We did have one last lovely camp-out with friends just before heading home. Four days at Catalina State Park in Tucson. Nice sunny days with cool breezes and lovely sunsets. Another couple friends of theirs joined us, so we made new friends as well, which is always fun. We even got in a couple of games. Tried to play cards in spite of the wind, which was a challenge. I think we laughed more about that than the game!
It was pretty there with the Datura plants in bloom and mesquite trees everywhere...but the biting bugs...ugh! I'm not sure what they were, gnats, or mosquitos, or flies (lots of those too) or ? But I am still itching from those bites! They had had quite a bit of rains prior to our visit because you could see the residual dried mud runoff, so maybe they were from that...or from the plants? Don't know, but they sure liked us and made sitting outside a challenge. ;-(
All good things come to an end (so the saying goes)...and so does our "Summer Trip". We rolled back into Surprise earlier this week and was greeted with lovely mild sunshine! So nice to come home to low 80's instead of "triple digit" weather here in Arizona! Wow, such a nice arrival and a great way to have to unload and do all the trudging of bringing everything back in plus cleaning up the 6 months of dirt on the outside of our little home!
We did have wonderful neighbors who watched our little home while we were gone, watering our few potted plants (they even added some for us!) and ridding the weeds. But our ground plants have grown out of control...so we have our work cut out for us...might even need an ax to get to them! lol
Well, I think it's going to be awhile before we go out again, but you never know, so we keep our baby "ready" just in case an offer to good to pass up comes along....so I won't close up the year...just yet! ;-)
Until then, we are home in Arizona, Marie