Sunday, November 23, 2014

Latest Activities in Mesa

One of my personal mottos or mantras is “people are more important than things”. So our rig is a little dusty and the laundry piled up a bit, but we’ve been having a great time with friends and making memories for a lifetime.  Going out to lunch with friends or meeting folks for happy hour is more important than polishing the cabinets or writing a blog post.  So be it.

We met Angela and Kenny at Waldo’s BBQ for lunch one day. 

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It’s a quirky place with “interesting” d├ęcor. 




This pretty piece is anchored to the ceiling.




Wow, it certainly lived up the Yelp rating. The other three had the brisket or pulled pork sandwiches, but I got the super sampler platter with ribs, brisket, pulled beef and pulled pork (yes, I took most of it home).

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Here at Mesa Regal they have a monthly manager’s happy hour where the beer flows for 25 cents a glass.  Boy does that bring out the troops.

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We also revisited the Hall of Flame Fire Museum in Phoenix.  We originally went there, I think, in December 2007.  I’ve just spent the last hour going through past blog posts trying to find out when we went there originally and I can’t find anything.  I know we went there but can’t find out when….another good reason to write down your activities in an actual calendar so you can go back and check out things….I do that now.

This is a wonderful fire museum.  One of the top in the country…another great one is Oklahoma Firefighters Museum in Oklahoma City.

Early pumper
Ornate very early rig
Collection of helmets and fire trumpets
Fancy-dancy fire truck still used in parades today
Early ladder truck
Some of the 30+ panels of fire badges from all over the world
Fire dispatching center of old. There is a speaker broadcasting live radio traffic from the Phoenix Fire Department.
This switchboard was used from 1927 to early 1970s…imagine
Many rigs were ornate for show

Jim found the badge from Alamosa Fire Department on one of the many panels.

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We’ve enjoyed several happy hours with neighbors.  Finally having a social life and meeting folks just when we are about to leave….dang!!!

I’ll finish up with our activities tomorrow.  But till then, remember you are loved.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Friends Come to Visit

We were so excited to have friends come and stay at Mesa Regal RV Resort for a visit.

Marty came and stayed a week and parked right next to us. Marty was the first Escapee we ever met back at Livingston, Texas in 2007.  We continue to meet him  yearly as we travel around the country.


We fed him a couple of nights and introduced him to our other friends The Solomons


and their new pup, Waldo.  Yes, Jim feel hard for Waldo.


We invited a couple more friends and we all went to Organ Stop Pizza for a get-together.

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We enjoyed Marty’s company for daily happy hours and said goodbye to him last Saturday.

Last Tuesday Jim and Cook (part of our Betty’s RV Park family) came to stay with us for a couple of days. 


Mary Beth and Tony, other “family members”, were staying in nearby Surprise and came down to have lunch at Red White and Brew for a West Reunion of Betty’s RV Park. In the photo we all raised a finger to signify that Betty’s is the Number One RV park in the country.


Oh, of course I took photos of the wonderful food.

Cob Salad
Veggie Burger
Salad and Chicken
Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms
My French Onion Soup
and my Hummus Plate

Oh what a wonderful time we had together….talking about our times at Betty’s and what we are doing this winter.  Such fun!!!

All this is why I haven’t posting much on this blog the last week or so….too busy having fun!!!

Remember, you are loved.