Another week has flown by, and we survived the frigid air mass and rain that passed through the southwest and left the surrounding mountains covered in snow.
Jim and Allison picked the worst week to come to McDowell, but we still managed to join them for one warm bike ride and two very cold ones in the upper 40s. Naturally since they left it is getting into the 70s.
Allison, Jim and Jim.
Tuesday we took a drive to Gold Canyon to meet up with friends John and Carol for a hike on the Hieroglyphic trail in the Superstition Wilderness. This popular three mile round trip trail makes a gradual climb to a beautiful canyon where there are Hohokam petroglyphs and seasonal pools.
John and I taking a little break.
Beautiful desert scenery.
Jim Carol and John. Jim is admiring Carol’s new iPhone 6
We saw lots of petroglyphs.
There was plenty of water in the pools from last weeks rain.
And we got to do a little rock scrambling, which is always fun.
We also had the pleasure of meeting this adorable 9 week old puppy on the trail.
After our hike we stopped by John and Carol’s new casita in Superstition Views. When the driveway gets poured they will be able to keep their 5th wheel right next to the house. I forgot to take a photo, but we were impressed. At 700 square feet it was a perfect size and very nicely laid out and furnished.
We have also been finishing up working on the Lazy Daze. Jim got the rest of the polishing done on the high parts that I won’t do, he flushed the hot water tank, and I removed and washed all the window screens. We also got a new bike rack for the car, which required some assembly and took longer than expected to put on.
And we’ve been out shopping around again for another RV. We would really like something a bit larger but knowing us we won’t ever take the plunge. It’s fun to look, though, and many of them are designed so poorly we would never even consider them. Maybe one of these days the right one will come along and the Lazy Daze will be history. Or we will be driving this around until we’re old and gray. Oh wait, we already are!
John and Carol wanted to see more pictures of our cats, so here you go. Sophie is very pretty, but too bad she’s so rotten.
And our sweet little goofy boy Elvis.
One more week at McDowell before we move on to Quartzsite.