April and May just have to be two of the best months Arizona has to offer. Yes, it gets quite warm in the afternoons in May, but it still cools down to the 60s at night making for fantastic evenings and great sleeping. Even when the thermometer reads 100, we’re still comfortable enough to sit in the shade and enjoy a few cocktails at happy hour around 4:00. Then its home for dinner….and then down to the pool for a great refreshing swim and perhaps a spell in the hot tub. I was swimming tonight and watched the full moon come up behind the palm trees. I had the whole pool to myself while two couples quietly chatted over in the hot tub. I sure do like living here!!! Have I ever mentioned that before?
The pickleball folks play mornings and evenings. There were several courts going strong when I rode home from the pool tonight.
We went to McMasher’s with Char and Terry for dinner last night to enjoy the great hamburgers served there. Don and I had never eaten there before. We walked in a couple times in the past but turned around and left again because it was so blue with cigarette smoke. Now with Arizona’s new non-smoking laws, we can go in and enjoy the place. It’s really very nice with numerous TV screens on every wall, a couple pool tables, and a friendly atmosphere. Don and Terry (shy guys that they are after a few beers) started chatting with a table of six men seated next to us. It turns out that the guys are all from New Zealand and are here as contractors to harvest wheat. It was a real surprise to find out that Arizona (and Casa Grande) had that much wheat that they would bring in contractors for harvest. It was fun to chat with the “bloaks” and listen to their Aussie accents. You never know who you’ll meet these days…..it’s a small small world.
Construction at the north doggie park is progressing slowly. They’ve poured footings and have started a nice brick wall to enclose the area. I’ll get some pictures soon. The new maintenance shed is nearing completion over by the woodworking shop. The big white tent is due to be replaced sometime in the next year. The new building to be erected in that spot will house a new mail room and a new exercise facility. It may be another year before that starts though so don’t look for it this coming season.
Do you recognize these two colorful characters? It’s Bob and Kelly taking GiGi and Miss Murphy out for their morning constitution. Many a morning, the puppies will bring Bob and Kelly over to our house so Don can give them a chicken treat. The dogs actually drag the guys here as our house is a regular stop on their route. Kelly’s new park model home is coming along nicely and they should be able to move in this summer. Will keep you posted.