Our ride from Winslow AZ to Mesa AZ was uneventful, 6% grades and all...no problem and the truck handled it beautifully...I even enjoyed the ride for the most part.
Our workamper jobs have started, we are working for the decor team which appears to be full of variety. The decor team supplies the numerous resorts in the area with decorations for all of their various events. Needless to say with the holidays coming this will be a busy time for our team. Each day last week I've done something different. One work day was spent pulling requested items for one resort, the next day was spent checking tabletops centerpieces before shipping them out and the last work day of the week was spent in the costume shop. I enjoyed the costume shop the most, the time went fast there and folks were coming and going so lots of interaction with others...just what I like. Dave spent his first day learning the areas that he'll be involved with, the next day was a bit of demolition and they are going to do some remodeling of some of the areas and his last work day for this rotation had him driving a truck to different resorts dropping off and picking up stuff....now as long he doesn't get lost.
One more day of work week two, the last two days of work haven't been good. No help for Dave and his coworker loading and unloading trucks, Dave's tendinitis in his Achellis heel is rearing it's ugly head...not good. My jobs have remained the same, with Veterans Day coming we have decor going out and Halloween coming in it's non stop work...but of course there's always the ones who work hard at doing nothing...very discouraging.
Our first night in Mesa our son David and daughter in law Laura came for a visit, so nice to see them...it's been almost a year since we last saw them. They were gracious enough to treat us to dinner at the Cornish Pasty the night we arrived, thanks you two very much. We've also been out to see a few friends since arrival. Our friends Curt and Glenda of Camp Lowry are local, great to see them and we look forward to some get togethers this winter. We also stopped to see our friend Cindy, she arrived 5 weeks before her husband Paul (saw him in IA on our way down) can't wait to get together with them too.
It has taken awhile to get this post together since we've not been happy. We've already realized that concrete and asphalt mega resorts like Val Vista just aren't our thing. Changes are in the works.
Until next time...