There are some great sunrises with calm skies here. This makes for fantastic ballooning. If you're up early enough you can see them floating right past the rig.
Back out at the Sonoran Preserve, I did another hike with Dotty.
Later one afternoon we were invited over to join Curt and Glenda at Dave & Faye's, of The Wandering Camels blog, for Dave's famous BBQ. He is well known for his master skills in the RV Community! I've also followed their blog and as usual, it is so nice to meet these people in person.
They were camphosting at the nearby regional park campground. They had a site with a great view!
Glenda, Steve & Faye.
Ingrid, Dave & Curt
Believe me, the smoked brisket was out of this world!
Sunset, Backlit Cholla
And Ingrid's fabulous cupcakes for dessert!
Later in the week we planned to spend all day geocaching with Curt, Glenda, Jim & Cheri. Jim had a route all set up for us in Scottsdale. There were some very difficult hides which made it a lot of fun. It also followed a route that had whimsical wrought iron sculptures throughout.
A snake resting on a park wall.
Another spot had two trees with lizards climbing up them.
This cache was cleverly hidden up inside and took a while to find.
Lot's of blooming trees and cactus
This was our favorite find of the day. Once you found the bucket, you had to figure out what to do with it by reading the hints. Turns out you took it to the creek just behind us, filled it with water,
Then poured the water down the pipe. Of course you had to figure out what to do with the wine corks that were inside of it. That would be plugging the hole in the bottom of the pipe that you didn't know was there until you poured the water in. Back to the creek to refill the bucket.
When you poured the water in, the hidden cache floats to the top of the pipe and pops out. Clever!!
Then there was this one where you the cache took you to some bamboo poles and you had to figure out what to do with them. You had to assemble them into one long pole, then find the correct tree that had the cache hidden way up high. Using the pole, you hooked it and took it down.
We had a ball all day geocaching!
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