Thursday, January 08, 2009

Welcome to 2009

We're back at our Winter home, Happy Trails RV Resort. We arrived back on Monday, 12-29, in the evening. We had a few stops to make on our way back, and we stopped for dinner at Silly Al's in Quartzite.

We had an appointment with Physical Therapy (PT) on Tuesday. We're both going to PT, John for his hip, and Linda for her back. When we got down we were both very sore. John likes to call PT the torture chamber! But we need to work hard to get better. We'll have sessions twice a week for awhile.

We had a great New Year's Eve. One of our group of friends is renting a house in Sun City Grand, which is right next door to Happy Trails. It's a beautiful home with a big patio overlooking one of the golf courses. We shared pizza, salad, and of course libations! We watched the motorcycle jump from Las Vegas, and then the ball drop in New York. Then we went home. It's tough to stay up late for us old timers.

On New Year's Day we watched to Rose Parade from our bedroom. Because we're in the Mountain time zone, it started at 9:00am, so we were awake for it. And we got to watch it on the local L.A. station without commericals. In the afternoon we got together with our friends and went to the movies. We saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. It was a different film with great special effects, and it left us with some things to think about. But the message was a little murky. But it was fun to get out to a movie. We plan to do more outings like this all year. John had Tivo'ed the Rose Bowl(USC won), so he watched that while Linda caught up on some chores. The weather has been good, but not warm enough to sit outside in the evening. Over the weekend John continued to watch football, while Linda spent time with her friends.

Back to PT on Monday & Wednesday. It sure makes John walk like an old man. And next week will be birthdays for both John & Linda. It makes you really feel your age. John wants to take the Jack Benny approach, staying at 39 years old. Linda just wants to forget all about birthdays. We think that most of our friends our age agree with Linda's philosophy.

We're making a list of places we want to visit and things we want to do while we're here. That way we won't forget them. Old age you know. Next week we'll let you know how we celebrated.


Jeni said...

Post your list!

More blog updates!

Love you!

Dkalla said...

I don't know how I missed this one, but I guess when you said you were back...I thought it was an older blog....but in anycase, I sure enjoy reading your retirement adventures, it makes me really look forward to ours! Hope we can have as much fun as you guys...

Love ya lots,