Wednesday 30th March 2016
This last month has whipped by pretty fast. We rode our bikes around the park next to us and as well as camper spots they have these behemoths. Many people are building houses with these camper ports. Most of the houses have either inside or outside stairs to the roof areas which are decked out with patio furniture.
The desert is bursting forth into Springtime bloom.
We had a couple of 9+miler hikes and I had to constantly stop to take pics of the wonderful scenery. These strawberry hedgehog cactus were in flower everywhere.
Dean is contemplating the hill we have to hike up. He carries the pack with the food and water. I carry my phone/camera. I think that’s fair.
Everything has spikes or thorns. I have learned my lesson and now I just look and don’t touch.
Even though this Saguaro had tipped over a long time ago it was still growing on its side.
It’s kind of hard to see unless you view in full screen but Dean matched the lichen nicely.
The Mariposa Lily is so bright it looks fake.
This collared lizard sat very still for these pics. He even turned his head and gave us a smile
Dean signed me up for a competitive doubles pickle ball tournament. The teams were computer generated. I was totally gobsmacked to end up winning the GOLD medal with my partner Chris. It was pretty nerve wracking with quite a few people watching the matches. I had a great cheering section. My two left feet finally cooperated with my brain for once.
I have been busy making edible bits and bobs for my lovely lads. Guys, these nut bars should fill you up. We can hardly wait to see Jay and Dax next week! Our stay in Zion National Park is going to be great.
A nice big batch of oatmeal raisin cookies are also waiting on you. I cannot cram another thing in the fridge or freezer. We are locked and loaded. Lads one thing is for sure, you are not going to starve on this trip!
I just had to make a bowl in the wood shop. My good friend Tom was my teacher. Tom, I love my bowl. If we come back maybe we can go bowling again.
We had a couple of dances at the park. We might all be old codgers but most of us were busting out the boogie steps.
It has been great fun to catch up with our good friends. Thank you all for your awesomeness. Tom and Delores thanks for the great dinner.
We even managed a culture moment by visiting the State Capitol Museum. I think I look quite commanding sitting in House Chamber where the Arizona Constitution was written in 1910. Arizona was finally declared a state in 1912.
Jay and Dax get your Mom hugging arms ready. After not seeing you for a year and three months I want plenty of son love.
Zion National Park get prepared for the Kirkwood invasion.