This is our last day in Apache Junction, or AJ, as the community is known locally. The last six weeks have gone by in a blur, and while we are more than ready to scratch our bad case of hitch itch, we wish we had more time to spend with Terry’s parents and sisters, who live here. There are still some folks whom we have not been able to get together with, and we’re sorry that we just ran out of time.
We had a few beautiful days last week, but yesterday dawned gray and wet, with temperatures fifteen or twenty degrees below what we had been enjoying. Here I was, thinking that winter was over, but apparently we just had a temporary reprieve.
Yesterday, our friends John and Karen Knoll stopped by to visit for a while, and to pick up a couple of bundles of newspapers to take to a Newmar fulltimers rally they will be going to, as well as to a couple of RV parks they will be visiting. We always appreciate it when folks help us spread the word about our work.
About 4 p.m. we went over to visit Terry’s parents, and took them out to dinner. By the time we left the restaurant it was pitch black and raining hard. Terry’s mom, Bess, was driving, and she was having a hard time seeing and dodging deep puddles in the road. We were all glad to get back to their place safely.
We only stayed a few minutes, because it was getting late, but by the time we left, it had stopped raining and the moon and a few stars were breaking through the clouds.
If the weather cooperates today, we have several chores to do. I want to flush our black tank, rearrange some things in the back of our van, and we have to get things inside of the Winnebago packed and stored. Whenever we sit in one place for a while, we tend to leave things like books and small appliances out to make them more accessible, instead of putting them back each time we use them. So now we have to remember where everything goes, and put them there. We also have several orders to fill and get ready to send out tomorrow morning.
Tomorrow we have an 11:30 a.m. appointment to get new tires on the motorhome, and depending on what time that gets finished, we’ll head out toward Yuma. I doubt that we’ll make it all the way, so we’ll probably spend the night somewhere between here and there.
We’ve had a nice visit to Apache Junction, but all good things must come to an end, and it’s time to get on down the road.
Thought For The Day – You’re getting old when your wife gives up sex for Lent, and you don’t know until the 4th of July.