Tuesday, May 22, 2012

THE ANSWER IS YES!

Apache Junction, AZ    h 108 l 72

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The question is: Can we leave Arizona? And that will be Wednesday, May 30, 2012. I am so ready to get on the road. We have been sitting here since January and I just hope we can find our departure check sheet so we don’t forget something.

The surgeon was very pleased with how well Jim is healing and nobody wants to see us again until September. We will be taking our time heading up to Montana. 150 miles a day or so and maybe stay a couple of nights. Nice and easy so Jim doesn’t wear out. It will sure be nice to move north to cooler weather.

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After the doctor’s appointment we stopped by to check on Aunt Happy. Her necklace had broke and she was sure glad to see Jim cause she knew he could fix it for her. Had a really fun visit with her. She needed us to go to the store for her and then we headed home to check on the girls. (I worry about the air conditioner breaking down.)

We celebrated by going to Superstition Skies for their two for one burgers. B & K do not play during the summer months and the place was almost empty. Said our goodbyes and see ya’s in the Fall.

Apache Junction is a whole different world when the snowbirds leave. We can go to Walmart and park close to the door instead of out in the north 40. Picking up a prescription only takes about 10 minutes instead of three hours. Restaurants are empty at 4:00 p.m. Getting a doctor’s appointment is easy-peasy. All of the license plates are from Arizona.

IMG_4529 Last night we met up with Dianna and Bobbi and went to the American Legion in Chandler for dinner and a bluegrass jam. The food was fantastic and there are some extremely talented pickers and grinners.

 

IMG_4531This young man was there for the first time with his Dad. His banjo is almost as big as he is but he was hanging in there with the group. For the closing number he and his Dad played Dueling Banjos. Really made the evening. They ended up with 25 players (6 banjos).

Now back to making a list of everything we need to get done.  I’m so excited I’m not sure I’ll be able to sleep tonight.

35 comments:

  1. I have been thinking about and praying for the both of you. So happy there is encouraging news! Glad you can head north at a nice pace and maybe hit some cool days !

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  2. .On the Road Again!!! Drive Careful! Good for your both

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  3. Great news! I am sure you are ready for a little travel:)

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  4. ohboyohboyoboyoh!!! It is always exciting when you can get moving again. new vistas, new weather, new people. So much fun. Looking forward to following along on your travels north.

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  5. Thrilled to hear your good news. Be safe and enjoy your trip home.

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  6. So glad to hear you got your traveling papers to head north.

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  7. Boy are you full of good news. Jim is doing great...Thank our Dear Lord! You get to move on up the road...yippppeeee! Aunt Happy is happy...pun intended.

    So glad you two are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Enjoy your week.

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  8. Soooo happy for ya both! Enjoy the road. Good news is always welcome!

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  9. I'm so glad!! So, you're leaving there on the 30th and Terry will be arriving on the 31st. Do you think he's waiting until you leave? Nope! So glad you're getting out of that heat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. So glad you are cleared for lift off! (well for departure anyway).

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  11. Glad to hear that Jim has the a-okay to travel...we would get out the heat too if we could, but it is nice being able to get those close up spots at Walmart:)

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  12. that is great news..glad you have a departure date!!!

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  13. Great news--cooler temps you will get for sure! Safe travels!

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  14. Sure do know that great feeling inside when it's time to move on to new horizons & new adventures. That having to sit in one spot for a long time is a real downer for sure. Many happy miles ahead for you guys........:))

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  15. Great News! I am going to start celebrating for you...starting tonight!

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  16. Yeah! Great news and May 30 is just around the corner. It's just wonderful how the bad news has become good news. Life is good. Always love seeing and reading about Aunt Happy.

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  17. I might just see ya in Montana! Safe travels.

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  18. Glad to hear the great news. I know you and the furkids are ready to move on.

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  19. Great news - on the road again!

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  20. God is sooo good. Find that packing list and get apackin. Jim is a miracle on two feet! Whoo hoo!

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  21. butterbean carpenterMay 23, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Howdy Dixons & girls,
    HOOOOORAY FOR JIM!!! GET OUT OF THERE BEFORE IT GET'S ANY HOTTTTTER!!!! Hope it's not another scorcher up
    north this summer.. My older bro was in Billings one summer at THE AIRSTREAM INTERNATIONAL RALLY (that was for my s-i-l) when the temps were in the upper 90s...
    Maybe it'll take consideration for Jim having to stay this long in Arizona and stay coool for y'all..

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  22. So glad you are hitting the road and taking it nice and slow...that's the best way. When we started out my limit was 300 miles, then 250, then 200, and now I think a good day is 150!! Easy out, easy in, set up and chill...so great. Be safe!

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  23. Great News! Now you be safe out on the road and slow is GOOD!

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  24. Such good news. Travel slow, travel well.

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  25. I'm glad you finally have a departure date!

    I worry about leaving Katie in the rig with the A/C on, too, when it's this hot. I'm never gone long, but I always also turn on the Fantastic fan in the ceiling and plug in the 9V Endless Breeze fan. Kind of back-up stuff, just in case.

    Your American Legion evening sounds like a lot of fun, I love banjo music! :)

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  26. What a blessing to see answered prayers and the clear road ahead. May your path be straight and the winds at your tail. ;c)

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  27. Well now, there is some welcome news!

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  28. Great news, the first departure in a while really does need the checklist.

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  29. I am so happy for both of your! Maybe next year we can meet somewhere in between AJ and Sun City when I am down visiting my mom....xo

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  30. Six days and counting, probably every minute. We understand.

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  31. So glad you're cleared to travel! Have a Great Trip & a Wonderful Summer!

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  32. It is always nice when the doctors tell you they don't want to see you for awhile!! So glad they have given you guys the green light to take off!! I am sure you will find cooler temps in Montana!!
    Safe travels!!

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  33. I am so glad to hear that you can finally get out of that heat !! I know you like warm temps. but when it gets over 90 and into the 100's - well that's just not fit to live in !!

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