Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Snowbirds again!

We've only been here in Tucson for a week, but it seems like longer. Voyager RV Resort, where we have lived for the past five winters, is deeply familiar. It's like I think a small town would be. I walk to everywhere. I wave or say hello to people I pass. Each year I make new friends. I think I know as many people here as I do at home in Washington State, where I have lived for 30 years. The Voyager is that kind of place. People from all over North America spend their winters here; in high season - January to March - there are about 3500 of us. I call it "camp for grandmas". It is a fun place.

We live in a park model (trailer) with an Arizona room - kind of like a screened-in porch, but with walls. 620 square feet plus a carport. And it is plenty of room for us. Our place in Washington, more than three times larger, is challenging to maintain. 

We came a bit earlier this year because both Art and I have been cast in one-act plays, and rehearsals started Monday. So did handbell practice. We only do these things during the winter. And current events discussions, and dinner with friends, and bicycle rides. And gorgeous sunsets, and quiet nights.

Though we are physically in Tucson, we are tethered in our hearts and minds to our home in Washington and to Oinofyta, Greece. That's one of the great things about technology. We know what's going on in both other places. On Monday night I streamed an event to my laptop that was happening in Seattle. Each morning I read on Facebook what's happening in Greece. I may be a snowbird but I am still in my other places too, paying attention.

We got here on Wednesday. On Friday it snowed in Seattle. Just in time!

7 comments:

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

You are a lady who does so much for others and I am glad the weather cooperated and it didn’t snow before you could get out of town. Enjoy the warmth and the friendship in Arizona.

Linda Reeder said...

You do make being a snowbird sound very desirable. I will enjoy reading about your grandma camp.

Tom Sightings said...

Sounds like a great place to be ... I'm jealous!

Bob Lowry said...

Welcome back to the desert, Linda and Art. We have visited your winter home and know how warm and involved the people are. It is the perfect place to enjoy a very satisfying portion of your retirement!

Arkansas Patti said...

So glad you are all settled in. You deserve some decompression time. Break a leg on stage.

DJan said...

Your activities sound great! Welcome "home" to your winter digs, Linda. :-)

Dee said...

Dear Linda, I so admire your sense of adventure and your stamina and fortitude. You truly inspire me to strive to become more involved in life than I've been for a while. Enjoy your winter home while keeping in touch and cherishing both Greece and Washington. Peace.