Since getting to "Phoenix", we're really on the outskirts chilling in a casino parking lot, we haven't done too much. My bod is still getting acquainted with this month...like a stranger in a foreign land, you'd think we'd get the hang of this eventually, it's only been happening for like 19 years! J' wanted to take some time and really get cracking on some work things, but has been hung up due to one thing or another...so we've been just hanging out really. The casino we found, on the GPS last night while driving in, is the Lone Butte Casino, there are about 25 RV's here, mostly all Class A's but some van's and some Class C's.
The security peeps just drive around, smile and wave, they don't care that we're all here...shoot some of these people look like they live here! They have their satellite dishes outside on stands, chairs and tables out, solar panels getting all of the sunshine...it's the right place to be for us, right now. We are thinking of maybe going up to the Superstition Mountains but still have a lot to read about them and where to go. It doesn't seem there is a lot of BLM land or dispersed camping anywhere around here, so we'll have to really do some research...either that or just go up and find out for ourselves! We both found ourselves searching for some kind of entertainment while sitting in the van for the past couple of days, so we found a park that wasn't too far away. We drove the 5 miles over to the Desert Breeze park and it is quite the nice park! This park has a nice walking trail with a huge lake in the middle of it that they stock with different kinds of fish for you to fish out, a train that actually runs on railroad tracks, a cooking pavilion with grills, soccer fields, playgrounds, and a dodge ball field! It was quite the find...we would have to come back another day for sure.
[caption id="attachment_3732" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Gorgeous[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_3733" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Cooking Pavilion[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_3734" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Choo Choo[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_3735" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Fish...it's what's fer dinner![/caption]
[caption id="attachment_3736" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Plumpin' up the ducks[/caption]
On our way to the park, we passed a mall so on our way back to the casino we stopped off at it...I think it was called Chandler Village or something like that. This mall was amazing! It is beautiful, the way they built the courtyard out and the inside of it...it actually reminded of us of a mall we used to frequent in Denver...ahhh home!
It was fun walking through the mall, smelling all of the smells...(especially the Auntie Anne's Pretzel's...yummy yum yummers!!) and seeing what's new in all of the stores. One thing that's not new...the smell in the Apple store! Pe-yew! Have you ever noticed it smells like ranky onion b.o. in those stores!? Well, I'm sure you will now, if you never have. I'm sorry but my goodness, they need a ventilation system in that store.
Anyway, it was fun to see what is around us and get a better awareness of our surroundings. We'll just have to see if we stay here or move up to the mountains in the next couple of days...with us, you just never know!