Sunday, November 3, 2013

November 1 - 3, 2013 - AZ

Saturday, November 2.  Yesterday, several girlfriends and I headed out to Val Vista Lakes for their community garage sales.  The number of sales was a bit disappointing but we all managed to find something.  My lucky find was identical outfits for the twins.  I could hardly resist but I had to hold back because I don't  have that much room in my suitcase to carry all of the stuff I have set aside to take with me.

I've been getting things together for my trip back to SF and this activity upsets Frisco.  He is hiding, pouting, and not eating as he should.  He will be staying at my house with Pat, Roger, and Louie and will adjust to that change of routine in no time.

Sunday, November 3.  Connie, Pat, Roger, the 2 dogs and I are heading out for a desert hike this morning.  I better get in gear.

I met a young guy a while back that told me about the Meridian Trail, so that is where we headed.  Connie knew that if you took Meridian drive to the parking area that you could hike along there.  The short trail from the parking lot actually leads to the Pass Mountain trail that circles Usery State Park.  We headed to the left but soon found that the trail wasn't very well marked, so we returned to our starting point and headed the other direction.  That trail was clearly marked but became really rocky, so we turned around and headed back.  By the time we got back to our starting point again, we had walked for almost 1 1/2 hours - and we all agreed that was plenty.

Dry Wash

I decided that I should spend as much time outdoors today as I can - it certainly won't be this warm when I get to SF.  So I read, relaxed, crocheted, and napped out on the patio or in the back yard.

Arlene invited me to join her, Charla, and Tom for dinner and she made BBQ ribs, mashed potatoes, yummy Brussels sprouts and cherry pie.  That prevented me from having the bean soup that I've already had for 3 other meals in the last week or so.  Thanks, Arlene!