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Phoenix

Heading Out West in 2014

It's been nine months since we've traveled out West. Last May we went out to Phoenix, San Diego, and the Sacramento area. We were able to visit lots of friends and family. We've been feeling the itch to travel some again and see our very good friends in Phoenix and my married daughter in Sacramento. … Continue reading »

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Two Birds - One Stone

Yesterday we had a two-for-one experience. Since our good friend Rod lives about an hour from the friends we are staying with in Phoenix and Joel's Uncle Bill and his wife live about an hour in the opposite direction, they all met us partway at an Applebee's to visit. So we were able to visit … Continue reading »

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Air Conditioning Goes Out in the Van in Arizona!

So we're here visiting our friends Terry & Virgie in Phoenix, Arizona and it's been 100 degrees out! And the air conditioning in our van goes out yesterday. We don't do heat so there's no way we're finishing this trip without air conditioning. Fortunately, Terry & Virgie know a good local mechanic who can fix … Continue reading »

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Music in Mesa, Arizona with Terry & Virgie

Last night we were once again at Terry & Virgie's where music was being played at their home by them and their young friends. Fiona made friends with an 8-year old boy named Ezra. My dad's father's name was Ezra. We're looking forward to this next week with Terry & Virgie and hopefully again on … Continue reading »

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Old Friends and New Friends

Today we will be visiting an old friend and I will be making a new friend. Joel and I have known Dan for I don't even know how many years. However the last time I saw him was before he married Annette. So today when we go to stay with them for the weekend, I'll … Continue reading »

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Petrified Forest National Park

The Petrified Forest National Park is a national park in Navajo and Apache counties in northeastern Arizona. We stopped for a visit at the Center and Fiona was able to do some exploring both outside and inside. She wasn't too keen on walking on that "terrain". Silly! We have now arrived safely in Phoenix and … Continue reading »

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Training for the Pools in Phoenix and California

We plan to do lots of swimming in pools during our month-long trip coming up. Pools in Phoenix when we stay with friends. A pool at a hotel in San Diego. Pam & Phil's pool in Roseville in Northern California. We're leaving snow to go to these places that are at or nearly at 100 … Continue reading »

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It's About Time for Something New Here!

Since moving to Rice Lake, Wisconsin in April 2012, we haven't done a whole lot of traveling that we've written about. I'm going to try to make sure and write about our travels this month though in May 2013. This month's trip will take us out of the snow we just had on May 2 … Continue reading »

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Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix Arizona

Last Saturday we took Fiona to visit the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix Arizona. We found a coupon online for $2 off each adult admission. Once we got there we found out that for an additional $3.50 each we could also go into the seasonal butterfly exhibit.

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Ducks in the Pond Behind the Library in Mesa

Yesterday we took Fiona to the library again. She had to return those 20 books so she could get 20 more. Behind the library here in Mesa is a pond with ducks. Nearby is a park and even a small observatory. We'll have to go back to see about that observatory. Enjoy the pictures of … Continue reading »

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