Our days continue to be a mix of routine and adventure. Some days, just driving in Phoenix is an adventure, especially during those famous rush hours. We’ve made the rounds to Trader Joe’s, Penzey’s Spices, Total Wine and More. We found a Dillards store in a mall that only carries close-out specials, everything is at least 70% off. There were some good bargains!
Yesterday, we had a family gathering here. My niece Tammy and her husband Alan, along with her 4 children and their significant others, my other niece Annette and her 2 children, plus their mom and her husband, Rob, all came over for a cook-out. I borrowed Tammy’s pictures from Facebook to share.
Most of the family:
We had a fun time getting caught up with everyone, especially since we haven’t seen Tammy’s kids since they were little.
Today we took a break from the routine and went to explore Lake Pleasant Regional Park. I wanted to see the campgrounds for future reference. From our location near I-17 and the 101 Loop, it is about 28 miles Northwest to Lake Pleasant. The flowers are really starting to bloom here:
Yes, this is the desert!
And, there is a beautiful lake!
Can you see the covered RV Sites? Nice campground!
After a lunch at the Scorpion Marina, we drove around a little more, taking in all the views, before returning to our Castle.
We’re doing fine here in Phoenix!