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Valley of the Sun Quilters   Off-Topic Chat

Started 8/20/15 by KSCarolyn; 1927524 views.
LindaPutt

From: LindaPutt

5/3/21

This trip will be much more pleasant than your summer trip temperature-wise.  disappointed_relieved

keddykat75

From: keddykat75

5/4/21

The weather will be better in June, but we do need to see what we are In for with the hotter weather.  I am tightening up plans with my daughter and sister in law. We might be able to squeeze in an afternoon or something this trip. The guys will be golfing a lot. The girls have looser plans. We do want to find a good place for a massage while we are there. We also would like recommendations of other activities that would be fun. 

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

5/4/21

Where do you live now?

I guess I should explain my curiosity. My parents retired to Bradenton, Florida in 1980 after living their entire lives in places that experienced serious winters (Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and New York) and they vowed that they never wanted to see snow again.

DH, our kids and I visited them twice a year until my DM passed away 1998 and my DF finally moved back north to live near me in 2001. (He passed away in 2008.)

After DH and I spent summer weeks in Florida with my parents we learned about heat, traffic, humidity, traffic, bugs and traffic in that state and resolved to stay put in Ohio when we retired.

We personally felt that staying trapped indoors in the summer in an extremely hot climate is not that much different than staying trapped indoors in an extremely cold climate. Just the opinion of two northerners who are stick-in-the-muds.  LOL

LindaPutt

From: LindaPutt

5/4/21

Estrella Mountain Ranch, where you'll be staying, is in the southwest part of town, not too far from where we live.  If you have an afternoon free, it's a straight shot down the 303 highway to get to the AAA office in Sun City West, and to see housing in our area.  I'm happy to show you a couple of areas to check out (Sun City West, Sun City Grand, Corte Bella, Surprise, etc.)   I was going to email some suggestions of activities near where you're staying but realize I don't have your email address.

viola (sissly4)

From: viola (sissly4)

5/4/21

I will put my two cent in.I moved from IL SIXETY YEARS AGO.to IN TO FL for 33 years.Bugs  mild due, traffic. Oh for 5 years tornado's torn our building up.Move to MO 7 years.Tornado again. To AZ 17 years. Vary hot in summer's 118 degree.Have to stay in side. Lot's of traffic.Take and hour to drive 20 miles every morning and evening home from work. Now moving to TN. Where the humidity is high and tornado.So I guess it is what you are looking for.What make you want to move away from your family? I am moving for the last time to TN because that is for my only child live so he can help take care of me.I am not far from 80 year old.

keddykat75

From: keddykat75

5/4/21

Thanks!  My email is my username at gmail

keddykat75

From: keddykat75

5/4/21

We love the desert and terrain. We want to get out of the snow. We like to stay indoors mostly, but want to be able to enjoy the pool year round etc. We don’t really spend much time with family anyways, but those we do want to spend time with would be more likely to visit us there.  

karensquilte

From: karensquilte

5/4/21

Judy, our summers are alot drier then Florida and we learn to do things outside first thing in the morning and stay inside during the day.  August is our worse month when it is more humid.  But I've lived here in the valley for over 50 years and like you I have learned to live inside in the summer three months of the year and enjoy my winters, fall and spring here.  But I understand what you mean about staying put in one place.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

5/4/21

But when your shoes want to stick to the asphalt in the parking lot ...

And when your glasses fog up when you walk from your condo to your car ...

Never mind.  LOL

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