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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Retirement Living to the Max

After morning coffee it was off to do laundry. While there Chris was talking to a lady from Minnesota that was spending the winter here at Desert Gardens  It turns out that this lady was from the Brainerd area but grew up in St Paul. When asked where in St Paul she said that she grew up on Rice street and went to St Bernard’s, small world.

After laundry we decided to go back to Anthem Sun City retirement community that we had visited yesterday. They were having an open house today where you could visit all the houses for sale as well as the new models. We were very impressed at what we saw. Living here is so different to what we are use to in Minnesota. I kept wanting to close the doors that they all leave open, leaving windows and door opened without a screen is something very foreign to me. But down here a good portion of your time is spend outside and they make the outside area a part of the living experience. The patios on these homes are fantastic. It was fun going through the homes and talking to the people that live here. I have included pictures mainly of the patio areas because I would spend the majority of my time outside if I lived here.

We then headed back to the campground where we were immediately invited over to the neighbors for “happy hour”, I think I could get use to this lifestyle. A quick supper and we settled down to watch the Olympics.   

The view outside our laundry 
 Indoor lap pool at the community center at Sun City
 Outdoor pool
 Outdoor pool
 Outdoor pool and golf course in the background 
 More of the outdoor pool
Fantastic fitness center

 This model had a pool in the back
 This model had a putting green
Look at the size of the patio door, no screens
 How would you like this back yard
I love how the entire room opens to the outside 

                                                                           Fire place

                                                                        Covered patio area