Friday, December 9, 2011

A Long Stay in Apache Junction

Well, long for me anyway.... I've been here for more than a month! While here, I went hiking at the Superstition Mountains -


And walked around the neighborhood quite a bit. Saw this unusual cactus closeby.


Went to the Mesa Flea Market where I saw this shirt that Sandie could get Jim for Christmas.


Since we had a huge gift certificate from Filly's, we went back there several times, mostly when Brant and Kerry, my favorites, were there. Once we went with sister Barbara and "brother-in-law" Ron, where I caught this shot of them dancing. I also met up with the aforementioned Jim and Sandie.


I loved the cowboy boot stockings that they had in front of the stage.


We also went to see the Christmas lights at the Mormon Temple in Mesa.


The pictures don't do it justice. There are lights everywhere - on the ground and way up in the top of the palm trees.


And several Nativity scenes.



The best way to see it here is probably on this short movie. If you are in the area, don't miss it!

12 comments:

Judy and Emma said...

That surely would be a good shirt for Jim to go along with the fish decor! :)

Sondra said...

Extra cool stuff!! WHAT a light display...I know that was fun to see..

DSD, www.dsdickinson.com said...

Hello Diana, I am new to your blog and am loving it. This one in particular is just what the doctor ordered, so to speak. Great pictures! The lights are incredible and the cactus reminds me of sponges I have seen while diving in the Caribbean. Good stuff! :) Thank you for taking the time to share.

The Bright's said...

VERY interesting Cactus... never seen such a thing.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Glad to hear from you, we were beginning to worry that we might have to come up with some bail money... ;c)

~~Sue and Doug~~ said...

welcome back Diana!..nice to see you back in blogville!

Jim and Sandie said...

You've been doing so much and we haven't done anything except non-fun stuff. Love the shirt. But we don't even make it to the market. I've forgotten what B & K sound like. It will get better. Thanks for the lights.

squawmama said...

Love the shirt and the lights... those boot stockings are really cute too!
Have fun & Travel safe
Donna

E Squared and Mui said...

The Mormon Temple grounds are indeed a sight to behold. We first saw the lights at the Temple in Salt Lake City, and a couple of years ago finally went to the Temple in Maryland ... wow is about the best way to describe it all.

Barbara and Ron said...

Love that first picture of the Superstitions. Those lights really were outstanding.

Gary said...

Sorry about that. Forgot to update my email address.
Thanks for the info.

Me and My Dog said...

I'm thinking if someone's wearing the "Fish Naked" shirt they wouldn't be fishing naked!

The lights are beautiful - don't you just love a great Christmas light display?