Just on the outskirts of town - Nick & I went to the Casa Grande (large house) Indian Ruins
Very Impressive! Built in 1350!
A Gorgeous Park...Look and See!!!!! It was lovely there! We were in a desert area with the Superstition Mountains right in front of us! Oh it was a beautiful sight!
Superstition Mountains...and it is GIGANTIC!
Quite a sight to see!
Our timing to arrive was good...it as a little after 4 pm and at 5 it would begin to get dark! So we found nice spot to park the motor home and quickly took some pictures!
The next morning we took a walk......
and then Nick put up the flag pole and the 2 flags he had purchased.....
Hey Looking good Nick!
So we quickly connected with Nicky and family! They had just closed escrow on the house they had purchased and were busy with removing the carpet, linoleum and painting the inside.
It was fun to help! They worked very diligently! Nicky went out shopping for appliances and a couch and little by little the place started to look like home!
The wood floors gave it a very warm look inside & with the new paint colors chosen on the walls everything started to look really nice! Good Job you guys!
|Nicholaas likes his Dad's motorcycle!|
|Nicholaas & Jasmine - Very sweet!|
|Salmon with pasta - Looks good!|
We enjoyed Christmas morning with the family doing a bicycle ride
|Get those leg muscles working! ha!|
Later...early evening we went back to the house and enjoyed dinner with the family!
In the meantime Nick & I did find a Mobil home / RV park with a monthly lease. We paid for a month for now...but will most likely stay a few months! It is a smaller park on the outskirts of town so not so busy.
because Mesa, Phoenix & Scottsdale are very populated areas...lots going on and many many people coming from many areas who have come to Arizona to get out of the COLD! We have heard that the population of Arizona doubles during the winter months! Can you believe that?
We see it....everywhere cars...RV parks....mobil home parks! People are here from Canada, and Montana, and Wisconsin and northern Utah, Washington State and Oregon...and they call them "SNOWBIRDS" getting away from the snow...I guess we too can call ourselves that!
So far we have experienced weather around 65-73F here...but they are saying at the moment there is a cold front coming in...and the weather has dropped during the night to 32F (freezing!) Thou during the day it has been Sunny and warm...and we have blue skies! No T-shirt weather yet though!
In our park we have many friendly people - some live here all year round, some come in their motor homes from other areas...and some people have their 2nd house here in the park and come only for the winter months and then return back to their homes elsewhere! This is a 55+ park. Many - do lots of fun things ....our neighbor "Marv" & his wife just purchased a 4 wheel ATV "all terrain vehicle" !
They enjoy riding the rugged trails here in the desert set aside for just that!
We are updating you after a week of settling here. Next week we will have internet in our motor home and will be able to be more in touch with you all! (we are still coming to Starbucks to update you on this blog!)
Warm Greetings from us!