We bought a place at Gold Canyon. Act surprised! When last we chatted, I told you about how we'd decided to sell the RV when we got back from Arizona last year. We sold it right away and tucked the money away for whatever came next. I also told you how much we enjoyed the community at Gold Canyon. The people, the surroundings, the sun... Much as it shocked me, once I figured out that I was the same age as the "old people who live here..." I relaxed and just enjoyed the good times we have there.
We didn't enjoy traveling with the RV as much as I'd always imagined. Without boondocking, not ideal in a nice motorhome, we found it hard to find a fun place to stay. Booking a year in advance for two weeks here and two weeks there just made me the opposite of relaxed. We stayed in a lot of casino parking lots. Something I never did on my wonderful childhood camping trips.
So, after selling the RV we planned to rent a place this year and see how well we liked it in January when there are more people there. We left a few days after Mom died and it was a weird transition period. Then, it rained like crazy during November and December. A friend from Seattle came for the week between Christmas and New Years, and it rained/snowed in higher elevations nearly every day.
We even had a tornado alert. Then I got a wild hair and fell in love with the exact kind of place I decided I had to have. It was relatively large and private. Fred was very skeptical but I wore him down. (This would haunt me shortly, but that's a Covid story.)
Here's how the place looked when we toured it.
Best of Arizona 2019-20