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!
Yet, 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!
It 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.
This game was at the Texas Rangers’ stadium. They share with the Kansas City Royals.
It was a cold day for Phoenix! The snow cone vendor was selling hot chocolate!
Another 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.
For 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!
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.
The Sun City’s sound perfect for you two!
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.
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.
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….
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.
I just love your pictures of the birds!