I have just come from this program ["It's Time to Move" fitness for adults 50+] – but now to try to get the people at Senior Village to "move" more!
It has turned to winter in Arizona – about 45º at night – but gets up to 70º in the afternoons! Of course – that feels COOL to me! But – it has been great weather to BICYCLE! I now have 485 miles on my new bike. Tomorrow I'm signed up for a 50 mile Sunday Breakfast ride – so the miles add up quickly!
Hopefully I'll be done in enough time to get home, take a quick shower & then Sid & I can get to 11:00 church.
We had a very successful Halloween party at Senior Village – everyone was in some type of costume – most of them came from my closet! We played various games before lunch and then after lunch had an organ player come for a sing-a-long. There was so much food – besides the regular lunch – we had popcorn, donuts & cider, & little candies!
I was dressed as a HOBO – didn't have my fingernails done this year – like I did last year when you were here! I'm sorry you weren't here for a visit this year – but I do understand that it is hard on you to travel! Just let us know if you change your mind – we will be at the airport to pick you up!
My 106 mile bike trip is in 2 weeks – November 22. If you would like to donate money to Diabetes Association feel free to send me a check made out to them. I'm trying to raise money for the cause!
There are so many good causes – tomorrow I'm taking part in a 6 mile walk for world hunger. There is a group going from our church and I'm going with them. Between the Bike Ride and the walk I'll sleep well tomorrow night! Tuesday is Veteran's Day – holiday from work – so Sid & I & a friend Doris, plan to hike an all-day hike in the Superstition Mountains over in Apache Junction. (Near where the Hamiltons live – where we went to Church.)
Last Saturday the three of us went hiking at South Mountain – we had not been there since just after we were married. In fact we went up there then just for the ride & view when most of Sid's family & Uibles were still here.
This time of year is great for hiking – Sid has been getting out about every other day hiking! So he is in good shape for the 12-15 mile hike we plan to do Tuesday!
Grandma – I need to get going! Would you want to come out to Arizona when Joe is out here? Actually we would like you to come anytime – especially during the nice months – now till April! (But the next 2 weeks would be hectic for us – while I'm in training for the 106 mile bike ride.) I'm hoping to do it in 6 hours – unless it is a windy day!