Our final week at McDowell Mountain Park has been a good one, with some sunny and a bit warmer days so we were able to get in several more bike rides, and a couple of nice hikes. Also spent a day doing laundry, shopping, and picking up Suzanne from Sky Harbor airport in Phoenix. On the way back from the airport we met Debbie at SanTan Brewery in Chandler for a fun dinner and to return her sewing machine. I also trained my replacement at Fearless Kitty and filled in for someone yesterday so I got an extra day of cat time. I will miss that place and will definitely be back to volunteer there again.
These are for Debbie and Suzanne’s mothers
Gayle, Debbie and Suzanne, for those of you who don’t know us. Instead of “say cheese”, Jim says “say penis”, which gets us laughing rather than smiling.
View from Lousley Hill trail as the clouds rolled in.
I just had to add a rock to this huge cairn at the high point of the trail.
The Scenic Trail.
And finally the North trail, which is also very scenic.
Handsome male phainopepla along the trail.
And finally, a striking last sunset, a great end to our three months here.
Today we make our way to Quartzsite.