Saturday, October 25, 2014

Lee & Edie Come to Visit

We met Lee and Edie during a Boomer Rally in Buena Vista, Colorado, the summer of 2008.  After the rally 12 of us drove to nearby BLM land in Turkey Creek for a week. We spent a great time together eating, drinking and even a night of doing the can-can.

Lee and Edie are workamping in nearby Val Vista another Cal-Am resort.  We saw on facebook that they arrived in town so we arranged to meet them at Mesa Regal for happy hour yesterday.  After a drink we all agreed it was way too hot to stay under an umbrella…it was 96*.  We retired to our RV under the a/c to continue our visit. 


We had a grand time sharing were we each have traveled since 2008.  We will definitely be seeing them often during the five weeks we have left in Mesa.  Good, good to see them.

Remember, you are loved.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Trip to Ikea

Finally after “forever” we were in an area that had an Ikea.  There is one in nearby Tempe so off we went.


I’ve heard a lot about Ikea…their 99 cent breakfasts, good restaurant, taking bunches of pencils (huh???), getting lost inside cause so big and having to assemble everything.

Once inside we proceeded to the restaurant for breakfast.  Jim had the 99 cent special of scrambled eggs, sausage and potatoes that he said was very good.  I had to splurge on the thin-sliced smoked salmon plate with mixed root vegetables for $4.99.  It was delicious!!!


Everything at the restaurant was so clean, sleek and stylish.  We looked at some of the menu suggestions and the prices are very inexpensive.  When we go back we’ll have lunch so we can try the meatballs.  I also want to buy their chocolate and jam.

We walked through the enormous show floor and checked out all the mini rooms of furniture.  I was impressed.  I’ve always like Danish and Scandinavian furniture…you know, the clean sleek lines without a lot of fuss added, so Ikea style furniture fits me.  Now Jim, on the other hand, prefers the more traditional style.  We are trying to meet in the middle by going contemporary.  So many of the Ikea pieces suit us both.  I took a map and one of those cherished pencils and wrote down a few stock numbers for future use. 

Yup, it’s a big show floor.  Luckily they have arrows painted on the floor to navigate by or we’d never had gotten out of there.  At the end you go down stairs and end up on the bottom floor with huge metal racks full of flat boxes ready for you to pick out, purchased and go home to assemble.

We walked around that place for 2 1/2 hours!!!  I was ready to go home and put my feet up.  But it was a fun experience.  We’ll definitely go back when we get a condo.

Remember, you are loved.
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