Shortly after The Better Half and I moved to our retirement house in Arizona, TBH sent a photo similar to this to our friends who live on the Colorado River just across from Parker, AZ on the California side, less than a three hour drive from here. Having been invited to come visit, our friends accepted and offered to bring us any provisions from the outside world, because it appeared from the photo that our place was isolated in the middle of nowhere.
Well, despite appearances, we are walking distance to the nearest bank, our dentist and automotive services facilities. It is only a mile drive to the supermarket, pharmacy, post office and department store shopping. Restaurants, auto supplies, gasoline, dollar stores and the hospital are also close by. As a matter of fact, our friends’ access to all of that is via a five-mile trek to the bridge crossing the river to Parker where such services are to be found.
We and our river friends are blessed since we are living in not-so-congested places in retirement. A short drive for us and a still relatively short drive for them get us to where we can receive the goods and services we need. And the quiet, the stars at night and beautiful desert and river scenery make it that much more a blessing.