels. I want a mini bow maker and no one has it. So I ordered it off the internet. We stopped at Fry’s and Sprouts.

In the afternoon I worked on a sewing project. MaryAnne stopped by and while we were talking, another Alfa couple knocked on the door. It turned out we knew them from the Sunriser’s Rally in Florida. Now we are having a pot luck Monday evening.

Bob had been at the exercise room, so when he returned, we ate dinner. At 6 I had to go next door to feed the neighbor’s dog and take him for a walk. He did not like that idea! At all!! He barked, growled and snapped at me. I put down the food. I tried 3 more times, but no way was he going to eat or let me take him for a walk. He had acted like this for Bob,but last time I was able to walk him. I finally gave up.

Sunday- We did out usual laundry, budgeting, bill paying, and filling our pill trays. We cleaned the MH and did more laundry.

Cecil the neighbor came over. Fortunately, Koda did not mess in the their park model. I told Cecil what happened and he apologized for the dogs behavior I understand, the poor dog was just scared. 

We had a quiet afternoon ate dinner and watched the Super Bowl. We decided not to go to the Super Bowl party here at the resort, as there will be too much food! We rooted for the commercials!

Monday- Today was the end of the first Meltdown Challenge and we weighed in. Bob had lost 12 lbs and I lost 9. We were both winners on the Challenge, which meant that we both received back what we put in to join plus an extra $1.35. Okay with us, as it was a nice educational and fun adventure.  My editor had sent me a lot of articles to do and so I have been diligently working on them. Our Spades game was cancelled, so I worked on articles. Bob has been working on stands for our back up camera and the GPS.

We hosted a pot luck this evening at our place, as there were two extra Alfa’s in the park. We knew one of the couples from our trip to Florida, as we had met them at the Sunriser’s Rally at the Tampa RV show.

Happy hour

Tuesday- I went over and played Maj. Each morning before anything else I am working on articles. I am also working on the Roadrunner Newsletter. Normally we would Square Dance this evening, but Bob had the Astronomy Club meeting, so he attended that. I read and watched a Hallmark movie.

BTW, the weather has been awesome! Cool nights for sleeping and day time high’s around 80 every day! It is beautiful Arizona weather.

Wednesday- I went to Maj again this morning. It was colonoscopy prep day for Bob. As you can imagine, this was not a great day for him!

Thursday-  Bob had to be at the GI doctor’s office by 7:30. They took him right in. The colonoscopy went well, although he dreamed about having breakfast at Dillon’s BBQ. They are not open for breakfast….  the results were good and he does not need another one for 10 years.

We left and stopped at Micky D’s for an egg McMuffin for him. We settled in at home for him to recover. We had a quiet day, with an afternoon nap. I have not slept well for 3 days, and I really needed the nap.

Bob was still gassy from the procedure, so we did not go to square dancing this evening. We watch Grace and Frankie on Netflix.

Friday- We dropped the dogs off at the groomers at 8 AM, then returned to the MH. I worked on articles until they called around 10 to tell us that the dogs were ready to be picked up. We went and retrieved them.

We went to lunch at Zuppa’s, for salads, then to Costco for gas, $2.19/gal. We picked up a few items then stopped at the Library to pickup a book. I was pretty upset. I had received a text that said I had a book to pick up. I arrived and the book was not there. The text said that I had to pick it up by the 7th. I had not looked at the text, as I get one 4 days before and so I thought I did not have to pick it up until Sat. Instead, the text arrived on the 6th and said I had to pick up the book by the 7th. This was the 9th. For some unknown reason, I did not get the 1st text and they were charging me $1. So I talked to the Librarian and showed her my phone and the text. She took of the $1 fine and re-ordered the book for me.

W went grocery shopping. We took another nap this afternoon and we went to Square Dancing. They had moved it this time to another facility as this weekend there is an art show in the Bell Center. So we had to find the new facility. Sun City has a lot of recreation facilities!

Sat. Jan. 27 to Fri. Feb. 3 2018- Sun City AZ

Saturday- We were up early and off to Pueblo El Mirage Resort. I was participating in the Vendor Fair. Bob dropped me off and helped me to set up, then he left. He stopped at Lowes to purchase some plywood. He returned at 1 to pick me up.

We returned and I made Devil Eggs for our finger food for the dance this evening. We had cooked the eggs in the InstaPot yesterday. Then we took a short nap.

We ate dinner then left for the dance. It was at a different location, which was farther away. Our Tuesday evening caller, Dee Dee was the caller for the dance. We had a nice time, but it seemed that everyone brought devil eggs! We returned with 12 eggs.

Sunday– We did our usual laundry and budgeting.We ran to storage and put away the business items. We had a quiet rest of the day, eating dinner at home.

Monday- We worked around the MH this morning. We ate lunch and played Spades in the afternoon. Basically a quiet day.

Tuesday- I was off to Mahjongg at 10. I returned, we ate lunch, then relaxed. We square danced in the evening.

Wednesday-  I went to Mahjongg in the morning. Bob ran to the hardware store. He is working on a few projects. We had happy hour/pot luck at 4 at Mike and Linda’s with a lot of folks.

Thursday- I went o Maj again in the morning. Bob worked on his woodworking projects. We relaxed in the afternoon, and went square dancing in Sun City West in the evening.

Friday- I went to card making in the morning. We ate lunch and went to Costco and the grocery store as we are supplying the goodies this evening at square dancing. We ate dinner at home and went to the Bell Center to square dance.