Looking back on Phoenix, AZ
As we get ready to head to colder elevations, I thought I’d do a quick post looking back at the 2 weeks we spent in Phoenix. In a city where the April weather-game is “when do we hit 100°F (38 °C)”, people actually spend a surprising amount of time outdoors, albeit usually early in the morning or late in the day. It’s a great mix of city-life, youth (ASU is apparently a bit of a party school), and nature sprawled out for many miles in the desert.
For us the stop-over was for old friends, running errands and getting in that one game of baseball. As to old friends I caught up with a buddy from my previous life, Patrick and his family. Paul, in turn, caught up with a college friend, Juan, that he hadn’t seen in 20 years. I’m happy to report all of us aging like fine wines and still like spring chickens in the rough. We also enjoyed some great hikes w/ the dog, veeery early morning mind you, in Thunderbird Park and Lake Pleasant. And yes, we did indeed get in that one game of baseball where we saw 3 back-to-back home runs and a very usual inside-the-park-homer (and the fact that I can make that statement, my friends, is a testament to the amount of hours I’ve been forced to watch baseball over the years).
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