This week’s excursion was to a Rock Outcropping called Praying Hands. I didn’t get any decent pictures of the formation itself, as the Sun seemed to be in the wrong location no matter what part of the day it was and they were all washed out.
Like all of our days here in Arizona so far this year it was warm and sunny, just the way we like it. There were 30 of us on the hike this time, and it was about a 5 mile wander in the desert. We even managed to bring home the exact number of hikers we started with, and unlike last week’s hike nobody left any unnecessary spots of blood in the desert, so the day was a success.
I’ve said it before, but I have friends who think that the desert is brown and ugly. Maybe that’s what it looks like from a car on the highway, but the desert and the vistas never fail to amaze.
I read an article last year that stated the desert around Phoenix was the wettest desert on earth. Last year that was easy to believe as we had the wettest winter we’d experienced in our 7 seasons here. This year they’ve had virtually no rain here since August, and while the desert looks rather green right now, it’s not going to last.
This next shot was taken from the base of the Praying Hands formation during our snack stop and that’s as close as I got to taking a picture of the Hands.
The rest of our week has been busy getting settled here. We seem to be spending a lot of time shopping for stuff for the Park Model which we still haven’t seen any progress on. But at least we’re going to have ‘Stuff’ to put in place once we finally move in.
We’re pretty involved in activities this year as we’re on the Pickleball exec as well as the Church Council. Both of those are keeping us busier than we’d like, but we still find time to enjoy ourselves as much as we can. We even managed to catch up with Rene and Jeanette, who we met through the Blog world a few years ago. They’re staying in our park for a couple of weeks while they catch up with friends and get in some quality time on their Motorcycle.
See you next week.