Scottsdale Marriott Suites Old Town
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... hike from the campground on the multitudinous trails available here. We've been doing about three miles or so before it heats up. It's been in the mid-nineties and we are really enjoying it. We've seen enough snow and cold, as you can probably imagine. The cactus flowers are extremely beautiful this year, due to the good rains that the desert has received this past winter. We've seen colors that are new ...
... I will go to visit with John, Maxine’s husband John and the daughters. We had a nice farm type dinner here and talked and off to bed. Again I was tired and slept very well.
July 23rd Tues-Up to another blue sky day. Talked briefly with Phil last night-he is still in NH White Mts but going home today. Phone reception is iffy out here so may not talk with him much. Just hung around the house and talked and did get the pictures off my ...
... and pay the man $10 to see it for yourself but until that happens - check these out. It is really a cool place when you think how what once was under water is now several thousand feet above sea level. Besides once you are in the petrified forest, you don't feel too old. I have put several photos at the bottom.
Along the way, there were a group of rocks called the "Newspaper Rocks" ...
On sunday Mark and Svetlana took us for a drive round the north area of Scottsdale to Cave Creek and Carefree through Pleasant Valley what great names they have here...!!..it was very nice to see all the large properties built to blend in to the desert., with flat roofs and beige sandy coloured rendering...
In the evening Svetlana cooked us a delicious mexican meal..and we made final plans for the wedding..
monday was ...
... went scurrying off towards the back of my place! One can sort of fly, about 1 foot at a time and the other just flaps wings excitedly and gets about a 2 inch flight! The momma is normally on the house next door watching them but she is not there now! I tried to herd them back towards the front but no luck- they are just panicking and going any which way. So I left and hope mamma can find them. I do feel bad. The have been so tolerant of people that I never thought of ...
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