Another week has gone by in this corner of the world where the sun shines, the cactus grows, and the desert air beckons you to stay longer. Arizona has its own beauty to share. At first Joel missed the green (which is now snow) of the Midwest but now he has embraced the landscape, especially this area of Gold Canyon where the mountains are your neighbors and hills are the norm when biking or walking.
Speaking of that, he has biked daily and often walked with me daily, too along with Jan and Lanny. A coyote crossed our path as we walked the other day, and quail greet us in the yards. Joel has come across a couple coyotes but no big cats or rattlesnakes, thank goodness. Too chilly. I never tire of the views and wonder if those who call this area home feel the same.
It has been a busy week with shopping, a mini High School reunion of my classmates at our friends, Jim and Linda's, and a trip up into Tonto National Forest to see Canyon Lake. Stunning views. On Thursday we visited dear Linny and Dwight's home and shared a meal with the family. Amazing fun! Friday was another visit with Jim and Linda. In between there were meals eaten out, shopping, playing cards, worship at Jan and Lanny's church, swap meet, art festival, walks in neighborhood and to the coffee shop, and much more. Plan to share pics when I return.....We will be resting from this vacation when we get home!
Speaking of home, my flatlander hubby says he is not ready to go home to winter. I agree. Especially with the snow forecasted for Iowa and other places in the Midwest. Ugh. We were fascinated when it rained here for one night and a day and washes and gullies started to fill with water and there were flood advisories!
Off to enjoy Akaushi steaks and another sunset.
Until next time......