Friday, June 26, 2020


Well, here it is almost the end of June and I'm writing my first blog of the year!  Ugh.  "Normally" we would have been on the road almost 2 months by now and I would have had lots of adventures and a number of things to share...but noooo, we are GROUNDED here in our Arizona home.  ;-(   Like so many others, the "COVID 19 Quarantine" has us sitting around, waiting to see when, where and for how long things will open up to if we can even go anywhere this year!  IF we do, how far?  By the time campgrounds "open up", they will be so crowded, with "limited space" and extra people wanting to travel this way now, will there even be availability?  Everything has been changed because of this virus, so much is closed, that is it even fun to travel?  What will there be to see?  To do?  It's taken all the fun out and left a whole lot of stress in it's wake...not what RV'ing is all about...

In between time, hanging around the house has been a mixed bag.  We are getting some much needed or wanted projects done, but after awhile, I have to admit that is even getting a bit boring...There are only so many books to read, movies to watch, things to paint, sew or glue...  (albeit, some of them fun to do).  We have spent some nice time with some friends that we haven't had the opportunity to before, because they usually don't hang around here either, leaving late spring as well.  A number of folks who even have homes in other states have decided to stay here as it is safer than traveling there.  Many left right away, along with the Canadians, as they had to by order of their health providers!  Many lots are empty, so it's pretty quiet here, but we still get a lot of walkers and people riding their bikes.  They closed all the activity centers right away and just now reopened them, to the resident's glee.
Sewing curtains, Display box for my sand collection, and decoupaged a trunk with our travel maps

Made a fun "Directional Sign" of some of our favorite locations!

The weather has finally gotten "hot", meaning most days are in the triple digits by noon.  Our mornings are still lovely and most the time Jack and I sit out on the back porch with our coffee, but by around 11:30, we are closing up the house and turning the AC on!   What I'm NOT used to, and am trying to brace myself for tho, is the "monsoons" that I've heard so much about, but never have been here for.  They tell me that happens in June-August...high winds and heavy rains - big time!!  Which, when we are gone and all of our outdoor belongings are all tucked away is no big deal, but now, that is not the case, I'm really not looking forward to it!  Yikes!!  I guess we just shall see...

Another "up-side" is that I joined a water-aerobics class six days a week.  It's been a nice refreshing thing to do, people to meet...and I've already lost three pounds without dieting!  Yea!

Well, I guess that's enough whining for one day...truth be told, we are all in the same boat, so to speak.  I just had a bad case of "feeling sorry for myself" while I was looking out the window at the empty street and wishing it was the window of my RV and I was sitting in the front seat while we were driving to somewhere really cool... Here's to dreams to come...for all of us!

...hanging around Arizona,  Marie