We have been in the Scottsdale Arizona area for the past two days thoroughly¬†enjoying the weather and dessert scenery at McDowell Mountain Regional Park.
I’d say this camp area is one of my favorites of the entire trip – right up there with the Grand Canyon and Lake Superior Provincial Park.
I love hearing the coyote chorus during the night and honestly did you ever see so many stars in the sky? Amazing.
But that said we are going to take a four-day break from Betty and enjoy a condo in Old Town Scottsdale. A full size bed, laundry, air conditioning and a toilet I don’t have to walk 30 yards to will be a nice break. For a while.
I’m lucky to know a lot of people in this area and have already enjoyed lunch with some Gig Harbor friends and dinner with many high school friends and have plans all weekend with many other friends – including attending today’s WSU vs ASU game at Sun Devil Stadium.
Last night we gathered with 20 people at the lovely Valley Ho hotel in Old Town Scottsdale. ¬†It was by far the most people I have been around in ages. ¬†Arne and I spend days and days not really interacting with anyone but each other. ¬†We are comfortable with that. ¬†But it’s also really nice to socialize with others. ¬†It felt really good to just belly laugh last night with people I have known nearly my entire laugh. ¬†What a wonderful thing.
Arne and I think this area is a real possibility as a future residence so taking this week to get to know Arizona a little better is a great opportunity. And then we will be back on Route 66 next week – moving on down the Mother Road – Getting our Kicks on into California. But for now , the pool is calling…