Arizona, Gratitude and Joy

Day 93 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Pool Season Begins

I decided that turning off the heater and blowing up the rafts means pool season has officially begun.

Arizona, Gratitude and Joy

DAY 81 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Working Outside

With Alexa providing the musical backdrop, I dug into a couple of documents needing my immediate attention.

Arizona, Gratitude and Joy

Day 78 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Al Fresco Dining

As I looked down at my eggs, bacon and toast, the bright sunshine reflected back at me.

Arizona, Gratitude and Joy

Day 74 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Flexibility

Scooch … wait … scooch … wait … I’m next to the building now. Scooch … wait … OH NO!

Arizona, Food, Gratitude and Joy

Day 25 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Mexican Food

Today I am grateful for Mexican food … which shocks me and brings me joy.

Arizona, Gratitude and Joy

Day Six – A Day of Gratitude and Joy – Rain

Rain brings much needed water to the aquifers, feeds the native plants offering food and shelter to all manner of desert wildlife, and offers a chance to enjoy the wonderful sounds that only come with a downpour.

Arizona, Food, Gratitude and Joy, Wine/Cocktails

Day Two – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Lemons

I am now grateful for the dozens of pucker-producing peels, and the prospect of having homemade limoncello for Valentine’s Day brings me great joy!

Arizona, Gratitude and Joy, Travel

Day One – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Kick off the Year with a Boxing Day Ride.

Jed was a fascinating guy. A fifth-generation Arizonan, he shared a little family lore with us as he pointed out the berries on a tiny cactus and mentioned, “they make great eatin’.”

Arizona, Food, Wine/Cocktails

Merkin – Double Your Pleasure

Perhaps the best part, though, is the food. Great wine deserves great food and Merkin NAILS both! Their mission is to “Come As Close As We Can To Delivering a 100% Arizona."

Arizona, water, Wine/Cocktails

Water to Wine

The trip ended at a winery offering both motivation to keep paddling and a “we made it” bonus.