Journal entry – 10 October 2015, Sat – Phoenix, AZ – Lot manager’s meeting

Journal entries are just that – the digital copy of my hand-written entries in my journal. If you aren’t interested in the daily details of our adventure, feel free to skip on to the next “regular” post.

We head in to the managers meeting at the hotel next door. 7 couples are there, the other 3 are still on the road. One other couple is our age while everyone else is middle-aged or elderly. We learn about inventory and paperwork, receive cash registers, credit card terminals, starting cash (gas for generators and change for the register) and a padlock key.

The meeting is wrapped up by our lunch appointment at MiMi’s Cafe. We ride over with Mike and Bonnie, receiving lots of advice on the way. Lunch is very tasty and is a work treat. We realize that this is only the second time we’ve been treated to a meal since leaving in June, and boy was it appreciated! So nice to have a meal we neither had to make nor pay for. 

Afterward we pack up and head on to check out our lot. Can’t miss it, the tent is already set up. Other than a shipping container (that our key unlocks) and a lone palm tree, it’s a big, empty gravel lot. Markings on the ground indicate a parking area and where the fence will be set up.

We glance through the shipping container and stroll around the neighborhood. Across the street is a little shopping center (breakfast place, quick-serve fondue restaurant, a Crossfit gym and more). Diagonally across the intersection is a gas station and directly across from us is a Walgreens. Next door is a church building.

We stock up on groceries at Sprouts, a farmer’s market style store and park. It’s home and settled till after October…