With early temperatures in the low 90os, we were able to enjoy our coffee outside our motorhome this morning.
Bob and Sue Ann joined us on a drive to Carefree (north of Scottsdale with a land area of 8.9 square miles and a population of 3,363)
Enroute, Debbie contined documenting decorative highway sound barriers and brdges.
We can recall when my folks first moved to Carefree in the mid-1970s, the drive north on Scottsdale Road was almost desolate. Today there is near non-stop commercial and residential development and nearly three dozen traffic lights we had to negotiate. Still there, however, are many Saguaros
Carefree still remains a quaint outpost from the husstle and bustle ot the Phoenix-Scottsdale metroplex where we noticed a growing number of metal sculptuers
From there we headed west along East Cave Creek Road
(population 5,015 and 27 square miles in area)
where we had lunch at
Sue Ann & Bob Gildersleve and Debbie & Dick
Enroute back to Chandler, there were more colorful bridges and sound barriers which I didn't see while driving but were not missed by Debbies eagle eye.
Today's 117o temperatures have cooled to only 110o and are predicted to dive to a chily 104o by 11:00 PM this evening. Somehow, explanations that this is "dry heat" have done little to make us feel better. Walking outside is akin to standing directly in front of a pre-heated oven.