No, We Never Get Bored in Mesa, Arizona


We thought we had a good internet solution with our T-Mobile hot spot, and for the first few weeks it was. But we soon ran out of data when we started sharing pictures and looking at videos. It became impossibly slow so I had to give up on trying to post on my blog. Now we are hooked up with Century Link and hoping that it will continue to serve us well.

Contrary to the impression we have given of always having warm sunny weather here, today is rainy and cold. In fact yesterday morning it was colder here than it was back home in Ontario! So it’s a good day to catch up on all the things that have been keeping us busy the last few weeks.

When I was talking to my sister at Christmas time last year, she thought we would have been home already. I told her we wouldn’t be “home” until the middle of April. She said, ”Aren’t you bored?”

I replied, “If you get bored down here, it’s your own fault!” Here are some reasons why:

Besides enjoying good food and music and dancing on the patio with our many friends at Mesa Regal, we’ve enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast with our American friends;

We celebrated the birthday of one of those friends, with an evening at the Mormon Tabernacle Christmas display;

We’ve spent a good part of a day touring area roads on the motorcycle, with other Mesa Regal enthusiasts;

We’ve played pickle ball and bocce ball, and for three days last week cheered on good friends who were in the Pickle Ball Tournament, held right here at Mesa Regal RV Resort.

Jim makes a good shot at Bocce Ball

Jim makes a good shot at Bocce Ball

Patti and Mark Earned a Silver Medal

Patti and Mark Earned a Silver Medal

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We participated in the Tree Lighting Ceremony and caroling on the west-end patio;

We rounded out the last week with a ride on the light rail train to Tempe with two of our neighbours for dinner, followed by a stroll to the Salt River to watch the annual Lighted Boat Parade and Fireworks on Saturday evening,

And a drive to Glendale on Sunday with friends and neighbours to view these marvelous Sand Sculptures that were still being finished off near the end of the three-day competition.

So, no, we are never bored down here. But we might be when we return to our Ontario home!

4 thoughts on “No, We Never Get Bored in Mesa, Arizona

  1. Finally a chance to read this post. You guys sure are busy! I know we couldn’t possibly keep up your pace for more than a week or two. Great to read how much fun you’re having.

    Merry Christmas to you both from us both.

    Pat sent from my iPhone

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    • We are busy, but we have the option of declining if we feel like it. I sometimes have to after a very busy day, but sitting too much isn’t good for us either.😀 down here 80 seems to be the new 60! We are inspired by the many in that age bracket.

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  2. I can understand fully why you would enjoy your time in Mesa and surrounding area. It may occasionally be cold but it only lasts a day or two. Wes and I always were of two minds about returning home: on one hand we were happy to see family and old friends again, and on the other hand we left beautiful friends, warm weather and a more carefree lifestyle because a trailer is easier to maintain than housekeeping a larger home. But you seem to find so many other interesting trips to take in Canada as well. Enjoy while you can.

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