Friday, May 8, 2015

5/4-5/8/15 Windy Weather

(Show Low, AZ)

The wind is relentless here!  We can’t get outside to do anything, if you bring something out, it blows away.  If you walk somewhere you walk with your head down into the wind.  Its ridiculous!  We talked with some permanent residents in the park and we’re told it will be like this all month.  You hardly ever see anyone outside.

Bob is going stir crazy because while we have the very basics set up there is still much to do and he just can’t get out to do it.

On Monday morning we went to Monday Morning Coffee which is held in the Grand Lodge.  Coffee and donuts are served and this is where the residents find out what is going on for the week.  Activities tells what’s going on, the Administration office makes any announcements they have and then residents are asked to come up and give details on activities or clubs that they are heading up.  One resident gives a rundown on festival and events which are happening outside of the resort.  Very informative to say the least.  This is also the time that new residents, workampers, and those renting spaces for the season are introduced.  Imagine our surprise when one couple got up, gave their name and said they were renting a space for the season and were from Delaware!  As soon as the meeting was closed I went over to them and introduced myself.  As it turns out, they lived about 3 miles from us back home.  What a small world it is.

I did venture down to the card room later that day to play a game called Ponytail Canasta.  Its very much like Hand, Knee and Foot which is played in Quail Run as far as scoring is concerned but very much like regular Hand and Foot at the same time.  I guess you’d have to play it to understand that.

Later in the week, just to get out of the house, we took a ride into town to get the lay of the land and get a better look at what the town has to offer.  I can’t imagine anything we may need that we won’t be able to get here.

We are pretty much out in the boonies here in this resort.  We’re about 10 miles from town.  Here are some pictures I took of the surrounding area as we returned.

Juniper trees everywhere!  This is also a great area for elk.  There are signs warning you to be on the watch as you travel the road to get to Juniper Ridge.

That’s the main complex as seen from the road.

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