We have finished up our week in Gold Canyon, whew, what a difference from what we have experienced all summer. A good chunk of what should be the hottest months we spent at high elevations in Colorado in the tree’s but dropping down into Gold Canyon we said goodbye to the tree’s AND the cooler temps. Even though not horrible the daytime highs here stayed in the low 90’s and the night time lows were in the high 50’s. We loved the 5am to 11am and 8pm on times of the day LOL!!
Our typical day started with me walking to the gym around 6am where I spent 1 hour on the stationary bike or Elliptical (or combination of both) before walking back home. At that point some mornings Diane and I would head out for a 2 mile walk or a longer bike ride before returning home for showers and breakfast.
Because we are always in search of the perfect place to call home during the winter months we had a list of RV Resorts in the Gold Canyon, Mesa and Apache Junction area’s “that word resort is used so loosely it’s crazy” so on a couple days after our morning routine we would venture out to just tour.
On a couple other days we ventured out to pay visit’s to a few ATV shops around the area to have a face to face with salesman, planting the seed that we are possibly in the market for a new toy in hope they will keep an eye out for a lightly used unit that might fit the bill and give us a call. We went to Ride Now Power Sports in Chandler, Apache Motorcycles on the other side of Phoenix (dang that was a drive through traffic that we didn’t enjoy LOL), Apache Motorcycles in Mesa and Ride Now Power Sports in Apache Junction. They seemed to be the main players in the area.
We told each of them that we will be within 100 miles for the next couple months so if anything comes up we are within an easy driving distance to take a look. Time will tell if we planted seeds in the correct fields. We plan to plant the same seeds in Casa Grande and Tucson when we get closer to those areas. We would certainly rather save a few dollars by buying a good used one but are not opposed to new if the right numbers were tossed out. We are in no hurry and heck we may end up with nothing this year.
On another morning after our normal start we headed to the Mesa Market Place. We visited it last year and remembered it was pretty large so we had to go again. Of course there is nothing that we really needed but we bought a pineapple corer/slicer that we have talked about getting ever since we saw our friend Karen use hers and a device to make getting the Pomegranates seeds out easier. We always steered away from fresh pineapple and pomegranates before but no more!!
Well boy howdy, wasn’t all of that exciting LOL!!! Because we didn’t really do anything great this visit we will provide a couple links the our visit last year when we did more exciting things in case you missed them or care to take a look, here they are
That sums it up from Gold Canyon, Saturday morning we will lift our jacks and make another move a little further south.