Cool is such a relative term. For some it might hearken back to the old Studio 54 days where it was the epitome of coolness. For others it's the 69 degrees they keep the fitness centers set at. Me? I'm somewhere in the middle of that spectrum. To be honest, cool has evolved as i have aged. When we first moved to Sun City, the things i found totally off the charts cool were any number of the items i could do to fill me days. It was a smorgasbord of stuff, all of which had me bounding out of bed, not wanting to miss anything. Retiring at 55 was both a blessing and a curse. I quickly came to understand work was way overrated. But, i found it necessary to stay busy and on the move. The good news about Sun City is there's an ample array of options and for anyone who can't or doesn't want to sit still, there's no reason to do so. With that caveat out of the way, i'm older, wiser and and way slower. I'm in no hurry to see my life pass before me in one continuous blur. Don't get me wrong, my fitbit goal is 150,000 plus steps per week, but it is all done at a comfortable 70 year old pace. No more frantic hurry up and stay busy endgame. My transition came early on, though it took me a while to adapt, to adjust. To be precise, maybe as much as 5 or 6 years. Seriously, i suspect i'm just a slow learner on some things. When i left SCHOA at the end of 2008 we got involved with Sun Cities 50th anniversary (2010). That year was a blur as it was a horrible time to try and do anything, companies were struggling and we did everything patchwork. In 2009, i went on the board of the Del Webb Sun Cities Museum (then the Sun Cities Area Historical Society). The second year there i was elected president; i was in historical heaven. We were closed summers and nearly every day i road my no-speed bike to the museum and read. It was eye-opening. Sadly, i learned little about slowing down and smelling the cactus. Everything was life and death, and when i left there and went to the RCSC, it only got worse. My desire to save the world (or at least Sun City), only intensified. Absolutely a fools game, because boards function in a vacuum and changes are nearly impossible. People; management, the board and the residents all are status quo driven. After my three years on the RCSC board i went back to the museum with more grandiose plans. Once again i found myself bucking head with folks who liked stuff the way it was. That made it simple for me, i walked away from the thing i found the most joy in. I always said the beauty of being a volunteer is you can quit if you aren't happy. For the next 4 years i stepped away. Going to meetings, writing when feeling the urge and speaking out occasionally was the extent of my participation. I turned more inward and less frantic about either my pace of life or the outcomes of what i was doing. I guess i finally came to understand slowing down and accepting was the easiest of all scenarios. Through all of these ramblings, the point here is simple: The coolest place in Sun City is the Del Webb Sun Cities Museum. Anyone who has visited it always leaves entertained and enlightened. The tragedy is what they have seen is only a small fraction of what is buried in the cabinets, closets and drawers. The magnificence of their collection is hidden away, not because they are trying to keep it secret, but because they have no room to display it. Someday soon, hopefully that will all change. But for now, make sure to visit it and appreciate what is there for your viewing pleasure. I find it almost too hard to fathom, but the vast majority of folks living here have never stepped through the doors. Guess they are just too busy trying to stay busy eh?