Charlene Wicks is a snowbird. Originally from Eugene, Oregon, she has spent the past 23 years at the Gila Mountain RV Resort in Yuma, Arizona, and now she works there part time.
She was working the front desk when I checked in. She said, "Come on...hop in the golf cart and I'll show you where your spot is. But don't tell your wife you're on a hot date!"
Between that and the snowbird rendition of the song YMCA, I realized I wanted to interview her.
We talked about the RV accident that took her beloved Bud's life, her journey toward healing, and the supportive community at Gila Mountain that became family for her.