Saturday, February 20, 2016

Saturday and Good Bye for now

We had a quiet day today.   Ran a few errands in Fountain Hills and took a short walk in the park surrounding the "famous" fountain.

The fountain rises between 330 and 560 feet in the air from a lotus like flower in the middle of a 30 acre man made lake.

It has been operating every day, on the hour, since 1970.

We can even see it from our campground, almost 9 miles away.   It makes for some nice photo opportunities.

Later in the afternoon, Cindy P, Walter and Geneva (and the little dogs) came to our site for our last happy hour and dinner together here in Arizona.

Geneva and Luke

Their time in Arizona has absolutely flown by and they are leaving tomorrow to head back across the country and home.

the brothers Simon and Luke

enjoying AJ's strawberry rhubarb pie for dessert

almost full moon rising

Geneva demonstrates how to produce perfect post-dessert toasted marshmallows

                        Safe travel home, friends.....we'll miss you


  1. We saw Fountain Hills but did not visit. The park looks lovely. We will have to make a stop.

  2. Wonderful photos of the lake - love Vigilance. I'm so glad you all were able to spend some time together here on the other side of the country! Your site is beautiful and looks really big. Love the Geneva/fire pic!!

  3. Sue, your photos of the fountain are wonderful!! Great job capturing the fountain in so many "frames."

    Looked like a very nice last evening with Cindy P, Walter, and Geneva. You had John's favorite pie for desert:)

  4. Goodbye to all our Desert's been a grand adventure but the East Coast is calling us back home.

  5. Just now catching up on people's blogs (even tho I'm not doing zip on mine). Sounds like you are having a lovely winter in AZ!

  6. The Mcdowell is the best place to hang out with friends. I wish the Pond's a safe trip back home.