Our stay in Phoenix will come to an end in less than two days now. We move on Wednesday, just shy of 10 months after we moved here from Prescott Valley. Now we will return there, though to a different home. People have asked why. There are reasons. We found the cost of living here much higher than we had expected and much higher than in Prescott Valley. And the BRD lives in Prescott . . . just about 10 miles from PV . . . and was disturbed to see us move away. She had, after all, left her 20-year adopted home town of Tulsa, Oklahoma, to move out here to be nearer to us some 13 years ago. So, late learners that we are, we decided to return to her new environs, where she is settled and happy. Now (perhaps) she will be even happier. I think we will. And Phoenix, with its museums and concerts and restaurants will only be 100 miles from our new home . . about an hour and a half distant on relatively high speed highways.
So there you have it. Plus, on our last visit to Prescott a week or so ago, we tried a tiny new restaurant . . Prescott Lobster & Seafood . . and found their Connecticut Lobster Roll sandwiches exquisite. Not to mention the gelato that finished our lunches. It's a great addition to the local dining scene and we hope they will enjoy success and a long life in the city. We know we will be back.
Oh, and by the way, if any Mainers (residents of the state of Maine) are reading this . . they have Moxie!
This is reputed to be a special soft drink with health-giving qualities. We didn't try it on our visit but we will in the future. And I just like the name.
So tired as we are right now and will be even more in 48 hours, we're looking forward to our new adventures in our old/new home.
We have done this before. Too many times to count anymore. But after all. We've got moxie!
Good luck with the move. Just imagine 7 months down the road when it's cooler at your new altitude. :)ReplyDelete
Oh yeah, PV is at about 5,100 feet so it's much cooler than Phoenix, whose elevation is about 900 feet above sea level. And we won't have to wait 7 months either. 4 and 5 months it will be heating up down here to the over 100 degree mark.Delete
Through extensive advertising, the neologism "moxie" has entered popular American usage with the meaning "courage, daring, or spirit," as in "This guy's got moxie!"ReplyDelete
Moving is a bitch. How could you possibly face up to two in one years?ReplyDelete
If you already have moxie, why would you need to drink it?
Poor choices. And perhaps to up the level.Delete
Good luck my friends. Take it easy. Since we missed you in Phoenix, we'll catch you in PV and not have to worry about crazy heat.ReplyDelete
Smooth move amigo.ReplyDelete
Thank God you've got Moxie, even though I've never heard of this drink.ReplyDelete
Apparently it was popular mainly in the Northeast. The owners of the Prescott restaurant came from Maine.Delete
Let's hope this is the last house-moving trauma you will need to experience. It sounds like all's well that ends well. Good luck!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Tom. I think we've learned our lesson.Delete