Left Jeff's around 10 PM on the 27th to catch a 12:50 flight to Dallas-Fort Worth. Jeff drove us and we went a little early so he could get home and rest before he had to catch a 7:30 flight the next morning. Turns out we had TSA PrePass on our tickets so security was a breeze.
South Mountain is south of Phoenix (duh) and offers a spectacular view of the entire valley. We had a lazy early morning and then drove to South Mountain. As we drove in South Phoenix along the base it really didn't look like much but we continued on.
The Superstition Mountains are east of the Phoenix (Salt River) Valley and the north end of them, just out of Apache Junction, is very imposing and a place we want to explore. But first we went to Home Depot to buy, as it turns out, a Queen Palm for the north end of the pool.
Got up early this morning and dropped 'stuff' off for Bailey at ASU. We took him with us to hike the Echo Canyon trail at Camelback. It was a tough but good climb and we turned back, as promised, when it got iffy for some of the group.
Some net-less water volleyball this morning. We were headed to Apache Lake before learning that a road closure turned a 35 mile trip into a 112 mile one. So it was off to Scottsdale. It was a great outing in a old town Scottsdale. We walked the shops and I bought a hat.
Jeff arrived home about noon yesterday and is on vacation for the rest of our visit. Jeff's refrigerator went on the fritz earlier this week and the part is on order so we don't know when it will be fixed.
Flew into Phoenix yesterday. Woke up around 1:30 AM, got ready to go, drove to Orlando, stopped for breakfast, parked at ParknGo and made it through security about an hour and a half before our 6:15 flight. We flew economy to check out the service and save $200.
This afternoon we drove to Daytona to visit and have dinner with Bob & Cathy who are in Florida to deal with Mary Carol's issues since the passing of her husband. It has been a productive trip coming closer to resolution. Things continue as normal here.
Summertime in Florida so we get storms, or at least rain, every day. Rain doesn't stop our volleyball game but lightning does. We have needed the rain but the ponds are getting full and they are running sprinklers all the time, even during the rain, to keep the pond levels down.
Been busy since we got back to Florida with yard work, golfing and water volleyball but nothing really worth posting. We play volleyball every day of the week except Monday but we play twice on Tuesdays and Thursdays.