Desert Mushroom

Living in the desert, you do not expect to find mushrooms growing in a normally dry, arid landscaping. However, while I was out walking one of my dogs, I came across a yard with several of these growing. I have no idea what kind of mushroom it is, but I was surprised to see it.

You know we got a lot of rain when you see these suddenly pop up in the desert!


We headed up to Jerome, Arizona for a class that we had signed up for several months ago. Since accommodations were limited and required climbing stairs in this community nestled on the side of a mountain, something that Karen cannot handle other than a few steps, we checked into a hotel at the base of the mountain in Cottonwood, Arizona, for a couple of nights. As we had lost our of our furrbabies earlier this week, Karen was still upset about Winston’s passing and wasn’t sure that she wanted to go. Fortunately, I convinced her it would be good to get out of town and do something to distract us from Winston’s passing. We both really miss the little furbaby!

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Take me out to the ball game

Jonathan and Sarah each won two sets of tickets to the Diamondbacks Opening Day game; Jonathan, for being nominated (by Sarah) as someone deserving to go to the game, and Sarah for nominating Jonathan! As part of the prize, Jonathan got to help walk the giant U.S. Flag out on the field. If you look really, really close, you will see him in the lower left corner holding the flag.

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A Day at the Lake

We spent yesterday at one of the local lakes with my daughter, Stephanie, her fiancé, Michael, and his kids, Rita and David. We spent a couple of hours touring the lake on The Dolly Steamboat. Well, it looks like an old double-decker paddlewheeler, but it’s powered by a modern engine.

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Arizona Cardinals Training Camp

When my youngest son was in town last year at this time, we went to the Arizona Cardinal’s training camp. We had such a great time that we decided to do it again this year. So, we headed to Flagstaff, Arizona where they have their training camp before the beginning of the season.

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