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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Thunderbird Conservation Park

I'm out in Glendale, Arizona because my elderly mother passed away the day after Christmas.  Thunderbird Conservation Park is a place she loved, so I've been fortunate enough to do several short hikes since I've been here.  It's a gorgeous natural conservation area, but I am not used to hiking with so many other people and sharing the trail with numerous mountain bikers.  Nevertheless, it's good to get out into the Sonoran Desert once again.


Dr. K said...

Nice to see the Sonoran desert.

Scott said...

I'm really sorry to hear about your mother's dying, Packrat. I'm flying to San Diego later this week to visit my 86-year-old father who has entered hospice care and is not much longer for this world, either. My sincere condolences.

packrat said...

Much appreciated, Scott. I know what you're going through; it's hard when an elderly parent is not well and lives across the country. My best wishes for you both.

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