Wednesday, October 30, 2013

What a Difference a Week Makes

Are we ever glad we made it to Mesa when we did. Last week it was cool but pleasant as we drove from Kansas to Arizona. Last Tuesday, we drove from Albuquerque, NM, to Holbrook, AZ. Then we came to Mesa on Wednesday. Today would have been a good travel day. But Monday there were winds gusting up to 60 along I-40 and in Show Low. Yesterday, the winds were 40-45 mph. And last night it snowed on the mountains up there. We are grateful we didn't have to sit out any of that weather in Holbrook.

Each day we are busy. Sunday we received a very warm "welcome back" from many people at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Tempe. The church is another reason we really enjoy our winter home here in Arizona. John has installed towel racks for our bath towels. We have hung pictures, arranged things on our new shelves, prepared sunshields for the front and side windows of the truck, assembled the paper work so our son Eric can get our RV licensed in Colorado. We are beginning to feel settled.

To top it all off, we have had some really nice sunrises and sunsets. I took this picture out of our window Monday.


  1. We made it back to Mesa yesterday. I can't believe how much I have to do. The weeds in the backyard have taken over. Next week I'll be making my semi-annual trip to see my father. Love your new header picture. I know you said it's smaller, but it looks HUGE!

  2. Heard about the high winds from our son, tractor trailer rolled over and a pile up on the interstate. Glad you made it through before the wind and snow. Nice picture of the new home, glad you're getting settled in.