Arizona, Gratitude and Joy, Travel

Day 289 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Rewarded Patience

I’ve entered the lottery twice a year for a couple of years, so when my name came up this spring for a fall tour date, I was thrilled!

Arizona, Gratitude and Joy

Day 257 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Buckeye, Arizona (Part 2)

I spent about an hour and a half chatting with staff members and marveling at the memorabilia, images and descriptions that fill the Buckeye Valley Museum. It’s well worth a trip, especially if you time it to grab lunch at one of the city’s popular eateries.

Arizona, Enzo, Gratitude and Joy

Day 254 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Friends and Dogs

Everywhere we turned there were dogs on leashes, eager to meet all the other dogs on the paths.

Arizona, Gratitude and Joy

Day 246 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – After the Storms

There will be a lot more clean-up in the days to come and the monsoon season rages on ...

Arizona, Gratitude and Joy, water

Day 244 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Andiamo on a Boat

We discussed name options and settled on "Andiamo!"

Arizona, Gratitude and Joy

Day 232 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – An Accessible Hike

I realized many of my friends with mobility issues could finally be able to take a stroll in the desert!

Arizona, Gratitude and Joy

Day 200 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – The Summer Doldrums

As I tried to figure out how to satisfy my summer doldrum boredom, I realized I am also grateful for the downtime.

Arizona, Gratitude and Joy

Day 129 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – The Wild West (Home Version)

I wonder if Germans who vacation in the US go home with souvenirs that bring some of the wild west into their homes.

Arizona, Food, Gratitude and Joy

Day 114 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Grown-up Play Days

These leisurely days make me feel like I’m living the never-ending vacation. I’m grateful for the joy of play days.

Arizona, Food, Gratitude and Joy

Day 113 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – The All-American Saloon

Dozens of ice cold beers are available along with a classic American menu … limited but just what the “sheriff” ordered.