Monday, March 29, 2010

Dinner With Jerry And Suzy

First of all, welcome aboard to my newest "Follower" Wheel Estate Travellers.  THANK YOU so much for joining my group of followers.  I appreciate your interest in reading my RV blog from time to time!  I hope it will entertain you.

We had a wonderful evening here in Benson, Arizona meeting fellow blogger Jerry and his sweet wife, Suzy.  Jerry writes the blog Our Life On Wheels and I hope you will give it a look, if you haven't already.

Jerry read on my blog that we would be stopping overnight in their hometown of Benson and asked if we could join them for dinner.  Well...YEAH.....we sure could do that.  We got into Benson this afternoon around 3:30.  We got registered at the Valley Vista RV Resort (I'll give my review of the park tomorrow) and did some chores around the RV until time to meet Jerry and Suzy.
We met them at a local restaurant here in Benson called Palatianos, located at 601 W. 4th St.  It was a good choice and the food was wonderful.  We took Jerry's advice and ordered the Chicken Marsala and were glad we made that selection.  We enjoyed our meals as we began to get acquainted with our new friends.  Jerry and Suzy did fulltime RV living for 7 1/2 years before being sidelined with some medical issues.  They are not done with the RV travel, though, and still get out for as many trips as they can work in.  Again...check Jerry's blog for details.

After finishing our meal, Suzy invited us to their nearby home for dessert and coffee.  Who could refuse such a warm invitation?  I dare anyone to disappoint Suzy.  It just isn't possible!  We followed Jerry to their home at the Saguaro Co-Op Escapee park in Benson.  Once there, Suzy put the coffee on and Jerry began checking through the cabinets for some coffee creamer for me. 
Once the coffee was finished, Suzy got busy cutting some large slices of delicious carrot cake.  We enjoyed our visit and we all had some RV travel stories to share.  They gave us some great tips on some quirky museums that we will need to check into at some point in the future. 
Before we knew it I saw it was 9:00.   We would have to make our good-byes as Annie the Schnauzer was waiting at home for her evening walk before bedtime.  Before leaving our friends, they showed us their newly renovated casita.  It isn't quite finished but it won't be long now.  And it is really going to be a great space for them when it is completed. 

We hope to return to this part of Arizona next year at this time and stay for 4 to 6 weeks.  Hopefully, we can meet these Blogging friends and share another fine time talking about the wonderful RV lifestyle we all enjoy so much.

Thanks Jerry and Suzy for a wonderful evening!

Until next long for now! 


Cindy said...

Looks like a great time.



Always kinda neat looking at pictures of places we've been & I recognized Jerry & Suzy's kitchen right away. Even saw the kitchen table chair I sat on Christmas day. Yep, nice folks alright:))

John and Ellen said...

Thanks Margie for sharing your visit with Jerry and Suzie. Your words made it possible to be right there with all of you. Nicely done.


I recognize those two! How nice that you 4 were able to meet.


squawmama said...

Good Morning Margie... Jerry & Suzy are the sweetest couple and we also loved visiting them... They are so gracious and fun to be with. Glad you had such a wonderful time. Enjoy the day and travel safe my friend!

Jerry and Suzy said...

Golly, we feel like celebrities! You did a marvelous job of making us look good! The only people last night who had more fun than you did were us! You had us very involved in your travels, and now we have more places to visit! Thanks for spending a few hours with us -- and introducing us to your readers. We found two new ones on our blog this morning!

Rick and Paulette said...

Glad you all had fun! We're looking forward to meeting up with Jerry and Suzy in Benson late next week.

Wild Blue Yonder said...

Looks like fun! Thanks for sharing!