Wednesday, December 30, 2009

On the Road Back to Happy Trails in AZ

We're back the MoHo at Happy Trails in Surprise, AZ.  We'll be here until March 1, then we're moving to Casa Grande, AZ, near Tucson.  We'll probably make at least one trip back to SoCal to have the flooring installed, but we don't know when.

This morning we had the good workers at PCM, the support company here at Laguna Woods Village, came out to fix our dishwasher.  We tried to use the dishwasher on Monday, and it filled with water but wouldn't start the wash cycle.  I called, and they scheduled a repairman to come out on Wed. morning.  He showed up at 9:30 and had the dishwasher working in 30 minutes, including testing it to make sure it worked through all of the cycles.  This is one of the big advantages of living in a Co-Op, they take care of the maintenance on the appliances.  And they take care of all of the outside maintenance, so we can be gone for 3 months without any worries.

Then we finished up some last minute clothes washing, loaded the car with Pearl and the stuff we needed back at the MoHo and off we went.  Right into a major traffic jam going through the Santa Ana Canyon, go old Hwy. 91.  It seems that most people took off work early for the New Years, and headed out of town.  And there was a steady drizzle, so that slowed everyone even more.  It took us over 3 hours to get out to Palm Springs.  After that everything went smooth.  We arrived at Happy Trails a little after 9:00pm AZ time(We lost an hour at the border).

Tomorrow we’ll talk with our friends and decide what to do on New Year’s Eve.  Oh, and I’ll probably watch some bowl games.  Tough time of year for us football fans!


Dkalla said...

Glad you made it back safe! Wasn't the traffic from everyone heading to Las Vegas for New Years.....:-) Or is that a different road....:-) And it sounds like a great deal at Laguna Woods Village, sounds like you are finally starting to like it there??? :-)

Jeni said...

So glad you made it back safely! Have fun tonight!