On the 1st we had a visit from our next-door neighbors from the Villages. Dan and Dale Marx landed in Phoenix on their way to a wedding in Tucson. So, they stopped for a visit on the way and to wait for the rest of their family to arrive.
Took a nice bike ride today around our extended blocks for over 9 miles and over an hour.
We celebrated the New Year on EST (10 PM MST) and went to bed. The time difference has also been good for football watching since the late games finish and we haven't missed our bedtime. Been busy and are just about at a 'home maintenance' mode.
We went to the Heard Museum in downtown Phoenix today. It is a native American museum about tribes across the USA. We took one tour and then toured on our own.
Today, we drove out to Gold Canyon and Mike, Jeff, Bailey, Alesa and I walked the trail. We had walked it earlier this year but only Jeff made it all the way to the Petroglyph Spring. It is a rocky trail mostly uphill but this time we were determined to make it and we did.
Picked up Mike at the Phoenix Airport at noon on Christmas Day. We then had a very nice Christmas celebration at our house. Today, I attended a video conference with the VA on the spine, which I was required to do before I could get physical therapy with them.
Celebrated Christmas Eve with Jeff and family and Facetimed with Mike and his girls back in Phoenixville. It is the first party held in our new home and it went very well. Jeff had smoked a ham and Bridget made a nice vegetable plate, to name a couple of highlights of a very nice night.
Continue to settle in and get ready for Christmas. Today is Alesa's birthday and we went to the Queen Creek olive mill then to dinner at Baci's Italian Bistro. She really liked Baci's when went during a previous visit.
Pretty much settled but still moving things around. We have been going to the gym (Esporta) with Jeff and I joined yesterday through my supplemental insurance. Still finishing organizing the garage but I am now able to find everything I need.
As you can imagine we have been quite busy setting up our home. I’ve had two appointments at the Phoenix VA just getting established. Most will be done at a local VA clinic but I had to go to Phoenix for these two. Hematology/Oncology on Tuesday and Cardiology on Thursday.