We arrived back at our winter home in Gold Canyon last Wednesday and we are about settled. We had been on the road for 5 1/2 months and it takes a long time to bring everything we need from the trailer to the house. We also have to clean up a lot. Leaving a place for that long lets a lot of debris build up. We are fortunate that we don't have to do weed removal like most people do. Even when the temperature gets over 100 degrees numerous times during the summer, there are some weeds that still grow and grow and grow. We have a neighbor who is here year-round and he sprays all the yards on our street so the weeds won't grow and spread to his place. Thanks, Don!
It had been good to shop in familiar stores and begin worshipping at our regular church, Epiphany Episcopal in Tempe. So many in the congregation greeted us with "Welcome back! It's good to see you again."
Our resort is very quiet right now. Most snowbirds don't arrive until at least October. Soon we will be the ones saying "Welcome back!. It's good to see you," to our neighbors as they show up.