And the Beat Goes On

A couple weeks ago I wrote about all the things we’ve been able to do,  making up for lost time after Randy’s stuff.  We’re still at it – and the beat goes on!  

We went to Las Vegas to meet friends Kent and Pam for the Mountain West Basketball Tournament.  We seem to meet together almost every year to watch our Boise State teams play.   The BSU women won the tournament – something they also do almost every year.  The men didn’t fare quite so well but were respectable.

On the way home we stopped overnight to see friends Mike and Nancy in Bullhead City.  It was fun to catch up and meet Nancy’s birds.


Back in our resort I tackled a new glass project!  

I really liked this project because glass cutting didn’t have to be very precise.   Space between the glass is needed for grout.


I am happy with our new patio table!

We went to our last tribute concert of the season – this one called Blue Bayou highlighting Linda Ronstadt songs.   The performer was great, but she didn’t sing Desperado. That was the first time all season that the song I wanted to hear wasn’t done.  Oh well, with so many hits, she couldn’t do them all!

fullsizeoutput_50dcWe went with RV Resort friends, Bruce and Janice, to the Arizona Renaissance Festival.   It was a people watching spectacular with participants in costume – but also a lot of attendees in costume too.


The four of us enjoy playing Bocci so seeing this version of lawn bowling was a hoot!

Bruce and Randy tried Ax Throwing!

We enjoyed the pageantry of the joust…


…and  a birds of prey demonstration.


And then we went in the Carnevale…  I’m pretty sure Janice, Bruce and Randy enjoyed this sword swallowing show but…


I thought it was creepy, impressive, but creepy.  I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen it for myself, at least when I made myself look.


Randy and I both enjoyed Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna show here in Phoenix.   We have been to several Cirque shows over the years but this was in a smaller tent venue so everything was very close.   


The show had a nice storyline and was a feast for the senses.  The acrobatics and specialties were amazing!

Also amazing are the friends who keep wandering down to Mesa to see us!  We know the good Arizona weather has something to do with it, but so appreciate that we get included in the vacation.


Cindy and Darrell came down to visit and one of our outings included In-N-Out Burger.   Going to  In-N-Out seems to be a pilgrimage for those who have lived with them and no longer have access, or for people who have heard of them and just want to know what all the fuss is about!   Our burgers and fries were quite good this time, better than Randy and I remembered.  It must have been the company!


Donna and Rodger came visiting on the PERFECT day for a celebratory adult beverage!  Earlier that day Randy had  great appointments at Mayo – passing his three month cancer screening with flying colors!  We are so glad Donna and Rodger were here to help us celebrate!

About Serene

Former full time RVers, transitioned to homeowners and travelers. We've still got a map to finish! Home is the Phoenix area desert and a small cabin in the White Mountains of Arizona.
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5 Responses to And the Beat Goes On

  1. Miller Rosie says:

    As usual you take me on a trip, an enjoyable trip and I can just sit and enjoy!
    Thanks so much. I love your table. So glad Randy is doing great. My Michigan team playes tonight….Texas Tech. It is a late game but I can sleep in.

    GO BLUE!!💙💛

  2. Teri McClelland says:

    Great job on your patio table. That looks like a lot of fun!

  3. Donna Fischer says:

    Love that you two are wandering once again.💕

  4. Paula Reedy says:

    Pretty table! So glad you are having so much fun doing things with friends! We are extremely happy that Randy is doing so well!
    Paula & Mike

  5. Catie says:

    The table looks lovely. Good job. So glad your wandering adventures are back on track. Whoo hoo.🤗❤️

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