2017News

 

January

First of all  . . . Happy New Year! A fair amount of rain this month, above the usual for this time of year. Hope it leads to an abundance of wildflowers and cactus blooms in a few months!

John continues twice weekly PT following a rotator cuff repair late last year - things are going well.

We attended a show at ASU Gammage Auditorium on the 21s which featured6 performers in a show called "the Illusionists. Some of them had performed on America's Got Talent.

February

This is the beginning of the hike season for John and Bob Mummey. They try to get out once a week with cameras in hand.

On the 5th we attended a Super Bowl party and watched a great 4th quarter game!

 The 25th found us on a 28-car Miata run past Wickenburg to and down Yarnell Hill with a quick stop at the Yarnell Emporium for a little shopping.

March

Spring Training: Royal s vs. Indians @ the Surprise Stadium with a group of Corte Bella residents for tailgating and game.

 We took a 3-day trip to Laughlin, NV and Lake Havasu City and Oatman, AZ the 19th to the 21st. At Grapevine Canyon  in the Spirit Mountain Wilderness west of Laughlin we were able to see many wonderful petroglyphs from ancient peoples who inhabited the area.

 

Then there's always lunch and a photo-op at the London Bridge in Lake Havasu City  . . .

On the way home we traveled to the old mining town of Oatman, now a shadow of it's days in the 1800's, but now supporting a tourist trade.

 . . . but before we arrived in Oatman we drove by the Los Lagos Golf Club on Boundary Cone Rd. east of Bullhead City. We'd never seen a golf course where the fairways, greens and common area were blanketed in flowers - in this case by Gaillardia flowers. Just beautiful.

April

Lots of hiking!

Pics from White Tank Mountain Park:

At the White Tanks Mountains Regional Park with Barb  . .

 

 . . . to wrap up April we met with 25 other Miatas at the West Wind Drive-in in Glendale  . .  who knew? 9 screens and a huge snack center! Tops down, great temperatures. Movie was "Going in Style" with Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin.

May

On the 16th, Barb and I, along with Bob and Bonnie Mummey, visited Casa Grande Ruins National Monument near Coolidge, Arizona. Incredible history of ancient peoples who lived here for a thousand years, then suddenly left the area leaving behind an incredible city which was home to about 2,000 at its peak. What a story they have!

June

Just plain hot and nowhere to hide! We hunkered down with A/C and had a very mundane month.

Rachael was at the house for Father's Day 2017

July

Fun on the 4th at Emerson's annual pool party - and, yes, it was still really hot! That evening we watched the fireworks display at Briarwood Country Club in Sun City West.

Then there was Wimbledon tennis, Bryan's BBQ with Bob & Bonnie Mummey and the Martin Auto Museum with the Sahauro Miata Club. And you can't forget  . .  well, you probably can  . .  Amazon Prime Day!

August