Why I Love Mesquite

pic-for-magazineWhen asked why I love Mesquite, all I could say was WOW! I love everything about Mesquite. From the first day I arrived in Mesquite I could feel the sense of community this city extends. It didn’t take long before I found myself surrounded by new friends, and a schedule of activities that filled my days and evenings.


Mesquite has wonderful hiking and biking trails throughout the city and nearby mountains and desert. Boating, fishing, and swimming at Lake Mead is a favorite activity. With over 300 days of sunshine each year, golf is a year round sport.


I view Mesquite as the city that has allowed me to expand my horizons, grow as an individual, and try new and exciting activities. The Mesquite Recreation Center offers a variety of senior classes. I believe I have participated in most of those classes during the last 13 years. Taking the senior Taekwondo class proved to be a life changing experience for me. Not only did I regain balance, strength, and energy, but I married my Taekwondo instructor Master “O,” Bill O’Connell. Yes, love is alive and well in Mesquite!


I danced for the first time in my life with the wonderful Mesquite-Toes. Imagine being on the stage performing all over the country and on cruise ships. What an exhilarating seven years that was. I also shoot with the Women’s Defensive Weaponry Club. If any women want to learn the art of shooting and other self defense techniques, this is the club to contact. What a great group of women.


I thank God every day for the life I have here in Mesquite, Nevada.


~Sally Henrie

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