|Pinnacle Peak - Scottsdale, Arizona|
|Snoqualmie Pass - Washington State|
|Statue of Meriwether Lewis seeking directions from local Chief - Capitol grounds Boise|
We undertook our journey at a leisurely pace, so we didn’t arrive in Arizona until the fourth day.
Saturday night was spent in Camp Verde, in northeast Arizona so that we could time our arrival in Phoenix to coincide with the early afternoon check-in at the Marriott Canyon Villas, our home for our first week.
Regulars here know that we’ve become sold on the timeshare-vacation-home approach to life. It allows us to ‘live’ in Arizona in the fall and to move our Hawaiian ‘residence’ in the winter.
|Our home - Marriott Vacation Club Canyon Villas - Phoenix, Arizona|
|An Arizona Afternoon|
What we don’t do are chores and cleaning, repairs and upgrades – those things are handled by staff. Isn’t that a nice concept? All that in exchange for an annual maintenance fee which we gladly pay!
In fact this ‘playhouse’ allows us the time to do nothing – a luxury even in retired life. We can hop in the car and take excursions on a whim (the kind we put off in the Northwest because we have chores to do.)
Sometimes we do nothing more than laze at poolside or watch the wild bunnies that scamper through the grounds. . .
. . .and that is far more fun than watching rain and hail fall up north!
|On the Road in Nevada|
Have you taken any road trips lately? If so where did you go? Let us know in the comments below or shoot us an email.
Happy and safe Travels to you and thanks so much for the time you spent with us today! Hope to see you back again next week! Bear with the looks of the blog until I get the hang of using our new Surface - that we purchased just before the trip. I've not yet downloaded Windows Live Writer so you are seeing a mishmash of blog layout. . .I had another mosaic that I managed to kill out or lose somewhere. . .oh, the joys of technology~
We are linking up with these fun blogs – drop by for some great armchair getaways:
Travel Photo Thursday – Budget Traveler’s Sandbox
Travel Inspiration – Reflections En Route
Travel Photo Monday – Travel Photo Discovery
Mosaic Monday – Lavender Cottage Gardening