Arrive at my sister's house! Can you believe that over these past days, the bike and I have traveled 2850 miles? Yes, I can believe it. Yet at times, hundreds of miles just melted away somehow. Lots of sensory input would think the brain would fill up - hope not.
Early start today to get into the valley before it heats to 105ºF. Only an hour and half driving, but it was amazing to run into traffic early in the morning, and so many homes and businesses in the Apache Junction and Mesa area that have been built since I was here last. Thanks goodness for the Native America reservations that have prevented the urban sprawl over the entire valley.
Farming is still being done in many of those reservations.
Loved the fresh smell of citrus blossoms coming from the irrigated trees, the pungent odor of misted water from sprinklers, the remembrance of dry lips from the dehydration effect of very low humidity.
My welcome to Arizona.