When we started planning this trip it was so that we could go spend some time with Erik's parents in the Phoenix area. One thing led to another, and we added in several other places in southern California and Baja, making a big loop. We've really missed Claud and Michele since they moved away three years ago, and this was the second time we've been able to visit them in Arizona. They've come to see us a number of times as well, but it's just not the same as having them close! We want the kids to have lots of fun memories of visiting their Nana and Papa in the desert.
|Peregrine and his Papa out hiking near their home. Isn't it beautiful!|
|Walking on the desert path right behind Claud and Michele's home. The January sunshine was sure a treat to our Pacific Northwest blood!|
|Sunset from their backyard... amazing! The Superstitions look gorgeous in the light of the setting sun.|
|Another shot of the hikers! Peregrine will have special memories of desert hikes and birdwatching with his Papa!|
A number of these pictures were taken by Michele. Somehow I didn't get my camera out as much as I should have while we were there. I'm glad you did, Michele!