|what we found at the Mesa Market...our flags!|
|with Val and Wayne watching Superbowl at the RV|
|Lilybeth and Mark after dinner and games|
|Manila Sunrise Gourmet, a Filipino restaurant|
|Lower Ruins from the parking lot|
The following day, we went with 12 for our friends from Viewpoint on an outing to the Tonto National Monument. It was a 2 hour drive from camp and a 4 hour hike up and down a 3 mile round trip trail. We had our picnic lunches at the Upper Ruins which were the Salado (from Salt River) Indians’ cliff dwellings for some one hundred years from 1200 to 1300 AD.
|the group at the Upper Ruins looking out to Roosevelt Lake|
|Upper Ruins, up close|
|resting and dining at Wok In|
Yesterday, we also went to the Mesa Market, a flea market just like the ones we went to in Florida. One of our finds was a tandem of flags: a Filipino flag and an American flag, both 2 x 3 feet. Now we can proudly hang them to proclaim a biracial partnership in our RV, I suspect a rare occurrence in the RV communities. I was also able to find my Dawg house slippers and some nice green chile chowder soup mix! And we enjoyed sausage pizza and a chili dog for lunch!
In the evening, the same street block group of friends went to a Softball fundraising hamburger dinner/dance. Carolyn, one of our friends, was a member of the Gems women’s softball team which entertained the audience with fun dances on stage. There were 900 of the possible 3600 campground residents there, or 25% of all of Viewpoint! The campground’s ball park is the best in the valley. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 13 of Viewpoints’ teams and those from other resorts in the area compete and the park takes on a festive atmosphere with burgers and hot dogs and other fare available at the concession stand. Bill and I then danced the night away… okay, only ‘til they shut down at 9:30 pm!