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April 2010

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Our last hike for the season with the park hiking group was to Box Canyon outside of Florence. We had a great hike and saw lots of wild flowers and a few cacti blooming.





We hiked through some great canyons and climbed a few rocks.






We have really enjoyed all our hikes with the group and are looking forward to hiking with them again next fall.

Our Tai Chi class finished for this season in April. We really enjoyed the class and learned a lot. A couple of times our class went to the park. And yes, Rex was allowed to wear his railroad cap in class.




Rex finally finished physical therapy on his finger. It still isn’t straight but is probably as straight as it will ever be again. The important thing is that he has regained full use of it.
Nancy’s dad finished his radiation treatments for his prostate cancer this month. We are all very thankful that he is doing really good and is feeling better than he has for a long time.

Back in January Rex dug up a hedgehog cactus and a pincushion cactus from Na…

March 2010

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Rex is still going to physical therapy for his finger. It is getting better but is still somewhat crooked. He has been really busy working on the Dolly – if you can call cruising on a lake work!

Our park hiking group hiked the Peralta Trail to Freemont Pass which overlooks the Weaver’s Needle formation. We saw lots of interesting rock formations.


We hiked past Geronimo’s cave which is a cave that Geronimo was supposed to have used as a hideout.


At Fremont Pass we had a great view of Weaver’s Needle, which is thought to be a landmark for the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine.

A beautiful view of the valley as we were working our way back down the trail.

Nancy went on the park bus tour to Wrigley Mansion (the chewing gum people). This mansion was built between 1929 and 1932 by William Wrigley, Jr. as a 50th wedding anniversary present for his wife Ada. The 16,850 sq ft 24 room mansion was the smallest of the Wrigley’s 5 homes. The mansion sits on a hill overlooking Phoenix and Camelback Mountain …