January in Arizona has bloomed with the most spectacular weather. It’s been in the 70’s for the past 2 weeks and we have yet another week promised to provide the same. It’s been a great opportunity to forget about shopping for furniture and visiting the local hardware stores and just concentrate on exploring the hiking trails. It doesn’t hurt to get a little healthy and check out the local flora and fauna.
Of course that doesn’t mean we haven’t let up on the winter fattening process! Holiday foods abound. At least I am within a few pounds of my baseline weight, which is a testimonial to the amount of exercise we’ve added to our routine. And the supplies are fast dwindling, so the healthier intakes are in process.
Today we discovered a local “flat” hike that has a lot of trails that branch off a main 3/4 mile route. It’s within the major artery street grids but is also situated so that you don’t hear the local traffic. We saw a few small critters flitting about and some people too. It isn’t as remote as the McDowell Mountain North Trail (really gorgeous), but close to it in feeling for getting away from the concrete and enjoying the desert landscape, mountains included.
Time, indeed, to take a deep breath and enjoy the view!