Hieroglyphic Hike and afternoon golf

Wednesday: After breakfast we got in the van and drove out to the parking lot for the hike up Superstition Mountain. We were going to go with Ed & Val as well, but Ed phoned and said Val was really not feeling well at all, so they would not be doing the hike. So it was the Hildebrands and Nikkels — well, actually it was a LOT more people than the four of us. It was probably one of the nicest days we’ve had here in Gold Canyon this winter, and quite a few other people thought it might be a good day for a hike. Still, the hike was worth it — we took some photos of Ed and Jessie up at the petroglyphs. We got back to the house at around 12:30. Just in time for another terrific lunch!

Then in the afternoon we went to Greenfield Lakes Golf Course, near Santan Village Shopping Center. We’d arranged to meet Al and Shirl there at 5pm to hand off our gift (a digital photo frame with our photos) for Sue’s mom (she’s turning 88 tomorrow). Al and Shirl are leaving tomorrow, driving back to Manitoba. We actually met them on the parking lot of the golf course — and they teed off just a few minutes after our foursome. The golf course is an ‘executive’ course — mostly par threes — and it was very busy this afternoon. We spent more time waiting than golfing. But the weather was great and we had a pretty good time, even though I at least didn’t really golf very well.

We had a beer at around 5pm, said goodbye to Al and Shirl, and then headed back to our house. We had (another) great supper — barbecued chicken breasts and potatoes and salad. A small ice cream for dessert. Watched some more tennis (Australian Open) while we played bridge. Today the girls won most of the hands (and the tennis matches too — the men’s finals are later tonight, at around 2am!). Tomorrow we’ve scheduled a ‘free day’.