Jan and me
Lutheran church we attended
Joel and Lanny goofing off
on boot shopping day
A photo op with a Saguaro cactus
on one of our walks
We did some sight-seeing, too. We went up to Tortilla Flats in the mountains and ate lunch at a place looking out over Canyon Lake. The roads had us taking deep breaths while our phone cameras captured the amazing views. We went to a huge swap meet and a small art festival. We played cards, talked endlessly and laughed often. Great fun!
While in Arizona we visited our friends Linda and Jim. I have known them since I was a child, and they are Godparents to our oldest daughter, Bethany. They hosted a mini-school reunion where I connected with a few people from high school. We also went back to see Linda and Jim on another day, visiting again to catch up with each other. Such fun to see them. What a blessing they are!
Linda and me
Karen, Mary, Linda, Vickie and Barb
Much to our surprise, Joel really liked where we were in Phoenix. Lots of nature, rugged landscapes, and mountain views. The weather was great with a morning chill, warm sun in the afternoons and cool off at night. Reminded us of summers in eastern Montana. We have many good memories of our time with Jan and Lanny, and we are so grateful for their love and hospitality!