The weather here, in the Phoenix, AZ, area has been great. We have been taking advantage and getting out on some nice outdoor activities.
|Riding out to Lost Dutchman State Park.|
|The RV sites are nice and there are several pull through sites too.|
|We chose to continue on ride towards Canyon Lake and Tortilla Flats.|
|The scenery around here is stunning. Although the highway is bumpy - certainly for a motorcycle - the countryside is such a draw.|
|There were well over 20 kayaks.|
|Parked in Tortilla Flats for lunch and a break.|
|We were looking for a bathroom....but there was no such luck here.....!|
|There was a live, country music band playing next door to this saloon (lunch spot) and it was pleasant to listen to.|
We left the area and rode back towards Apache Junction and further west in to downtown Mesa. There is a fair bit of infrastructure work being done in the downtown core.
|The spirit of Christmas was evident at the Dana Point shopping centre on Val Vista road in Mesa.|
|Nice bakery and coffee spot.|
|All of these golf carts await the players.|
|Gerry readies to T-off|
|At the 1st Tee. Stunning view from every hole on this great golf course.|
|Look at the size of this sand bunker!|
|No. 18 hole with a tough elevated green.|
|The views are great....in every direction.|
|Gerry dropped me off at our site. He and Pauline were back within an hour and we enjoyed the balance of afternoon enjoying the outdoors, in the sun.|
|There were some curious questions about motorcycling and our passion for this pastime.|
|A toast to the chef - who was taking the photo.|
So....we bid adieux - a la prochaine (see you later).....and we look forward to meeting up with Gerry and Pauline again. Gold Canyon is their winter spot; since they moved away from RVing and into semi-permanent winter digs.
We button up, hitch up and head for points further south in Arizona tomorrow (Tuesday) morning. We are planning to spend several days visiting some great spots south of Tucson. More to come on that.
Thanks for dropping by.