I’m lounging by the poolside at 8:37 pm here at the Resort. I have to admit, it’s pretty damn sweet. It’s cooled off to about 80 degrees or so I would guess, with a nice breeze.
Today was a hiking adventure in some small mountains (hills, really) just down the road from our resort. Yesterday we went to the Desert botanical Garden to see some lovely cultured desert plants, which was very cool, but the hike today was much cooler. I’ll add a couple of teaser vacation pics here for you (I got Adam to take some of me looking pregnant, finally.)
I don’t think I can effectively explain just how bright, sunny, and weird it is here. Yesterday was the hottest day so far – around 98 degrees. Today was less hot, ranging from 85 to 94 degrees. There were some clouds that appeared in the late afternoon today as well – very high, thin cirrus clouds that didn’t block any sun at all.
The other thing that didn’t block any sun at all today was my sunblock. I am suitably red, but I think I’ll be okay. At least I was wearing a nice strapless shirt, which means no t-shirt tan line when it fades. Go me!
In the afternoon we relaxed at the condo (including a dip in the pool), then drove out to Cave Creek on Carefree Highway (let me slip away on you) for dinner and touristy gift shopping. After that we just came back to the condo, watched some American Idol, and are now sitting by the pool with somewhat sketchy but still connected internet.