Another week has gone by, well actually two since I last wrote, but there really isn’t anything to write about other than work and as I said before we are having a good time working. It is the first time in years I have enjoyed going to work. One of the things that is nice here is the work is always there but our coworkers are great to work with and the work isn’t difficult, it can be crash and burn at times, but it isn’t difficult. Last Friday the company had their Christmas dinner for the employees and after the dinner the six of us working removed all of the decorations from the ballroom where the dinner was held. Now we did have some help from the great employees at Tower Point Resort, there was a lot of props to pack and load. We filled two trucks with the props and then the six of us unloaded the trucks into the designated storage facilities. Like I said we have a great crew, the morning crew actually had the more difficult task of putting up all the decorations and props. We love it and plan on returning.
We went to the Iowa Café, http://iowacafe.com/, for lunch on the 12th. This café is owned by a couple from Cedar Rapids, IA and has a lot of Iowa paraphernalia on the walls. I had a tenderloin, breaded at the café, it was very good.
Yesterday Sarah and I went shopping. I don’t like to shop but this was an important day in that we were getting Sarah a new IPod, the one she has is probably six years old, so we headed to the Apple Store. She got her new IPod and said later in the day she liked it, the pictures were much clearer and sharper. So I am happy to say she likes it. Then we headed for Penny’s, my goal was new pajamas, I thought that is what Sarah was going for but alas she just wanted to shop. I am not good at “shopping” unless it is a book store or a gadget store, so I found my new pjs and looked at all of the gadgets, now Penny’s doesn’t have that many so that didn’t take much time. Then I found myself in the shirt department and ended up with two shirts. We ended up with three items each and the check out guy said “you saved $126.00”. I asked Sarah when we got outside “I’ll bet they mark up the prices a lot so you think you are saving money”. Come on my pajamas orig price was $60 and I paid $19.99. Do they think the consumer is stupid, the pajamas were not worth $60, they were probably worth the $20 I paid. Any way I like to think we saved all that money but I’ll take whatever the actual savings was, if there was any.
By the time we got done with the shopping I was hungry. Everyone down here says you have to go to Midwestern Meats, http://www.midwesternmeats.com/, they have three stores in one. Now as I have stated before I really like tenderloins so that is what I ordered. As good as the tenderloin was at the Iowa Café this one was even better. It wasn’t quite as big as some I have had in Iowa but it was just a good. The owners of these stores are from Spencer, IA or so I was told. We will be going back and trying something from both the meat counter and the bakery.
On December 5th Bill and Ludella said they wanted to take us for a drive. we went to Tortilla Flats, AZ, http://www.tortillaflataz.com/, and Goldfield Ghost Town, http://www.goldfieldghosttown.com/. The drive is a big part of the adventure in going to these two sites. It is absolutely beautiful, a different beauty than what we are use to but beautiful in it’s own way. We went to a couple different lakes, the only one I remember the name of is Canyon Lake, http://www.canyonlakemarina.com/, they boat tours of the lake, my understanding is the ride goes into an area of the lake they call the little grand canyon. We hope to take this ride before we leave in April.
Now some pictures of our day with Bill and Ludella.
Some of the great views we saw during our drive.Tortilla Flats, AZ, it isn’t much of a town I don’t know if there are any permanent residents but they do have a post office. I tried the prickly pear ice cream and it was very good. It tastes a lot like strawberry ice cream and of course I had to try the fudge they had and it was good also. Could this be why I am not losing any weight?
So we have been here for about six weeks and have enjoyed every minute of it. We have a few days of rain but mostly it is cool at night and warm during the day. We are very happy to be here.
Dreams Do Come True