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Sweating it out in Phoenix

 

June 21, 2018

Now and then I get an opportunity to travel; probably it is not so much an opportunity, as just doing it. However, I am spending a week visiting family in Phoenix, Arizona.

The summer is next to unbearable; the temperature has been 94 degrees at night and 110 degrees in the daytime, maybe 104 in the shade. Seems like I should have better sense than coming here now.

Last night we went to a Major League baseball game, Arizona vs Pittsburgh. The stadium has a retractable cover which was closed and the air conditioning was ideal. We watched the game in comfort. This was first game I have attended in 80 years and Arizona pulled off a victory in the last two innings, making it really exciting.

There are so many things to do here for tourists (those who have plenty of smarts come in the winter months).

The museums or exhibits I have visited include: Musical Instrument Museum, with instruments from every country in the world; Frank Lloyd Wright structures and school; Arizona Air Force Museum; Western Spirit Museum; Desert Botanical Gardens; Phoenix Art Museum; Pueblo Grande Pre-Columbian Museum; ASU Art Museum; Hall of Flame, the largest firefighting museum in the US; Heard Native American museum; and more exhibits.

I have visited Phoenix several times and have seen the various exhibits whenever I have had the opportunity. I'm not a tour guide, but vouch for the fact that the city is spacious, has wide streets, good public transportation, friendly people, and lots of things to do, especially if you are a golfer, explorer, interested in art, western history, and many other interesting things to do.

Although I visit and like it here, I am always anxious to return home to Creswell.

 
 

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