We were one of the last of our 'group' to leave Palm Creek this year. The place empties out dramatically the last week of March. It is a very popular winter home for Canadians....mostly from Alberta and British Columbia. Most of our friends and neighbors are from Oregon.....I think half the small town of Tillamook shows up.... minus their cows. We hung around a bit longer to get some new tires. Sorta like spending lots of $$$ on something that you can't show off but is great for the confidence of driving a bus down the road.
We ended up playing the most golf in the last 2 weeks. It's an 18 hole Par 3 course. Very pretty with an annoying creek meandering through it. It was getting hot and we were ready for hydration after walking the 18 holes ( no carts allowed). The game needs work, as usual.
This year we went to the 'end of season' party . Pretty good music and fun with friends.
Travis came to town for Easter weekend. Such a busy young man, traveling the world. Interesting to hear of the safari in Africa and his impressions of South Africa. I would like more time with him but his quick visit was special and we walked a bit in Scottsdale after dinner.
On the way back home, we stopped to wander Sedona. Years and years ago we were there.....I had good memories of a beautiful and unique small place . It certainly has changed. It was overrun with spring visitors and traffic was usually at a standstill. The flavor of it seems to have changed or maybe we just didn't see the uniqueness anymore. We did drive Oak Creek Canyon. It was busy busy and slow and the trees were still barren but the natural beauty could have easily persuaded us to stop and hike into the more natural areas. I'd say that we'll do it next time but doubt we'll pass that way again.
It's just great to be home and back among the comfortable and the familiar. I hurriedly put the feeder out as I saw reported sightings of hummingbirds in Durango. It's still chilly and not much is blooming so I hope they stop by for a snack and stay awhile.