We haven't seen Bob and Marcia, friends from Colorado, for two years because we weren't in Arizona the early months of 2012. So Tuesday we met them at the Red Sage Restaurant in Gold Canyon, then drove to their park model in the Gold Canyon Resort for dessert. The chocolate ice cream with fresh berries was delicious and we sure didn't run out of things to talk about. We also enjoyed seeing their Arizona home and looking around their resort.
Before seeing them for lunch, we walked around our resort and saw people building floats. There was a mardi gras parade later in the morning. It looked like they were going to have a good time.
I don't know how many people recognize what John has in his ears in this photo. If you do, you will really appreciate what it means.
Yesterday, John had an appointment for a hearing test and adjustment of his hearing aids. We were delighted to learn our insurance company approved new ones! He has been wearing hearing aids for close to 20 years and every few years he needs new ones. Though they are expensive, the technology improves all the times, so each new set works better than the earlier set ever did. We are grateful that our insurance company makes a contribution toward the cost every few years. (They don't pay the entire cost, but it is sure worth it to us to pay the rest.)
Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. We attended services at Epiphany Episcopal Church in Tempe and John was the celebrant. It has been nice for both of us that he is able to assist there this year.
Yesterday afternoon, the street behind our RV was blocked off for a party. We don't know the folks there, so we weren't invited. But when a DJ started playing music, we did take a look at what was going on. There were quite a few folks out there.
Then we saw this couple dancing. Were they just married?
No. It was a party for their 50th wedding anniversary.
In case you can't read the sign on this golf cart, it says married in 1963, still married in 2013. Doesn't 50 years of marriage mean they are really old? The scary thing is, they were married only 2 years before us!