Not much… really. Since arriving at Mesa Regal RV Resort it has been generally cooler than average for this area keeping us close to home. We have therefore been unable to go out for a hike or do anything much outside the park. On Christmas Day we had an awesome invite to spend the evening with some old softball friends, Rob and Cheryl along with their daughters Lauren and Kristin. What a fun evening we had and we are so grateful they shared Christmas dinner with us. We also had a quiet New Year’s eve but made sure to eat all the “good luck” foods.
After New Year’s we have just been taking care of a lot of little repairs, ordering items from Amazon (taking advantage of having a temporary mailing address here) and doing some cleaning and organizing.
We had lunch one afternoon with RV friends and fellow bloggers Nanc and Jim who pen the Running Down Our Dream blog. Also there for a wonderful Gumbo that Nanc made was Jim and Bobbie, former RV’ers and now Arizona residents. We had great fun reconnecting with all our friends that we all met at Betty’s RV Park. We even got an entertaining selfie made by Jim to commemorate the event.
On Jim and Nanc’ last evening here we enjoyed dinner and craft beer at a cool little regional pub called Red, White and Brew. The wood fired pizza was pretty tasty and the Arizona IPA’s were even better. We lingered to enjoy extra time for laughter and conversation since they would be pulling out of Mesa the next day. We will likely see them again in February in Tucson if indeed we stay there.
One thing we bought from Amazon that I will share is that we replaced our cloth hot pads (we seeming had forever) with a newer silicon version. We really hated using cloth hot pads as they were always getting dirty and had to be washed frequently. We read many reviews online and finally settled for the Honeycomb Silicone Hot Pads. Wow, at only $5.19 each we really love these little gadgets!
Not only are they rated for handling high temperatures but they are very flexible and and perform as well or better than our old cloth versions. Sharon loves them because she can also use them as spoon holders to keep a mess off the counters whiles cooking. They also double as jar lid openers and even better, they can easily be cleaned in the sink, put back in the drawer, ready for the next use. Sad that we are so entertained and amazed by a simple gadget which has made our lives just a little bit better…
We also ordered a new bicycle seat for Sharon as the weather deteriorated her old bicycle seat cover. I looked online for seat covers but have never really liked them as they tend to sag, slip or not fit very well. I found a cushy seat for less than $13 with great reviews. I hadn’t considered replacing the seat but this seemed a perfect solution. We order the Zacro Gel Bicycle Seat from Amazon, found it to be easily installed and Sharon believes she is going to love it. Even if it doesn’t hold up in the weather well it is inexpensive and we can simply replace it again if needed down the road.
When not working on the RV or our toys we have been getting in shape while here at Mesa Regal RV Resort. They have a nice (but small) fitness room. Both Sharon and I have been taking advantage of the facility to workout in a warm space. On the few nice, sunny days we have also been enjoying playing singles pickleball and taking walks around the large RV Park. We also have enjoyed the Happy Hour music and inexpensive beer served at the pool (or in the dance hall) everyday from 3 to 5 for Happy Hour.
Warmer weather is predicted soon so we are looking forward to it and maybe we can get out and find a nice hike nearby…