Sunday, April 12, 2009
Furlough Friday #4 on South Mountain
Friday was the fourth of my twelve furlough days and it was also the day of the girls' "spring holiday" from school. We picked up Dawn from campus and drove up to the top of South Mountain using the same road that I biked up two weeks ago. We went to several of the lookouts on the mountain and found the spots that ESPN, ABC Sports, Fox Sports, etc. like to use for those scenic pictures of Phoenix and the valley. From here you can easily see Chase Field and and the Cardinal's football stadium in Glendale, as well as the entire valley. Unfortunately, it was a very windy day so there was a lot of dust and clouds obscuring the clear views of the distant mountains that ring the valley. But we were able to take a lot of great pictures anyway.
Saturday was a special day as well. It was the first time in over a month that it rained. The official rainfall for March was "a trace".
Here are some more pictures, you can click on them for a larger view: