Apache Junction, AZ h 108 l 72
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.
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.
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.
This 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.