As our month stay is about to come to an end at Sun Life RV Park we have been out and about visiting with some of the RV’ers we met over the years who happen to also be in the area. Our first social event was a small get together with a group of bloggers we camped with at Quartzite, Arizona this year. We met Toni and Doug (Palamine), Jeri and Terri (Just Wanderin’) and Jim and Sandie (Where are the Dixon’s) at the #1 Eastern Super Buffet for dinner. It was fun chatting with kindred souls and catching up with each others activities since we last saw each other.
Our next socializing event was at the invitation of Chappy Trails bloggers Bobbie and Jim Chapman who recently purchased a small condo in Sun City. They hosted a gathering of bloggers and RV friends for lunch and to see their new digs. Check out their blog as they are excited about this new chapter in their lives. They will still be RV’ing to Colorado in the summers so they haven’t hung up their keys yet. As a bonus good friends Bernie and Dodo (RV’ers) showed up at the gala and we were excited to see them as well. We have happily now seen them in four states which has been great… It was also a treat to meet other folks with similar interests at the Chapman’s condo and Jim's Brats were excellent!
Another social event occurred last night or rather I should say social events! First we were invited over to fellow RV’ers and RVillage acquaintances to a happy hour at their site Sun Life RV Park. At this gathering were Donna and Mike (Flying the Koop) and another couple we just met Cheri and and Brett who I contacted on RVIllage to see if they would like to meet up. We all had a great time chatting but Sharon and I had to leave early to meet for dinner with some other friends.
We arranged to meet at a restaurant called TQLA (a play on Tequila no doubt and they actually have chilled tequila on tap!) We were excited to see our friends Rob and Cheryl who we met many years ago before RV’ing. We first met this great couple at Campbell University in Buies Creek North Carolina as their daughter Lauren and our daughter Katie were teammates on Campbell’s collegiate Division I fast pitch softball team. Over the four years our daughters played softball we traveled from Texas and they from Arizona to North Carolina to watch as many games as we could. We became good friends and every time we are anywhere near Phoenix we look them up to reconnect and every time we reconnect it is like we just saw them yesterday. It was great fun seeing them again.
Whew… that is a lot of socializing but we are not done yet as we plan to meet up again with Jim and Sandie, Jeri and Terri, and Toni and Doug at the San Tan Brewery today. As an added treat we will see Paul and Marsha of the blog Where’s Weaver and after Paul recently installed some stabilizers on their rig they will probably be ready to visit the brewery.
Other than all the socializing we were able to sneak in a round of disc golf at a nearby park. It had been a while since we played so it was fun to get back out on the course. We also have been brushing up our skills by playing Pickleball (a still new to us sport) which we are enjoying immensely… and of course there is always happy hour listening to live music by the pool at Mesa Regal RV Resort… Life is good!