Mesquite is a popular retirement town and there is a Del Webb community, Sun City Mesquite, nearby. We spent an enjoyable afternoon touring the grounds, recreation center and model homes. We aren’t ready to “hang up the keys” anytime soon but do see the appeal of living in a community like this one. For us that means a nice little house, near a major airport, that is easy to leave for weeks or months at a time.
We viewed nine model homes and very quickly decided on a couple that would fit our needs – a two bedroom, two bath home with a den (or third bedroom), light interior, a large patio and a big bathtub. One of the few things we miss about our house in Boise is our big bathtub!
The other appeal of a community like this is great recreation on-site. The recreation center had a beautiful outdoor pool, an indoor pool, billiards, library, and art studios. There are exercise facilities and classes including line dancing.
Sun City Mesquite has pickle ball and tennis courts and its own highly rated golf course called Conestoga. Mesquite as a town has more courses per capita than anywhere else in America.
Mesquite is also close to the beauty of southern Utah and the airport and entertainment opportunities in Las Vegas. We’ve gone to both St. George and Las Vegas several times in the last few weeks.
Snow Canyon State Park is near St. George and we spent a day exploring. I have looked at reserving a campsite at Snow Canyon several times over the years but always hesitated because the sites with hook-ups were described as very tight. The reviews were right and there is no way we, with a large trailer and slide-outs on both sides, could fit. But we did see some nice sites without hook ups that we would enjoy. Some places are worth visiting even if you have to rough it and Snow Canyon State Park is one of them.
One feature we liked at Snow Canyon were Moki Marbles. The marbles are iron concretions that stay intact when the rock erodes around them. These same type of marbles have been found on Mars.
Randy is a retired engineer but hasn’t lost his love for tech gadgets. This gizmo tracks the propane levels in our two tanks. We only open one tank at a time and when it goes empty we find out when the propane stove turns off while making dinner or when we wake up very cold because the furnace has gone out. One of us has to go outside and move the lever to switch tanks.
We operate that way so we don’t run the risk of both tanks being empty at the same time. This new gadget allows us to open the other tank when one gets low (instead of empty) so we can avoid the next “baby it’s cold outside” moment.
We were delighted to get a text from Boise friends Paula and Mike saying they were on the road in their motorhome heading south for the winter and coming through Mesquite! Whoo-hoo! It is great to see Boise friends when we are in Boise, and super cool to see them on the road!
They had season tickets for Boise State Basketball for many years, as we did, and the Broncos were playing UNLV in Las Vegas so we took that 90 minute road trip together. It was a great time to catch up and enjoy a Bronco win! They’ll be here a few more days so we’ll see what more fun we can cook up!