The Good Life in Arizona- The First Week

mountain brook golf course gold canyon arizonaFirst golf game at Mountain Brook, lovely little course near our house. Our friends Rudy and Sue introduced us to Mountain Brook last year. 

mango smoothies at the gecko in gold canyon arizona

Sipping mango smoothies with my friend Esther at the Gecko Expresso coffee shop after a 90 minute walk and just before we both had pedicures and foot massages at a salon nearby. 

first hole side winder golf course gold canyon arizonaSecond round of golf at Sidewinder Golf Course. We took advantage of  their Nine and Dine special. Nine holes of golf and dinner included. Our house is right on this course. Dave played his third round at Sidewinder as well with three interesting gentlemen from three different American states. His fourth round was back at Mountain Brook with Eric and Ernie two guys who are on his slow pitch team in Manitoba who have winter homes here in Gold Canyon. 

supper with friendsEnjoying dinner guests Ric and Helen who are friends, former neighbors, teaching colleagues and fellow church members of ours from Steinbach. They own property in Arizona and have been coming here for the winter for several years already. Going to see the movie Hyde Park on the Hudson. Dave got in for the seniors rate!dinner at de la cruz

Great Mexican food at de la Cruz a little place not far from where we live.  It was too cold the night we were there to eat on the patio, but it looks charming and we’ll be sure to go back again to enjoy it. I found out de la Cruz is a Spanish surname that means ‘of the cross.’ I had shrimp tacos that were excellent!

hiking in gold canyon silly mountain Hiking Silly Mountain and the Hieroglyphic Trail with Dave and my friend Esther. sunset in gold canyonSoaking in the gorgeous Arizona sunsets and star-studded night skies. 

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  1. Thanks MaryLou and Dave for a great dinner and for the visit – it was great to reconnect with Esther too!

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