North America Travel

Betty’s Big Adventure

Chapter Four – Day 37

Location: Arizona

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.IMG_6768

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 IMG_6766have 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 IMG_6724interacting 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.IMG_6732

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…

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  • Reply Natalie

    while in scottsdale, if you have time, you should go to this small family owned mexican restaurant called “frank & lupes” it’s in old town. we loved it, ate there 3 times!(in the week we were there) tamales were sooo good as was everything we ordered. happy hour is, of course, the best prices. if you do go there, see if michael baldonado is the host that night, we got to know him enjoying our dinner one night. we laughed & laughed when a guy at a nearby table was showing his friends & (everyone else) his tattoo…on his lower right cheek!! Oh the people you see! But sometimes the experiences you have are well worth the price you’ve paid !! lol Go to Frank & Lupes! we ended up having breakfast with michael the next day, at the good egg. yummy good food there, too.

    October 22, 2016 at 4:18 pm
    • Reply Laureen

      So many great restaurants here!

      October 22, 2016 at 5:22 pm
  • Reply Jacque ODonnell

    Hi Laureen…Love the pictures of Betty. Looking forward to following you on your adventures.

    October 22, 2016 at 5:50 pm
    • Reply Laureen

      So glad you are joining us!!❤️

      October 22, 2016 at 5:53 pm

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