Loving Arizona: The Epilogue

We had a terrific month in Mesa!   There is so much to do in the Valley of the Sun. Even though I wrote about a lot, there was still more.  We enjoyed seeing Randy’s brother and his wife each week and loved having so much to choose from.  Whew!

fullsizeoutput_3a1cYet, it was time to move on. We came to a familiar place, White Tank Mountain Regional Park. We have been here before and liked it so well we came back!  After our very tight site in the Mesa park, we had room to move and breathe!

 

fullsizeoutput_45e3It was so nice to be in the desert again! We spent a lot of time walking, hiking and just enjoying the view. Last year when we were here we had multitudes of wild flowers. No such luck this year, but it is still lovely.

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Since we were at a place with a fire ring, Randy had to do our version of shredding confidential paperwork! 

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We went into town for another Mariner’s game.  After being down 0-7, we won 10-7!

This game was at the Texas Rangers’ stadium.  They share with the Kansas City Royals.

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As we watched the game, the doves watched us.

fullsizeoutput_45f4It was a cold day for Phoenix!   The snow cone vendor was selling hot chocolate!

 

fullsizeoutput_4607Another day we toured Sun City Festival in Goodyear, AZ.   We liked the development and the homes and think a place similar to this is likely in our future.  No timeline.

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Boise friends Mike and Paula, also in Arizona for the winter, came by for a visit.

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A road runner came through our campsite.

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And one of our many hummingbird guests.

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Our own personal wildlife, Elko!

fullsizeoutput_460aFor the third year in a row, we walked the trails in Arizona without ever encountering a snake! Whoo-hoo!     (Looking at you Oregon, land of many snakes.)
We leave Arizona tomorrow and begin the trek north. First stop is Las Vegas for the Mountain West Basketball Tournament!  Go Bronco Women and Men!

 

About Serene

We live full time in our fifth wheel and travel and volunteer. We remember everyday how blessed we are to have the opportunity to live this season of our lives in this way. Our black lab, Elko, keeps us company along the way.
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7 Responses to Loving Arizona: The Epilogue

  1. Mark McClelland says:

    That was some comeback for the Mariners! Your new park looks SO much roomier than your previous spot, and with birds and hiking trails to boot!

    Safe Travels as you head north.

  2. Teri McClelland says:

    The Sun City’s sound perfect for you two!

    • Serene says:

      We agree….now which one…. Not Mesquite and likely not Festival because it is a ways out of town but not with corresponding good desert access. There are several more to tour in another year.

  3. AmyU says:

    Arizona sounds like where Idaho goes to snowbird, similar to Florida on the east coast. That snake thing is stressful. Two years ago we did a 3D bowshoot in Marsing and the whole place was busy with rattlesnakes and bullsnakes. Freaked us out, the family had one cross our path and that pretty much put us on high alert for the rest of our camping trip…safe and fun travels to you all.

    • Serene says:

      There are a lot of Idahoans down here for sure, and Washingtonians, and midwesterners and Canadians! I look for snakes here in the desert and never see them (thankfully!) but I see them all the time in Oregon….

  4. Elaine Ehlers says:

    I will continue to journey with you but I can see with all the adventures and beauty around you I think it will be difficult to choose where you might settle. Have safe trips and adventures.

  5. rightlaners says:

    I just love your pictures of the birds!

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