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Tagged With: Arizona

Adventurous Mishaps Traveling from Arizona to New Mexico to Colorado

We left at 7:30 am Saturday to start the long drive from Arizona to Albuquerque New Mexico. We had gotten everything packed the night before and felt great about getting started. During the two weeks we'd been in Mesa house sitting, we'd never had any problems with the garage door opening and closing. But sure … 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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Meet Other Traveling Families

Today we met other traveling families. I connected with these families on Twitter and found out they were in the Phoenix Arizona area at the same time as us. So we arranged to meet up at The Riparian Institute in Mesa for lunch today. Let me introduce you. The Boyink family started traveling the same … Continue reading »

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Day-to-Day Life House Sitting in Arizona

We're settling in at our house sitting gig here in Mesa. We both feel at 'home' here. It's helpful that we're house sitting for close friends and have stayed with them extensively in the past. So we know where everything is, how to use the washer and dryer, when to put out the trash for … Continue reading »

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Monday's Trip from Arizona to California

It's taken me a few days to catch up and get this post written about our trip this past Monday. Joel and I both woke up at 4 am but decided to try to get some more rest before our alarm went off at 5:45 am. Quick showers, cup of tea, check email, finish packing … Continue reading »

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Coming Back Home - Where is Home?

Yesterday I read a post at another traveler's blog discussing where home is. Being a nomad means we have no home in the traditional sense of the word. Our last home was a rental in Roseville California. Now when asked where is home, I answer, here - where we are right now. Right now, today, … Continue reading »

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Adjustments in a Drier Climate

We've been in Arizona for six weeks now and Fiona seems to be having a challenge adjusting to the drier climate. I checked one day last week and the humidity in our old home town of Roseville California was 80% whereas here in Mesa it was 18%. That's a huge difference! You should see what … Continue reading »

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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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Hole in the Rock at Papago Park in Phoenix Arizona

Today our hosts, Terry and Virgie Wilson, took us to see the Hole in the Rock at Papago Park in Phoenix Arizona. Since Fiona is home schooled, it was a field trip for her as well. We had a lot of fun climbing up to the hole in the rock and back down. After we … Continue reading »

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3-Week Itch

Writing music always pulls emotions up closer to the surface. Weather changes make me happy. Or sad. Depends on what changes and how. Listening to my older daughter's music is always emotional. But really, I think what I'm feeling today is the 3-week itch. We've noticed as we travel that when we land somewhere for … Continue reading »

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