Thursday, March 16, 2017

Arizona Spring Time

A long time bucket list item for Tom has been to go to Spring Training in Arizona. This year he checked that off. After an early morning drive through the flowering desert we arrived at 
Goodyear Stadium in time to see the Indians vs Mariners.

                                              An early morning moon over the desert.

                                                                Goodyear Stadium
     These second row seats were great but in the sweltering 100 degrees we only lasted 5 innings.

Our camp ground that night was right in the middle of a lush green desert on the outskirts of Phoenix. The winter rains sure changed the face of the dry hot desert. Beautiful!

On to Dodger country at Camelback Ranch. The box office was sold-out but we managed to buy tickets from a scalper. It was really fun sitting with the lawn crowd where we cooled down with water/ spray and power fans. aaaah!


                                         Night game at Padres stadium in Peoria...Dodgers win!!!!
Now we're off to spend a few days relaxing at the Colorado River. 

Primo campsite with shade right at the rivers edge.


Adios to to the lovely desert and a fun time in Arizona.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Post Christmas Get-Away

 After Christmas we snuck away for a quick 3 days at Leo Carrillo State Park, north of Malibu. God blessed us with beautiful weather and a spacious campsite among the giant sycamore trees. Surfing, beach walks, investigating tide pools, climbing trees and capturing photos of the gorgeous coastline made for an enjoyable time. The perfect way to unwind and relax after the busy holiday season.

Tom surveyed the surf at sunrise and decided to go out even though the waves were extra small. 
There's always a good time to be had by just getting in the water.

Lorraine enjoyed scouting about finding beautiful things to photograph 



Sunset of another beautiful day.

Heading home we stopped for lunch in Malibu...wonderful trip!