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Travel Blogs from Scottsdale
... scary for a while with loads of
brushwood being blown around within the dust. We came through safely – a new
experience for us. No doubt caused by
the record temps. Then into cactus
country. My image of huge cactus every where was not a myth, they really were
everywhere and huge...
And so here we are in Scottsdale, an area outside Phoenix,
temp now 118, at the Marriott Camelback
Inn Resort. Note the ...
A long driving day today, heading straight form hoeing, Arizona. We drove through the Sonoran Desert first and the into the Mojave Desert. The scenery was, as expected, somewhat desert-like! A lot of brown land with a lot of desert plants, a few wind farms and several casino oases which are owned by the native Indian owners of the land. We stopped for lunch in a small town at a Sizzlers, nice big salad plate. We got to ...
We left Albuquerque and headed west. We saw the temperature drop to -18 as we passed through the mountains in New Mexico (the elevation was over 7,000ft)!! Driving through the desert we saw these amazing cactus. They are called saguaro and can only be found in the Sonoran Desert. They can grow to 40-60 feet tall and can live for 200 years! WILD!! We arrived in Mesa to +17 with cloudless, blue skies!! Today will be spent unpacking, doing laundry and getting to know our way around our 'new ...
... enough underwear? What about SDHC cards? My chargers say they'll work with UK voltage and I have the plug adapter, but will they REALLY? What if they blow out the first day there?
Then there's the stuff I have to do before we leave:
- Call Verizon and activate my international sim card plus sign up for international data
- Call my card companies and inform them of the dates & locations of my travel
- Call our hop on / hop off bus tour ...
... bank counter! He loses his card at least once a year! Played some billiards and I won 2 out of 3! Went to our usual, Scuttlebutts, for spaghetti dinner and enjoy Donna our fav waitress. Come to find out she and her honey were also at Monti’s with the same time reservation as us! But it hold 725 diners so no wonder we did not see her! Oh, Phil spotted a red tail fox in our park-it was walking down the street in front of my house! He thought he saw one last ...