April 12-21, 2015
Continuing on our trek toward Utah, we stopped in Cottonwood for 9 days. We enjoy boondocking on the BLM land off of Thousand Trails Road. Apparently, so do a lot of other campers. It was quite full when we arrived, but we were able to snag a great spot.
Looking at the picture I just posted (above) reminds me of the story about that shirt. I went to the Columbia outlet store when we were in Phoenix to pick up a couple of new SPF long sleeve shirts since I have to stay completely covered when outdoors. I was telling my brother-in-law how cool this shirt is because it has a little velcro tab on the front for my reading glasses. I was excitedly going on and on about the convenience and demonstrating how it works, when he softly said “That’s for your fishing pole.” It then occurred to me that this shirt was in the fishing section of the store. He explained how the whole fishing pole thing worked, but since I don’t fish it sounded crazy. Reading glasses, yes. Now that makes sense.
Our friends, Debbie and Dan were spending the weekend at their Prescott house, so we went up for the day. They jogged/hiked with their dog and met us at Goldwater Lake for a picnic, then we went back to their house for chocolate martinis. Totally kicked my butt. They tasted so innocent! (and delicious) I drank lots and lots of water that night, and fortunately didn’t have a hangover the next day. We always have a great time with Debbie and Dan and we were so glad we got to spend more time with them.
With Cottonwood as our base camp, we made several day trips to Sedona to do some of those beautiful red rock hikes.
Next stop, Winslow, Arizona. We are huge Eagles fans, so of course we had to see the “Standing on the Corner” statue.
My next post will be on our visit to the beautiful Canyon de Chelly.