Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Back from Arizona page one

WOW! what wonderful days I had in Phoenix, AZ. I went to visit my Best friend, her son Alex and her new Beau Justin. Only gone 8 days. One whole day for travel. Didn't seem like a long enough stay.;) I could have easily stayed longer with them. So relaxing. They are wonderful hosts and made me feel very at home. A wee bit on the hot side for this easy to burn gal, but lots of sunblock came in handy.

This is my Best friend Kristeen. Isn't she a pretty thing? I just love this gal like a sister. This pic was taken on top of South Mountain. What a interesting place. I will describe more of that with pics in a day or two.

The house you see above was at the base of South Mountain in a place called Scorpion Gulch. What a pretty little place it must have been at one time. While there I over heard a woman chatting with 2 young girls about the house's history. Come to find out it belonged to her Grandparents and she lived there and took care of them until they passed when she was a young adult. Her grandfather had built the home stone by stone and it was a very rich home for the area back then. She told us many stories in a short time about the home and the rooms. Very interesting to hear this. There was still the feeling of love and peace in that run down old house. You could feel it. Have you ever felt that in a old home when you visited?

Well my home is in need oof some TLC yet. Have the laundry caught up. 3 mountains when I returned but the place was pretty clean. I was surprised. Happy to say the least.
Now to get the rusty gears oiled and working again. Oh my brain is still mush from vacation. Gotta find the jumper cables. LOL
Have a good one.


Tracy said...

Glad you are back, missed you. Happy you had a good time. And yes I also can feel the warmth in old homes. On hubby's property they had an old home, ready to fall down. When I went in and looked out the window, I could picture (feel) the mother looking out the window watching her children play outside.

PEA said...

ahhhhh thanks Tracy. I am glad I am not the only one. LOL
Yes, I do that too.