Tuesday we ended up at the ends of the earth in my estimation. Since we were not able to visit the Hoover Dam due to the distance (5-6 hrs away) David suggested we go to Roosevelt Dam in Tonto Natl Forest. How far I ask, "oh only about 35 miles" he says. Well, 225 miles later and white knuckle driving through curving 6&7% grade highways with very little civilization, second half in the dark, I was relieved to see the Fountain Hills Township sign. It was very pretty and included the bridge, cave dwellings, and beautiful basin views but...
After Tuesday's expedition, we laid low on Wednesday. Thursday in Fountain Hills they have a farmers Mkt and also local artists and craftsmen showing their wares. Some really unusual things and very interesting.
Saturday was the Scottsdale Car Show and what a show. No Austin Healeys or MGs but the cars shown were something else, mostly custom hot rods and cars from the 50s.It was held in this big mall parking lot. January is car show month in AZ. I have included pictures of only a fraction of what was there. Is there really a slow economy??? The $$ represented in that parking lot was astronomical and most of the license plates were from AZ and Calif. Check out this 53 Vette.
We walk most days in the fountain park.It is a 1.25 walk around a type of reservoir of reclaimed water and there is a fountain in the middle that goes off for 15 min every hour. A small strip mall is part of the attraction and there are bronze sculptures of children around the walkway. The one below is a favorite.here