Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sunny and Warm

I'm staying at a place called Academy Village, a 55+ community, about 10 miles outside of Tucson near a town called Vail.  They have a Preferred Guest Program where non-residents can stay in a townhouse for 3 or 5 days.  This is my third stay here and I’m here for 5 days.   It’s a very active community with exercise classes 5 days a week, including water aerobics.  They have craft classes, lectures and concerts, just to name a few things that occur here.

First thing this morning I went to a cardio/ strength class and three hours later I attended a memoir reading and it was a riot.  The people had attended a memoir writing workshop and we got to listen to the first 10  participant’s read their memoir.   The last 10 will read on Thursday night and I won’t miss it. 

Some of the people who live here are snowbirds but the majority live here year round.  I just returned from the heated pool to swim off the wonderful lunch I had at their Café.

I'm having trouble up/downloading (???) pictures, so be patient with me.  I'm using wifi so I don't know if that makes a difference or not. I'm pretty frustrated because it's taking so long and I don't know why.  I also left my favorite mouse at home so I'm having to use the pad and if I look at it cross-eyed it does something I'm not expecting, so I'm afraid to mess with it too much.  

I'm off now to meet my friend for dinner.  More tomorrow, hopefully.

Loving the sunshine,



  1. Sounds like a really nice place.

  2. I agree - sounds like a good place to be staying. I'm glad you made it safely. Enjoy your dinner with your friend. Hope her husband is improving.

    Are you seriously looking for a house? I thought you were there to look at RVs??? If you buy a house, will you also buy an RV? I love house hunting - more than RV hunting. Good luck with whatever you ARE hunting! :)

  3. Gotta love swimming outdoors in December!

  4. You're in my neck of the ...desert.