Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Love this picture! 

All of the Christmas lights are so pretty here in the desert! Instead of beautiful scented pine trees, the locals decorate their cactus! 

Jer and I walk a lot around our little park! Tonight we invite you to stroll along with us!

We had grilled chicken and shrimp ceviche for our dinner tonight! Yum!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Beautiful lazy days!

Our sunset on the winter solstice tonight! So beautiful!

We have been having some wonderful lazy days here, neither one of us have gotten used to being 'retired' yet... Our days are just drifting by.. We hike, read, nap, go for walks...we just are. It is such an interesting time.
Have taken drives around town, found a starbucks and local thrift stores, and a wonderful vegie/fruit market

Hiked to the end of the hieroglyphics trail. 

Fascinating markings! Wonderful challenging hike!

Have been grilling our meals! 
Chicken kabobs and stuffed chilies! 

We are loving this weather and life!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Awesome day

We (I actually) am trying to get this ole bod back in shape during our time down here in the sun!  One of the things i really like to do is spend time outside and exploring nature.

Sunrise this morning
Today we went to Silly Mountain just a few miles south of us. It is a small mountain just west of the magnificent Superstition Mountains and has several trails to choose from. We chose 3 that would take us to the very top!

Our day was slightly overcast and temps were in the low 70s with a little breeze! Perfect for drying sweat...the peak of the mountain is in the pic above.  The trail was very well marked, but rocky and very steep in places. 

Daaad, do I have to?

We made it!

Taken from about halfway up
We were really high !

Superstition Mountain range
Looking out over the valley
Found a different trail to go down and made it safely back to the truck....I can't wait to go again and try the other trails there.

Got home and made some spaghetti for dinner along with fresh pineapple and mangos...yum! Listening to a very soft rain now...perfect day!