Phoenix: Desert Botanical Garden

After we left Tucson we stopped in Phoenix for a couple of nights at the Scottsdale Elks Lodge. The parking was fine and it was quiet and safe enough but there were a couple of “long term” campers there that we were surprised to see. We are reminded often that some people didn’t really choose the full time RV lifestyle; they were forced into it by financial, health or other circumstances. We are grateful we had a choice.
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We spent a couple of nights there, including Jim’s birthday. Phoenix, like all the western cities we have been in so far, has very good bike trails and we were close to the Desert Botanical Garden so I decided to bike on over and show myself around.

It was HOT. Even hotter than Tucson. But the gardens were beautiful and I enjoyed strolling around and seeing more desert in bloom.

The Chihuly Glass sculptures at the entrance sucked me in. Jim went back to the bus to cool off and play his ukulele. It was his birthday, after all…


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We had thought about going out to dinner for his birthday and our one year full-time anniversary, but, like I said, it was HOT. We had a nice dinner in the bus of swordfish, pasta and broccoli. We are homebodies, after all, even if the home moves around a lot…

The next day we headed to Rocket Ranch, the first of three Oldsmobile-related stops.

More pictures on Flickr.


2 comments on “Phoenix: Desert Botanical Garden

  1. HAPPY BIRHDAY JIM,,, Love that you both get to do this too, I love the west also , Will take swim today for both, A lot to be grateful about… love you both , Cherie

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